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Theresa May survives confidence vote

International Desk: Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party by 200 to 117.

Sri Lanka parliament demands sacked PM to be reinstated

International Desk: Sri Lanka's legislature voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand the reinstatement of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, as a bitter power struggle headed for a government shut down within weeks.

Theresa May to face vote of no confidence

International Desk: UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of confidence in her leadership later after 48 of her Conservative MPs called for one to be held.

Strasbourg gunman hunted after three killed

International Desk: Three people have been killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN

Desk Report: Trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five per cent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

International Desk: France's President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests.

UK can cancel Brexit, says EU court

International Desk:  The European Court of Justice has ruled the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members.

Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting

International Desk: French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers' organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities.

Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request

International Desk: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has ruled out extraditing to Turkey suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Japan princess 'insecure' over new role

International Desk: Japan's Crown Princess Masako says she feels "insecure" about becoming empress in April, but will do her best to serve the people of Japan.

Trump's son-in-law offered Saudi crown prince advice: Report

International Desk: The New York Times reported on Saturday that US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Key Trump aide John Kelly to leave job

International Desk: President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year.

Italy nightclub stampede kills six

International Desk: Six people have been killed and more than 100 injured, 10 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, officials say.

Eiffel Tower to close on Saturday amid Paris riot fears

International Desk: The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to close on Saturday amid fears of further street violence from "yellow vest" anti-government protests.

Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation

International Desk: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.