LONDON Parliament is set to vote on Wednesday to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after months of wrangling over whether enough opposition Labour MPs would back military action.
LONDON A fall in British shop prices accelerated and was the joint weakest reading on record in November, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday, a latest sign that inflation is likely to remain subdued.
Britain is better able to fight global terrorism as a member of the European Union, and voting to leave the bloc at an upcoming referendum would make the country less safe, the head of the opposition Labour Party's 'in' campaign says. Full Article
Manufacturing activity deteriorated across much of Asia in November, while European factories struggled to gather momentum. The data comes as markets brace for an expected imminent rise in U.S. interest rates that could jolt the global economy. Video | Full Article
JERUSALEM - Two months into a wave of stabbings, shootings and vehicle attacks by Palestinians targeting Israelis, gaps are emerging between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the military and intelligence chiefs over what is driving the violence. Full Article
Fishing boats carrying decomposed corpses have washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks, leading to speculation they are rickety North Korean vessels that have strayed dangerously far from port under the impoverished nation's push to boost its catch. Video | Full Article
With encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government negotiators in Paris are left to turn the rhetoric into reality and agree a draft text of a global deal to slow climate change. Full Article
- Facebook's CEO and wife to give 99 percent of shares to their new foundation
- Facebook's Zuckerberg to give 99 percent of shares to charity
- U.S. deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State |
- U.S. aviation body downgrades Thailand over safety issues
- North Korean ghost boats, in deadly hunt for fish, wash up in Japan |