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Brexit: MPs back May’s bid to change deal

MPs have backed seeking "alternative arrangements" to replace the Irish backstop in Theresa May's Brexit plan.The proposal - put forward by Tory MP Sir Graham Brady - had the support of the government and won by 16 votes.Read more:…

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada

A Saudi woman who fled her family and became stranded at Bangkok's main airport is flying to Canada after being granted asylum status.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok, but was initially told to…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut.The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old…

Trump stands by claim that Mexico will pay for wall

US President Donald Trump has insisted that Mexico will still pay for the border wall, claiming he never meant it would make a one-time payment."Obviously I never meant Mexico would write a cheque," Mr Trump said before travelling to…

US shutdown: Border politicians oppose Trump’s wall

Politicians in Washington have had a lot to say about the merits or otherwise of a border wall thousands of miles away. But why are so many lawmakers based there against it?There are nine members of the House of Representatives whose…

Gatwick runway reopens after drone chaos

Gatwick's runway has reopened after drones caused the airport to shut down for more than a day.The airport, the UK's second busiest, said 837 flights were scheduled but there were delays and cancellations.READ MORE:…

Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday's crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it.As it stands the deal "would be rejected by a significant margin" if MPs voted on it, she…

Trump chief of staff: Speculation mounts over job

Speculation is mounting over who will be US President Donald Trump's new chief of staff after the man believed to be the top candidate said he too was leaving the government.Nick Ayers, chief of staff to the vice-president, will…

Trump says China agreed to reduce tariffs on US car imports

Beijing will "reduce and remove" the 40% tariffs it places on US cars imported into China, US President Donald Trump has said.China has declined to confirm President Trump's announcement, which he made on Twitter without providing…

Republican wins Mississippi Senate vote marked by race row

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippi's racially charged Senate election, beating a challenge from the black Democrat, Mike Espy.It extends the Senate majority of President Donald Trump's party 53 for Republicans and 47 for…

Climate Change: Global Challenge Requiring Global Response

Dr. Lee Ying-yuan Minister Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) August 2018 Continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases around the world has caused abnormal and extreme weather events such as…