- British PM May to fire starting gun on Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will …
- French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election
PARIS (Reuters) – Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election, the biggest Socialist party name to date to turn his back …
- Exclusive: Malaysia inspects North Korean coal ship for possible U.N. sanctions breach
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia briefly prevented a North Korean ship carrying coal from entering its port in Penang because of a suspected breach of United Nations sanctions, a port worker and Mala …
- Syria deal to evacuate Shi'ites and Sunnis from towns: source, Observatory
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Shi'ite populations of two pro-Syrian government towns are to be evacuated in exchange for the evacuation of Sunni rebels and their families from two opposition-held towns …
- Silk roads and chilled beef: how China is trying to fill a Trump vacuum in Australia
SYDNEY (Reuters) – It was almost a major faux pas in sports-mad Australia – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived at an Australian Rules football match in Sydney wearing the blue, black and white scarf o …
- Army assesses damage after storm 'absolutely smashes' north Australia
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Cyclone Debbie wrought widespread but moderate damage in Australia's northeast, authorities said on Wednesday, as flooding rain and fallen trees slowed troops and emergency wor …
- German SPD closing on Merkel's conservatives, AfD at lowest since November 2015: poll
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a weekly poll showed on Wednesday, less than six months before …
- China says Taiwan man investigated for harming national security
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwan man who had gone missing in China is being investigated on suspicion of harming national security, China's government said on Wednesday, in a case that has cau …
- Turkey to discuss Syria, Gulen with U.S.'s Tillerson: foreign minister
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will discuss Syria and the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed for a failed coup last July, with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he …
- France's Fabius says Trump's move on Obama-era climate policies is backward step
PARIS (Reuters) – Laurent Fabius, the French politician who chaired talks on a landmark, global climate change deal in 2015, on Wednesday denounced moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to undo Obama-e …
- Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit
The letter will be delivered to the EU on Wednesday, marking formal notice of the UK's exit.
- London attack: Thames woman Andreea Cristea's family overwhelmed by 'love'
Andreea Cristea remains critically ill, as events will mark one week on from the London attacks.
- Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies
Environmentalists warn Mr Trump's order will have serious consequences at home and abroad.
- Royal Marine Alexander Blackman expresses 'relief' at sentence cut
Alexander Blackman says his wife's campaign "sustained" him during his three years in jail.
- Neuroprosthesis enables paralysed man to feed himself
Bill Kochevar can eat and drink again thanks to new technology which reconnects his brain with his muscles.
- New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand
Camera traps caught images of the critically endangered Indochinese tigers in eastern Thailand.
- French ex-PM Valls backs Macron for president
Instead of backing his Socialist party's candidate, Manuel Valls says he will support a centrist.
- Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was 'focused on his family'
A former employer describes Masood as the "antithesis of a violent radical".
- Cash cuts 'threaten school standards', say MPs
MPs say a school funding crisis in England must be tackled as a "matter of urgency".
- Airports on alert after mother vanishes with two sons
The mother was last seen in Nottingham city centre on Monday and is missing with her two sons.
- Russia arrest 'like a bad dream'
Olga Lozina featured in an iconic photo taken during an anti-government protest in Moscow on Sunday.
- Cyclone Debbie: Queensland braced for dangerous floods
A 1,300km (800 miles) area is at dangerous risk of flooding after Cyclone Debbie, authorities warn.
- Violet Youens: Man charged over four-year-old's death
Violet Youens was hit by a car when it mounted the pavement while she was out with her grandmother.
- Reality Check: What bill will UK pay for leaving?
Red lines, Britons in the EU and can the UK back out? Kevin Connolly and Norman Smith investigate.
- Your guide to Article 50 and what happens next
Theresa May says she will trigger Article 50 by the end of March – starting Brexit negotiations.
- Article 50: The people who will negotiate Brexit
Profiles of eight people who will work out the detail of the exit deal.
- BBC editors explain the key negotiation areas
As the government formally triggers Article 50, BBC editors set out the key negotiation areas.
- Brexit: What would 'no deal' look like?
Theresa May and EU leaders say they are hopeful of reaching a Brexit deal – what if they don't?
- What are Brexit Britain's trade options?
With Article 50 now set to be triggered, what are the options for the UK's negotiators when it comes to trade?
- Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.
- The papers: It's 'Dover and out' as Brexit begins
A bid for freedom, or a step into the unknown? Theresa May's move to trigger Brexit negotiations is the story for Wednesday's newspaper front pages.
- 'Memories for Mummy' – how Rio Ferdinand is helping his kids grieve
Rio Ferdinand shares how he found a way to help his children cope with their mother's death.
- Selling my fertility changed the law in Britain
In 1985, Kim Cotton became Britain's first commercial surrogate mother
- Why I've knitted hundreds of woollen breasts
Sharon is a volunteer for the charity Knitted Knockers.
- In pictures: Life on Clapham High Street
Photographer Jim Grover documents a day on Clapham High Street as shoppers give way to clubbers.
- Can coal make a comeback under Trump?
Here is why coal's decline can be slowed but not completely reversed.
- BBC Breakfast
BBC coverage of latest developments
- Co-sleeping: 'My baby died after we fell asleep on the sofa'
Dawn Barclay fell asleep on the sofa with her baby daughter, but woke to find the child was not breathing.
- Britons in Finland face uncertainty over their future
Language requirements may pose a problem for British people resident in Finland post-Brexit.
- Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm's most important phone yet?
After the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung's latest launch could be a make or break moment.
- Russian storm brews over Trump's presidency
- 3 ways to investigate the Trump campaign and Russia, explained
Lawmakers, officials and watchdog groups have all offered their takes on how best to investigate Russia's attempts to influence the US presidential election.
- Russian banker who met with Jared Kushner has ties to Putin
The Russian banker who met with Jared Kushner in December has ties to the Russian government and was appointed to his job by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Calls grow for Nunes to step aside in Russia probe
Key House Democrats are calling on Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, widening a stunning part …
- Cyclone Debbie lashes Queensland coast
Tropical Cyclone Debbie barreled down Tuesday on northeast Australia, dumping torrential rain on the region and leaving more than 50,000 homes without power.
- Daily Mail's 'Legsit' headline slammed for sexism
"It wasn't quite stilettos at dawn," read the Daily Mail's front-page tease, alongside a photograph of British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeo …
- Photographer capturesbeauty of Europe's abandoned buildings
Gina Soden has spent the last six years seeking out Europe's grand and abandoned buildings, from hospital asylums and palaces to boarded up schools and disused power stations.
- 100+ bodies pulled from site of coalition airstrike
- Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela ally, dies
Internationally, Ahmed Kathrada didn't have the name recognition of his close friend and cellmate Nelson Mandela, but he was one of South Africa's best-loved and revered anti-apartheid activ …
- Uber is ditching this country next month
Uber is saying "farvel" — or farewell — to Denmark.
- Nigerians boycott Coca-Cola drinks
Consumers of Sprite and Fanta have more to worry about than rotting teeth according to a Lagos High Court judge, who ruled that the Coca-Cola products could be "poisonous."
- From Yemen to Mosul, Trump's rocky start in the Middle East
US President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe Islamist terrorism "from the face of the Earth" and says he wants the US to "start winning wars again" — but he's gotten off to a …
- Why are Russians protesting with ducks and sneakers?
A series of anti-corruption protests swept through Russia on Sunday, leading to the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators, including top Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.
- What American manufacturing looks like in the Trump era
Voodoo Manufacturing does 3D print manufacturing, a growing field that represents a new stripe of industrial jobs growing in the U.S.
- Hero politician speaks out about London attack
Tobias Ellwood, the UK's Foreign Office minister, became one of the prominent faces of last week's London attack when he was photographed administering aid to a wounded police officer. Sadly …
- A 200-lb gold coin that's worth more than $1 million is stolen
A precious gold coin, that's in the Guinness Book of Records for its unsurpassed purity, was stolen from a museum in Germany in the early hours of Monday.
- Russian opposition leader in court after mass protests
Defiant Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been jailed for 15 days over his role in a mass anti-corruption protest in Moscow.
- Moment gunshots go off in London attack
Video shows the moment gunfire rings out near UK Parliament.
- The moment the UK Parliament stopped
The British Parliament stopped after gunshots were fired outside.
- The greatest watches on film
Long before product placement became commonplace, cars, watches, pens, cameras, soft drinks and other identifiable items were chosen as props per their suitability for the role.
- Shipwreck jewels worth millions
Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life.
- Jewels of Iran's 'sad-eyed' princess
Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari never imagined that one day she would marry Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and that she would reign over her country, Iran. She was queen for seven years, from 1951 to 1958.
- The Trump stock market rally is under siege
Wall Street no longer believes President Trump's agenda is a slam dunk.
- 'Fearless Girl' statue will stay through early next year
The "Fearless Girl" will stare down the Wall Street bull for another year.
- U.S. workers most at risk from robots
Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots — but Americans should be particularly worried.
- A lifeline for Native Americans struggling to survive
In some of the vast, remote areas of the Navajo Reservation, supplies and services can be hours away. In winter, temperatures can dip to zero.
- Bringing life-saving supplies to Navajo elders
For three decades, Linda Myers and her nonprofit have brought life-saving supplies to an estimated 3,000 elders in need on the Navajo Reservation.
- Without her, they may not survive the winter
CNN Hero Linda Myers shows how her nonprofit helps Native American elders in remote areas of Arizona and Utah stay warm through the winter.
- This stock could be like buying Amazon for $3.19
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- U.S. commander: 'Fair chance' coalition bomb struck Mosul civilians
ISIS accused of holding Iraqi civilians in a building possibly rigged with explosives.
- Trump's business network reached alleged Russian mobsters
Investors from ex-Soviet republics linked to organized crime, court records show.
- Spectacular theft of $4M gold coin could end in meltdown
A 220-pound gold coin was swiped from a German museum.
- Airline group urges U.S., Britain to drop electronics bans
Airlines urge U.S., Britain to drop their electronics bans for carry-on luggage on nonstop flights from the Middle East and Africa.
- Iraqi forces' fight for Mosul underway
- Soccer club draws ire over signing of convicted murderer
Bruno Fernandes de Souza is free pending appeal after being found guilty of killing girlfriend
- Cyclone Debbie hits Australia
- Amazing sights aboard the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier
- 'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life in prison — for 3rd time
The 67-year-old known worldwide as “Carlos” denounced “an absurd trial” for a 42-year-old crime.
- Putin meets with Iranian leader, touts 'reliable and stable partner'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Tuesday.
- London attacker's wife speaks: 'I totally condemn his actions'
Rohey Hydara, the widow of Khalid Masood, and Janet Ajao, his mother, condemned his actions.
- Canada might legalize recreational weed in 2018
It was one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's most controversial promises. Video provided by Newsy
- Escalator in Hong Kong mall suddenly reverses, injuring 18
At least 18 shoppers at a Hong Kong mall were injured on Saturday when a escalator suddenly reversed at an increased speed
- Cyclone Debbie: Deadly storm strikes Australia as thousands flee
Tropical Cyclone Debbie slammed into northeastern Australia midday Tuesday with wind gusts as high as 161 mph.
- South Korea examines remains found near site of 2014 ferry disaster
Investigators from the National Forensic Service concluded that they were from unidentified animals, not humans.
- Thieves nab 221-pound gold coin from German museum
Berlin police say thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 221-pound gold coin, called 'Big Maple Leaf,' worth millions. …
- March political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
- Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87
Kathrada passed away peacefully in a hospital in Johannesburg.
- ‘Carlos the Jackal’ could get life sentence — again
The man known as “Carlos the Jackal” was once the world’s most-wanted fugitive.
- Red Bull heir jet-sets despite hit-and-run
An heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire is accused of killing a Thai police officer in a hit-and-run nearly five years ago, yet he still has not appeared to face charges. (March 28) …
- Trump calls for investigation of the Clintons' Russian ties
In latest tweet storm, Trump says it isn't his ties to Russia the House should be investigating.
- U.S. reviews bomb videos as part of probe into civilian deaths in Mosul
U.S.-led coalition says reports of airstrtikes on civilians are up sharply this year.
- Mattis: No one more sensitive to civilian deaths
During a meeting with his Qatari counterpart, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said no military in the world is more sensitive to civilian casualties. He made the comment following a US-led airstrike in M …
- Clashes in Paris over police killing of Chinese man
Protesters say the man was killed while he was cutting up fish but police say the officer fired in self-defense.
- Uganda's open-door policy sags amid crush of refugees from South Sudan
Uganda is celebrated for welcoming refugees but is swamped by an influx from South Sudan.
