(Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote. The Liberal Party leader’s campaign has been upended since Time magazine on Wednesday published an image of the prime minister, who […]
China is poised to open a new mega-airport to the south of Beijing, already home to the world’s second-busiest aviation hub, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic. Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) will see its first commercial flight take off around September 20, according to Chinese state media, with main tenant China […]
Parliament has officially been suspended for five weeks, with MPs not due back until 14 October.
The husband of former US vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, is reported to have filed for divorce, according to US media.
A self-proclaimed ‘workaholic’ father whose eight-year-old son died suddenly in his sleep has urged others to learn from his mistake and prioritize family over their jobs in a gut-wrenching essay. In a now viral post on LinkedIn, tech-company founder J.R Storment laid bare the heartache he experienced following the death of one of his twin […]
(Reuters) – The growing economic fallout from President Donald Trump’s drawn-out trade war with China would appear to be a ready-made opportunity for Democratic presidential contenders seeking to blunt his central 2020 re-election pitch: That he has made the economy great again. So far, it has not quite worked out that way. While most of […]
(Reuters) – British opposition parties will discuss on Friday how to respond to Boris Johnson’s bid to call a snap election after the prime minister said he would rather die in a ditch than delay the planned Oct. 31 departure from the European Union. As the United Kingdom spins toward an election, Brexit remains up […]
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe’s early years were praised for broadening access to […]
Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is resigning as an MP and minister, saying he is “torn between family loyalty and the national interest”.
Boris Johnson will call for a general election on 15 October if Labour and rebel Tories succeed in blocking a no-deal Brexit.