Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Members of the White Helmets operating in Aleppo in northern Syria Israel says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in south-western Syria. Some 422 volunteers and family members were taken to Jordan via the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights […]

Trade war a reality, French finance minister warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting US steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs […]

Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be ‘disrespectful’

Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun, pose with the Turkish president Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he would have been “disrespecting his ancestors’ roots” had he not posed for photographs with the Turkish president. Ozil and Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan – both Germany internationals of Turkish descent – were criticised by […]

Austria ditches Turkish language driving theory tests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Candidates will still be able to take the examination in English, Croatian and Slovene Learner drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their theory test in the Turkish language, the transport ministry says. A minority of prospective drivers take the test in Turkish, but it reportedly […]

Brexit deal ‘can be done by October’

Media captionThree politicians give their view on a Brexit “no deal” A deal with the EU can be reached by October but the UK is preparing for the possibility of no deal, the new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has said. He said he would return to Brussels for talks on Thursday and strain “every sinew” […]

Trump-Putin: Top US spy retracts ‘awkward response’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dan Coats has downplayed his “awkward response” to news of a second Trump-Putin summit The head of US intelligence has said that he did not mean to disrespect President Donald Trump with his “awkward response” on hearing the news that he had invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit Washington. […]

Dominic Raab: We can get Brexit deal done by October

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Raab replaced David Davis, who quit in protest at Theresa May’s trade policy A deal with the EU can be reached by October but the UK is preparing for the possibility of no deal, the new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has said. He said he would return to Brussels […]

John Major: ‘I think Theresa May will survive’

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NI abortion reform: More than 170 politicians sign letter

Image copyright PA Image caption Attention has turned to Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland voted to overturn the country’s abortion ban More than 170 politicians from the UK and Ireland have signed a letter urging the UK government to reform Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. It is the only part of the UK where […]

Syria conflict: Israel evacuates White Helmets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Members of the White Helmets operating in Aleppo in northern Syria Israel says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in south-western Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they had acted on a request from the US […]