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'Trump cheats at golf': Bloomberg mocks president with billboard

2020-02-22 14:24

Democratic White House hopeful Michael Bloomberg has mocked Donald Trump with a giant billboard on the Las Vegas Strip, fueling their feud as the US president visits the city for a rally.

UK to start issuing post-Brexit blue passports

2020-02-22 13:15

Britain will issue blue passports for the first time in almost three decades following its departure from the European Union, the government has announced.

Conservatives seen tightening grip as Iran votes for parliament

2020-02-22 11:05

Iranians took to the polls Friday in an election expected to see conservatives tighten their grip on parliament, amid voter apathy after the disqualification of thousands of candidates.

Germany races to act on far-right threat after deadly shootings

2020-02-21 22:50

German ministers have promised to ramp up security and put more police on the streets to quell public fears, two days after a racist gunman killed nine people.

 
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Joe Biden claims he was arrested in SA during apartheid - report

2020-02-22 12:02

US Presidential contender Joe Biden has controversially claimed that he was arrested in South Africa during apartheid, while trying to see former president Nelson Mandela.

Trump dismisses new Russia election interference claim

2020-02-21 22:12

President Donald Trump has dismissed reported warnings by US intelligence that Russia is meddling in this year's elections as a "hoax" planted by his Democratic rivals.

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German doctor who killed step-daughter released from jail

2020-02-21 21:00

An octogenarian German ex-doctor imprisoned in France for killing his 14-year-old step-daughter 38 years ago has been freed for medical reasons, a source close to the case has said.

UK: Far-right leader charged under Terrorism Act

2020-02-21 19:34

The leader of the far-right Britain First group has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act, which the BBC reported stemmed from refusing to provide police with the pin code to his phone at the airport.

Thai court dissolves key pro-democracy party

2020-02-21 18:17

A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved Friday and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6 million loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom's pro-democracy movement.

'We're afraid': Far-right attack in Germany reignites fears

2020-02-21 16:00

More than a thousand people have taken to the streets in the German capital, expressing their sadness, anger and solidarity following a far-right attack at two shisha bars in Hanau, in which nine people were killed.

Trump ally Stone gets 40 months' prison amid presidential meddling row

2020-02-21 10:37

Donald Trump's long-time ally Roger Stone has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation.

WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-21 07:48

Trump mocks Bloomberg, Dems over debates | Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Merkel condemns 'poison' of racism after Germany shootings

2020-02-20 21:08

Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the "poison" of racism after a shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau.

Netanyahu plans east Jerusalem settler homes ahead of Israel poll

2020-02-20 20:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to build thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers in annexed east Jerusalem, a controversial project unveiled less than two weeks before a general election.

Trump names his Germany ambassador to top intelligence post

2020-02-20 18:47

President Donald Trump has named the current ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, as his top intelligence advisor, immediately drawing criticism that the politically outspoken figure is unsuited to such a sensitive position.

WATCH: EU unveils plan to rein in US tech giants

2020-02-20 12:41

The European Commission plans to create a single European market for data, hoping that pooling the region's deep industrial expertise could help build technology powerhouses to catch up with Silicon Valley and state-backed Chinese heavyweights.

Democrats bare fangs at Bloomberg in fiery debate

2020-02-20 08:37

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg endured a punishing assault during his debut Democratic presidential debate from rivals who savaged him for parachuting in late and throwing astronomical amounts of money at the race.

Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

2020-02-19 22:01

Britain's government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut "cheap labour from Europe" in favour of high-skilled English speakers and boosting the homegrown workforce.

'Could you live on $170 a month?' Russian woman asks Putin

2020-02-19 21:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday faced what appeared to be a rare unscripted grilling from a Russian woman who asked him how much he earns and whether he could live on her income of $170 a month.

Pressure and expulsions: The trials of foreign media in China

2020-02-21 18:17

China's expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters this week over a headline that displeased Beijing highlights the precarious status of foreign journalists working in the country.

Ukraine minister to join China evacuees in bid to ease virus panic

2020-02-21 16:00

Ukraine's health minister has volunteered to spend two weeks in quarantine as authorities looked to ease panic after protesters attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China.

Coronavirus quarantine nightmare still not over for left-behind cruise ship crew

2020-02-21 12:20

The nightmare of a 14-day quarantine is ending for most passengers on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship, but it is far from over for the more than 1 000 crew members on board.

South Korea coronavirus cases jump to 156 as sect infections spike

2020-02-21 09:56

South Korea has confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus as the number of infections linked to a religious sect in Daegu spiked, making it the worst-affected country outside China.

UK police rule out terror in London mosque stabbing

2020-02-20 22:00

British police say they are not treating as terror related a London mosque stabbing in which an elderly man suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Upbeat Chinese FM says virus control efforts 'are working'

2020-02-20 18:47

China's efforts to control the deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus "are working", Beijing's top diplomat says, attributing an easing in new cases to his country's "forceful action" against the illness.

China sees drop in new virus cases, two Japan cruise passengers die

2020-02-20 10:56

China has reported a big drop in new coronavirus cases, fuelling hopes the epidemic is nearing its peak, but Japan faced a growing crisis as two passengers from a quarantined cruise ship died.

WATCH | At least 9 killed in Germany shisha bar shootings

2020-02-20 09:36

At least nine people have been killed in shootings targeting shisha bars in Germany that sparked a huge manhunt overnight before the suspected gunman was found dead in his home.

Trump 'offered pardon' to Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears

2020-02-19 22:01

US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival's campaign, a London court has been told.

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