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Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

42 min 39 sec ago
Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the measles-ravaged Pacific island nation languishes under a growing death toll that has now hit 70.

UK PM Johnson's Conservatives poll lead jumps to 14 points: Survation

1 hour 23 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party extended its lead over the Labour Party to 14 percentage points, up from 9 percentage points a week ago, an opinion poll by Survation for ITV's Good Morning Britain showed on Monday.

Ukraine seeks to require UK court hearings if Russia tries to enforce debt

1 hour 35 min ago
Ukraine will ask the British Supreme Court on Monday not to force it to pay billions of dollars in debt to Russia without a trial that would determine whether Kiev was forced to borrow the money under duress.

Brexit versus public services: Rival British leaders make final campaign push

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 22:36
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday's election, as he seeks to secure the parliamentary majority he needs to take the country out of the European Union.

Lebanon delays consultations to designate PM by one week

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 20:05
Lebanese President Michel Aoun postponed consultations with lawmakers to designate a new prime minister by one week until Dec. 16, the presidency said on Sunday.

Thousands form human chain in Brussels in climate change demo

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 19:36
Thousands of people holding hands formed a human chain in central Brussels on Sunday to draw public attention to the need for urgent, joint action against climate change.

Sudan says it has reduced troops in Yemen to 5,000

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 19:20
Sudan's prime minister said on Sunday Khartoum had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15,000 to 5,000, confirming a drawdown in a conflict which he said could not be solved militarily.

UK PM Johnson extends lead over Labour to 9 points: BMG poll

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 19:06
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party's lead over Labour has widened to nine points from six a week ago, according to a poll by BMG for the Independent newspaper published four days before Britain's election.

Don't cede too much for peace at Paris talks, Ukrainians tell president

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 18:10
Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kiev on Sunday to send a message to Ukraine's president, who meets his Russian counterpart on Monday, that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal at the cost of the country's independence and sovereignty.

Finland's Social Democrats name Marin to be youngest ever prime minister

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 18:04
Finland's Social Democrats, who lead the five-party coalition government, picked 34-year-old transportation minister Sanna Marin to become the country's youngest ever prime minister next week, taking over after the resignation of Antti Rinne.

Lebanon's Hariri reemerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 17:16
Lebanon's leading Sunni Muslim politician, Saad al-Hariri, re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister on Sunday when businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that must tackle an acute economic crisis.

Trump says Kim Jong Un risks losing 'everything' after North Korea claims major test

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 16:37
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."

Slovak police charge three with putting public in danger over deadly gas explosion

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 16:25
Slovakia's police have charged three people with putting the public in danger over a gas explosion at an apartment block in the eastern Slovak town of Presov that killed at least seven people and injured about 40, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Sudan has 5,000 troops in Yemen, down from 15,000

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 16:01
Sudan has 5,000 troops operating in Yemen, down from a peak of 15,000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday.

Left-leaning youth leader inspires Germany's Social Democrats

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 15:57
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) saved their loudest cheers at their conference this week for the 30-year old leader of the party's youth wing, as he called for more radical labor and social policies and for the SPD to believe in itself.

Trump says North Korea must denuclearize, after North claims 'very important' test

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 15:48
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 15:37
Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world's strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold.

France willing to delay pension reform timing as strikes continue

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 15:16
The French government said it would see through planned pension reforms but tried to assuage union anger with promises of a gradual introduction of the new system that has sparked nationwide strikes.

Lebanon's Khatib says Sunnis want Hariri to be PM again

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 15:09
Lebanese Sunnis want Saad al-Hariri to be prime minister of the next government, businessman Samir Khatib said on Sunday after meeting Lebanon's top Sunni cleric, spelling the end of his own candidacy for the position.

Pope appoints Philippine cardinal to global Vatican post

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 14:43
Pope Francis named Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Sunday to a major global Vatican post in a move likely to increase the Filipino's chances of one day being elected pope himself.