Wednesday, 11 July 2018

World

07/10/2018 - 23:10

US President Donald Trump is set to meet other Nato leaders for potentially fractious talks at a summit in Brussels shortly.

Ahead of his visit, Mr Trump hit out at the EU on trade and at his Nato allies for failing to spend enough on defence.

He was met with a sharp rebuke from European Council President Donald Tusk, who accused the president of criticising Europe "almost daily".

07/10/2018 - 23:02

An Israeli non-profit organisation has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon.

SpaceIL said the probe would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December on a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

It is expected to land on the Moon in February 2019.

07/05/2018 - 01:03

Melting bitumen has forced drivers in Australia to abandon their vehicles after the tyres became coated with tar. Up to 50 motorists may be entitled to compensation over the incident in Queensland on Tuesday, reports said.

07/05/2018 - 01:01

A Catholic archbishop in Australia says he will appeal against his conviction for concealing child sexual abuse.

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was found guilty in May of covering up abuse by a paedophile priest in New South Wales (NSW).

07/01/2018 - 05:01

A notorious gangster has escaped by helicopter from a prison in the Paris region, the French authorities say. Redoine Faid was helped by several heavily armed men who created a diversion at the prison entrance while the helicopter landed in the courtyard.

06/18/2018 - 00:47

A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night - now the Eid festival had ended.

The government says it will continue a unilateral ceasefire for another 10 days, although security forces can defend themselves if attacked.

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