WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials on WHO’s Emergency Committee made clear the Zika still constitutes a global public health threat. They […]

Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive

Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive

Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria’s biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire. Residents said the streets were deserted as the 250,000 people still trapped in the besieged opposition-held sector […]

Pope Francis officially declares Mother Teresa a saint

Pope Francis officially declares Mother Teresa a saint

Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, honouring the tiny nun who cared for the world’s most destitute and holding her up as a model for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find poor, wounded souls. Applause erupted in St. Peter’s Square even before Francis finished pronouncing the rite of […]

Maverick Montebourg declares French presidency bid

Maverick Montebourg declares French presidency bid

Former industry minister Arnaud Montebourg has said he will run in France’s presidential election after “wasted” years under Francois Hollande, the latest candidate on the left to challenge the government’s pro-business line. Ousted two years ago over his increasingly vocal criticism of Hollande, Montebourg is joining an already crowded field jostling to replace the unpopular […]

Theresa May pledges ‘serious social reform’ in major break from Cameron and Osborne as she launches her vision for Britain… and declares ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Theresa May pledges ‘serious social reform’ in major break from Cameron and Osborne as she launches her vision for Britain… and declares ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Theresa May pledged to deliver ‘serious social reform’ in a major break from David Cameron and George Osborne’s premiership as she launched her vision for Britain today. In a clear pitch for the centre-ground of British politics, the front-runner to take over as Prime Minister in September said Britain needs ‘a bold, new, positive vision […]

French government declares natural disaster in areas affected by floods

French government declares natural disaster in areas affected by floods

Venezuela’s opposition cleared its first hurdle Tuesday in its uphill race to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for driving the country to the brink of collapse. But the leftist leader flexed his muscle when riot police fired tear gas to block opposition protesters from marching on the electoral authority’s […]

Clinton makes history as she declares herself the Democratic nominee

Clinton makes history as she declares herself the Democratic nominee

  Hillary Clinton declared herself the Democratic Party nominee for US president on Tuesday, saying she had made history as the first woman to lead a major party in a race for the White House. The former first lady, senator and US secretary of state beat rival Bernie Sanders in New Jersey’s nominating contest, expanding […]