- Angelina Jolie calls world issues 'deeply troubling' in UN speech
Angelina Jolie calls issues confronting the world including war, nationalism, refugee crisis 'deeply troubling' during UN speech.
- Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam’s body still in the country
Malaysian authorities say Kim Jong Nam was killed Feb. 13 after two women smeared his face with the banned VX nerve agent.
- Facebook, Google, Twitter pressured to do more to fight terrorism on platforms
After London attacks, U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd says tech companies must do more.
- Deadly floods and mudslides kill dozens in Peru
- Life in North Korea
- Remembering The Gambia's notorious Mile 2 Prison
Political prisoners of the former president, Yahya Jammeh, share stories of torture and life behind bars.
- Rewind: Daughters of the Brothel
Raised in a brothel, Naseema founded an NGO to fight for the rights of sex workers in a village in northeast India.
- Passport to Freedom
The stories of Syrians, Iraqis and Egyptians emigrating and seeking dual nationality following the 2011 Arab Spring.
- Sickle cell: A silent killer in Chhattisgarh state
The hereditary disease kills at least 10,000 children a year in this Indian state.
- Theresa May set to trigger Brexit Article 50
British prime minister signs letter to be delivered to European Union, triggering countdown to EU exit.
- What is it like living in Libya these days?
Maimuna Aghliw tells of normal day in the Libyan city of Misrata, peppered with hints of a war nearby.
- Arab Summit: 'Arabs lost confidence in their leaders'
The summit will do little to end the conflicts in the region, analysts say.
- Second day of Mexican prison riot leaves two dead
Prisoners set mattresses ablaze in protest against new X-ray machines being used on women entering the jail.
- Yemen conflict: Who controls what
More than two years after storming the capital, Sanaa, Houthi rebels have consolidated control over parts of Yemen.
- China confirms arrest of Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che
Beijing says the activist is being investigated on suspicion of 'pursuing activity harmful to national security'.
- Simone Gbagbo cleared of war crimes charges
Simone Gbagbo had been charged with orchestrating attacks on supporters of her husband's opponent after 2010 election.
- US 'probably' involved in mass Iraqi civilian deaths
Top US commander in Iraq says 'fair chance' coalition bombing had role in killing scores of people.
- Trump moves to roll back Obama-era climate policies
US president signs order to review emissions limits for coal-fired power plants and ease coal production limits.
- Bodies of missing UN workers found in DRC
Three bodies discovered – including a decapitated woman's – during search for Congolese, American, and Swedish UN staff.
- AIPAC watches US-Israeli ties reshaping under Trump
Three bodies discovered – including a decapitated woman's – during search for Congolese, American, and Swedish UN staff.
- Grand Mufti: Arrest of al-Aqsa guards 'unacceptable'
Israeli police arrest Palestinian guards after they try to stop archaeologist from removing ancient stone from compound.
- Kashmir: 3 killed in violent protests after firefight
Deadly standoff between rebels and police sparks protests in Chadoora town, leaving three people dead and 28 injured.
- What's the BJP's agenda in Uttar Pradesh?
India's ruling party is cracking down on butchers and abattoirs in the country's most populous state.
- Missing Taiwan activist allegedly detained in China
Lee Ming-che disappeared after clearing immigration in Macau on March 19, but China remains mum about his whereabouts.
- UK students face disciplinary action over BDS protest
Dozens of academics sign letter condemning the University of Manchester for action against pro-Palestinian activists.
- DRC tense as police clash with anti-Kabila protesters
Police and demonstrators battle in Kinshasa as talks between President Kabila's government and opposition fall apart.
- Scottish parliament backs new independence referendum
Motion passed 69 votes to 59 and comes a day before the UK takes the formal step towards Brexit.
- Longer jail term sought for Bosnian Croat official
Prosecutors say Jadranko Prlic should get 40-year sentence for his role in the deaths of Bosnian Muslims during the war.
- Five men arrested in India over attacks on Africans
Africans were attacked with sticks and metal chairs in Greater Noida after teen's drug death was blamed on Nigerian man.
- Syria: 40,000 displaced as fighting rages near Hama
Heavy clashes between rebels and government forces in past week have displaced thousands, mostly women and children.