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Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May won endorsement from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies. Trump said Britain leaving...Show More Summary

US vice president visits Ukraine in show of support

Outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine on Monday to support the war-scarred country's leaders amid concerns that ties could chill under Donald Trump. Biden's one-day visit to meet President Petro Poroshenko and Prime...Show More Summary

Main points from May's keynote Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday laid out her Brexit priorities and negotiating aims for the first time during a keynote speech in London. Here are the key points. SINGLE MARKET: May spelled out that Britain will have to leave the European Union's single market in order to restrict immigration from the EU. Show More Summary

Russia turns eyes to Libya with support for strongman

Emboldened by its success in Syria, Russia is turning its eyes to chaos-ridden Libya with support for a military strongman whose forces oppose the internationally backed government. Experts say Moscow is looking to gain a foothold in...Show More Summary

Brazil police fire rubber bullets at inmates

Brazilian police fired rubber bullets Tuesday at inmates on the grounds of a jail where dozens were massacred over the weekend in the latest in a string of prison riots. Police positioned on top of the outer walls of the Alcacuz jail near the northeastern city of Natal fired at inmates who had taken control of part of the complex.

Poll: 40 percent approve of Trump's handling of transition

35 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

President-elect Donald Trump will take office this week with an approval rating of 40 percent, sharply lower than any incoming US president in recent history, a new poll showed Tuesday. The CNN/ORC poll showed Trump lagging more than...Show More Summary

Brexit: What we know

35 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said for the first time that Britain would leaveShow More Summary

Turkey Kurd leader risks up to 142 years in jail: media

36 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Turkish prosecutors are demanding up to 142 years in prison for pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas on charges of links to Kurdish militants, state media said on Tuesday. The charismatic Demirtas was detained in November along with another nine HDP lawmakers and his female co-leader Figen Yuksekdag. Show More Summary

Putin mocks claims that Trump was spied on

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday mocked claims that Russia was behind an unsubstantiated dossier on US president-elect Donald Trump, saying its special services would not have spied on him during a 2013 "Trump when he came to Moscow (in 2013)... Show More Summary

Ukraine files 'terrorism' case against Russia at world court

Ukraine has filed a case at the UN's top court accusing Russia of sponsoring "terrorism" and demanding Moscow pay damages for the shelling of civilians and the downing of flight MH17, officials said Tuesday. Kiev has asked the International...Show More Summary

EU says Lithuania can use funds for Russian border surveillance

Lithuania can use EU funds to install surveillance systems on its border with Russia's militarised Kaliningrad exclave but not to build a fence, the EU said on Tuesday. Vilnius has said it wants to build a fence on the border with Kaliningrad amid concern from fellow Baltic states over the Russian military build-up. Show More Summary

France sees fewer strikes (despite year of huge strikes)

While 2016 saw some global headline making industrial action in France, there was actually a big drop in the number of strike days across the country, according to fresh figures from a strike monitoring website.

Norway says Breivik treated 'humanely and respectfully'

Norway told judges Tuesday it was treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in prison "humanely and respectfully" in its appeals case against having violated his human rights. "Even a person like Breivik who has been convicted of...Show More Summary

More than 80 dolphins die off Florida coast

More than 80 dolphins known as false killer whales have died off the southwest coast of Florida after getting stranded in shallow waters, US officials said. A pod of 95 of the dolphins, which are black in color and look like killer whales without white markings, became stranded in the Gulf Coast off Everglades National Park, the park said on Twitter. Show More Summary

China's sea militarisation 'troubling': Philippine defence chief

China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to improve his nation's relations with China by adopting a non-confrontational approach over their competing claims in the strategically vital waters. Show More Summary

France claims Britain is 'improvising' on Brexit

The British government is "improvising" its handling of Brexit, France's finance minister said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to give a major speech on the issue.  

Russia adoption law discriminatory: European court

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Russia's policy of refusing to allow Americans to adopt Russian children, solely because of their nationality, was discriminatory. The court ordered Moscow to pay damages to the 45 Americans who filed the case, who had hoped to adopt 27 children between 2010 and 2012. Show More Summary

IN PICTURES: See how the icy spell is making France shiver

France is in the grip of the iciest spell in five years as a cold front from Russia meddles in the country's winter weather system. But at least it makes for some striking photographs as well as some disturbing ones.

Syria talks in Astana meant to 'consolidate' ceasefire: Lavrov

Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital next week are aimed at consolidating the frail truce in the war-torn country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. "One of the objectives of the meeting in Astana is first of all to consolidate the ceasefire," Lavrov said of the talks due to begin on January 23. Show More Summary

Turkish-Armenian reconciliation elusive decade after journalist murder

Ten years after campaigning Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was shot dead in Istanbul, Armenians and Turks have still not achieved the reconciliation of which he dreamt. The murder of Dink by a teenage gunman on January 19, 2007,...Show More Summary

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