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Britain’s Johnson rejects ‘unacceptable’ Brexit deal

In his debut in Parliament, the former London mayor urged EU leaders to rethink their opposition to renegotiating the deal

Trump hits out at May after leak of damning cables

London has been scrambling to stem the damage caused by the weekend release of confidential telegrams

UK parliament plots Brexit Plan B after sidelining May

Parliament is now effectively re-considering how to go about Brexit all over again

Brexit drama faces parliament judgment day

May huddled with EU leaders in Strasbourg in a bid to salvage the vision of Brexit she set out after coming to power nearly three years ago

The short, sharp shock of no-deal Brexit

MPs return from their winter breaks on Monday with little having changed since Prime Minister Theresa May aborted a December vote on a draft agreement

Russia’s fairytale World Cup run ends in tears

The men in red exceeded the wildest expectations by coming within a penalty kick of making it into the semi-finals for the first time since 1966

World Cup kicks off in Russia

The World Cup kicks off in Russia Thursday as the host nation take on Saudi Arabia in front of 80 000 people in Moscow.

Fans could be out in the cold in 2018

Temporary seats in Yekaterinburg mean some World Cup spectators will get a remote view

Hooligans brawl in spite of Putin

The organised fights of Russia’s violent football superfans are facing a clampdown by the president ahead of the World Cup

Disagreement over Ukraine truce in ‘difficult’ talks

Negotiations broke up after more than five hours on Wednesday with the pro-Russian rebels reporting little to no progress.

Ukraine mourns troops as gas talks run down to the wire

Ukraine is mourning 49 people killed when pro-Kremlin rebels downed a military plane as Kiev prepares to host talks with Moscow to avert a gas cut.

Putin sees little chance for talks with protesters

Vladimir Putin has insisted he favoured dialogue with Russia's protest movement but said this was impossible as they had no leader nor programme.

Soviet economy legacy haunts Russia

Russia has broken the shackles of state-planned economics but remains tied to oil prices and the whims of a bloated bureaucracy.

Stranded Mars probe ‘won’t phone home’

Russia has made desperate efforts to give a vital boost to a pioneering Mars probe that now hangs in a low Earth orbit and could crash back down.

Russia to lift grain export ban

On Saturday Russia said it would lift a ban on grain exports that was imposed in August 2010 in the middle of a drought that wiped out harvests.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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