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350,000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children

Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned on Sunday as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city. “Iraqi forces and their allies, including the US and UK, must do everything

Gold edges higher as global equities lose momentum

Gold crept higher on Friday as investors opted for the safe haven qualities of bullion due to uncertainty about US and European politics as well as the direction of stock markets. Global equity markets lost momentum after setting record highs

Roger Waters: Trump creating as much enmity as possible

Roger Waters

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has said the band’s seminal album “The Wall” had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of “creating as much enmity as possible.” Songwriter Waters was making a rare

UK inflation hits highest since 2014

British consumer prices rose last month at the fastest pace since June 2014 and are set to rise further, propelled by higher global oil prices and the Brexit-fueled fall in the pound, official data showed on Tuesday. Consumer prices increased

British MPs approve bill to start Brexit

British MPs overwhelmingly backed a bill on Wednesday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start negotiations on leaving the European Union, bringing Brexit a significant step closer. Members of the House of Commons voted by 494 votes to 122 for

Netanyahu kept waiting on British premier’s doorstep

An awkward 20 seconds seemed to last for much longer on Tuesday, as Israel’s Prime Minister was kept waiting on the doorstep of his UK counterpart. Benjamin Netanyahu is in London for pressing talks with Theresa May — but there

UK Speaker: Trump shouldn’t be allowed to address Parliament

The Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons said Monday that he strongly opposes letting US President Donald Trump address Parliament during a state visit to the UK Speaker John Bercow’s unusual public intervention makes it unlikely Trump will be given

Oil edges further above $55 on Russia, OPEC cuts

Oil edged further above $55 a barrel on Wednesday supported by signs that Russia and OPEC producers are delivering on promised supply reductions, although a report showing a large rise in US crude inventories limited gains. Russia has cut production

Oil edges further above $55

Oil edged further above $55 a barrel on Wednesday supported by signs that Russia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are delivering on promised supply reductions, although a report showing a large rise in US crude inventories

Oil slips as US drilling recovery weakens deal to cut output

Oil prices fell on Monday as news of another weekly increase in US drilling activity spread concern over rising output just as many of the world’s oil producers are trying to comply with a deal to pump less to try

Vodafone India seeks merger with rival Idea Cellular

Britain’s Vodafone Group confirmed on Monday it was in talks to merge its Indian subsidiary with local rival Idea Cellular in an all-share deal that would create a new market leader better able to contest a brutal new price war.

Russian ‘ship of shame’ returning from Syria: UK

A Russian aircraft carrier used to wage a massive offensive on the Syrian city of Aleppo is on its way back to Russia, Britain’s defense minister said Wednesday, calling it a “ship of shame.” “We will keep a close eye

UK govt accused of failed nuke test cover up

The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about

UK refuses to sign Mideast summit statement

Britain cited “reservations” over Sunday’s Middle East peace conference and refused to sign a joint statement that called for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A Foreign Office spokesman said the British had “particular reservations” about the meeting

Europol warns of fresh terror threats to Europe

Even as Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) loses ground in Iraq and Syria, its fighters still have the ability and the will to launch attacks in Europe, the European Union’s police agency warned Friday. Several

CIA chief warns president-elect against ripping up Iran deal

CIA director John Brennan warned Wednesday that tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, as US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his election campaign, would be “disastrous.” “I think it would be the height of folly if the next administration were

Queen to invite Trump to Britain for state visit

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth will invite US President-elect Donald Trump for a state visit to Britain next year to try to cement close ties between the two countries, The Sunday Times newspaper said. Citing two ministers and a senior official close to

British government loses court case on how to trigger Brexit

England’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, a major upset for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for Brexit. Sterling rose on the news, with many

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