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Theresa May suffers three Brexit defeats in Commons Three defeats for May in Brexit debate

Ministers will be forced to publish the government full legal advice on the deal after MPs found them in contempt of Parliament for issuing a summary


Nato accuses Russia of breaking nuclear missile treaty Russia breaching missile treaty: Nato

The INF Treaty was a high-point for Cold War arms control in that it abolished a whole category of land-based missiles


France suspends fuel tax rises amid violent protest France suspends fuel tax rises amid violent protest

Four people have died since the unrest began and the resulting violence and vandalism have been widely condemned


Pompeo defends US policy, slams China, Russia and Iran Pompeo slams China, Russia and Iran

He urges US allies to join Trump's efforts and to assess honestly whether bodies like the WTO, the ICC and the IMF are serving their citizens


4 things UN chief wants world leaders to know 4 things UN chief wants world leaders to know

It marks the deadline for the 197 parties that signed the Convention to adopt guidelines for the implementation of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement


Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

The existence of the tunnels did not appear to have surprised Israel


Indonesia rescues 20 Muslim Rohingya adrift off Aceh Indonesia rescues 20 Muslim Rohingya adrift off Aceh

Syahrial, a local disaster official, says the group was discovered on the rickety boat by fishermen on Tuesday


Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners

The UN hopes to bring the two sides together for peace talks this month


India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

An estimated 1.1 million Indians die prematurely from air pollution every year


Qatar to quit Saudi-dominated OPEC in 2019 Qatar to quit Saudi-dominated OPEC in 2019

Qatar has been a member of OPEC since 1961


Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

Israel has spent years attempting to tackle a network of tunnels from the Gaza Strip into Israel and has used a variety of methods to destroy tunnels


George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute President Bush's dog pays last tribute

He will be buried at the presidential library in Texas, alongside his wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, who died seven months ago


Trial begins in attack on Gulshan cafe in which 22 died Trial begins in attack on Gulshan cafe

A police investigation found 22 people were involved in the attack


Indonesian police say 31 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks Indonesian police say 31 dead in Papua attacks

Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz says 24 workers were killed Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project


'Body found' in search for US woman missing in Costa Rica 'Body found' in search for US tourist

Carla Stefaniak, 36, disappeared on 28 November, the day she was due to leave from San Jose after a birthday trip with her sister-in-law


1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

Arkansas State Police say the bus crashed along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock


China cracks down on wedding extravaganza and extreme pranks China cracks down on wedding extravaganza

Authorities have said modern weddings are both too extravagant and against Chinese and socialist values


Brexit legal advice: MPs to vote on contempt of Parliament motion Ministers face Brexit legal advice vote

No 10 insists publishing confidential advice is not in the national interest


UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

The United States said the missile launch on Saturday was a violation of a UN resolution that endorsed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal


South Korea says no timeframe set for visit by Kim Jong Un S Korea says no timeframe set for visit by Kim Jong Un

President Moon Jae-in says more important than the timing of the visit is that it would accelerate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula


George HW Bush funeral: Trump pays respects at US Capitol Trump pays respects as Bush lies in state

Mr Trump has in the past clashed with the Bush family but will attend the funeral servic


Khashoggi murder: CIA chief Haspel 'to brief Congress' CIA head 'to brief Congress on Khashoggi'

Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October


France fuel protests: 'Yellow vests' pull out of PM meeting 'Death threats' halt France protest summit

The "yellow vests" have been protesting about a controversial fuel tax since mid-November


At-risk nations plead for 'justice' at UN climate summit At-risk nations plead for 'justice' at UN climate summit

Nearly 200 nations gathered in Poland Monday for the start of the COP24 summit, where they must agree on a universal rulebook to make good on the prom


Ukraine raids Orthodox churches with Russia ties Ukraine raids Orthodox churches with Russia ties

The raids on churches in northern Ukraine were part of a probe into the possible violation of a law on equality of religious belief


Iran backs Yemen peace talks Iran backs Yemen peace talks

The United Nations is planning to host peace talks in Sweden between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels


Iran faces 'chronic challenges' beyond US sanctions: speaker Iran faces 'chronic challenges' beyond US sanctions: speaker

He dismisses US President Donald Trump's offer to open fresh negotiations on a new deal


Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM

The decision casts further legal doubt over Rajapakse's claim to lead Sri Lanka


Egypt president opens first arms exhibition in Cairo Egypt president opens first arms exhibition in Cairo

Military cooperation between Cairo and Paris has significantly increased since Sisi took office in 2014


Netanyahu to meet US secretary of state in Brussels Netanyahu to meet US secretary of state in Brussels

Netanyahu's office says the meeting had been set last week, but provided few other details


UK spy chief issues warning to Russia UK spy chief issues warning to Russia

There is a coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats worldwide


Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps   Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

North Korea is seeking security guarantees from the U.S. and relief from international sanctions


Leaders gather for key UN climate talks in Poland Leaders gather for key UN climate talks in Poland

Critics say the declaration should more broadly cover all aspects of transition from fossil fuels to green energy


30 militants killed in Afghan eastern Ghazni province 30 militants killed in Afghan eastern Ghazni province

The government forces recaptured several villages in the province


Syria coalition kills IS leader linked to hostage executions Syria coalition kills IS leader linked to hostage executions

Ryan says the jihadist had also been involved in the execution of several other prisoners


Qatar to quit OPEC in 2019: energy minister Qatar to quit OPEC in 2019: energy minister

The organisation is dominated by oil-rich Saudi Arabia


Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues

Khashoggi had sent the texts to Montreal-based activist Omar Abdulaziz


Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

The World Bank Group said Monday it is doubling funding for poor countries preparing for climate change to $200 billion over five years


UN plane to evacuate wounded Huthi rebels in Yemen: coalition UN plane to evacuate wounded Huthi rebels in Yemen: coalition

The fate of wounded rebels had been a stumbling block to the start of a previous round of aborted peace talks in September

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