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40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

New cars and light commercial vehicles will need to comply starting as soon as next year.

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May accused of 'Brexit blackmail' after appealing for more time
Brexit Chaos

May accused of 'Brexit blackmail' after appealing for more time

Britain's Labour party has claimed "household name" employers are poised to abandon the country as the Brexit uncertainty continues.

  • by Nick Miller
Post-Brexit ex-pat residency deal struck with non-EU nations
Brexit

Post-Brexit ex-pat residency deal struck with non-EU nations

The British government has agreed to allow citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein already living in Britain to remain after Brexit.

Polar bears have invaded an island town. Locals are terrified of them and climate change
Paris Agreement

Polar bears have invaded an island town. Locals are terrified of them and climate change

Fences have risen around kindergartens. Special vehicles transport military personnel to their work sites. Residents of the island settlement are afraid to leave their homes.

  • by Isaac Stanley-Becker
'Ultra-processed' ready meals linked to greater risk of dying
Health

'Ultra-processed' ready meals linked to greater risk of dying

Diets that include "ultra-processed" ready meals can increase the risk of early death, French research suggests.

  • by John von Radowitz
Pompeo warns Europeans of risks to US cooperation over Huawei
Techno-nationalism

Pompeo warns Europeans of risks to US cooperation over Huawei

US Secretary of State said America might be forced to scale back certain operations in Europe and elsewhere if countries continue to do business with Huawei.

  • by Lesley Wroughton and Gergely Szakacs
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Anti-Europe parties poised to disrupt EU cooperation, study says
Populism

Anti-Europe parties poised to disrupt EU cooperation, study says

The European Parliament elections will be the most important in its history, with anti-EU parties poised to win more than a third of the assembly's seats.

  • by Richard Bravo
UK navy to push into Asia-Pacific with 'increased lethality', minister says
Defence

UK navy to push into Asia-Pacific with 'increased lethality', minister says

In a speech criticised by one historian as “deranged empire porn”, Britain's Defence Secretary has revealed ambitious new plans in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • by Nick Miller
Thousands protest against Spanish PM's olive branch to secessionists
Protest

Thousands protest against Spanish PM's olive branch to secessionists

The demonstration in Madrid was the largest against Pedro Sánchez since his minority Socialist Party government took office in June

  • by Raphael Minder
Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo
Say What?

Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo

A zookeeper said trees in the chimps' enclosure had been weakened by recent storms, allowing the primates to break them and fashion a ladder.

Hungary to give lifetime tax exemption to women who have four children
Immigration

Hungary to give lifetime tax exemption to women who have four children

Hungary's anti-immigration Prime Minister said the government would increase financial aid and subsidies for families in a bid to boost the population.