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Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

Some of the world's biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a "catastrophic" effect on consumers.In a letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas,

Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences’

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.The long-held view has been that the world's seas would rise by a maximum of just

Google restricts Huawei’s use of Android

Google has barred phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm.New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps. The move comes afte

Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked for a snap election after his Vice-Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over a corruption scandal.Mr Kur

2019 Australia election: Polls open for ‘generational’ vote

Australians have begun voting on Saturday in the first general election since political infighting ousted the nation's fourth leader in a decade. PM Scott Morrison says he has united his c

Huawei: China threatens to retaliate over US sanctions

China has threatened to retaliate against US sanctions seen as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Bei

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries".He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from usi

Alabama passes bill banning abortion

Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, set to be the strictest such US law.The state Senate approved the law, rejecting an amendment to allow exempti

German crossbow deaths: Police find more bodies

German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a Bavarian hotel have found two more female bodies in a flat 400 miles away.The flat in Wittingen had been occu

Julian Assange: Sweden to announce decision on rape case

Swedish prosecutors are set to announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. The investigation may be revived at the req

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Balochistan

Three gunmen have stormed a five-star hotel in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least one person, officials say.The attack targeted the Zaver Pearl-Continental Hote

US sends missile system and ship to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate

The US is sending a Patriot air defence missile system and a warship to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran.The USS Arlington, which transports amphibious vehicles and aircra

Trade war: China-US talks resume with new tariffs due to kick in

Chinese and US negotiators are attempting to salvage a trade deal just hours before fresh US tariffs are due to come into force. US President Donald Trump says the two sides were close to

US House panel holds Attorney General William Barr in contempt

US Attorney General William Barr should be held in contempt of Congress, the House of Representatives judiciary committee has ruled.Democrats on the committee took the rare step as tensions

US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraq amid Iran tensions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unscheduled, fleeting visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with Iran.Mr Pompeo cancelled a trip to Berlin to meet with Iraqi leaders during a f

Turkey to rerun vote in Istanbul following opposition win

Turkey's electoral body has ordered that Istanbul's local elections be re-held after a shock opposition victory in March.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party questioned the slim win by

Moscow plane fire: At least 41 killed on Aeroflot jet

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 41 people were killed after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.Videos on social media

North Korea: Kim Jong-un oversees ‘strike drill’ missile component test

North Korea has confirmed via state media that leader Kim Jong-un has overseen a "strike drill" testing various missile components. "A number of short-range projectiles" were also fired fro

Thai King Vajiralongkorn to be crowned in three-day ceremony

Thailand has begun three days of coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn.King Vajiralongkorn inherited the throne in 2016 when his long-reigning father Bhumibol Adulyadej died. D

Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses Attorney General Barr of lying to Congress

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress.Her comments came a day after Mr Barr's testimony to a Senate panel about Special Counsel Robert M

Venezuela crisis: Protesters gather after Guaidó call

Media playback is unsupported on your device Venezuelan opposition supporters have been holding mass protests, a day after violent clashes with government forces. "We will keep going with more strength t

Venezuela crisis: Maduro aides agreed he had to go, US says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Three members of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's inner circle agreed with the opposition that he "had to go" but then backtracked, US officials have said. It comes

US deputy attorney general tells Trump he quits

Rod Rosenstein, the US deputy attorney general who oversaw the special counsel inquiry into President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, has resigned.Mr Rosenstein, who had a fraught worki

Spain election: Socialists win amid far-right breakthrough

Spain's governing Socialists have claimed victory in the country's third election in four years, but have fallen short of a majority.PM Pedro Sánchez's party polled 29% and will need the h

US synagogue shooting: One person dead in Poway, California

A gunman has opened fire at a synagogue in California, leaving one woman dead and three other people injured, police say.A 19-year-old man has been arrested after the attack at Poway, north