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Philippines’ Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe

President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court's probe into the Philippines' drug war, his lawyer said Thursday,...

South Korea : new kid on the SLBM block

Missile test headlines on the Korean peninsula are almost invariably about the nuclear-armed North, but this week the South fired a submarine-launched...

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,...

Mystery still surrounds death of UN chief after 60 years

The mystery of how the hugely courageous UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjold died 60 years ago has only thickened since his plane crashed in...

Putin’s unpopular party slated for election win

When polls open Friday in Russia's parliamentary elections, few voters would bet against an easy win for the ruling United Russia party, even...

Salvadorans march against bitcoin and ‘dictatorship’

Thousands of Salvadorans protested Wednesday against the government's introduction of bitcoin as legal tender in the impoverished country as...

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...

Canada’s tight election heads into final stretch

Tensions are mounting four days ahead of Canada's legislative elections as Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on citizens to "vote...

Mexican city becomes ‘prison’ for thousands of migrants

Tens of thousands of US-bound migrants stranded in an overcrowded city in southern Mexico are desperate to escape what they say feels like a...

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...

Haiti PM names new justice minister amid questions over links to president’s assassins

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry appointed a new justice minister late Wednesday, a day after dismissing a prosecutor who requested his indictment...

The Merkel rhombus : How a hand gesture became a brand

Hands clasped in front of the stomach, thumbs and fingertips touching to form a diamond shape -- Angela Merkel's "rhombus" hand gesture has become...

Three killed, dozens injured as shallow quake hits China’s Sichuan

Three people were killed and dozens injured when a shallow earthquake struck southwestern China on Thursday, triggering the second-highest level...

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