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Google’s is “committed to the US Military, not the Chinese Military" President Trump said after meeting the firm's chief executive on Wednesday. In a tweet, the President said he and Sundar Pichai also discussed “political fairness and various things that Google can do for our country”. It follows a tweet earlier this year in which Mr Trump accused Google of "helping...
Migrants have hijacked a merchant vessel that rescued them off Libya's coast, ordering the crew to head towards Malta, reports say. More than 100 migrants aboard the cargo ship are said to have acted after being told they would be taken back to Libya. Malta's military said the ship would not be allowed into its waters. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo...
An air strike near a hospital in north-west Yemen that killed at least seven people, four of them children, has been condemned by Save the Children. The NGO, which helps fund the hospital, said two other adults were unaccounted for after a missile struck a petrol station close to its entrance. Kitaf rural hospital lies about 100km (60 miles) from the...
Prosecutors have dropped all charges against US actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack. The Empire star attended a court hearing in Chicago on Tuesday, where a judge sealed the case. Mr Smollett, 36, pleaded not guilty this month to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police. The city's mayor denounced the prosecutors' decision to...
Speed limiting technology looks set to become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from 2022, after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU. Campaigners welcomed the move, saying it would save thousands of lives, with the EU aiming ultimately to cut road deaths to zero by 2050. The road safety charity Brake called it a "landmark day" and urged...
A British Airways flight destined for Düsseldorf in Germany has landed in Edinburgh by mistake, after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly. The passengers only realised the error when the plane landed and the "welcome to Edinburgh" announcement was made. The plane, which started at London's City Airport, was then redirected and landed in Düsseldorf. WDL Aviation ran the BA flight...
President Donald Trump says his enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things" will be under scrutiny after he was absolved of colluding with Russia. Speaking in the Oval Office, he said no other president should have to be investigated over "a false narrative". He spoke a day after the attorney general released a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's completed report. It...
The Mexican president has sent a letter to Spain's King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologise for human rights abuses committed during the conquest of the region. Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the indigenous peoples of Mexico had been the victims of massacres. In a video filmed at the ruins of an ancient Mexican city , he called...
A five-month-old boy has died after parents performed a circumcision at their home in Italy, officials say. The baby was sent to a Bologna hospital in cardiac arrest on Friday night, but died shortly afterwards. Authorities in the northern Reggio Emilia province have opened an investigation against the parents, who are reported to be of Ghanaian origin. In a similar case, a two-year-old...
The family of a 73-year-old French woman injured in a police charge at a protest are taking legal action. Geneviève Legay fell and hit her head on a metal post during the banned "yellow vest" demonstration in Nice. The incident, captured on video by demonstrators and journalists, is being investigated. Ms Legay, who sustained skull fractures and bleeding next to the brain,...

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