LONDON — Anti-Brexit protesters are gathering in central London for a demonstration calling for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Around 150 buses are ferrying thousands of protesters from across the country to the British capital. The march will begin at noon (1100 GMT) and will be followed by a rally in Parliament Square.
Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of the House of Lords, said: “This week’s fresh chaos and confusion over Brexit negotiations has exposed how even the best deal now available will be a bad one for Britain … Voters will neither forgive nor forget if (lawmakers) allow this miserable Brexit to proceed without people being given the final say.”
Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but negotiations have been plagued by disagreements.
NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cypriot police say most of the 29 Syrian migrants who have arrived to the Mediterranean island after setting sail from Lebanon told authorities they have relatives living on Cyprus.
Police said Saturday that the migrants, including five women, nine children and one unescorted minor, have so far made no requests for asylum after being taken to a reception center on the outskirts of the capital, Nicosia.
The 29 arrived Friday by boat at Cape Greco on Cyprus’ southeastern tip.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia’s reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favored by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.
Human Rights Watch on Saturday highlighted the recent detention of hundreds of youth in the capital, Addis Ababa, after they rallied to condemn killings of ethnic minorities on the city’s outskirts.
Ethiopia on Tuesday released some 1,100 of the youth from a military camp after a monthlong detention in which the federal police commissioner said they were “brainwashed.”
Several hundred others are still detained for frequenting shisha cafes and dens where khat, a stimulant, is chewed.
MOSCOW— A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Elena Khusyaynova. The complaint says she helped oversee the finances at a so-called troll farm aiming at influencing U.S. politics through social media postings.
ISTANBUL — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to speak at the opening of a stadium early Saturday afternoon, though it is unclear whether he will comment on Saudi Arabia’s acknowledgement that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate.