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Ukraine’s new president dissolves parliament...
Posted by Sabra Ayres on May 20, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Volodymyr Zelensky, a Ukrainian comedian who played an unlikely president in a hit television series, was sworn in as the country’s real president on Monday and then promptly dissolved parliament. After a formal swearing-in ceremony held in the Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, Zelensky dismissed... […]

'IS members kill dozens' in Tajikistan prison riot
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:13 pm

A justice ministry statement says convicted Islamic State members started the riot on Sunday. […]

Huawei without Google: Does the Chinese telecom...
Posted by Alice Su on May 20, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Life without Google is normal in China. Some 1.4 billion Chinese people wake up each day to check WeChat instead of Gmail, navigate with Baidu instead of Google Maps, and watch videos on Youku instead of YouTube. But will the rest of the world want to buy phones that only use these Chinese alternatives?... […]

Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not end Iran -...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US president should try showing Iranians some respect. […]

Transgender woman shot, killed in US weeks after...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Police say Muhlaysia Booker's death is unrelated to an April assault, and no arrests have been made. […]

Huawei's use of Android restricted by Google
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. […]

Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian-president calls snap...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:20 pm

At his swearing-in, Mr Zelensky also said achieving peace in eastern Ukraine would be his priority. […]

Austrian government in turmoil over video scandal
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Chancellor Kurz wrestles with a coalition crisis as his far-right ally is caught in a video sting. […]

Huawei's Android loss: How it affects you
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Google's move to end business ties with Huawei will affect current devices and future purchases. […]

Al Jazeera suspends journalists for Holocaust...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:33 am

The Al Jazeera video claimed that Jewish people exaggerate the extent of the Holocaust. […]

Germany’s long-awaited Berlin airport falls...
Posted by Erik Kirschbaum on May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

The arrangements called for champagne and finger food for a giant party with German leaders, dignitaries and 40,000 guests. Dozens of commercial airlines were weeks away from rerouting their jets to Berlin’s sparkling new state-of-the art international airport. Then, unexpectedly, fire safety inspectors... […]

US billionaire clears 400 student loans
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:56 am

Robert F Smith made the commitment to graduates at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. […]

Cambodia re-enacts Khmer Rouge killings - in...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:44 am

Actors pretend to slit throats on 20 May, an official holiday known as the "Day of Anger". […]

French life support fight nears end
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:17 am

France is divided over the case of Vincent Lambert, who has been in a vegetative state since 2008. […]

Brazil violence: Gunmen kill 11 people in bar in...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:13 am

Gunmen shoot dead 11 people in a bar in apparent retaliation for the deployment of federal forces. […]

Turkey may enlist its No. 1 enemy to broker a...
Posted by Umar Farooq on May 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

The Turkish government’s enemy No. 1 has spent the last two decades in physical isolation on a prison island off the coast of Istanbul. But Abdullah Ocalan’s influence extends to Kurds across the Middle East. Statements by the 71-year-old — carried out of Imrali island by sporadic visitors — have... […]

Game of Thrones finale gets mixed response
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:25 am

No plot spoilers - but fans and critics have been weighing in on the finale of season eight. […]

Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:54 am

Film-maker Asif Kapadia gets closer to Diego Maradona than any England defender ever could. […]

The hidden lives of ‘housegirls’ in Kenya
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:56 am

A charity in Kenya is calling for the introduction of laws to protect domestic workers to ensure their safety. […]

What will sway Malawi's unpredictable election?
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:28 pm

Seven million Malawians are registered for Tuesday's election - here are seven things about the poll. […]

Chiari malformation: ‘I went from...
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:23 pm

Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably. […]

2020 Election: Grading the candidates' Spanish...
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Democrats hoping to beat Donald Trump must win backing from Latino voters. Is their Spanish bueno? […]

What's at stake in the EU elections
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:14 pm

Europe is preparing for a key test of democracy with elections to the European parliament later this week. […]

The Indian Dalit man killed for eating in front...
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:04 pm

A group of upper-caste Indian men beat the man so badly for his 'crime' he died nine days later. […]

Emiliano Sala's father: 'They left him alone like...
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:00 pm

The parents of footballer Emiliano Sala talk of their pain after his plane crash death. […]

Billionaire Robert F Smith to pay entire US...
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

A US billionaire shocks graduating students in Atlanta by promising to pay off their student loans. […]

Egypt tourist bus struck by roadside bomb near...
Posted by Associated Press on May 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm

A tourist bus struck a roadside bomb on Sunday near the Giza pyramids, wounding at least 17 people, including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The officials said the bus was traveling on a road close to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, adjacent to the Giza pyramids. The bus was carrying... […]

Rocket explodes near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Posted by Associated Press on May 19, 2019 at 7:25 pm

A rocket crashed Sunday in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The apparent attack in central Baghdad, which Iraq's state-run news agency said did not cause casualties, came amid heightened... […]

Switzerland voters approve tighter gun laws
Posted by Associated Press on May 19, 2019 at 7:20 pm

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners. Switzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union... […]

