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US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any “illegal” presidential order to launch a strike. Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided […]

A look at one of the Maldives’ priciest resorts

A look at one of the Maldives’ priciest resorts

Gaia Pope: Body found near Swanage in search for missing woman

Gaia Pope: Body found near Swanage in search for missing woman

Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November A body has been found in the hunt for missing teenager Gaia Pope. Dorset Police said they were “confident” that the remains on land near Swanage were those of the 19-year-old, who has been missing for 11 days. Officers made […]

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Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Palestinians ‘could freeze US ties’ over Washington office closure

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The PLO, which represents all Palestinians, opened its office in the US in 1994 The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned it will freeze its ties with the US if it carries out a threat to close the PLO office in Washington. In a video on Twitter, PLO Secretary General Saeb […]

Saad Hariri, Lebanon PM, to return to Beirut ‘in coming days’

Saad Hariri, Lebanon PM, to return to Beirut ‘in coming days’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Macron had offered to mediate in the crisis over Mr Hariri’s resignation Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has said he will return to Beirut in the coming days, and will then clarify his shock decision to resign. He quit two weeks ago during a visit to Saudi Arabia, but President […]

José Manuel Maza: Spain’s attorney general dies aged 66

José Manuel Maza: Spain’s attorney general dies aged 66

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption José Manuel Maza said Catalan ministers should also be charged with misuse of funds Spain’s attorney general José Manuel Maza has died suddenly in Argentina, where he was attending a conference. He was 66. Earlier on Saturday he had been reportedly taken to an intensive care unit with a […]

Gerry Adams to stand down as Sinn Féin leader next year

Gerry Adams to stand down as Sinn Féin leader next year

Media captionMr Adams said leadership means knowing when it’s time for change Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has revealed he plans to stand down as leader of the party next year. Mr Adams also said he will not stand for election to the Irish parliament (Dail) at the next election. Speaking at the Sinn Féin […]

Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction

Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction

Image copyright EPA A rare India ink drawing of young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris. The picture from the 1939 comic album King Ottokar’s Sceptre was among items by Hergé, the Belgian artist who created Tintin, to go under the hammer. An […]

Images show North Korea’s ‘submarine ballistic missile programme’

Images show North Korea’s ‘submarine ballistic missile programme’

Image copyright DigitalGlobe Image caption Satellite images appear to show evidence of a submarine-launched missile programme North Korea is on “an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine”, according to an analysis of new satellite images by the expert website 38 North. The images represent a powerful reminder that, as […]

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