Sajid Javid says risk from latest Novichok poisoning is low

The risk to the public is low from the nerve agent Novichok, exposure to which has left two people critically ill, Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid said on Sunday during a visit to the town where they live.


Posted 2018/07/08 14:31:13

Rains strand at least 1,850, kill up to 69 in Japan

Unprecedented rains that have killed at least 69 people also stranded 1,850 in the western Japanese city of Kurashiki on Sunday, including about 130 at a hospital, with rescuers using helicopters and boats after rivers surged over their banks.


Posted 2018/07/08 10:25:43

Gove says Brexit plan is a realistic compromise

Britain's new Brexit plan honours the negotiating red lines of Prime Minister Theresa May and meets the demands of business even if it does not match all the hopes of some anti-EU campaigners, Environment Minister Michael Gove said.


Posted 2018/07/08 09:18:15

Pompeo sees hard road ahead but pursues North Korean denuclearisation talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of "gangster-like" diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday he will pursue denuclearisation talks after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts.


Posted 2018/07/08 08:42:31

Transatlantic ties hang in the balance as Trump comes to Europe

European leaders say they no longer have any illusions about Donald Trump as they welcome the U.S. president at a NATO summit this week, but they fear his "America first" agenda may force a moment of reckoning that works to no-one's benefit.


Posted 2018/07/08 07:13:01

Turkey sacks more than 18,000 personnel ahead of expected lifting of emergency rule

Turkey issued a decree on Sunday dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, half of which were from the police force, ahead of this month's expected lifting of a two-year-old state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup in July 2016.


Posted 2018/07/08 06:27:41

Rescuers begin operation to extract Thai boys trapped in cave

Divers began an operation to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave complex in northern Thailand, the head of the rescue mission said on Sunday.


Posted 2018/07/08 05:07:34

Japan says reaffirmed commitment to North Korea sanctions with U.S., South Korea

Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Taro Kono said on Sunday Tokyo, the United States and South Korea reaffirmed their commitment to implement sanctions against North Korea until it abandoned its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.


Posted 2018/07/08 03:35:07

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed.


Posted 2018/07/08 02:16:48

Pope says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper Mideast peace

Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.


Posted 2018/07/08 00:59:57

Confident England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli downed a dogged but toothless Sweden 2-0 on Saturday.


Posted 2018/07/08 00:14:22

Police in protective suits investigate latest Novichok poisoning

Police wearing protective suits entered a hostel in the southern English city of Salisbury on Friday as counter-terrorism detectives stepped up their investigation into how two people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.


Posted 2018/07/07 23:04:45

Police officer in poison sweep cleared after hospital check

A police officer involved in the search for a suspected poisoned container that left two people in critical condition in the southwestern English town of Amesbury has been given the all clear after going to hospital for a precautionary health check, police said on Saturday.


Posted 2018/07/07 23:03:26

England erupts with joy as team reaches World Cup semi-final

It might not have triggered the earthquake sensors, but the roar of joy that greeted England's World Cup victory over Sweden on Saturday was heard throughout the land.


Posted 2018/07/07 19:49:04

One person gored on opening day of Pamplona bull runs

PAMPLONA, Spain - One person was gored on the first day of Spain’s Pamplona bull running festival, the Red Cross said on Saturday.


Posted 2018/07/07 08:12:44

Duelling tariffs raise fears of long U.S.-China trade battle

A U.S.-China trade fight resulting in duties on $34 billion (25.6 billion pounds) worth of each other's imports was seen dragging on for a potentially prolonged period, as Washington and Beijing flexed their muscles with no sign of negotiations to ease tensions.


Posted 2018/07/07 03:44:55

May wins support from divided government on Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a cabinet agreement on Friday for her plans to leave the European Union, overcoming rifts among her ministers to win support for "a business-friendly" proposal aimed at spurring stalled Brexit talks.


Posted 2018/07/06 22:45:11

PM May will sack foreign minister Johnson if he undermines Brexit deal - Times

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told senior allies she will sack her foreign minister if he seeks to undermine a Brexit negotiating position agreed by her cabinet on Friday, the Times newspaper reported without citing sources.


Posted 2018/07/06 22:45:11

Hales leads England to dramatic win over India

Alex Hales made an unbeaten 58 to lead England to a thrilling five-wicket victory over India on Friday that levelled the Twenty20 series at 1-1.


Posted 2018/07/06 22:40:07

Belgium hold off Brazil in thriller to reach semis

Belgium struck early and then held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday.


Posted 2018/07/06 22:37:59