General posts
Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader and a push toward a constitutional revision. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his long-sought amendment to Japan's U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution, although the hurdles remain high and doing so would carry political risks. "It's time to tackle a constitutional revision," Abe said in a victory speech.
September 20th, 11:39h
Author: MARI YAMAGUCHI
Special Brexit summit to be held on Nov. 17-18: Austrian news agency APA
A special summit to try secure agreement on Britain's departure from the European Union will be held in Brussels on Nov. 17-18, Austrian news agency APA reported on Thursday.
September 20th, 11:38h
Author: Reuters Editorial
Croydon cat killer unmasked as fox after three-year investigation
Scotland Yard concludes humans are unlikely to have been responsible for killings
September 20th, 11:37h
South Korea's leader: Pyongyang seeks second Trump-Kim summit
Moon Jae-in says North Korea wants to speed up the agreed denuclearisation process and arrange a new meeting with Trump.
September 20th, 11:35h
Author: Al Jazeera
Reserve Bank bounces back into the black with $3.8bn profit
They say you can't beat the bank — and the RBA has proven that in the long term that's correct, making $30 billion profit over the past decade by knowing which side to be on in the Australian dollar trade.
September 20th, 11:33h
Author: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stephen-letts/5639296
Evan Davis to replace Eddie Mair as host of BBC Radio 4's PM show
Newsnight presenter takes up high-profile radio news slot, starting at end of October
September 20th, 11:32h
Author: Jim Waterson
Tucker Carlson Blames Democrats For Death Threats Against Christine Blasey Ford
"Democrats betrayed her," the Fox News host said of the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
September 20th, 11:31h
Author: Ron Dicker
In Colombia, victims of sexual abuse speak out after peace deal
Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 12 years ago.
September 20th, 11:30h
Author: Nacho Doce
Second storm to batter Britain and Ireland this week named as Storm Bronagh
Storm Bronagh could bring flooding with predicted rainfall between 25 to 40mm as Met Office warns of "injuries and danger to life" from flying debris
September 20th, 11:29h
Author: Neil Murphy, Anita McSorley
Tributes to mum-of-three killed in Storm Ali caravan tragedy
Mum-of-three Elvira Ferraii was staying at a remote beauty spot as the storm battered Ireland and the UK with 102mph winds
September 20th, 11:27h
Author: Chris kitching
North Korea’s Kim wants new summit with Trump soon to continue denuclearization
South Korea’s Moon told journalists Kim wants a summit soon and is ready for external inspectors.
September 20th, 11:27h
How potentially dangerous fake Apple products reach the US consumer market
Potentially dangerous knockoffs of Apple accessories traveled an international trail before reaching the U.S. consumer market on Amazon.com
September 20th, 11:27h
Aston Martin speeds ahead with up to $6.7 billion October IPO
Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin is seeking a valuation of up to 5.07 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) from its stock market flotation and has taken steps to prepare for any eventuality over Brexit, it said on Thursday.
September 20th, 11:26h
Author: Costas Pitas
Rare quick-fire auction could settle fate of broadcaster Sky
A protracted $34 billion bidding war for European broadcaster Sky between U.S. rivals Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox could be settled by a quick-fire auction on Saturday, UK regulators said on Thursday.
September 20th, 11:25h
Author: Ben Martin
For asylum-seekers on Greece's Lesbos, life 'is so bad here'
Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water.
September 20th, 11:24h
Author: Reuters Editorial
Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday saying that Kim wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with Donald Trump. Moon told reporters in Seoul that he will carry a private message from Kim for Trump on the nuclear standoff when he meets with the U.S. president in New York next week on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session.
September 20th, 11:23h
Author: FOSTER KLUG and ERIC TALMADGE
'Make the impossible happen': What EU leaders say about Chequers... and what they really mean
It was the morning after the night before when Theresa May gave her 10-minute pitch to her fellow EU leaders on her vision for Brexit and why they should compromise over her Chequers plan.
September 20th, 11:23h
Joshua vs Povetkin live press conference updates ahead of Wembley showdown
Follow updates from Thursday's pre-fight press conference as Joshua and Povetkin face off
September 20th, 11:21h
Author: Liam Prenderville
UK PM May says October too soon for Brexit deal: BBC political editor
British Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated that she believes October is too soon to reach agreement on a deal with the European Union on the Irish backstop issue, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Twitter.
September 20th, 11:19h
Author: Reuters Editorial
Security breach prompts lockdown of Orlando Melbourne airport
Flights were suspended at Orlando Melbourne International Airport after a student pilot boarded a passenger jet in a maintenance area.
September 20th, 11:17h