Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job

President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. There have been persistent reports for several days that Gen Kelly was under...

Yellow vest protest in Paris sees police detain hundreds

Police in Paris have fired rubber bullets and tear gas as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests across France turned violent. The French interior ministry said 118 people had been injured in the protests in...

US senators introduce resolution blaming MBS for Khashoggi murder

Six top US senators from across party lines have introduced a scathing resolution to hold the Saudi crown prince accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than two months ago. The proposal, which...

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada

The daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer and deputy chair, was arrested in Vancouver...

French police systematically brutalise refugees – Group

There have been nearly 1,000 human rights violations by French police towards refugees in Calais in the past year, according to a report released on Wednesday. Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by...

Mueller investigation: No jail time sought for Trump ex-adviser Michael Flynn

The special counsel investigating alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US election will not be pursuing a jail sentence for former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Mr Flynn has admitted lying to the FBI. But in...

France fuel protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rise

France's PM has announced a six-month suspension of a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests. Edouard Philippe said that people's anger must be heard, and the measures would not be...

Trump says China agreed to reduce tariffs on US car imports

Beijing will "reduce and remove" the 40% tariffs it places on US cars imported into China, US President Donald Trump has said. China has not commented on President Trump's announcement, which he made on Twitter...

G20: US and China agree to suspend new trade tariffs

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. The two men met in Buenos Aires after...

George Bush Sr dies at 94

Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, his son George W Bush has announced. George Bush Sr, as he was known, passed away on Friday evening, a statement said...

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