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France prepares to introduce checks in Channel Tunnel in case of 'no deal' Brexit

France is making urgent preparations for Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal, including imposing checks at the Channel Tunnel, a senior minister warned Tuesday.

After much ado, luckluster French reshuffle leaves Macron's 'second wind' in doubt

The longest French cabinet reshuffle saga in decades reached a relatively unspectacular denouement by palace communiqué on Tuesday with an Emmanuel Macron loyalist, Christophe Castaner, named interior

Trump hangs fantasy painting with other GOP presidents at White House

A fantasy painting depicting US President Donald Trump socializing with the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan caused an uproar on social media when it was revealed over

'On the sidelines no longer': record number of women run in US midterms

A record number of female candidates running in the upcoming US midterms has led pundits to predict that 2018 could be "the year of the woman". Could this "pink wave" tilt the election's results?

Castaner: Macron’s new interior minister, a signal to France’s disgruntled leftists

The promotion of Christophe Castaner from ruling party chief to France’s interior minister on Tuesday is viewed as a sop to leftists unhappy with French President Emmanuel Macron’s perceived rightward

Macron reshuffles cabinet, names ruling party chief interior minister

French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Tuesday, naming loyalist and head of his ruling party Christophe Castaner to the sensitive post of interior minister.

Millions face famine in Yemen as PM sacked

The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million -- or two in five people -- from around 8.5 million in the coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis,

Australia may move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Australia is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday, following the lead of US President Donald Trump.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional

Riyadh, Arab allies threaten retaliation, but is their bark worse than their bite?

Nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia – aided by its Arab allies – unleashed a PR offensive against threatened US economic sanctions. But does the

Monaco hire France's all-time top scorer Thierry Henry as new manager

France's all-time leading scorer and Arsenal great Thierry Henry landed his first managerial job on Saturday after Monaco hired him as a replacement for Leonardo Jardim, who was dismissed last week.

Turkey searches Saudi consulate in Khashoggi case

A team of Turkish police investigators and prosecutors on Tuesday left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after conducting an unprecedented eight-hour night-time search agreed after the disappearance of

Deadly flash floods hit the south of France

At least 11 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France overnight Sunday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said.

Macron cabinet reshuffle delayed

Two weeks after the hasty departure of France’s interior minister Gérard Collomb, Emmanuel Macron's long-awaited government reshuffle is expected to be announced Monday.

Greens make historic gains in Belgium local elections

The Greens and other smaller parties hammered traditional political heavyweights in local elections Sunday in Belgium, in what has been billed as a rehearsal for next year’s federal and European

Jordan and Syria reopen main border crossing

The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially reopened on Monday after being closed for three years, though it will not be open to normal traffic immediately.

Jihadists 'still in Syria's Idlib' as withdrawal deadline passes

A deadline passed Monday without jihadists leaving a planned buffer zone around Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib as set out under a Russian-Turkish deal.

London, Brussels fail to agree on Brexit deal ahead of EU summit

Last-ditch talks between London and Brussels' chief Brexit negotiators failed to agree a draft divorce settlement on Sunday, still blocked on the issue of the Northern Irish border just days before a

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation against sanctions over Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European and U.S. allies piled on pressure.

Merkel’s Bavarian allies lose absolute majority in regional election

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies suffered their worst state election result in more than 60 years in a regional vote on Sunday that is likely to increase tensions within Germany’s fragile