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Pakistan, China to Take Part in Russia’s Military Drills
BEIJING - China and Pakistan besides some regional countries will participate in the “Centre 2019” Russia Military Exercise scheduled to be held from Sept...
Polish, German Presidents Open WWII Anniversary Observances
WARSAW, Poland — The presidents of Germany and Poland opened daylong observances of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II on Sunday with a ceremony filled ...
Poland Wants Sanctions against Russia over Crimea to Continue
WARSAW - President Andrzej Duda said on Saturday that Poland saw a need to maintain Western sanctions against Russia over its 2014 annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine...
Thousands Protest British PM Johnson’s Move to Suspend Parliament
LONDON/BELFAST - Thousands of people across Britain and Northern Ireland protested on Saturday against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament ...
EU Will Keep Working to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal: Mogherini
HELSINKI - The European Union will work to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and would welcome any moves to add to its conditions, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said ...
Kazakhstan Initiates Creation of Fund to Increase Trade Between IOFS Member Parties
NUR-SULTAN - The Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Saparkhan Omarov has initiated creation of Grain Fund, Trend reports with reference to the press office of the Ministry ...
‘We’re Living the End of Western Hegemony’: Macron Urges to Stop Pushing Russia Away from Europe
BIARRITZ - French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that it would be a “strategic mistake” for Western nations not to change their attitude toward Moscow...
Australia Concerned Writer Faces Espionage Charge in China
CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government said on Tuesday it was “very concerned and disappointed” that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally ...
Italy’s Opposition PD Says Coalition Talks at Risk of Failure
ROME - Talks between Italy’s ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new coalition government are at risk of failure over who should became ...
Trump Dampens Macron Optimism on Iran Talks
BIARRITZ, France - U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to brush aside French efforts to mediate with Iran on Sunday, saying that while he was happy for President Emmanuel ...
Tens of Thousands of Rohingya Mark ‘Genocide Day’ Amid Tensions in Bangladesh Camps
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh - At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees rallied in camps in Bangladesh on Sunda ...
G-7 Summit in France a Test of Unity Among World Leaders
BIARRITZ, France — Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s unpredictable America-first approach ...
North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles into Sea of Japan, US Official Says
PYONGYANG - North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News Friday, just over a week after the secretive regime tested ...
China Announces Tariff Hike on $75 Billion of US Products
BEIJING — China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict
Putin Orders Russia to Respond after US Missile Test
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under ...
U.S. Drone Shot Down over Yemen: Officials
WASHINGTON - A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials ...
Google, Apple, Mozilla Move to Block Kazakh Surveillance System
NUR-SULTAN - Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took steps on Wednesday to block the Kazakh government from creating ...
Huawei Expects No Relief from US Sanctions but Is Confident
SHENZHEN, China — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expressed . . .
Militants Leave Key Rebel Town as Syrian Troops Push In
BEIRUT — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and . . .
Putin, Macron to Meet for French-Russian Talks Before G-7
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine . . .
Sudan’s Ousted Bashir Told Investigators He Got Millions from Saudi Arabia: Court Witness
KHARTOUM - Sudan’s deposed leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir told investigators he had received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a detective said in court on Monday. . .
India Says Committed to ‘No First Use’ of Nuclear Weapons for Now
NEW DELHI - India has stuck to its commitment of ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons but future policy will depend on the situation, the defense minister said on Friday ...
Issues on Strengthening Strategic Cooperation with EU Discussed in Kazakhstan
NUR-SULTAN - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian have discussed a wide range of issues on strengthening strategic ...
Merkel: European Mission in Strait of Hormuz Likely to be Discussed in Finland
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings ...
Hong Kong Native Jackie Chan Takes Part in Pro-Beijing Campaign to Protect National Flag
HONG KONG - Chinese megastar Jackie Chan said he was heartbroken by the mass unrest in his native Hong Kong, and supported the state TV’s initiative to protect the national ...
China’s Xi Gets Tougher on Trump after New Tariff Threat
BEIJING — Facing another U.S. tariff hike, Chinese President Xi Jinping is getting tougher with Washington ...
UN Urges Reluctant EU Nations to Help Stranded Migrants
BRUSSELS — The United Nations refugee agency urgently appealed to European governments Tuesday to let two migrant rescue ships disembark more than 500 passengers who remain ...
Pakistan to Downgrade Diplomatic Ties, Suspend Bilateral Trade with India: National Security Committee
WASHINGTON - USS Ronald Reagan has conducted demonstrative flight operations training to promote ‘peace through strength’ in the South China Sea, next to . . .
US Carrier Drills in Disputed South China Sea as Beijing Closes Waters for Own Exercises
WASHINGTON - USS Ronald Reagan has conducted demonstrative flight operations training to promote ‘peace through strength’ in the South China Sea, next to disputed ...
Hiroshima Marks 74th Anniversary of Atomic Bombing
TOKYO — Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan’s government do ...
Trump Freezes Venezuelan Government Assets Amid Tensions
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolás Maduro that places his socialist administration ...
Putin to Washington: We’ll Develop New Nuclear Missiles If You Do
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Russia would be forced to start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States started ...
Australia Won’t Host U.S. Missiles, Prime Minister Says
SYDNEY - U.S. intermediate-range missiles will not be deployed in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, after the United States revealed ambitions to ...
Washington Urges Australia to ‘Be Partner’ in Confronting Iran in Gulf Standoff
WASHINGTON - The US is seeking to pull Australia into its escalating row with Tehran, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting Canberra’s help to secure shipping routes ...
Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker Smuggling Fuel in Persian Gulf – State Media
TEHRAN - Iran has seized a foreign tanker “smuggling” fuel to “some Arab states”, Iran’s state TV reported. The development is the latest escalation ...