13 January 2019 News

United States, France, Donald Trump, Britain, Diplomacy were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 13 January 2019, but also: India, The European Union, Russia, Football, Brexit.

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News from 13/01/2019

Polish mayor ‘critical’ after being stabbed in heart at fundraiser

A knife-wielding assailant stabbed the mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk in front of hundreds of people at a charity event, leaving the...

Cesare Battisti, wanted for murder, a life on the run

Convicted as a murderer for bloodshed in the 1970s, former leftwing Italian activist Cesare Battisti, who was caught in Bolivia, has spent almost...

Macron unveils ‘great national debate’ to calm protests

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday spelled out the questions underpinning his "great national debate", a public consultation aiming to...

Regional bloc urges DR Congo unity govt, vote recount

An African regional bloc on Sunday called for a unity government in Democratic Republic of Congo following disputed presidential elections, while...

De Gea produces masterclass as Man United beat Tottenham

Manchester United proved on Sunday that their recovery under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no flash in the pan, with Marcus Rashford pouncing to seal...

Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

US President Donald Trump faced uncomfortable new questions Sunday about his relationship with Vladimir Putin despite his angry dismissal of...

Top Republicans oppose border ’emergency’ as shutdown drags on

Top Republican lawmakers on Sunday warned against Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to secure funds for a border wall, signaling doubts...

De Kock puts South Africa on top, warns clean sweep will be ‘tough’

Quinton de Kock hit an imperious century to put South Africa in a powerful position on the third day of the third and final Test against Pakistan...

Paris gas blast toll rises to 4 as body found in rubble

The death toll from a powerful gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found a woman's body in the rubble, investigators...

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras on Sunday called for an "immediate" confidence vote in parliament over the resignation of a top minister,...

Scuppering Brexit would be ‘catastrophic’, May warns MPs

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned MPs ready to reject her EU divorce deal next week that failing to deliver Brexit would be...

De Kock, Steyn put South Africa on course

A century by Quinton de Kock and a double strike by Dale Steyn kept South Africa on course to complete a series clean sweep on the third day...

Hindus gather in India for world’s largest festival

Hindu devotees began gathering Sunday in northern India for the world's largest religious festival, with millions of pilgrims travelling to bathe...

Trump rejects report that he hid details of Putin meetings

President Donald Trump has rejected a Washington Post report that he has refused to share details of his conversations with Russian President...

Paris gas blast toll rises to four after body found in rubble

The death toll from a gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found a woman's body in the rubble, investigators...

Bangladesh garment workers clash with police as strikes roll on

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers churning out clothes for top global brands walked off the job Sunday and clashed with police as protests...

Extradited ex-militant jailed in Italy after decades on run

Former communist militant Cesare Battisti, wanted in Italy for four murders in the 1970s, began serving a life sentence in a Sardinian prison...

Israel says all Hezbollah cross-border tunnels found

Israel said Sunday it had uncovered all cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon and will bring its operation to find and destroy...

Football is the new cricket, says India coach Constantine

A nomadic English coach whose colourful career has taken him from Millwall to Malawi has got cricket-mad India dreaming of Asian Cup football...

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo’s Serb enclaves

A possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked...

In Saudi weddings, small is the new beautiful

It was a Saudi wedding like any other -- clutching a decorative sword, the groom bobbed and swayed in a traditional dance. But there was one...

‘Get us out’ : Brexit voters urge MPs to hurry up

"It just needs to be sorted," said 23-year-old Adam Green, a frustrated Leave voter in Brexit-backing Sunderland, where patience with parliamentary...

Animated film to spotlight bear that served in WWII

During World War II, Wojciech Narebski and his fellow Polish servicemen had to lift crate after heavy metal crate of artillery. Fortunately for...

Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions...

India call up Shankar, Gill to replace suspended pair

India Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik...