International articles

Trump moves to lift bans on Arctic drilling

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in “billions of dollars” for America and create jobs.

Bulgarians jailed for baby sale in Greece

Two Bulgarian men were jailed on Friday for 10 years and a woman for six years for trafficking two pregnant women to sell their babies in neighbouring Greece.

Venezuela opposition rallies for jailed members

Opponents of Venezuela’s leftist government marched towards jails on Friday demanding the release of opposition leaders they say are being unjustly held as political prisoners in the country’s deadly crisis.

UK ‘steadfast’ on N.Korea, May tells Japan’s Abe

British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on Friday that the UK remains “steadfast” in its condemnation of North Korea as the two met at her country residence of Chequers.

Merkel confident Macron would be ‘strong president’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said she believed French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron would be a “strong president” if elected in a run-off against far-right leader Marine Le Pen.