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Cuba pulls doctors out of Brazil amid row

Cuba pulls doctors out of Brazil amid row

Image copyright EPA Image caption The decision to recall the doctors will cost Cuba export revenue, and Brazil much-needed medics Cuba is pulling thousands of doctors out of Brazil, after what it called “contemptuous and threatening” remarks by president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The far-right leader, who takes office on 1 January, had questioned the doctors’ qualifications. […]

Vienna, nest of spies: Why Austria is still centre for espionage

Vienna, nest of spies: Why Austria is still centre for espionage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Among the spies swapped on 9 July 2010 was Sergei Skripal, the double agent poisoned in Salisbury this year I watched from a distance as a chartered maroon and white plane from New York, carrying 10 Russian spies, parked on the runway at Vienna airport next to a Russian […]

Why has a Hindu temple divided India's women?

Why has a Hindu temple divided India's women?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of those protesting against women entering the temple are women themselves It’s been more than a month since India’s Supreme Court revoked a ban on women aged between 10 and 51 entering a prominent Hindu temple in southern India. Yet no women have been able to enter so […]

Jamal Khashoggi: CIA ‘blames Saudi prince for murder’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi Arabia says the crown prince knew nothing of plans for the killing The CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media reports. Sources close to the agency said it had assessed the evidence in detail. It is […]

Saudi women in ‘inside-out abaya’ protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi women have to wear the abaya in public by law Some Saudi women have launched a protest against the abaya – a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public – by saying that they will wear it inside out. Under the hashtag “inside-out abaya” they […]

Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ amid currency crisis

Image copyright Tasnim News Agency/Reuters Image caption Vahid Mazloumin (R) was said to have amassed two tonnes of gold coins Iran has executed a currency trader known as the “Sultan of Coins” for amassing some two tonnes of gold coins. Vahid Mazloumin and another member of his currency trading network received the death penalty for […]

France ‘yellow vest’ anti-Macron fuel protests begin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters have begun blocking roads such as this route near the south-eastern town of Chambéry Drivers have begun disrupting traffic across France by blocking roads, bridges and toll booths in a mass protest at rising fuel prices. Dubbed the “yellow vests” after the high-visibility jackets they use as their symbol, […]

France 'yellow vest' anti-Macron fuel protests begin

France 'yellow vest' anti-Macron fuel protests begin

Image copyright AFP Image caption protesters have begun blocking roads such as this route near the south-eastern town of Chambéry Drivers have begun disrupting traffic across France by blocking roads, bridges and toll booths in a mass protest at rising fuel prices. Dubbed the “yellow vests” after the high-visibility jackets they use as their symbol, […]

Gareth Southgate: Semi-final would cap ‘brilliant year’ for England

England have won nine of their 16 games in 2018 England are determined to reach another semi-final to top a “brilliant year”, says manager Gareth Southgate. A win over Croatia at Wembley on Sunday would give England top spot in their group and progression to the inaugural Uefa Nations League finals next summer. The Three […]

Trump ‘personally answers Mueller Russia questions’

Image copyright EPA Donald Trump says he has finished answering questions about alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign. The US leader told reporters he had personally answered the questions “very easily”, but his responses had yet to be submitted to the investigating team. Special counsel Robert Mueller has been looking into allegations of […]

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