GERMANY has narrowly escaped an immediate recession following the publication of reports from Berlin’s autumn quarter which has saved Angela Merkel from an economic crisis – but the analysts warn there’s trouble ahead.
Get ready to hit the brakes if you plan on hitting the roads in the Netherlands in the future.
A suspect wearing black clothing opened fire minutes before the school day was due to start, police say.
Lucy Hughes has won the 2019 international James Dyson award for her biodegradable material.
MH17 probe: Russia, Ukraine rebels had ‘almost daily contact’ before plane’s downing, investigators say
A multinational team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 declared Thursday that rebels in the area of Ukraine where the plane was targeted had been in “almost daily telephone contact” with Russian officials in the weeks leading up to the attack, raising questions about their possible involvement.
Sonny Bill Williams tells Radio 5 Live about converting to Islam and “representing the Muslim community” after the Christchurch mosques attack.
INDONESIA has been rocked by a massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake triggering an instant tsunami warning in the region.
SIX people have been wounded in a shooting at an LA high school according to reports.
The worst drought for 40 years is making the economic hardship worse – leaving people starving.
A Kurdish Iranian refugee who wrote an award-winning book via WhatsApp from inside the offshore Australian detention center where he’d been marooned for six years, finally left the island this week, vowing to “never go back.”
They died when two vehicles collided in an area often used for smuggling Afghan migrants.
The United Kingdom’s looming departure from the European Union may spell the “real end of the British Empire,” the head of its governing body is warning.
VLADIMIR PUTIN and China President Xi Jinping have launched a scathing attack on US President Donald Trump calling him a “protectionist bully” as trade war talks between Washington and Beijing rumble on.
Venice’s misfortunes never seem to stop.
DEVASTATING FLOODS have inundated Venice in what has been the worst flooding since 1966, but is Venice sinking? What is Venice built on? Here is the latest on flood defences and travel advice for tourists.
The worst flooding to strike Venice in more than 50 years has officials in Italy set to declare a state of emergency Thursday after water levels that topped 6 feet inundated the city.
The army general overseeing the reconstruction disagrees with the architect over the spire.
THE European Union’s most powerful member states are there to serve the bloc’s smallest and most vulnerable countries, Donald Tusk last night said.
The World Health Organisation wants to produce and test generic versions of the diabetes medication.
YouTube star Nikki Lilly on not hating the haters, being yourself and her Bafta “highest honour”.
The population of a tiny Canadian island off the coast of Maine is demanding their government start a year-round ferry service or build a new bridge to the mainland to keep American customs officials from opening what they say is nearly every piece of mail they’ve been getting for over a year.
Chinese giant Tencent is in a slump.
South Africa’s rugby world champions strip to their pants to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
VENICE has been hit by the worst floods in 50 years, a disaster only truly appreciated from the air.
A STATE of emergency has been declared in Venice following “apocalyptic” flooding and now 21 ports from Venice to Naples are at risk of “drowning”. Here are the latest flood warnings and maps.
The alleged militant spent four days stuck between the Turkey and Greece borders.
The new rules come amid growing concern about China’s influence over universities.
Erin Lee of the Echappe dance school in Philadelphia says the dads are “super committed”.
JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER’S surgery to treat an risky aneurysm “went well” but his return to office remains unclear, with the European Commission set to be replaced by Ursula von der Leyen.
DONALD Tusk has delivered a final shot at French President Emmanuel Macron as he prepares for his departure as President of the European Council.
A Nordic neo-Nazi group leader and an accomplice are accused of vandalising 84 Jewish tombstones.
The 58-year-old geometry teacher repeated the threat when questioned by police in Washington state.
Behrouz Boochani was held on Manus Island for six years, after trying to claim asylum in Australia.
The damage from the 1.87m (6ft) high waters is a “blow to the heart of our country”, PM Conte says.
Five rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel just hours after a cease-fire was declared between Israel and Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group early Thursday morning, an Israeli Defense Force spokesperson confirmed.
A former Michigan elementary school teacher on Tuesday was found bound, gagged and strangled to death in her apartment in the Dominican Republic, according to local media reports.
