The Woman Who Was Tried Twice For Having A Stillbirth Has Been Acquitted

Evelyn Hernández was put on trial — again — last week for aggravated murder after she delivered a stillborn in 2016. After weeks of uncertainty, a judge ruled on Monday that she was innocent.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 8:25am

Brexit: Boris Johnson's backstop offer to EU dismissed by Labour as 'fantasyland wish list' - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

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Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has given his first response to the letter he received from Boris Johnson yesterday. He seems to be rejecting Johnson’s proposal for an alternative to the backstop.

More migrants jump from rescue ship off Italian island

More migrants jumped off the Spanish humanitarian rescue ship Open Arms Tuesday in a desperate bid to reach shore, tantalizingly near after 19 days blocked on board in deteriorating conditions amid Italy's refusal to open its ports.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:24am

Britain's Boris Johnson Appeals To EU To Drop 'Irish Backstop' Demand

The prime minister, in a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk, calls the backstop deal reached by his predecessor "anti-democratic and inconsistent with the sovereignty of the U.K."

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Italian PM expected to resign as political chaos deepens

Giuseppe Conte to address Senate, two weeks after deputy PM pulled plug on coalition

The Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, is widely expected to resign on Tuesday after delivering a blistering attack against Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League.


PC Andrew Harper: accused denies role in 'horrific murder'

Jed Foster remanded in custody until crown court hearing over death of police officer

A man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper while he was investigating a reported burglary has denied any involvement in his killing.

Jed Foster, 20, was charged on Monday over the death of the 28-year-old Thames Valley police constable in the village of Sulhamstead, in Berkshire. Harper died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a vehicle on Thursday evening.


How China Uses Twitter And Facebook To Share Disinformation About Hong Kong

Russia gets most of the attention when it comes to malicious use of social media by state actors. The protests in Hong Kong have made clear China is using the same playbook.

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Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib encourage colleagues to visit Israel – video

US representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib call on their colleagues to visit Israel in an emotional press conference on Monday, following the country’s decision last week to deny them entry after pressure from Donald Trump. Omar said it was important that Trump and the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, should not 'succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us'


Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled

Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollution

Amazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK.

While supermarkets and other retailers have been reducing their use of single use plastics, the world’s biggest online retailer has started sending small items in plastic envelopes, seemingly to allow more parcels to be loaded on to each delivery truck.


Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes, a militant group and opposition activists said.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:41am


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