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French forces kill IS Sahel jihadist leader wanted by US

France said Thursday its troops deployed in the Sahel region of Africa had killed the head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) extremist...

Australia to get nuclear subs in new US, British partnership

The United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of a rising China,...

Australia enters uncharted waters with nuclear sub plan

Australia's shock decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and cruise missiles helps bind a faltering alliance with Washington, but...

Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters : Ardern

New Zealand will not lift a decades-long ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of key ally Australia's decision to develop...

Australians squirm as Biden calls PM ‘fellow Down Under’

Australians squirmed Thursday as US President Joe Biden thanked their prime minister for joining a major new defence alliance -- but appeared...

‘One of us’ : Merkel hometown a refuge from wild world

There's a place just 90 minutes' drive from Berlin where Angela Merkel can escape the crucible of her office, see the people who've known her...

New York says UNGA delegates must be vaccinated, angering Russia

All leaders and diplomats attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week will have to provide proof of vaccination, the...

US gymnasts slam FBI, sports officials over Nassar abuse

Olympic champion Simone Biles and other top American gymnasts excoriated US sports officials and the FBI in powerful Senate testimony on Wednesday...

US envoy says Ghani exit scuttled Afghan power-sharing

The US negotiator on Afghanistan said that president Ashraf Ghani's abrupt exit scuttled a deal in which the Taliban would hold off entering...

US discusses support for Lithuania amid China pressure

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday saluted Lithuania's championing of democracy in Belarus and Taiwan and discussed ways to support...

At Kabul airport, remnants of US war bear testimony to chaotic exit

A well-thumbed copy of "Not a Good Day to Die" -- which tells how American forces nearly came undone fighting in Afghanistan in the early stages...

Dubious of Trump’s sanity, US general secretly called China : book

The top US general was so worried in early January that Donald Trump was out of control that he took secret action to prevent the outgoing president...

Taliban thank world for promised aid, urge US to show ‘heart’

The Taliban on Tuesday thanked the world for pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Afghanistan, and urged the United States...

Fate of California’s Democratic governor in balance in recall vote

Voters went to the polls in California on Tuesday to decide whether to oust the Democratic governor of the most-populous US state or have him...

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

Russia fined Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday for not deleting banned content, adding to a slew of penalties the government has imposed on foreign...

Tropical storm Nicholas weakens as it heads inland

Tropical storm Nicholas weakened as it moved inshore over Texas early Tuesday morning, with meteorologists downgrading it from a hurricane.

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