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January 24, 2017 3:54 AM One of Donald Trump’s first moves in the White House strips women of abortion rights

US President Donald Trump has signed an order that could restrict women across the world access to safe abortion. The new President reinstated the Mexico City policy as one of his first moves in the White House. The policy enforces a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or promote the option. That means any US federally-funded 45

January 23, 2017 1:28 AM Outsider and ex-PM to vie for French leftwing presidential nod

Paris (AFP) - Leftwing outsider Benoit Hamon will fight former prime minister Manuel Valls for the French Socialist presidential nomination next Sunday after winning the first round of the party's primary. Hamon was not considered a serious contender when the campaign began in December but the 49-year-old former education minister put himself in the driving 30

January 13, 2017 4:08 PM BREAKING NEWS: Photographer Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, dies peacefully aged 86

Celebrity photographer Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died at the age of 86. Born Antony Armstrong-Jones, he photographed some of the most famous faces of the 20th century, from Diana, Princess of Wales to Jack Nicholson and Elizabeth Taylor, in a career that lasted more than six decades. But he will be remembered as the man who married 34 1

January 11, 2017 2:51 PM Carney warns EU on risks of Brexit

Mark Carney has put his finger on one of the biggest debates developing in the City at the moment. Brexit may hold risks for Britain - the economy and the supremacy of London as Europe's financial capital being two of them. And, according to the governor, those risks are greater for the continent. To be clear, Mr Carney was talking about financial stability 17

December 22, 2016 11:12 PM US must ‘greatly strengthen’ its nuclear capability: Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump said today that America must massively boost its nuclear capability until the "world comes to its senses." President-elect Donald Trump said today that America must massively boost its nuclear capability until the “world comes to its senses.” “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until 48

December 21, 2016 5:49 PM Obama oil pipeline rules face uncertain future under Trump

FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of a Tesoro Corp. pipeline break that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil into a Tioga, N.D., wheat field. The massive oil spill still isn't fully cleaned up three years and three months after it happened. The company responsible hasn't even set a date for completion. Some say that one of the largest 12

December 6, 2016 4:24 PM Who will be France's president in 2017?

Dozens of candidates are vying for the attention of French voters ahead of the presidential election on 23 April 2017. If none wins an outright majority, there will be a run-off vote between the two leading candidates two weeks later on 7 May. The centre-right Republicans have chosen Francois Fillon as their candidate, and opinion polls give him a lead of several 32

December 4, 2016 9:16 AM Europe holds its breath as Italy votes in key referendum

Italians are voting in a constitutional referendum on which reformist Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his future. Whatever the outcome of a vote being anxiously watched in capitals across Europe and carefully scrutinised on trading floors around the world, it will lead to change. If the centre-left Renzi's proposals to streamline a 68-year-old 22

November 28, 2016 5:27 PM Theresa May promises 800,000 Poles living in the UK they'll be able to STAY after Brexit – but only if British expats in Europe get the same treatment

Theresa May promised more than 800,000 Poles living in Britain they will be able to stay here after Brexit - but only if the EU offers similar rights to British citizens living across Europe. She used the visit of Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to London today to pledge to make ties between the two countries 'even closer' after Britain leaves the EU. Ms Szydlo 27

November 25, 2016 8:46 PM Trump’s pick for White House counsel once represented Tom DeLay

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection Friday of a controversial ethics attorney and consummate insider to be his White House legal counsel drew criticism from advocates who want a revamp of campaign-finance laws. Trump’s transition team announced that Donald F. McGahn II will serve as special assistant to the president and White House counsel 16