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January 3, 2019 12:06 PM North Korea ambassador to Italy 'disappears', says South

South Korea's spy agency has told officials that North Korea's ambassador to Italy has disappeared. The announcement follows unconfirmed reports that Pyongyang's top diplomat in Italy had sought asylum from an unidentified Western country. Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, is the son and son-in-law of high-ranking North Korean 107

January 2, 2019 5:37 PM World War 3 fears grow as tensions ERUPT between China and US-backed Taiwan

AN EXPERT has warned that armed conflict between China and Taiwan is looking increasingly unlikely - and that US-backed Taiwan is militarily outmatched by its rival. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political arrangement with China, while stressing all cross-strait negotiations 126

January 2, 2019 12:39 PM EU accused of favouritism after ignoring Macron's 'BRUTAL' treatment of 'Yellow Vests'

EUROPEAN Union bosses have been accused of ignoring Emmanuel Macron’s “brutal” handling of the so-called ‘Yellow Vest’ demonstrations sweeping France. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieck claims France has received beneficial treatment from Brussels after deploying tens of thousands of police officers to quash the growing movement. Paris suffered 125

January 2, 2019 11:57 AM Cuba’s Castro ATTACKS Trump and tells Cubans to prepare for ALL scenarios

CUBA’S former leader Raul Castro urged his fellow citizens to prepare for all scenarios to defend their country’s independence as he accused the US of returning to a policy of confrontation after the distention lived during the Obama administration. Mr Castro, head of the Cuban Communist Party, delivered a speech during the celebration of the 60th anniversary 133

December 31, 2018 11:56 AM New Year’s Eve in Sydney: New Year’s Eve countdown is ON as storm hits celebrations

Sydney, Australia, will bid welcome to the New Year in about five minutes despite heavy rain battering the capital of New South Wales. But the poor weather has not dampened the spirits of celebrating crowds who were spotted cheering on the New Year countdown in Sydney Harbour. The downpour, accompanied by loud thunder and lightning, swept through Sydney 121

December 31, 2018 8:07 AM Philippines deadly storm and landslides kill more than 60

More than 60 people have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines, with locals reportedly taken by surprise by its strength. Storm Usman hit the Bicol region southeast of capital Manila on Saturday. At least 17 people are missing and the death toll is expected to rise. One official told AFP news agency that people did not take precautions as it was not classed 58

December 31, 2018 12:39 AM Philip Hammond 'HOLDS BACK' vital Brexit funding in catastrophic blow for UK

SENIOR cabinet officials have accused the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, of stopping the necessary funding required to prepare the UK for Brexit. The Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, has complained to the Treasury, saying his department has only received half of what was required to prepare local councils for Brexit. Mr Brokenshire's department only received 100

December 30, 2018 6:36 AM Calls to rid bacon and ham of processing nitrites

Leading scientists and a cross-party group of politicians are calling for chemicals called nitrites to be removed from processed meats like bacon. Cancer specialists and politicians are among those backing the campaign to take out nitrites. They say nitrite-free alternatives are safer and should be more widely used. The British Meat Processors Association 91

December 28, 2018 10:35 AM Diane Abbott admits she would INCREASE boat patrols to assist migrants coming from Calais

LABOUR's Diane Abbott claimed boat patrols may have to be increased to assist migrants crossing the French border from Calais to come to the UK on dangerous boat journeys. The Shadow Home Secretary told BBC Radio 4 Today Programme she would consider increasing boat patrols in British waters to assist migrants once they have the right to go through the asylum 95

December 28, 2018 2:59 AM More than half a million potholes reported last year

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities for repair last year, according to new research. The RAC claims the "shocking" figures prove road conditions are worsening. The data was obtained from Freedom of Information requests to the 212 councils responsible for roads in Great Britain, of which 161 authorities 95