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  • CIA chief would 'KEEP QUIET' if Kim Jong-un died amid growing threat of war

    October 22, 2017 2:33 AM 10

    CIA would ‘keep quiet’ if Kim Jong-un died or disappeared its director has claimed after warning North Korea are close to perfecting nuclear capabilities. Mike Pompeo, has said he would keep quiet if the dictator disappeared after warning the hermit state are only months away from perfecting their nuclear capabilities. Mr Pompeo said he would “not talk about

  • London-trained Somali nurse helps deliver 22,000 babies

    October 21, 2017 11:01 PM 9

    CYCLING from one baby delivery to the next, life in 1950s Britain was straight out of Call The Midwife for Edna Adan. Yet she traded it all in for civil war, hyena attacks and water in buckets as she followed her dream to open the first maternity hospital in her native Somalia. In 2002, nearly 50 years since she began training at Borough Polytechnic

  • Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

    October 21, 2017 7:54 PM 6

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed. The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party rode a wave of far-right sentiment in Europe in an election

  • Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

    October 21, 2017 6:40 PM 7

    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing

  • Donald Trump to allow release of secret JFK assassination files

    October 21, 2017 5:16 PM 21

    Congress ruled in 1992 that all assassination documents should be released within 25 years. However Mr Trump has the power to block them on the grounds that making them public would harm intelligence or military operations, law enforcement or foreign relations. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Centre for Politics and author of a book about

  • Aberdeenshire man 'kidnapped' in Vietnam is found alive

    October 21, 2017 5:15 PM 7

    A 23-year-old British man feared kidnapped in Vietnam has been found alive, his family have said. Connor Leslie, from Newtonhill in Aberdeenshire, was last seen at about 02:30 local time (21:30 BST on Friday) in Hanoi. He was in the city with a group of friends who got out of a taxi which apparently sped off before Mr Leslie could step out of the car. Members

  • ‘This is a coup!’ Catalonia chaos erupts with calls for independence NOW as Spain steps in

    October 21, 2017 4:37 PM 17

    CATALONIA erupted into chaos today amid calls for immediate independence after Spain announced it would begin the implementation of Article 155. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Cabinet in Spain met this morning to agree to roll out hardline rules to penalise the breakaway region and impose direct rule. Elections could be held in just six months as the government

  • ‘TV3 is OURS!’ Catalan protesters outraged as Spain takes control of public media

    October 21, 2017 4:09 PM 7

    CATALAN separatists are livid as Spain prepares to seize control of public media following the invocation of Article 155. The Spanish civil guard will assume control of the media when authorities take over the autonomous region next week. The government says it wants to “guarantee the transmission of truthful, objective and balanced information” as it takes

  • Spain plans to hold early election in Catalonia next year

    October 20, 2017 11:04 AM 9

    The move aims to resolve the country's political crisis, but won't go down well with pro-independence activists. A spokesman from the opposition Spanish Socialist Workers Party said on Friday that an agreement had been reached with Spain's government on holding a new election in Catalonia in January. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his government

  • The Latest: Russia to retaliate if US restricts Russia media

    October 19, 2017 4:03 PM 12

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that Moscow would retaliate immediately if Washington restricts the operations of Russian news outlets in the United States. Putin said Thursday at the Valdai forum of foreign policy experts in Sochi that Russia will “momentarily respond quid pro quo” if Washington imposes restrictions on the Russian state-funded