Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Prime Minister Theresa May signalled in a speech Tuesday that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out” following the June 2016 “Brexit” referendum. May delivered her speech to an audience of British civil servants and international diplomats at London’s Lancaster House, a Georgian mansion that […]

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s announcement Friday that it is leaving the ICC surprised many, raising questions about its legality and concerns for the future of a court that counted South African dissident-turned-president Nelson Mandela as a key advocate. The United Nations confirmed receipt Friday of South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC, effective October 19, 2017. The withdrawal […]

Trump forced into apology as lewd remarks leave campaign reeling

Trump forced into apology as lewd remarks leave campaign reeling

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making obscene comments about women. Trump declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton and slammed his Democratic opponent in the November 8 election, […]

Disaster declared after deadly Louisiana floods leave thousands stranded

Disaster declared after deadly Louisiana floods leave thousands stranded

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration on Sunday for flood-ravaged Louisiana, where at least five people have died and emergency crews have rescued more than 20,000 people stranded by unprecedented flooding. Governor John Bel Edwards said residents had been pulled from swamped cars, flooded homes and threatened hospitals across the southern part of […]

First families leave Syria’s besieged Aleppo

First families leave Syria’s besieged Aleppo

Dozens of civilians left the besieged and battered opposition-held east of Syria’s Aleppo city on Saturday through a “humanitarian corridor” to the government-held west, state media reported. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that “a number” of civilians had crossed into government territory. The crossings were the first major movement of people […]

Extraordinary bid to block Brexit revealed: EU Commission staffer writes to ALL MPs demanding they overturn historic vote to leave

Extraordinary bid to block Brexit revealed: EU Commission staffer writes to ALL MPs demanding they overturn historic vote to leave

An extraordinary attempt to block Britain leaving the EU has been revealed after a European Commission staff member sent a letter to all MPs demanding they vote to prevent Brexit. Tory MP Henry Smith highlighted the missive – sent from a British citizen working for the EU in Brussels – and has sent a copy […]

What now after Brexit?

What now after Brexit?

Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain’s relations with the bloc. The EU is in shock and entering uncharted territory. No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how […]

PM Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

PM Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

he UK and the EU entered uncharted waters Friday after the country voted to leave the bloc. Shortly after the result, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to resign in three months. Follow all the events on our live blog below. UK has become the first state ever to withdraw from the European Union, […]