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All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

ISTANBUL: A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday (Apr 27) sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

Merkel warns UK against Brexit 'illusions'

Merkel warns UK against Brexit 'illusions'

BERLIN: Germany's Angela Merkel told Britain on Thursday (Apr 27) it should have no "illusions" it would retain the rights of an EU member after Brexit, hardening the tone ahead of a summit of the remaining 27 nations.

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EU Parliament says lost US$5.5 million to alleged Le Pen jobs fraud

EU Parliament says lost US$5.5 million to alleged Le Pen jobs fraud

PARIS: The European Parliament accuses French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's party of defrauding it of nearly €5 million (US$5.5 million) in expenses, more than twice an initial estimate, a French legal source said Thursday.

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PM May hosts EU leaders as Brexit positions harden

PM May hosts EU leaders as Brexit positions harden

British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a "useful working dinner" with key EU Brexit negotiators on Wednesday, as the bloc hardens its position ahead of a summit to lay down its "red lines".

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Missing trekkers found in Nepal after seven weeks, one dead

Missing trekkers found in Nepal after seven weeks, one dead

KATHMANDU: Rescuers on Wednesday (Apr 26) found two Taiwanese trekkers who went missing in a remote mountainous part of Nepal seven weeks ago, but only one survived the ordeal.

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Trump tax plan to cut corporate rate to 15%: Treasury secretary

Trump tax plan to cut corporate rate to 15%: Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is poised to unveil its long-awaited tax reform plan on Wednesday (Apr 26) that will slash corporate taxes to 15 per cent, in the "biggest tax cut" in US history.

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Ivanka defends Trump at women's summit

Ivanka defends Trump at women's summit

BERLIN: Ivanka Trump, making her overseas debut as the US "First Daughter" at a women's summit in Berlin, drew groans and laughter on Tuesday (Apr 25) as she defended her father's attitude towards women.

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Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

WASHINGTON: From the resounding setbacks in Congress to the stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has certainly been confronted with a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House.

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Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

ROME: Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, the company said Tuesday.

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Macron tops French election, to fight Le Pen for presidency

Macron tops French election, to fight Le Pen for presidency

PARIS: Pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right Marine Le Pen in France's presidential run-off, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country's youngest leader in modern history.

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IMF warns against protectionism, but strikes word from statement

IMF warns against protectionism, but strikes word from statement

With fears rising that the Trump administration will follow through on its threats to raise trade barriers, world finance ministers are united on one message: protectionism threatens the global economy.

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French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe

French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe

PARIS: France voted on Sunday (Apr 23) in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.

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Venezuela death toll soars to 20 in weeks of protests

Venezuela death toll soars to 20 in weeks of protests

CARACAS: The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people on Friday (Apr 21) after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas.

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UN chief holds first meeting with Trump

UN chief holds first meeting with Trump

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday (Apr 21) held a brief first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, ahead of a visit of Security Council ambassadors to Washington next week.

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Italian court rules mobile phone caused brain tumour

Italian court rules mobile phone caused brain tumour

ROME: In a potentially landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.

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Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

LONDON: British lawmakers on Wednesday (Apr 19) overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election, paving the way for a June vote she hopes will give her a "mandate to complete Brexit".

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