Brexit: Theresa May’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’

Image copyright AFP Theresa May’s offer to give EU citizens in the UK “settled status” after Brexit has been described as being “far short of what citizens are entitled to”. European Parliament Brexit chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt and leaders of four of the parliament’s main groups say the proposal is a “damp squib”. It offers […]

Rio’s Valongo slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site

Image copyright AFP Image caption The old stone wharf is now inland, after successive land reclamation projects in Rio A wharf in Rio de Janeiro where nearly a million African slaves are estimated to have landed has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN cultural organisation, Unesco. The Valongo wharf operated for three […]

Donald Trump backtracks on Russia joint cybersecurity unit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had their first face-to-face talks on Friday Donald Trump has backtracked on a proposal to work with Russia to create an “impenetrable” cybersecurity unit to prevent election hacking. Hours after promoting the idea on Sunday, the US president said that he did not think it […]

US laptop ban lifted on Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian

Image copyright Getty Images Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian have become the latest Middle Eastern airlines to let passengers take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights. Both carriers said they had worked with US officials to tighten security checks on flights from Kuwait and Jordan. The US imposed the ban in March on direct […]

G20: Trump hails talks as ‘success’ despite divisions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump said the G20 summit in Germany was “carried out beautifully” by Mrs Merkel President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a “wonderful success”, despite the US’s isolated position on climate change. In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the […]

Venezuela: Maduro praises opposition leader Lopez’s prison release

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lopez (above) was cheered by jubilant supporters outside his home in Caracas Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro has praised the decision to release from prison one of the country’s main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez. Mr Lopez has been moved to house arrest after more than three years in jail. He […]

KKK rally in Virginia leads to rival protests and clashes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption KKK supporters were escorted to and from the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, by riot police A march by supporters of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group in the US state of Virginia has been met by hundreds of rival demonstrators. Dozens of KKK members took part in […]

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are about 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic masses must not be gluten-free – although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled. In a letter to bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah said the bread can […]

Bolshoi theatre cancels Nureyev ballet premiere

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Bolshoi Ballet is based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow Russia’s Bolshoi theatre has shocked art critics by cancelling the world premiere of Nureyev – one of the most anticipated ballets of the season. The ballet’s outspoken director, Kirill Serebrennikov, was recently questioned in an investigation into alleged embezzlement […]

G20: ‘Difficult’ talks ahead as protesters arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of protesters were detained after setting fire to vehicles and barricades in Hamburg Leaders are entering the final day of talks at the G20 meeting in Hamburg as officials try to bridge the gap with the US on issues such as trade and climate change. German Chancellor Angela […]

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