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Boris Johnson uses washing machine diplomacy in Turkish charm offensive

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:32:28 GMT

Boris Johnson has heaped praise on his Turkish-built washing machine after the country's prime minister warned that the Foreign Secretary needed to make amends after penning a rude poem about its head of state. Mr Johnson used his first official visit to the nation to enthuse about the "beautiful, very well-functioning Turkish washing machine" he has in London.

Michael Fallon said Nato must remain the cornerstone of Britain's defence

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:32:27 GMT

Sir Michael joined his fellow defence ministers from across the bloc in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, to discuss the ambitious project to strengthen military capability across the continent. However, asked if Britain would veto the move, he said only that "there is no majority here for an EU army".

Flowers left at Russell Square tube station, London, as Britain remembered the July 7 bombings

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:19:21 GMT

Fatima Zaman said there was a need to recognise the roots of all extreme views, and it was the country's tolerance and respect for different cultures that made Britain great. "Irrespective of the type of terrorist organisation, extremist ideology is fuelled by discontent, social fragmentation and a disillusion with the political order of the day," the 23-year-old east Londoner said.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk through the Great Bear Rainforest in Bella Bella

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:22:14 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have forged links with a remote Canadian community and left with their arms filled with presents - including a pair of dancing vests. In the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest William and Kate were welcomed by the Heiltsuk First Nation people and in turn the Duke praised them for helping to safeguard the natural wonder in British Columbia dubbed the "Amazon of the north".

The Latest: EU removing Colombia's FARC from terror list

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:54:36 GMT

25, 2016. Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, will sign a peace agreement to end over 50 years of confli... .

Air Force colonel charged with rape, adultery and photographing his ...

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:44:51 GMT

Art scion, 46, weds billionaire's daughter, 23, in $5m French Riviera fete with 'White House-level security' and guests including Heidi Klum, the Olsens, Princess Bea and groomsman Owen Wilson Cops kill disgruntled lawyer who 'shot NINE people with a revolver at a Houston strip mall after filling up his Porsche with weapons' Does this severed HEAD hold the clue to identifying mystery Briton and Americans arrested by Bangkok police? DNA tests to reveal ID of corpse found in their freezer 'Extremely nervous' Prince Charles 'feared being assassinated at Diana's funeral' because he had become 'public enemy number one' over their marriage breakdown Boater, 22, is found safe one week after his vessel disappeared off the coast of New England - but his mother is still missing EXCLUSIVE: Gladys Knight's son refuses to remove the soul singer's name from his 'chicken and waffles' restaurants - ... (more)

4 reasons OPEC will struggle to boost oil prices

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:28:15 GMT

The world's major oil producers are meeting in Algeria this week, trying again to find a way of pushing prices higher. Despite signs of a growing willingness to cut a deal to restrain supply, they have a mountain to climb.

Trump's immigration stance could reverse trends, spur Latinos to vote

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:07:03 GMT

The USA TODAY Network is spending time in eight counties in eight states, exploring the key electoral themes that could decide this fall's election. Each week from now until the election, we will feature a different one.

Man to be sentenced over affray at MP's office

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:54:56 GMT

A man whose aggressive behaviour frightened staff in an MP's constituency office three months before the murder of her colleague Jo Cox will be sentenced later. Jaseem Saeed, 39, had already admitted a charge of affray before he went on trial at Leeds Crown Court in relation to his behaviour in the office of Dewsbury's Labour MP Paula Sherriff, where he became aggressive while asking for help with a passport application.

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as U.N. meets over Syria

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:54:04 GMT

At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russia and the Western powers. The United States, Britain and France - who called the emergency meeting - heaped blame on Moscow for supporting the Syrian offensive which U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura called one of the worst of the 5½-year war.

Federal government sends mixed messages on how provinces can price carbon

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:56:01 GMT

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is pointing to differing messages coming from the federal Liberal government over what constitutes a price on carbon. The Trudeau government has promised to negotiate a pan-Canadian climate plan this fall with the provinces and territories in order to put Canada on track to meet its international Paris accord commitments.

Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:00:24 GMT

This image taken from AP Television shows a group of protestors wearing shorts in central Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday Sept. 25, 2016.

GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:05:25 GMT

In this Sept. 23, 2016 file-pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:05:43 GMT

White Plains , Sep 25 : Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today ahead of their first presidential debate on Monday night. Netanyahu was expected to meet in New York with the presidential nominees of the two major parties in what could set the tone for future relations between Israel and the next White House administration.

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:13:44 GMT

The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige. Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific projects as well as its military-backed space program, including its second space station earlier this month.

News Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:16:50 GMT

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Mexico sees surge of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:31:47 GMT

Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern border in just a few days. Recent experience suggests the 4,749 migrants entering through Mexico's Tapachula immigration center on the Guatemalan border will soon try to reach the California border, with many expected to apply for asylum.