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Conservative MPs have been warned not to rebel against the government over Brexit, as opposition MPs plan legislation to stop no deal. A senior source from the whips office - which ensures MPs vote in line with the party - said MPs who voted to block no deal would "destroy" the government's Brexit negotiating...
Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has surged in elections in two eastern states, preliminary results show. Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) appear to remain the largest party in Saxony but with a smaller vote share. In Brandenburg, the AfD was expected to finish close behind the centre-left...
Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested in Hong Kong, according to a statement by the political party he co-founded. The Demosisto party said he had been "forcefully pushed into a private minivan on the street" while walking to a train station at around 07:30 local time (23:30 GMT Thursday).
Hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into an "extremely dangerous" storm as it heads towards the US mainland, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned. Dorian is currently a category one hurricane, but could be category four by the time it reaches the mainland. The storm is expected to hit somewhere...
Huawei's next flagship smartphone will not come with Google's popular apps including Maps and YouTube. Google confirmed that due to a US government ban on sales to Huawei, it could not license its apps to the Chinese smartphone giant. It also means the next Huawei phone will not have access to...
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday the United States must observe the 2015 nuclear deal and stop engaging in “economic terrorism” against the Iranian people if Washington wants to meet for talks. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration last...
(Reuters) - Indonesia’s easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua on the island of New Guinea - collectively known as Papua - have been racked by civil unrest for almost two weeks. Thousands of people across the vast, resource-rich region have joined rallies protesting against perceived racial discrimination and the central government in Jakarta....
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A nickel processing plant owned by Metallurgical Corp of China (MCC) that spilled mine waste into Papua New Guinea’s Basamuk Bay faces compensation claims and possibly closure, the head of the country’s mining authority said on Thursday. MCC’s Ramu nickel plant located in Madang, on the country’s northeastern coast, spilled waste...
A British composer, an acclaimed musician and their baby have died in a plane crash in Switzerland. Jonathan Goldstein, saxophonist Hannah Marcinowicz and seven-month-old Saskia were in the light aircraft when it came down in the Alps on Sunday. Goldstein ran a company specialising in making music for TV adverts, as...
A watchdog has penalised a local authority for trialling facial recognition on high-school students in Sweden to keep track of attendance. The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the Skelleftea municipality200,000 Swedish Krona (£16,800, $20,700) for flouting a privacy law. The trial involved tracking 22 students over three weeks and detecting when...

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