Angela Merkel has told her CDU party colleagues that she will not seek re-election in 2021, after disappointing results in Germany's most recent regional elections. The German Chancellor, who has been in charge for over a decade, is to step...
Sir Richard Branson has suspended talks over $1 billion Saudi investment following the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Branson told the Guardian that he had “high hopes for the current government in the kingdom and its leader Crown...
Singapore Airlines is to relaunch the world's longest flight on Thursday. The 10,400-mile route from Singapore to New York takes 18 hours and 25 minutes and covers over 15,000km.  The journey was cancelled five years ago due to rising oil costs but will...
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's far-right presidential candidate, has won the first round of Brazil's presidential election. Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote, which is just four percent less than the 50 percent he needed to win outright. The second round of voting will take place...
Australia has announced plans to end the controversial tax on female sanitary products. The 10 percent consumption tax will be abolished following years of campaigning from women's groups. Sanitary items were included in the 1999 Howard government's introduction of a goods and service tax to the...
Trump and EU officials have agreed to work out a deal towards 'zero' tariffs on Wednesday, avoiding escalation into a full-blown trade war. The deal came after EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker and President Trump met in Washington on Wednesday to...
After the Iranian president warned Donald Trump that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”, Trump responded with a direct tweet. Posting on Twitter at 11.24 pm ET on Sunday night, Trump wrote: “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN”. “WE ARE NO...
London was voted the most desirable city to work for overseas employees, according to a survey of 366,000 workers from almost 200 countries. Despite continued concerns regarding Brexit-related uncertainty, London beat out New York, Berlin and Barcelona, according to the latest...
Spain's prime minister has said that the country will welcome the 629 migrants on board the stranded rescue vessel MS Aquarius. Pedro Sánchez is offering the boat "safe harbour" in Valencia after both Italy and Malta refused to let the ship enter...
The International Monetary Fund has agreed to provide Argentina with a $50 billion (£37 billion) loan agreement. The deal has led to widespread protests but the Argentinian government hope the loan will fight inflation and strengthen the country's economy. "The package includes...
At least 28 Palestinians have been shot and killed by Israeli troops in Gaza, according to Palestinian officials. The health officials have said that 900 Palestinians have been wounded, 450 of them by live bullets before the opening of the US embassy...
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has said he "fully respects the Jewish faith" after formally apologising for accusations of antisemitism in a recent speech.  Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, took to Twitter to accuse Abbas of antisemitism, writing: “Once a Holocaust denier, always a...
Kim Jong-un has become the first North-Korean leader to cross the border with South Korea, to “write a new chapter” for the two states. South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and Kim both shook hands at the border, which has divided the...
Amber Rudd has said the government will create a new team that will ensure no more Windrush-era citizens will be classified as illegal immigrants. The home secretary apologised to those who arrived in the UK as children from the Commonwealth...
European stocks fell on Wednesday with the Dow expected to follow, amid rising trade tensions between China and the U.S. Investors reacted nervously to the news that China had responded to Washington's detailing of proposed tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products at...
The Green Alliance is urging ministers to bring forward their 2040 ban on new diesel and petrol car by ten years.  The UK thinktank has said that bringing the ban forward by a decade would nearly halve oil imports and almost...
Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In a series of developments, the US President will discuss missile and nuclear programmes following months of tensions between the two leaders.  “President Trump has said for some...
The US's three richest people have the same amount of wealth as the poorest 160 million people. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, which released the report on Wednesday, has said that inequality in the US is reaching a “moral...
Charities will be told they must improve standards in order for people to regain trust in the sector.  The Charity Commission and Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, are to warn charities that now is a “crucial moment” and steps must be...
Speaking to state governors at the White House, Donald Trump criticized officers who were outside the school in Florida at the time of the shooting.  Attacking an armed sheriff’s deputy who failed to enter the school, Trump said that the officers who...