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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang…

U.S. wary of Putin’s declaration of military victory in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is voicing skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a major withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and is arguing that…

‘We are one’: Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump’s Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree…

China marks Nanjing Massacre anniversary but Xi silent

BEIJING (Reuters) – China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work with Japan for peace, but President Xi Jinping kept…

Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Kim promises more weapons

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang…

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development…

U.S. wary of Putin’s declaration of military victory in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is voicing skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a major withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and is arguing that…

News

Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset

Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset

Media captionDoug Jones: ‘We have shown America the way’ Doug Jones has become the first…

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson arrives at the Atlantic Council policy forum to…

Husband accused of murder in high-profile Australia mystery

Husband accused of murder in high-profile Australia mystery

Image copyright Supplied Image caption Karen Ristevski’s body was found eight months after she went…

The road that tells the story of a country

Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that…

Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters

Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters

Media captionRoy Moore’s skittish escape on horseback The polls have closed in Alabama, where a…

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin announced the move at the Russian Hmeimim…

New York explosion at Manhattan bus terminal

New York explosion at Manhattan bus terminal

Media captionThe explosion occurred as the Monday rush hour was getting under way New York…

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Media captionThe pair greeted each other warmly but had different things to say on Jerusalem…

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Putin warned of consequences if “terrorists raise their…

Jerusalem: Netanyahu sees EU following US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu sees EU following US recognition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu was met by EU foreign policy chief Federica…

US News

Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) – Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, dealing a political…

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Image copyright Getty Images Doug Jones has become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Republican…

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Media captionSenator Gillibrand responds to President Trump’s tweet US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to “slut shame” a female senator who demanded he quit over…

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Media captionSenator Gillibrand responds to President Trump’s tweet US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to “slut shame” a female senator who demanded he quit over…

U.S. slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday’s attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City’s busiest commuter hubs,…

Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) – A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of…

Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post ‘sexist smear’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter…

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Media captionSenator Gillibrand responds to President Trump’s tweet US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to “slut shame” a female senator who demanded he quit over…

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Media captionSenator Gillibrand responds to President Trump’s tweet US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to “slut shame” a female senator who demanded he quit over…

Politics

Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing the threat of a defeat by rebel backbenchers when MPs vote on its flagship EU legislation. Led by the…

Donald Tusk calls Brexit talks a furious race against time

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Tusk said the EU needed to show “unity” in the next phase of talks The UK and the EU face a…

Brexit: Right-to-stay forms ‘will only take minutes’

Image copyright PA Image caption Anyone who arrives before Brexit day on 29 March 2019 will have the right to stay. It will only take a couple…

Objective reality exists, says UK minister Matt Hancock

Image copyright Getty Images Facts that everyone can agree on are the cornerstone of democracy and do exist – despite the rise of “fake news”, a UK…

‘That’s where the babies are suffering’

Should anti-abortion campaigners be banned from standing outside abortion centres and urging women to change their mind? Leila Nathoo visits one clinic in London to hear whether…

Brexit: Right-to-stay forms ‘will only take minutes’

Image copyright PA It will only take a couple of minutes for EU citizens to register online to stay in the UK after Brexit, Home Office minister…

All Sports

Matt O’Connor reveals extent of injury to Leicester’s Veainu

By Adam Ellis Leicester Tigers fullback Telusa Veainu will undergo surgery this week on a double fracture sustained to his jaw during the defeat…

Leinster defeat shows we’re still learning our lesson in Europe – Rob Baxter

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has stressed that his side still have plenty of work to…

Varsity: Who was the dashing Cambridge wing in Sherlock mystery?

