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August 27, 2018 3:03 am gmt |
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Pope Francis has refused to respond to claims by a former Vatican diplomat, who has called for him to resign. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano also accused him of covering up allegations of sexual abuse by a US cardinal. The Pope was asked about the accusations by reporters on his flight back to Rome af...
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August 26, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. Mr McCain died yesterday (Saturday) surrounded by his family, according to a short statement released by his office. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and had been underg...
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August 25, 2018 4:07 am gmt |
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be travelling to North Korea in the immediate future after Donald Trump asked him to call off a planned trip. The president tweeted that insufficient progress was being made in dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. He also suggested China was not ...
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August 24, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Australia has lost another prime minister to a party coup as Malcolm Turnbull is ousted by his rivals, according to media reports. Mr Turnbull has been under pressure from poor polling, a looming election, and a revolt by conservative MPs. His successor will be chosen in a Liberal Party ballot. Backb...
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August 23, 2018 3:40 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, is said to be “more than happy” to speak to the inquiry into alleged collusion with Russia. Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to violating finance laws during the 2016 presidential election by handling hush money for Mr Trump’...
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August 20, 2018 2:33 am gmt |
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Greece has successfully completed a three-year eurozone bailout programme designed to help it cope with the fallout from its debt crisis. For the first time in eight years, Greece is now free to borrow money on the financial markets The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) provided the country with €61...
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August 19, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia. Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political crisis have been crossing into Ecuador from Colombia using only identity ...
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August 18, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to preside over a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa. Mr Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will lead mourners at the ceremony at a hall in the city. So far 38 people are confirmed to have died in the di...
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August 17, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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US defence officials have postponed a planned Veterans Day weekend military parade through the streets of Washington DC until at least 2019. The parade was originally conceived to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 and to honour veterans. But a Pentagon official said it has now been ...
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August 16, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan, denying the US president’s critic any access to sensitive information. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision by reading a statement from Mr Trump. The statement cited Mr Brennan’s R...
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August 14, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV channel, a voice presumed to be Mr Trump’s expresses surprise at Omarosa Manigault Newman being fired the previous day. “N...
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August 13, 2018 2:57 am gmt |
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At least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said to have contained munitions belonging to an arms trafficker. Doze...
In America
August 12, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, named by US media as Richard Rus...
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August 10, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Researchers in Crimea have uncovered a riveting archaeological find not far from the Sevastopol coastline. At the mouth of the usually busy and picturesque Balaklava Gulf, sonar scans revealed what turned out to be a Roman trading vessel dating from 2-3rd century AD. The ship lay 85 meters below the ...
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August 10, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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The US has said it will impose fresh sanctions on Russia after determining it used nerve agent against a former Russian double agent living in the UK. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury in March. The attack left the pair seriously ill, but...