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UK PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote with 59% share

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a confidence vote on Monday but by a relatively modest margin, seeing off a challenge to his leadership brought by lawmakers within his Conservative Party. Johnson won the vote 211 to 148, according to Graham Brady, chairman of the party committee that oversaw the ballot…. Cyprus Mail …





France lets some farms asphyxiate poultry flocks to stop bird flu

France has authorised some farmers to kill their poultry by asphyxia to stop a rapid spread of bird flu that has made it difficult for veterinary services to cope with massive culling, French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie said on Tuesday. The practice, allowed only because of a rebound in outbreaks… Cyprus Mail …


Iran says Israel will pay for Syria attack that killed 2 Revolutionary Guards

Iran said on Wednesday that an Israeli airstrike in Syria that killed four people including two Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers would be avenged. Syrian state media said the other two victims of Monday’s strike on Damascus were civilians, while the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified them as pro-Iran… Cyprus Mail …



Sarah Palin loses defamation case against New York Times (Updated)

A US judge on Monday threw out Sarah Palin’s lawsuit accusing the New York Times of defaming the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate by incorrectly linking her in an editorial to a mass murder. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said he will order… Cyprus Mail …


S. Africa’s ANC on course for first sub-50% election result

Voter support for South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was on course on Tuesday to drop below 50% for the first time since it ended white minority rule in 1994, according to partial returns from local polls held nationwide. Monday’s municipal elections had been widely viewed as a referendum… Cyprus Mail …