• US allegations of coming chemical attack in Syria rejected
    Iran’s foreign minister denounced as a “dangerous escalation” the White House allegations that Syria is preparing a new chemical weapons attack.
  • British PM power deal criticized as 'shabby, reckless'
    British Prime Minister Theresa May's £1bn deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to back her minority government was branded "a bung" and "shabby" by opposing parties.
  • EU fines Google record $2.7b in first antitrust case
    EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7-billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones.
  • Iraqi forces free civilians in Mosul battles
    Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Daesh terrorists mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their "caliphate".
  • S. Koreans march to protest US missile system
    Thousands of protesters marched near the US Embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile system opposed by China.
  • China landslide leaves scores missing in Sichuan
    Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan Province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck.
  • Arab states send Qatar steep demands
    Four Arab states sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions.
  • Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73
    The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in the country on Friday to 73, with several others in critical condition, officials said.
  • EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan
    EU leaders warned Friday Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May gave what she insisted was a "fair" offer.
  • UK says 27 apartment blocks fail fire safety tests
    Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the British government said.
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