Poland EU row over ancient forest heats up

Poland is ready to take a dispute with the European Union over logging in an ancient forest to the bloc's highest court, Environment Minister Jan Szyszko said Friday.The European Commission last week sent a "final warning" to Warsaw saying it could tak...

Health care heads to US Senate, bitter fight expected

With US Republicans relishing a win in the Obamacare repeal process, Democrats Friday girded for battle, warning that despite President Donald Trump's optimism, the health bill's fate is far from certain.Republicans took major political risks by backin...

Lanzini leaves Spurs’ title bid in tatters

Manuel Lanzini left Tottenham's Premier League title challenge in tatters as the West Ham forward sealed a 1-0 win that put Chelsea within touching distance of being crowned champions.Mauricio Pochettino's side paid the price for a lethargic display at...

Britain publishes long-awaited air pollution plan

The British government published long-awaited plans to tackle air pollution on Friday, but campaigners condemned them as inadequate to tackle a growing public health concern.Measures include a targeted scrappage scheme to persuade motorists to trade in...

EgyptAir crash an accident, say French investigators

No traces of explosives were found on the remains of French victims from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May 2016, a source close to the French investigation told AFP on Friday.The revelation, the source said, "closes the door"...

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets phone number of ex-staffer

The former US first lady, Michelle Obama, on Friday joined the ranks of the mere mortals prone to the odd social media slip-up, accidentally tweeting the cellphone number of an ex-White House staffer.The digits briefly appeared on her Twitter feed bef...

‘Fake news’ war stokes Venezuela’s deadly crisis

"President flees into exile... Opposition leader murdered... President appears dancing... Opposition leader says: 'I'm alive!'"Venezuela may be short of food, medicine and toiletries, but in the chaos of its violent political crisis it has plenty of fa...