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EU proposes new ethics body following cash-for-influence scandal

EU proposes new ethics body following cash-for-influence scandal

The European Commission proposed on Thursday a new ethics body to set standards of conduct across EU institutions whose image has been tarnished by a cash-for-influence scandal that affected the European Parliament at the end of last year. The creation of an ethics body became more urgent after Be


Harry tells UK court press has blood on its hands

Harry tells UK court press has blood on its hands

Prince Harry said the press had blood on its hands as he gave evidence against a tabloid publisher whose titles he accuses of phone-hacking and other unlawful activities, becoming the first senior royal in a witness box in more than a century. Harry, the fifth-in-line to the throne, briefly smiled

Harry in UK court to give evidence against tabloid publisher

Harry in UK court to give evidence against tabloid publisher

Prince Harry began giving evidence at London's High Court on Tuesday in his lawsuit against a tabloid publisher whose titles he accuses of phone-hacking and other unlawful activities, the first senior royal to do so in more than a century. Harry, the fifth-in-line to the throne, briefly smiled as

Dam supplying water to Crimea blown up in southern Ukraine

Dam supplying water to Crimea blown up in southern Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia accused each other on Tuesday of blowing up a dam and causing widespread flooding in southern Ukraine, while Russia said it had thwarted another Ukrainian offensive in eastern Donetsk and inflicted heavy losses. Russia launched a new wave of overnight air strikes on Kyiv and Ukr

Erdogan set to take oath after winning re-election

Erdogan set to take oath after winning re-election

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is going to take the oath of office as Turkey's president on Saturday after winning re-election last weekend. The new parliament convened on Friday and Erdogan will officially start his new term by taking his oath on Saturday at around 1200 GMT in the general assem

Zelensky says Ukraine ready to launch counteroffensive

Zelensky says Ukraine ready to launch counteroffensive

Ukraine is ready to launch its long-awaited counteroffensive to recapture Russian-occupied territory, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview published on Saturday, according to Reuters. "We strongly believe that we will succeed,” Zelensky told the Wall Street Journal. "I don&rsqu

Harry to testify in court as first UK royal in 130 years

Harry to testify in court as first UK royal in 130 years

Prince Harry will become the first senior British royal to give evidence in court for 130 years when he testifies next week in his lawsuit against a newspaper group he accuses of unlawful behaviour. Harry, King Charles' younger son, will appear in the witness box at London's High Court as part of

Elan Closs Stephens named BBC acting chair

Elan Closs Stephens named BBC acting chair

Britain on Friday appointed BBC board member Elan Closs Stephens as the public broadcaster's acting chair, replacing Richard Sharp who resigned in a cronyism row involving his links to former prime minister Boris Johnson. Closs Stephens, a member of the BBC's governing body since 2010, will remain