Category: World News

Brexit: France activates no-deal plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France will spend millions of euros preparing ports and airports for a no-deal Brexit French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks “less and less unlikely” and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it. After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr Philippe…

William Barr: Trump nominee says Mueller probe not a witch hunt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump’s nominee to lead the justice department President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee has said the US inquiry into Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling is not a witch hunt. William Barr told his confirmation hearing that special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry must conclude. “I think…

Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe #SaveRahaf campaign went viral after Rahaf started tweeting about her plight for asylum A Saudi woman who fled her family and became stranded at Bangkok’s main airport is now flying to Canada to seek asylum, Thai officials say. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to…