May offers ‘confirmatory referendum’ on her Brexit deal

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…
Sudan protesters plan general strike as talks falter

Sudan protesters plan general strike as talks falter

Sudan's main protest group called on Tuesday for a general strike after talks with the country's military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition. Protesters are demanding civilians head a new sovereign council which is meant to oversee a transition towards democracy. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) said the army was still insisting…
Huawei founder defiant in escalating dispute with United States

Huawei founder defiant in escalating dispute with United States

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has struck a defiant tone in the Chinese technology giant's battle over 5G technology with the United States, as Washington temporarily eased some trade restrictions on the company in an attempt to minimise the effect on customers.  Speaking to China's state media on Tuesday, Ren said the US was underestimating Huawei,…
Iran slams ‘genocidal taunts’ by US, increases uranium stockpiles

Iran slams ‘genocidal taunts’ by US, increases uranium stockpiles

A top Iranian official has called on the United States to address Tehran with respect, not with a threat of war, a day after US President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Tehran on Twitter. The war of words on Monday came as the semi-official Tasnim news agency announced Iran has , in line…
Indonesia election: Joko Widodo wins second term

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo wins second term

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has beaten rival Prabowo Subianto to win a second term in office, the country's elections commission has said, in an announcement that came hours before opposition protesters were set to protest against the final results of last month's vote. The commission was expected to announce the official results on Wednesday but,…
UN warns food aid to Yemen could be suspended

UN warns food aid to Yemen could be suspended

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that aid could be suspended to areas of war-torn Yemen under the control of Houthi rebels unless they abide by accords aimed at ensuring that supplies are not diverted. "Humanitarian workers in Yemen are being denied access to the hungry, aid convoys have been blocked, and local…
Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

The United States government said that a 16-year-old boy from Guatemala died Monday at a Border Patrol station in southern Texas, becoming the fifth death of a migrant child since December. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in the Rio Grande Valley on May 13.…
‘This is not a peace plan’: Palestinians shun Bahrain conference

‘This is not a peace plan’: Palestinians shun Bahrain conference

The Palestinian leadership has not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month in support of Washington's Middle East peace plan, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said. Washington announced the conference on Sunday, describing it as the unveiling of the first part of US President Donald Trump's long-awaited proposal for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.…
DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

President Felix Tshisekedi has named Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba as the new prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The move was announced on Monday by presidential spokesman Kasongo Mwema Yambayamba, who said Ilukamba was appointed under a political agreement between Tshisekedi and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila. Ilukamba was previously the head of the DRC's national railway company. He also…
Trump threatens Iran’s ‘end’ if it seeks fight with the US

Trump threatens Iran’s ‘end’ if it seeks fight with the US

Just days after saying he was prepared for talks, United States President Donald Trump has issued a direct threat to Iran, suggesting that the Islamic republic will be destroyed if it attacks his country's interests. "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again," Trump…

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