15 January 2019 News

Britain, The European Union, Brexit, Football, Diplomacy were the most important topics in the news of the Tuesday 15 January 2019, but also: India, United States, China, Conflict, UN.

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News from 15/01/2019

McDonald’s loses Big Mac EU trademark battle

Irish fast food chain Supermac's announced Tuesday it had won a European Union battle against global giant McDonald's over the use of the Big...

‘Humiliated’ : British press says May ‘crushed’ by defeat

The words "humiliated" and "crushed" featured prominently in British newspaper headlines following parliament's massive rejection of a divorce...

EU urges Britain to make up its mind on Brexit

The European Union urged Britain to decide what it wants from Brexit on Tuesday, after lawmakers massively rejected a divorce deal that took...

Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes

In the 1980s, the "Back to the Future" film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers.Then a few years ago, Nike...

May faces vote of no confidence : How will it work?

The confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May's government taking place on Wednesday, which she is expected to win, is the first in nearly...

What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? After British MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday, triggering a no-confidence vote in the government,...

May tells MPs they have ‘duty to deliver’ on Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday urged MPs to vote in favour of her Brexit deal with the EU, telling them they had a duty to deliver...

UN to vote Wednesday on Yemen observer mission

The United Nations Security Council is expected to approve on Wednesday a six-month observer mission to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen and oversee...

UK cop in Novichok attack back on duty

A British police officer poisoned in the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy has returned to active duties, Wiltshire Police...

Saudi teen refugee, now in Canada, wants to fight for other women

A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad on Tuesday vowed to fight for women's freedoms...

Spurs star Kane out until March with ankle injury

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be sidelined until March after suffering ankle ligament damage in Sunday's defeat against Manchester United.Kane...

Police chief errors caused Hillsborough disaster, court told

The "extraordinarily bad" failings of former police chief David Duckenfield caused the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans, a court heard Tuesday...

New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts

The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, facing the daunting task of rekindling moribund peace talks and...

Pro-EU protesters revel in parliament defeat of Brexit deal

Waving European Union flags, hundreds of anti-Brexit activists outside parliament roared with approval on Tuesday as the government's divorce...

Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as ‘terrorists’ killed

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that gunmen who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been "eliminated" after...

Man City striker Jesus vows no let-up in Liverpool title chase

Gabriel Jesus says his confidence has soared after his recent goal glut, vowing that Manchester City will not let up in their pursuit of Premier...

Ominous Serena, Djokovic make Open statements

A focused Serena Williams sent an ominous Australian Open warning with a 49-minute first-round demolition Tuesday as world number one Novak Djokovic...

War crimes court acquits Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday over a wave of post-electoral violence, in...

Pogba credits Solskjaer for putting smile back on his face

French midfielder Paul Pogba says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival as interim manager at Manchester United has not only sparked his return to form...

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech to retire at end of season

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season.The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles...

Bristol Bears’ dreams boosted by Hughes signing

The signing of England international backrow forward Nathan Hughes for next season will help Premiership side Bristol Bears achieve their ambition...

Dhoni, Kohli steer India to 2nd ODI win over Australia

Veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered India to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the second one-day international to level the...

Indian temple trailblazer beaten by mother-in-law

One of the two women who infuriated Hindu traditionalists by entering a revered shrine in India was attacked by her mother-in-law Tuesday as...

UK business braces for Brexit vote

Eleventh-hour warnings on the financial fallout of a no-deal Brexit and a cap on trading in pounds -- British business on Tuesday braced itself...

Singapore vows to cane Briton despite protest

Singapore insisted Tuesday it would still cane a British man convicted of drug smuggling despite a plea from London not to proceed with the punishment.Yuen...

Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo in shock ICC acquittal

The International Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over a wave of post-electoral violence, in...

Hindus gather by the millions in India for world’s largest festival

The largest gathering of humanity on the planet began Tuesday, with tens of millions showered in rose petals and holy ash at a spectacular Hindu...

New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts

The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, facing the daunting task of rekindling moribund peace talks and...

Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered...

New UN envoy arrives in Damascus on first Syria trip : AFP

The United Nations' new envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday on his first trip since being appointed, an AFP correspondent...

Indian temple trailblazer beaten by mother-in-law

One of the two women who infuriated Hindu traditionalists by entering a revered shrine in south India was attacked by her mother-in-law Tuesday...

Cottoning on : Chinese seed sprouts on moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists...

Indian footballers win hearts despite Asian Cup exit

Football fans and pundits were full of praise for India Tuesday even as an injury-time penalty cost the Blue Tigers an unlikely spot in the Asian...

Detained Chinese lawyer wins Franco-German human rights award

The French and German ambassadors to Beijing have granted a human rights award to a detained Chinese lawyer, with his wife picking up the prize...

Marsh sets India huge run chase with dominant ton

Shaun Marsh smashed 131 off 123 balls to leave India with a testing run chase as Australia closed in on a series-clinching victory in the second...

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn’s bail request

A Tokyo court on Tuesday rejected a request by former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn for bail following fresh charges, dashing his hopes for an early...

North Korean official heads for talks in Sweden : report

A top North Korean diplomat was travelling to Sweden Tuesday, she told reporters, as speculation mounts over the next summit between the isolated...

Thai trial of model claiming Trump secrets set to begin

A Belarusian model who sensationally claimed she had proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office appeared in court Tuesday for the...

Germany at risk of recession but economists keep faith

Germany will find out on Tuesday if Europe's top economy ended 2018 in a technical recession, with fears over slowing momentum fuelling calls...

British Jews take German path to Europe after Brexit

Two of British opera singer Simon Wallfisch's great-grandparents were shot in mass graves by the Nazis and another died in a concentration camp.So...

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

The Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighbourhoods, killing...

Brexit in dates : From Leave shock to parliament’s historic vote

From the shock Brexit referendum result to Tuesday's momentous vote on Theresa May's unpopular divorce deal with the European Union, here are...

‘Hostage politics’ : Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

A Chinese court's decision to impose the death penalty on a convicted Canadian drug smuggler has escalated a diplomatic row that experts say...

Brexit deal vote : UK parliament’s feuding factions

The British parliament is split into cross-party factions over the EU divorce deal.Parliament is to finally vote Tuesday on whether to support...

Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough

Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases -- a chemical that could...

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

Hundreds of flights will be cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff...

Ominous Serena, Zverev make Open statements

A focused Serena Williams sent an ominous Australian Open warning with a 49-minute first-round demolition Tuesday as young gun Alexander Zverev...

Asian markets resume rally as pound holds ground ahead of vote

Asian markets on Tuesday rebounded from the previous day's sharp losses, with Hong Kong and Shanghai lifted by Chinese plans to slash taxes to...

Age no barrier for China’s senior catwalk models

Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger...

Kidnap suspect picked out US teen target at bus stop : charges

An American 21-year-old arrested for holding a teenaged girl captive after murdering her parents chose his victim after seeing her get on a school...

Rising unease over divisive temple as India election looms

Young and unemployed, Som Shekhar pines less for a job than the construction of a controversial Hindu temple -- and, as India's election approaches,...

What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question...

Decision time as British MPs vote on Brexit deal

The British parliament holds a historic vote Tuesday on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU and all sides are bracing for turmoil when the text...

Ivanka Trump to help US choose candidate for World Bank

President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka will help the United States choose its candidate to lead the World Bank but she will not...

Ford, VW call off joint Detroit appearance to announce alliance

Automakers Ford and Volkswagen on Monday called off a joint appearance at the Detroit auto show set for the following day during which they were...

Five things from the Premier League this weekend

Premier League leaders Liverpool showed they can scrap their way to victory, edging past Brighton to maintain their four-point lead over Manchester...

Murray’s agony : ‘It’s so sore I even hate walking the dogs’

Andy Murray has opened up about the personal agony of his battered right hip after losing an epic Australian Open five-setter, saying he can't...