The fashion house’s sales fell in Hong Hong while the airline said the civil unrest had hit demand.
MICHAEL SCHUHMACHER’S wife Corinna has broken her silence on the true reason the health of the Formula 1 motor racing legend has been kept secret since his devastating accident in 2013.
Russian police say a student has killed a fellow student and wounded three more in a shooting at a college before taking his own life.
ANGELA Merkel and former Greek president Alexis Tsipras almost walked out on each other as tensions boiled over during the 2015 Eurozone crisis talks, according to Donald Tusk.
ISRAEL is under attack from a “barrage of rocket attacks” only hours after a ceasefire was agreed, setting off air raid sirens.
ITALY will declare a state of emergency today after deadly floods brought “widespread devastation” to to its historic basilica, with the city’s Mayor warning the city is “on its knees”.
THE Italian holiday hotspot of Venice is still affected by severe flooding after days of relentless rain caused tides to go up to almost record-breaking levels, forcing Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to issue a state of emergency for the city.
WITH next month’s general election looming, British citizens living on the continent are plotting to use their votes in a last-ditch bid to block Brexit, with one accusing the UK of “making refugees out of its own people” by opting to quit the EU.
Indonesian police on Thursday arrested four men linked with Islamic State, a day after a suicide bomber attacked a police station in Medan city, killing himself and injuring six people.“The four suspects went through military training and also fought alongside Isis in Syria. [Anti-terror squad] Densus88 is further investigating [them],” said Dedi Prasetyo, the national…
Cathay Pacific to delay delivery of four new Airbus planes as it battles fallout from Hong Kong protests
Cathay Pacific has deferred the delivery of four Airbus aircraft and will retire an extra two planes in 2020, the company told analysts on Thursday, as civil unrest in Hong Kong saps demand for air travel.The city’s flagship carrier said Cathay Dragon would take delivery of three fewer planes, and retire one extra, with one…
Democratic lawmakers tried their hand at reality television with mixed results on Wednesday as they presented arguments to the American public for the impeachment of a former star of the genre, Donald Trump.Unlike the best reality TV shows – not to mention the Trump presidency itself – fireworks and explosive moments were scarce, however.Democrats need…
POPE FRANCIS is facing one of the biggest rounds of criticism he has received since becoming Vatican leader as traditionalist rivals in the Catholic Church fume at his Amazon Synod, slamming the “sacrilegious” visit.
Once a staunch defender of rights activists in court, Liu Zhengqing has sunk into a depression since being barred by Chinese authorities in January.“I have been unemployed at home,” the 55-year-old said, adding that it was especially hard to find work given his age. “I am totally dependent on savings.”Liu is one of at least…
A legal clerk who ended a bloody Thai courtroom shooting by grabbing a firearm and killing the gunman has been arrested and charged with murder, police said on Thursday.Three people – two lawyers and the gunman – were shot dead at the Chanthaburi courthouse in eastern Thailand on Tuesday during a hearing over a long-running…
THE RAGING bushfires that have swept across New South Wales and Queensland have claimed a fourth victim, according to Australian authorities.
This will anger women’s rights groups who last year won a hard-fought victory to enter Sabarimala.
Israel is yet to confirm the reported truce, which is said to have come into effect early on Thursday.
THE conditions for a ceasefire have been outlined as the Israel’s military campaign against Islamic Jihad continues to rage on.
A fourth person has died in a week of emergencies that are now threatening east and west coasts.
SCIENTISTS have discovered a WWII submarine lost for 75 years using advanced drone technology off the coast of Japan.
The Philippine president is famous for his strongman persona – but is he well enough to continue?
Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.
A SHARK has taken a chunk out of a man’s forearm, leaving him to swim back to his boat, according to reports.
A Democrat and a Republican give their reactions after the first public Trump impeachment hearing.
Asian stocks mostly dropped Thursday after China reported economic data that was weaker than expected.
Supporters of Evo Morales clash with riot police as lawmakers vow to challenge Jeanine Áñez’s rule.
