France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for first timeThe Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, UK media say.
USA - PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
US withholds $65m from UN agency for PalestiniansThe US is cutting $65 million in funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, slashing this year's first contribution by more than half, a State Department official…
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Hong Kong 'Umbrella Movement' activist jailedHong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for three months Wednesday for obstructing clearance of a major encampment during mass pro-democracy protests in 2014, the second time…
Spain threatens direct rule as Catalans back PuigdemontThe central government in Madrid has warned it will maintain direct control over Catalonia if sacked regional leader Carles Puigdemont attempts to govern from Belgium.
Bannon 'ordered to testify' in Mueller’s Russia investigationPresident Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties…
FRANCE - UK
Macron to ask Britain to pay up to save Calais border dealFrench President Emmanuel Macron will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday where he is expected to ask the UK to take in more refugees from the Calais area…
Venezuela says rebel pilot killed in raidVenezuela's government announced Tuesday that rogue pilot Oscar Perez was among seven "terrorists" killed during a bloody police assault to arrest him the day before.
EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishingThe European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on…
Macron says France will never allow another Calais 'Jungle'President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday that France would not allow another migrant camp like the infamous “Jungle” to spring up in the port of Calais.
Erdogan vows to destroy ‘terror nests’ in SyriaPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed Turkey would soon begin an operation against towns in Syria controlled by Kurdish militia, calling the areas “nests” of terror.
Birth rate falls, but France remains Europe’s most fertile countryFrance may be Europe's most fertile country but even there the birth rate is falling and mothers are choosing to wait before starting a family, according to data released Tuesday.
Top Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shootingProminent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that sparked fears of a resumption of ethnic tensions in the volatile…
Rohingya refugees to return 'within two years'Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday,…