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Destroying Syria’s air force is one option for Trump

Destroying Syria’s air force is one option for Trump

Trying to wipe out Assad’s air power would come with risks, not least the potential fallout from any Russian deaths Donald Trump ordered an attack on Syria a year ago in response to a chemical attack,
Wall Street sighs with relief as Xi Jinping finds the right words

Wall Street sighs with relief as Xi Jinping finds the right words

China’s leader probably guesses that Donald Trump will not be quite so easy to pleaseIt says something when Wall Street trembles at every public statement from the leader of the free world but takes
Yemeni group launches lawsuit against Saudi crown prince in Paris

Yemeni group launches lawsuit against Saudi crown prince in Paris

Campaigners accuse Mohammed bin Salman of ‘complicity in torture’ of civilians A Yemeni human rights group has filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against the visiting Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin
Essential to avoid disaster of hard Irish border, says Tony Blair

Essential to avoid disaster of hard Irish border, says Tony Blair

Former PM, speaking after 20 years of Good Friday agreement, says Brexit must be managedTony Blair has accepted that Britain and Ireland will have to work around rather than reverse Brexit in order to
Sudan's president orders release of all political prisoners

Sudan's president orders release of all political prisoners

Omar al-Bashir reported to be freeing those detained after unrest but details are unclear Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, has ordered the release of “all political detainees” held in the country,
Berlin tops the world as city with the fastest rising property prices

Berlin tops the world as city with the fastest rising property prices

Average prices leapt 20.5% last year, prompting warnings of a property bubble waiting to burstBerlin has emerged as the frothiest property market in the world, with the city engulfed by expensive
Merkel tells Putin not to exclude Ukraine from gas pipeline route

Merkel tells Putin not to exclude Ukraine from gas pipeline route

German chancellor says Nord Stream 2 project is not possible without clarity on Ukraine’s roleAngela Merkel has intervened in a row over a gas pipeline due to run from Russia to Germany, telling
Conflict displaces almost 700,000 Syrians in deadly first months of 2018

Conflict displaces almost 700,000 Syrians in deadly first months of 2018

Crisis has deepened for civilians caught up in attacks on hospitals, schools and homes, and cut off from humanitarian aid, says UNAlmost three-quarters of a million Syrians have been forced out of
Donald Trump cancels South America trip

Donald Trump cancels South America trip

Vice-President Mike Pence to visit Peru and Colombia in his steadPresident staying ‘to oversee the American response to Syria’The White House announced on Tuesday that Donald Trump will not travel to
Ealing council to vote on creating buffer zone near abortion clinic

Ealing council to vote on creating buffer zone near abortion clinic

Move would shield women from intimidation by anti-abortion groups at Marie Stopes clinicA west London council is to hold a historic vote on whether to create a buffer zone around an abortion clinic to
Commonwealth Games swimmer Otto Putland cleared of rape

Commonwealth Games swimmer Otto Putland cleared of rape

Welsh swimmer was accused of raping woman who had just had sex with his friendA Welsh international swimmer has been cleared of raping a woman who claimed he forced himself on her shortly after she
EDF warns of delays at Flamanville nuclear power station in France

EDF warns of delays at Flamanville nuclear power station in France

Experts fear UK’s planned Hinkley plant will face similar budget and deadline problems EDF Energy has warned that a flagship nuclear power station it is building in France could run further behind
Syria chemical attack: US and Russia fail to reach UN agreement as tensions rise

Syria chemical attack: US and Russia fail to reach UN agreement as tensions rise

Russia and western allies vote against each other’s proposals at UNUS, UK and France prepare for military action against Assad regimeAn attempt to stave off a military confrontation in Syria failed in
Will Macron enforce his 'red line' over Syria chemical attack?

Will Macron enforce his 'red line' over Syria chemical attack?

French president last year vowed airstrikes if pro-Assad forces clearly used chemical weapons “Will Macron start his first war?” asked the Le Parisien newspaper as France studies how to react to the
Russian whistleblower's UK inquest to continue

Russian whistleblower's UK inquest to continue

Alexander Perepilichnyy collapsed and died while jogging near his home in Surrey in 2012A UK-based Russian whistleblower refused to return to his home country to deal with his debts because he was
What could the US target in Syria and how is Russia likely to react?

What could the US target in Syria and how is Russia likely to react?

The response to a 2017 chemical attack was largely symbolic; this time it could be more comprehensiveAfter the 2017 Khan Sheikhoun attack, Donald Trump ordered a strike on the airfield that launched
Trump decries 'attack on our country' after FBI raids his lawyer's office

Trump decries 'attack on our country' after FBI raids his lawyer's office

Agents seize records and communication between Michael Cohen and president, prompting extraordinary scene at White House Donald Trump declared an “attack on our country in a true sense” was under way
Tributes to intruder killed at house in London torn down

Tributes to intruder killed at house in London torn down

Shrine placed near Hither Green home where Henry Vincent died during suspected burglaryTributes to an intruder who died after a struggle during a botched burglary at a house in south London have been
Orbán: election victory gives us mandate to pass 'Stop Soros' laws

Orbán: election victory gives us mandate to pass 'Stop Soros' laws

Hungarian leader says package of bills targeting civil society will be pushed through parliament Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has promised to push through a controversial piece of
UK interest rates should be raised without delay, says Bank's McCafferty - as it happened

UK interest rates should be raised without delay, says Bank's McCafferty - as it happened

Chinese president promises to lower import tariffs, easing fears of trade war 2.45pm BST Stock markets are moving higher after a speech by China’s president Xi at the Boao Forum defused some of the