UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

8 April 2020, 10:45 AM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs the country's battle against the outbreak
Stormy Daniels
Stormy Daniels’ case to end Trump hush-money agreement dismissed 8 March 2019, 12:02 PM

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by adult-film actress Stormy Daniels to end a hush-money agreement she had with US President Donald Trump, court papers showed.

International Women's Day, Spain.
Women’s Day exposes Spain’s social divisions 8 March 2019, 10:29 AM

Global campaigners are showcasing events to mark Women's Day on Friday with the slogan' a balanced world is a better world' - but in Spain the gender equality debate is sowing divisions that appear deeper than ever.

Kim Jong Un & Donald Trump
US open to North Korea talks despite missile programme activity 8 March 2019, 9:05 AM

US President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearisation, his national security adviser said on Thursday, despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile programme.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Trump’s former campaign chief sentenced to 47-months in prison 8 March 2019, 8:08 AM

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday for tax crimes and bank fraud in the highest profile case yet stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

International Women's Day.
International Women’s Day celebrated 8 March 2019, 6:52 AM

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. That’s the theme of Friday’s International Women’s Day as policymakers, activists and gender equality stakeholders seek ways to use innovation to boost investment in gender responsive social systems and build public services and infrastructure to meet the growing needs of women and girls in particular.

Cooperation between African countries, China mutually beneficial: Mbeki 7 March 2019, 9:10 PM

Former President Thabo Mbeki says cooperation between African countries and China is mutually beneficial.

Donald Trump and Kin Jong Un shaking hands
US open to North Korea talks despite missile program activity 7 March 2019, 8:42 PM

United States President Donald Trump is open to additional talks with Pyongyang over denuclearisation, his national security adviser said on Thursday, despite reports that North Korea is reactivating parts of its missile program.

Policemen and onlookers stand at the site of a grenade blast
One killed, 17 injured in grenade attack in Indian Kashmir 7 March 2019, 3:00 PM

One person was killed and 17 were injured when a grenade exploded at a bus terminal in India's restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

refugees and migrants.
Two children die as migrant boat sinks off Greek island 7 March 2019, 11:22 AM

Two children were among three people who died early Thursday when a migrant boat sank near the Greek island of Samos, the coastguard said.

Daniel Martin Kriener
Caracas expels German envoy for backing Guaido 7 March 2019, 10:07 AM

Venezuela expelled Germany's ambassador on Wednesday, hitting out at international support for opposition leader Juan Guaido as the US stepped up sanctions in a bid to force out his rival President Nicolas Maduro.

British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament
EU says ‘difficult’ Brexit talks unlikely to yield swift deal 7 March 2019, 9:22 AM

Talks with Britain on amending its divorce deal with the European Union have made no headway and no swift solution is in sight, EU officials said on Wednesday, a week before British lawmakers must vote on the planto avoid a chaotic Brexit.

Mexico approves amendment for new National Guard 7 March 2019, 6:45 AM

Mexico approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday to create a new National Guard, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's controversial proposal to fight the violent crime racking the country.

Bill to nullify Trump’s national emergency back on spotlight 6 March 2019, 9:36 PM

The White House in the United States is pressuring Senate Republicans to back the President when a bill to nullify his national emergency on the border is put to a vote in the upper house in the weeks ahead.

Iran, France to swap ambassadors after strained ties 6 March 2019, 7:35 PM

Iran and France are set to exchange ambassadors, officials said on Wednesday, after months of tensions including over an alleged Iranian plot to bomb an opposition rally near Paris.  

Dalai Lama
China denies Tibet support for Dalai Lama 6 March 2019, 3:54 PM

There is no widespread support for the Dalai Lama in Tibet and ordinary people are grateful to the Communist Party for "bringing them a happy life", Chinese officials insisted Wednesday. 

Syria students say jihadists waging war on their future 6 March 2019, 3:50 PM

In Syria's jihadist-controlled Idlib province, Mudar Darwish and fellow medical students clutched banners and chanted against the closure of their university.

An Afghan police officer
At least 16 killed in attack in eastern Afghanistan: provincial spokesman 6 March 2019, 11:44 AM

At least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack early Wednesday on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, an official said, the latest bloody assault in the war-torn country.

Prime Minister Theresa May
Brexit to be put on ice, but only for a few months: economists 6 March 2019, 6:58 AM

Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union on March 29 will be delayed by a few months, a Reuters poll found, and a majority of economists say the two sides will eventually agree a free-trade deal.

North Korea.
North Korea food production ‘lowest for a decade’: UN 6 March 2019, 6:04 AM

North Korea recorded its worst harvest for more than a decade last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as natural disasters combined with its lack of arable land and inefficient agriculture to hit production.

Donald Trump
Trump lashes out at ‘crazy’ opponents as pressure mounts 5 March 2019, 8:40 PM

President Donald Trump branded Democratic opponents "crazy" and guilty of overreach Tuesday in a fevered response to a huge new Democratic-led probe of his alleged crimes.

Nearly a quarter of lawmakers worldwide are women: study 5 March 2019, 7:46 PM

Nearly a quarter of all lawmakers serving in national parliaments worldwide are women, after more progress towards gender parity was made in 2018, the International Parliamentary Union said Tuesday. 

French ministers welcome news of Ghosn bail 5 March 2019, 3:55 PM

French ministers on Tuesday welcomed the news that former auto industry tycoon Carlos Ghosn has been granted bail in Japan, saying this should help him better prepare for trial. Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault-Nissan alliance, was granted bail by a Tokyo court on Tuesday, though prosecutors said they were appealing the decision. The […]

Bezos, Gates and Buffett still top the world’s ultra rich: Forbes 5 March 2019, 3:11 PM

Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultra wealthy.

Michel Barnier
Brexit talks resume as divorce day looms 5 March 2019, 6:05 AM

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets Britain's negotiating team on Tuesday as both sides seek a breakthrough with just weeks to go before this month's ominous divorce deadline.

Russia defends itself from allegations of masterminding nerve agents attack 4 March 2019, 10:10 PM

Russia has again provided a vigorous defence of itself against allegations that it masterminded a nerve agent attack on two of its citizens in Salisbury in the United Kingdom a year ago.

Crowds cheer Guaido as opposition leader returns to Venezuela 4 March 2019, 9:30 PM

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido was cheered by thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting "Yes, you can!" as he returned to Caracas on Monday

New Democrat probe seeks docs from Trump sons, Kushner 4 March 2019, 7:43 PM

The House Judiciary Committee launched a sweeping new probe Monday into Donald Trump's inner circle and alleged abuses of power...

People wearing vests.
French police hit with poo bombs at ‘yellow vest’ protests 4 March 2019, 3:49 PM

French police are facing a new form of weapon during "yellow vest" protests, bags of fecal matter thrown bomb-like by demonstrators.

Convicted Australian cardinal to be sued over alleged abuse: reports 4 March 2019, 2:36 PM

A man is set to sue convicted Australian Cardinal George Pell over child sex abuse allegations, reports said Monday, days after state prosecutors dropped his criminal case against the disgraced cleric.

US set to downgrade diplomatic mission to Palestine 4 March 2019, 10:45 AM

The United States (US) downgrade of its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians takes effect on Monday as it merges its Jerusalem consulate with the embassy to Israel, according to the State Department.