17 January 2019 News

Britain, The European Union, Brexit, United States, India were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 17 January 2019, but also: Crime, France, Donald Trump, Japan, Tennis.

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News from 17/01/2019

Netflix shares slip as spending weighs on profits

Netflix shares swung lower Thursday as spending on original shows at the leading streaming television service weighed on quarterly revenue and...

Doctor and child killed in Sudan protests as police break up march

A doctor and a child were killed Thursday during protests in Sudan's capital, organisers of the anti-government demonstrations said, as police...

‘Thousands’ more children separated from parents at US border from 2017-2018

Thousands more children were forcibly separated from their parents after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border from 2017-2018 than originally...

Canadian geologist kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

A Canadian geologist kidnapped at a remote gold mine in northeast Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists has been found dead, the authorities said...

Seaside town divided over Britain’s Brexit turmoil

For centuries, the English town of Hastings has been famous for its 1066 battle that defeated King Harold's army and started the Norman conquest...

Prince Philip unharmed after traffic accident, two injured

Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged unscathed after a vehicle he was driving was involved in a traffic accident that...

Get your act together : Key anti-Brexit campaigner tells MPs

Gina Miller may be one of Britain's most prominent anti-Brexit campaigners, but even her enemies agree with her on one point: the woeful inability...

Philips to shut UK factory over ‘geopolitical’ concerns

Dutch multinational Philips announced Thursday the closure of a British factory making baby bottles, threatening 430 jobs, citing "ongoing geopolitical...

EU to sanction Salisbury chemical attack suspects

The EU is to slap sanctions on two suspected Russian agents accused of carrying out a deadly nerve agent attack in the British city of Salisbury,...

Nervous Europe ramps up Brexit preparations

Europe is ramping up preparations for the economic blow of a possible "no deal" Brexit, fearing the political crisis in London has killed off...

Trump says US backs NATO ‘100%’ but allies must ‘step up’

President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States is fully committed to NATO but repeated his insistence that other members pay more for...

Britain’s May to miss Davos to focus on Brexit : Downing St

British Prime Minister Theresa May will miss next week's annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos to focus on Brexit negotiations, sending...

Afghanistan protestors march for peace

Several hundred protesters marched in three cities in southern and eastern Afghanistan to call for a ceasefire and an end to the 17-year war...

Trump vows to boost America’s missile defense

President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to boost America's missile defense systems, including by investing in technology to protect against the...

Bangladesh bans film about Islamist cafe siege

Bangladesh has banned a film based on a 2016 cafe attack claimed by the Islamic State group that left 22 people dead, saying it would damage...

Serena in charge as Djokovic races past Tsonga at Open

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world number one...

Disgraced Indian guru gets life for killing journalist

A disgraced religious sect leader was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday for murdering a journalist who exposed rampant sexual abuses by...

Vonn begins World Cup win record chase, Shiffrin focus on Super G

Lindsey Vonn begins her final season in Cortina D'Ampezzo on Friday, ready to take in the "beautiful" scene from the top of the Olympia delle...

Siemens, Alstom raise doubts about mega merger

Confidence that the politically sensitive merger of their rail businesses would be waved through by the European Commission was ebbing at both...

UK PM May seeks Brexit fix in crisis talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal, and insisted...

France activates plan for no-deal Brexit

The French government has activated its plans for handling the effects of a no-deal Brexit, which has become "less and less unlikely", Prime...

Indian women seek police protection after entering Hindu temple

Two women who enraged conservatives by entering one of Hinduism's holiest temples have asked India's highest court for round-the-clock police...

Japan’s Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Hitachi said Thursday it would freeze construction of its stalled nuclear power station in Wales due to problems financing the project, a blow...

Dembele leaves Tottenham to join China’s Guangzhou R&F

Mousa Dembele became the latest high-profile name to swap Europe for China when he left English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and joined...

Serena in charge as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona...

Japan’s Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Hitachi said Thursday it would freeze construction of its stalled nuclear power station in Wales due to problems financing the project, a blow...

India gives Volkswagen 24 hours to pay Dieselgate fine

India's environmental court Thursday threatened Volkswagen executives with arrest and gave the German automaker a day to pay $14 million for...

Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after...

Huge North Korean beach resort ‘nearing completion’

A giant beach resort in North Korea is nearing completion, a US monitor said Thursday, with satellite pictures showing rapid progress on the...

China’s moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will...

Banksy in Tokyo? City launches probe

Tokyo is trying to verify if a drawing of a rat holding an umbrella that has been sprayed near a monorail station is the work of the famous and...

Warner to return to Australia after elbow injury

Banned Australian batsman David Warner will return home from Bangladesh to have an injured elbow assessed, Cricket Australia said Thursday.The...

Body of trapped Indian miner found after 36 days

Indian emergency workers said Thursday they have found the body of one of 15 miners trapped inside a so-called "rat hole" mine for over a month.The...

Babies wanted : Nordic countries crying for kids

"Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising...

One stitch at a time : weaving rehab for Vietnam trafficking victims

Thao Thi Van was just two when her mother disappeared during a trip to the market, likely taken by traffickers preying on women from the Hmong...

Justice for all : Singh shows NBA has ‘life changing’ role

Troy Justice played a leading role in Satnam Singh becoming the first Indian to be drafted into the NBA, telling AFP it is such "life changing"...

US in criminal probe of China’s Huawei : report

US authorities are in the "advanced" stages of a criminal probe that could result in an indictment of Chinese technology giant Huawei, a report...

Unwanted Afghan refugees pin hopes on Pakistan’s Imran Khan

Shahzad Alam has proposed marriage to several women and been rejected each time for the same reason, he says: their discovery that he is not...

Rock and roll nuns to perform for pope in Panama

With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands...

Steffi backs Serena to match Court’s 24 Slams

Tennis great Steffi Graf has backed Serena Williams to match and even beat Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slam titles, saying the American's...

Women throng Saudi stadium for Italian Super Cup amid controversy

Chaperoned by men, thousands of women thronged a Saudi stadium Wednesday for the Italian Supercup final between Juventus and AC Milan, brushing...

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet : study

The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according...