The co-founder of the global circus company Cirque du Soleil has been detained in French Polynesia on drug trafficking charges for allegedly growing marijuana on his private island.
IVANKA TRUMP was savagely mocked on Twitter after a “behind the scenes” photograph of her wearing traditional Moroccan clothes during a trip top the African country was released online.
Parties have until 4pm to confirm their candidates for the general election, with the Tories desperate for an 11th-hour deal with Nigel Farage.
MICHELLE OBAMA will be teaming up and headlining with Ellen DeGeneres for a special event next year – but punters have been left fuming at the outrageous ticket prices.
SCIENTISTS have used advanced technology to scan the bones of ancient humans in an attempt to understand their daily lives.
SOUTH CHINA SEA control has become a key objective for Beijing and Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government sent a chilling warning last year that has sparked caution from the US as well as Asian neighbours in the region.
Why the government’s move to stop stockpiling 15,000 tonnes of coffee led to a public outcry.
Three young West Africans stole from their families to fund a trek to Europe, now they have to face the consequences.
The clear majority of people would support taking rail companies back into public ownership, a Sky News poll suggests.
Two snail farms in the US are now allowing top restaurants to switch from canned to fresh supplies.
Turkey has begun sending IS members to their home countries – even if they don’t want them back.
Israeli military says it’s ‘raining rockets’ from Gaza; Islamic Jihad launching one every 7 minutes since leader killed
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Wednesday that it is “raining rockets” across the country, with Islamic Jihad firing one projectile every seven minutes since a senior commander of the terror group was killed by the Israeli military in a targeted airstrike Tuesday morning.
For the first time, the public heard evidence in the case to impeach US President Donald Trump.
Tech companies are increasingly wading into finance, raising regulatory questions.
Officials believe the three cows washed up on the Outer Banks after swimming for up to five miles.
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.
Pascal Siakam might have been a priest. Or a footballer. The path that led him to the NBA is not what you would call conventional.
CLIMATE change is to blame for the worst flooding in Venice for more than 50 years, according to its mayor.
THE US military has sent another warning signal to China after a warship was deployed through the disputed Taiwan Strait.
DONALD TRUMP has claimed he was “too busy” to watch the coverage of his impeachment hearing on Wednesday.
VENICE has seen its worst flooding in more than 50 years, with two people reported to have died.
ISIS ‘matchmaker’ Tooba Gondal will be deported from Turkey to France after pleading with the Home Office to return to the UK – despite only ever having studied in London.
One of the EU’s most senior figures has intervened in Britain’s general election campaign, urging opponents of Brexit not to give up on stopping it.
The Huawei Mate 30 features an excellent camera. But without access to popular apps like Google and Facebook, it’ll be a hard sell outside of China.
A pack of feral hogs (say, 30-50 perhaps?) reportedly sniffed out and destroyed a stash of cocaine worth $22,000 hidden by drug dealers in an Italian forest.
Donald Trump was overheard asking about “investigations” into Joe Biden, a top US diplomat says.
Sebastian Fagarazzi was walking from the bus terminus at Piazzale Roma to his home in Cannaregio at lunchtime Wednesday when he saw two tourists coming towards him, suitcases in hand, ready to flee the city.
ITALIAN Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned of a “dramatic situation” following widespread flooding across the city of Venice.
AUSTRALIA is in the midst of a crisis, with fires spreading on an unprecedented scale through New South Wales and Queensland. So why have the Australia bushfires been so bad this year?
On Wednesday morning Israeli airstrikes pounded the Gaza Strip, serving as my alarm clock. After more than 20 straight hours of reporting the day before, I was thankful for the three hours of rest I managed to get.
An English newspaper has apologized for publishing an obituary about someone who, to their surprise, is still alive.
THE historic St Mark’s square has been left devastated by widespread flooding which has left more than 80 percent of Venice under water and two dead.
The general election campaign is now well into its second week. Here’s what happened on Wednesday.
Over 80% of the city has been left underwater, leading the mayor to declare a state of emergency.
A Nigerian software developer has landed a job at Twitter following a chance meeting with the company’s executives during a visit to the country last week.