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Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from US allies in recent days. The US president tweeted he would make his “final decision” on the Paris accord after his return to Washington. Mr Trump left the […]

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May. Military personnel will now be deployed to protect key sites under the new threat level. The change in terror threat comes after investigators were unable to rule out […]

  North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test, days after South Korea elected its new president. The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. The White House said US President Donald Trump “cannot imagine Russia is pleased” because the missile landed not far […]

Congratulations to Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron for decisively winning the French presidential election, and defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron won with 66% of the vote to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president. Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic’s […]

Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the US government running until 30 September, media report. The bipartisan deal boosts military spending but does not include funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexico border, they say. The reported $1 trillion deal (£770bn) is expected to be voted […]

The Turkish government has sacked almost 4,000 more public officials in what appears to be the latest purge related to a failed coup last July. They include more than 1,000 justice ministry workers, a similar number of army staff and more than 100 air force pilots, officials said. In a separate decree, Turkey banned TV […]

In the polarizing French elections, centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May. With 97% of polling stations declared, newcomer Macron was leading the field with 23.9%. National Front leader Le Pen was close behind on 21.4%. Various political rivals are now expected to unite in a […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won a referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. The “Yes” campaign won with 51.4% of the vote, with the “No” campaign closely behind with 48.6%. The electoral board called victory for the “Yes” campaign last night. Erdogan supporters say replacing the […]


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