By Brendan Gallagher The lead up to the Varsity match is always a tad fraught, but hopefully whatever happens in the coming days, it…

Room 101: Taunton Titans winger Aron Struminski

Ankle high Patrick boots Unbelievably, you still see these boots on a rugby pitch every now and again; they are such a budget thing…

Varsity women’s preview: Oxford will go on the attack to defend crown

Oxford were shock 3-0 winners of last year’s Varsity match when they produced a defensive performance to rank with the best seen at Twickenham…

Varsity: Seven-timer Briggs is Light Blues brigade history maker

By Brendan Gallagher Cambridge will find themselves in the novel position – in recent years anyway – of being strong favourites when they defend…

All Sports

Dream Team: Cornish Pirates wing Alex O’Meara

1. Alan Paver – He’s usually a tighthead but he can cover at loosehead and I want him in my team. He’s not only…

Young Guns: Leicester Tiger scrum-half Harry Simmons

Harry Simmons recently announced himself as a scrum-half of huge potential when, under his expert guidance, a youthful Leicester side defeated Gloucester in the…

The Ella brothers: the pop stars of Aussie rugby

BRENDAN GALLAGHER remembers that wonderful Junior Wallaby side that boasted a fabulous trio… Forty years ago, this month a group of shivering young Aussies…

Jackson: North’s good for Wales but what about the region?

(Picture: Getty Images) By Peter Jackson George North arrived at Franklin’s Gardens from West Wales one year after Chris Ashton left for North London.…

Cain column: Chatty refs have aided the growth of dissent

By Nick Cain Dissent is an evil genie that was always going to escape from the bottle when Rugby Union referees began to engage…

Shane Williams column: Learn lessons and put South Africa to the sword!

(Picture: Getty Images) By Shane Williams What a Test match that was last weekend! Wales came out on the wrong side of the result,…

Sport UK

‘Football is about dreams’ – Dyche after Burnley move into top four

Eleven of the 13 games either won or lost by Burnley this season have been decided by a single goal Burnley manager Sean Dyche said “football is…

Root urges England players to ‘stand up’ in crucial third Ashes Test

England captain Joe Root confident of success in third Ashes Test England captain Joe Root says it is time for his team to “stand up” in the…

I’m sorry if we upset Man Utd, but not if it was just Mourinho – Guardiola

Media playback is not supported on this device Mourinho criticises media for lack of respect Pep Guardiola says he is sorry if Manchester City’s derby celebrations insulted…

Jose Mourinho criticises media for lack of respect toward’s opponents Bournemouth

Rugbytots SE Cheshire and Staffordshire Moorlands Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42331444…

‘Football is about dreams’ – Dyche after Burnley move into top four

Eleven of the 13 games either won or lost by Burnley this season have been decided by a single goal Burnley manager Sean Dyche said “football is…

Root urges England players to ‘stand up’ in crucial third Ashes Test

England captain Joe Root confident of success in third Ashes Test England captain Joe Root says it is time for his team to “stand up” in the…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Travel Advice

Singapore

Haze can affect air quality in Singapore. You should monitor the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) updates and health advisories from the Singapore government. See Health Drunk and…

British Indian Ocean Territory

The British Indian Ocean Territory is a UK Overseas Territory. It is administered from London and there is no British diplomatic or consular representation there. The British…

Sweden

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK…

Moldova

You should be alert to the possibility of political protests and demonstrations. While these are generally peaceful, the situation could quickly change. Be alert to the latest…

Luxembourg

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK…

Oman

The British Embassy has received reports that some travellers are being redirected to other border crossing points when trying to use the Hatta crossing to cross the…

Health

Heat-not-burn tobacco ‘is a health risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health risks are lower than smoking cigarettes “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are harmful to health even though they are safer than…

Heat-not-burn tobacco ‘is a health risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health risks are lower than smoking cigarettes “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are harmful to health even though they are safer than…

Heat-not-burn tobacco ‘is a health risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health risks are lower than smoking cigarettes “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are harmful to health even though they are safer than…

Heat-not-burn tobacco ‘is a health risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health risks are lower than smoking cigarettes “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are harmful to health even though they are safer than…

Heat-not-burn tobacco ‘is a health risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The health risks are lower than smoking cigarettes “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products are harmful to health even though they are safer than…

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Image copyright James Gallagher Image caption Peter has Huntington’s disease and his siblings Sandy and Frank also have the gene The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease…