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    May’s plea for EU help cast as failure at home

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May’s attempt to win assurances from the European Union on her Brexit deal was cast by opponents on Friday as a humiliating failure that did nothing to ease the parliamentary deadlock over Britain’s departure from the bloc....

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    SC backs Modi over Rafale jet deal

    Agence-France-Presse .New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    India’s Supreme Court dismissed Friday calls for an investigation into a controversial French fighter jet deal, in a move seen as a boost for prime minister Narendra Modi....

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    13 feared dead in flooded Indian ‘rat hole’ mine

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 11:55am on December 14, 2018

    At least 13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal ‘rat hole’ coal mine site in remote northeastern India, police...

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    Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police

    Agence France-Presse . Strasbourg | Updated at 11:06am on December 14, 2018

    The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist...

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    IS not defeated, just transforming: experts

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:56pm on December 14, 2018

    Even as the last pockets of resistance in eastern Syria hold their ground, the Islamic State group is shape-shifting into a new, but no less...

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    Despite Trump’s appeals, executions declining in US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:33pm on December 14, 2018

    Despite president Donald Trump’s appeals for increased use of death penalty, its application has declined in the United States, with executions and sentences at historically...

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    Beauty queen from slum crowned Miss Venezuela

    Agence France-Presse . Venezuela | Updated at 01:27pm on December 14, 2018

    The title of Miss Venezuela went Thursday to a woman from the country’s largest slum after a ceremony that traded glitz for frugality reflecting an...

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    May survives confidence vote

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a confidence vote by her own MPs but lost the support of one third of her colleagues, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through parliament....

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