Wednesday, June 26, 2019

US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover up’

Democrats in the United States's House of Representatives believe President Donald Trump is engaged in a "cover up”, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. Pelosi spoke to reporters following a meeting of House Democrats as politicians contend with how to handle multiple investigations into Trump, a Republican, and his administration, including whether to launch…

Iran FM denounces ‘unacceptable US escalation’ of tensions

Iran has accused the United States of instigating an "unacceptable" escalation of tensions, as Washington pledged to continue a campaign of "maximum pressure" on the Islamic Republic. Speaking in Tokyo on Thursday, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran would not hold talks with Washington but added it would act with caution following the recent deployment of US…

Trump says US not seeking ‘regime change’ in Iran

President Donald Trump has said the United States is not looking for "regime change" in Iran. He said this on Monday after bilateral talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has offered to broker a dialogue between the two nations. "We're not looking for regime change, we're looking for no nuclear weapons," Trump said at a joint…

Who’s in the running to replace Theresa May?

The starting gun in the race to replace Theresa May as leader of Britain's Conservative Party was fired as she resigned on Friday morning. But, in truth, a few of the frontrunners had gotten a head start, declaring their candidacy weeks before the prime minister stepped down amid Brexit chaos. The job comes with late…

Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

Pivotal elections for the European Union parliament reach their climax on Sunday as the last 21 nations go to the polls and results are announced in a vote that boils down to a continent-wide battle between Eurosceptic populists and proponents of closer EU unity. Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe and return…

Exit polls show India’s Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance led by right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win a majority in parliament in the mammoth Indian general elections that ended on Sunday, exit polls show. Several early exit polls released by Indian media on Sunday predicted the BJP will lose seats but with allies would still…

Hezbollah chief warns war against Iran would ‘engulf region’

The head of the Lebanese political and armed movement Hezbollah has warned that any war against Iran would cause the Middle East to "erupt". Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the United States "know well that any war on Iran will not remain confined to Iran's borders. The entire region will burn", leading to all…

Egyptian court orders the release of Mahmoud Hussein

A court in Egypt has ordered the release of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein from prison after 881 days of detention. The court ruled on his release on Tuesday but following an appeal by the prosecution Hussein was brought to a different court on Thursday. It upheld the earlier decision. However, it remained unclear exactly when the…

May offers ‘confirmatory referendum’ on her Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "compromised" ahead of a last-ditch effort to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament. On Tuesday, May attempted to win over opposition by offering the House of Commons a vote on whether to hold a confirmatory referendum on her Withdrawal Agreement - if it is pushed through…

China rises but 30 years after Tiananmen crackdown remains taboo

Their faces stare out from the photos, some smiling and some serious. Most of them are young, captured in candid moments or emotionless passport snaps, a uniform seen here and there. Taken decades ago, these are the portraits of some of the people later killed after China's leaders declared martial law and ordered armed troops…
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Champions League wins for Spurs and Liverpool – reaction

Champions League wins for Spurs & Liverpool - reaction - Live - BBC Sport Summary Tottenham beat Premier League rivals Man City 1-0 Defeat a setback to Man City's quadruple bid Is Kane's season over? Striker hobbled off on Tuesday night Liverpool take 2-0 advantage to Porto next week Get involved: tweet #bbcfootball or text…

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