Schwarzenegger 'will not press charges' over...
Posted on May 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

The actor says he will not press charges after being attacked at a public event in South Africa. […]

Kamala Harris releases plan to fine companies...
Posted by Erin Durkin in New York on May 20, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Presidential candidate’s proposal would fine 1% of profits for every 1% of pay gap between men and women performing work of equal valueSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.28pm BSTThe four party leaders from the House and Senate will meet Tuesday to begin talks on raising budget caps and the debt ceiling, Politico reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, minority leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and minority leader Chuck Schumer will attend the talks. 5.07pm BSTNick Langworthy is set to become the new chairman of the Republican party in New York, the Buffalo News reports. He’ll replace Ed Cox, the son in law of President Richard […]

Ford to cut 7,000 jobs including more than 500 in...
Posted by Rob Davies on May 20, 2019 at 4:07 pm

US carmaker announces plans to reduce global workforce by 10% by the end of AugustFord is to cut at least 7,000 jobs, including about 550 in the UK, as it presses ahead with plans to reduce costs in Europe and the US.The US carmaker said it planned to cut 10% of its global workforce by the end of August, after announcing plans to shrink its European operations this year. Continue reading... […]

Art installation lights up Sydney's zoo –...
Posted by on May 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm

As part of this year’s Vivid Sydney festival, Taronga Zoo will feature an array of dazzling animal projections, illuminated trails and giant multimedia light sculptures telling a story about wildlife conservationVivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo runs from 24 May-15 June Continue reading... […]

Ukraine prime minister to step down on Wednesday
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said he would step down after the next government meeting on Wednesday and that he would take part in the upcoming parliamentary election. […]

Ibiza scandal: why has Austria's government...
Posted by Nicholas Williams on May 20, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Austria is preparing for an election in September after a video from 2017 appeared to show the far-right vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, offering lucrative public contracts in exchange for campaign support. The country's coalition government, formed between the Freedom party and the Austrian People's party, will end. Twenty-four hours after the video was released Strache resigned. Austria prepares for fresh elections after Ibiza video scandalContinue reading... […]

Racism on the rise since Brexit vote, nationwide...
Posted by Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent on May 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Survey shows 70% of people from ethnic minorities faced discrimination, up from 58%‘Always the easiest excuse’: is racism rising in the UK’s most diverse area?Ethnic minorities in Britain are facing rising and increasingly overt racism, with levels of discrimination and abuse continuing to grow in the wake of the Brexit referendum, nationwide research reveals.Seven in 10 people from ethnic minorities now report having faced racial discrimination, compared with 58% in January 2016, before the EU vote, according to polling data seen by the Guardian. Continue reading... […]

How will Britain allocate its seats to the...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm

The European Parliament election in Britain on May 23 is expected to show the polarisation of views over Brexit, with strongly pro-Brexit and pro-EU parties gaining at the expense of the governing Conservatives and opposition Labour Party. […]

Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as "restricted to a limited space" even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar Canadian home. […]

Eiffel Tower closed after man tries to climb...
Posted by Associated Press on May 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Firefighters at scene as intruder seen dangling near top of towerThe Eiffel Tower has been evacuated after a man tried to scale it.The man could be seen dangling just below the third and highest level of the structure. A rescuer dressed in red could be seen above him. Continue reading... […]

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S....
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people. […]

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber scales...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:16 pm

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and surrounding streets locked down on Monday after a man was spotted scaling the upper heights of the monument in the heart of the French capital, Paris Police and the tower's operator said. […]

Pushy bonobo mothers help sons find sexual...
Posted by Ian Sample Science editor on May 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

High-ranking mothers lead sons to groups of females and keep guard while they mateTheir mothers are so keen for them to father children that they usher them in front of promising partners, shield them from violent competitors and dash the chances of other males by charging them while they are at it.For a bonobo mother, it is all part of the parenting day, and analysis finds the hard work pays off. Males of the species that live with their mothers are three times more likely to father offspring than those whose mothers are absent. Continue reading... […]

Rod Stewart donates £10,000 after model railway...
Posted by Press Association on May 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

Singer says he is absolutely devastated at destruction of exhibition in LincolnshireThe singer Rod Stewart has said he is “absolutely devastated” over the destruction of a model railway exhibition and has promised to donate £10,000 after it was trashed by vandals.The 74-year-old, who built up his own model railway over more than 20 years, urged fellow musicians to dig deep after the vandalism. Continue reading... […]

UK pair who planned Syria journey on TripAdvisor...
Posted by Jessica Murray and agencies on May 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel used travel website to look at area near Syrian borderTwo friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have each been jailed for 14 years for preparing to join Islamic State.Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel, both 22, used the travel review site to check out an area near the Syrian border before travelling to Turkey in 2016 and 2017. Prosecutors claimed the men tried to explain away their travel plans as an “innocent camping holiday”. Continue reading... […]

No more 'gangster theft': Mexican president to...
Posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his government will order an end to tax forgiveness for the country's largest companies, saying $20 billion in exemptions given by his predecessor was akin to theft by gangsters. […]