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Phone call implicates Trump, envoy tells hearing

President Donald Trump directly asked about a Ukrainian investigation into his Democratic rival Joe Biden, a top US diplomat has unveiled. Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, told an impeachment inquiry that a member of his staff was told Mr Trump was keen to push for the probe. Mr Trump says he does not […]

Venice braces for more high water as alarms sound

Venice braced itself for more rising waters on Thursday as Italy’s government prepared to take emergency measures for the canal city struck by an exceptional tide this week. Venetians awoke to sirens indicating that the high waters were expected to exceed 130 centimetres (50 inches), enough to bring the salty dirty water back again into […]

New clashes in Chile as peso drops to historic low

Violent protests broke out in Chile’s capital Santiago on Tuesday as the country’s currency dropped to a historic low after weeks of mass street demonstrations that have left the South American country in crisis. Clashes broke out between protesters demanding the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera and security forces close to the presidential palace. Some […]

Australia battles ‘catastrophic’ bushfires

A vast area of Australia’s east coast – including parts of the Sydney suburbs – is facing one of the nation’s worst-ever bushfire threats. More than 85 fires are burning across the state of New South Wales (NSW), 46 of which are not contained. Authorities had predicted “catastrophic” conditions for Tuesday, amid fears a southerly […]

Swine flu kills fourth person in Vietnam in 2019

A 37-year-old Nun in Vietnam’s central highlands has died of swine flu, bringing the total number killed by the disease this year to four, authorities said on Tuesday. The patient initially experienced mild fever and fatigue before growing malnourished. She was then taken in for a private health check-up, the Kon Tum Centre for Disease […]

‘Shameful’ not to publish Russia report – Clinton

It is “inexplicable and shameful” that the UK government has not yet published a report on alleged Russian interference in British politics, Hillary Clinton has told the BBC. The report has formal security clearance, but it will not be released until after the 12 December election. “Every person who votes in this country deserves to […]

Bolivia’s Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing, sparking wild celebrations in La Paz. “I resign my post as president,” the leftist Morales said in a televised address, capping a day of fast-moving events in which many […]

British Steel to be rescued by Chinese firm in £70m deal

British Steel is set to announce a rescue deal with China’s Jingye Group, which could safeguard up to 4,000 jobs in the UK. Jingye Group has agreed in principle to buy British Steel for £70m. It is understood that the government will help in the form of loan guarantees and other financial support. British Steel […]