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Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel says Brexit is not the focus of the two-day EU summit on Brussels German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as “a good start”. However, she said there were “many, many other questions” about Brexit and […]

Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor

Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor

Image copyright ABC Image caption The prisoners photographs have been circulated around Bali East Timor police have recaptured two foreigners who escaped from Bali’s Kerobokan Prison by using a tunnel. Indian Sayed Mohammed Said and Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev were caught at a hotel in Dili after they arrived on a boat from Indonesia. They […]

Choi Soon-sil : South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

Choi Soon-sil : South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

A close friend of South Korea’s former president has been jailed for three years for corruption, South Korean media report. Choi Soon-sil was found guilty of soliciting favours for her daughter. She was a close friend of Park Geun-hye, who was impeached over her alleged involvement in the wide-reaching influence-peddling scandal. Choi also faces charges […]

Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists

Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Enrique Peña Nieto strongly denied the claims in a speech in Jalisco Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has strongly denied his government spied on prominent journalists and activists by hacking their phones. He said there was “nothing more false” than to suggest his government was behind the installation of spyware. […]

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp hints at Trump 'assassination'

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp hints at Trump 'assassination'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. “Can you bring Trump here?” he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After […]

Burying the truth

Burying the truth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Otto Warmbier fell into a coma shortly after his trial in March last year When Otto Warmbier was buried in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, the story of how an apparently healthy young American man slipped into a coma in a North Korean jail probably went with […]

Brexit: EU citizens offered 'UK settled status' by PM May

Brexit: EU citizens offered 'UK settled status' by PM May

Image copyright AFP Image caption European Council President Donald Tusk and Theresa May held bilateral talks at the Brussels summit EU citizens legally resident in the UK should have the same rights as British citizens after Brexit, the UK prime minister has told EU leaders. “No-one will face a cliff edge,” Theresa May said at […]

US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent

US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent

Image copyright Getty Images A former US diplomatic officer has been arrested and charged with giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent. According to an affidavit, Kevin Mallory, a 60-year-old from Virginia, is said to have travelled to Shanghai in March and April 2017. He also failed to declare $16,500 (£13,000) in cash found in […]

May unveils offer on EU citizens

May unveils offer on EU citizens

PM Theresa May has told EU leaders any EU citizen living in UK for five years will be given “settled EU status”. The new immigration status would grant them rights to stay in the UK and get health, education and other benefits after Brexit. But it is not clear what the cut-off date would be. […]

Republican senators' revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Republican senators' revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption he legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and nearly a fifth of the US economy Four Republican senators have said they will not vote for a new healthcare plan to repeal Obamacare, throwing the bill’s fate into uncertainty. Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul said […]