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EU nations issue election ultimatum to Venezuela’s Maduro as international pressure mounts

Spain, France and Germany gave embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum ahead of an UN Security Council meeting on Saturday, saying they would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days. The ultimatum comes as international pressure mounts on the Maduro regime to agree to a new vote,…

EU nations issue election ultimatum to Venezuela’s Maduro as international pressure mounts

Spain, France and Germany gave embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum ahead of an UN Security Council meeting on Saturday, saying they would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days. The ultimatum comes as international pressure mounts on the Maduro regime to agree to a new vote,…

Head of China’s securities watchdog Liu Shiyu replaced by top banker

The chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Liu Shiyu, has been replaced by the boss of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), state media reported on Saturday. Liu has been given a new position as deputy party secretary of the All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, Xinhua reported. The watchdog chief was…

Academy refuses to withdraw Oscar nomination for film about killing of British toddler Jamie Bulger

The body that hands out the Oscars on Friday refused to rescind the Academy Award nomination of a film about two boys who murdered a British toddler in 1993. Detainment, a 30-minute film about the death of two-year-old James Bulger, made headlines in Britain after it was nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday in the…

Spanish toddler found dead in hole after dire 13-day search

Rescue crews in Spain early on Saturday found the body of a two-year-old boy, whose fall into a deep borehole 13 days earlier prompted a complex and heart-wrenching search-and-rescue operation that had the country holding its breath. Julen Rosello fell down the narrow 110-metre (360-feet)-deep borehole on January 13 while his family was preparing a…

Spanish toddler found dead in hole after dire 13-day search

Rescue crews in Spain early on Saturday found the body of a two-year-old boy, whose fall into a deep borehole 13 days earlier prompted a complex and heart-wrenching search-and-rescue operation that had the country holding its breath. Julen Rosello fell down the narrow 110-metre (360-feet)-deep borehole on January 13 while his family was preparing a…

Homeless by choice: Hongkonger tells why he gave up middle-class life to sleep rough in Victoria Park

Simon Lee is perhaps the happiest homeless person in Hong Kong. The 52-year-old willingly kissed goodbye to a comfortable middle-class existence in favour of life without work, but also without a penny. He has slept rough for seven years next to a snack shop in Victoria Park, but his lifestyle has not cut him off…

Bill to end US shutdown for three weeks passed by House, heads to Donald Trump

The Democrat-majority US House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in history. Submitting to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump backed down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work….

Bill to end US shutdown for three weeks passed by House, signed by Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in history, after the Democrat-majority US House of Representatives approved it. Submitting to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump backed down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall…