Boris Johnson to face court on Brexit campaign comments
30 May 2019 | 12:38 pm
The front-runner to become Britain's next prime minister must face questions over allegations he lied about EU membership costs during the campaign for Brexit. The case is a private one, brought by a businessman.
11 Aug 2021
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says the country is facing a "natural disaster of unprecedented proportions" as wildfires wipe out hundreds of homes and force thousands to flee. He apologises to Greeks for possible "weaknesses" in the state's response, and says "those who lost homes and property will be compensated".
21 Aug 2021
Despite Trudeau's COVID policies being widely seen as a success, he called the early vote in a bid to give his Liberal government a new mandate to steer Canada's pandemic exit.
16 Aug 2021
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called it quits after months of political turmoil. He defied calls for resignation for weeks, saying he would hold elections next year.
25 Aug 2021
A lack of qualified drivers combined with tough visa regulations are slowing down the country's supply chains. Food retailers like McDonald's have been hit. The Christmas season could stretch things to the limit.
15 Sep 2021
Israeli premier Bennett said Egypt could help restart the peace process with the Palestinians, while Egyptian President Al-Sisi said he wants to "strengthen regional security."
21 Sep 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a new Indo-Pacific strategic alliance with Australia and the US, dubbed AUKUS, in a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison US President Joe Biden. As part of the deal, the US will help Australia acquire nuclear powered submarines.
29 Sep 2021
Taro Kono may be the favorite with members of the Liberal Democratic Party, but factional politics mean that Fumio Kishida is likely to emerge as Japan's new prime minister, say experts.
10 Oct 2021
New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces many economic challenges, not least the impact of the pandemic. However, major policy changes are not expected, at least in the short term.
6 Oct 2021
The UK has given Brussels ten days to respond to its demands over customs checkpoints in the Irish Sea. The UK's Brexit minister has told the EU to rethink the terms of its trade accord.
17 Oct 2021
Iraqi forces claim to have captured a high-ranking IS leader in an international operation.
18 Oct 2021
The measures could halve customs paperwork and checks on meat, dairy and other food products coming to Northern Ireland.
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A video in which US basketball star Steph Curry appears to make five impressive full-court shots in a row has gone completely viral on Twitter, reaching more than 30 million views in a post by Sports Illustrated. We tell you where the video really comes from in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
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The execution of an Iranian man on Thursday, the first linked to nationwide protests since September, has drawn sharp Western criticism. The UK also announced sanctions against individuals linked to Iran's judiciary.
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Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a run-off vote in Georgia. It was the final Senate seat left undecided from the 2022 midterms. While the Democrats already held the majority, Warnock's victory now gives the party an outright, 51-seat hold on the Senate.
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Out to prove they can compete with Europe's elite, Bayern Munich's women celebrated a famous victory in front of a record-breaking crowd. The defeat of Barcelona shows progress continues to be made on and off the pitch.