North Korea says Australia’s submarine deal could trigger ‘nuclear arms race’

North Korea has lashed out at a new trilateral security pact between the United States, Britain and Australia, and a deal to supply sensitive nuclear submarine technology to Australia.

Canadians could make Trudeau pay for his gamble

By calling early elections, Trudeau hoped to win a decisive parliamentary majority. But he could now be on the brink of losing power.

Deportees land in Port-au-Prince: ‘Nobody told us we were going back to Haiti’

Many hadn’t seen their country in years, and now spoke better Spanish or Portuguese than Haitian Creole.

The world’s tallest populace is shrinking, and scientists want to know why

The Dutch are still the world’s tallest population, but the growth that has seen the country top global height charts for decades appears to have ground to a halt. Scientists have offered a number of potential explanations.

After 20 years of waging religious guerrilla warfare, Taliban fighters in Kabul say they miss the battle

Interviews with more than two dozen Taliban fighters, commanders and leaders reveal a movement open to some change but one that is dedicated to the harsh enforcement of strict rules.

Islamic State in Afghanistan claims responsibility for attacks targeting Taliban

A series of deadly blasts hit Jalalabad over the weekend in the latest challenge to the Taliban as it consolidates power.

Putin’s party expected to maintain its grip on Duma as Russian opposition complains of stolen vote

Putin’s United Russia party has won the previous four parliamentary elections, twice with supermajorities.

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao announces run for Philippines president

The fighter-turned-senator began taking jabs at President Duterte this summer.

Jair Bolsonaro, defiantly unvaccinated, will test U.N. General Assembly’s covid ‘honor system’

It’s an open question whether the coronavirus mandate will be enforced.

Syrian detention camp rocked by dozens of killings blamed on Islamic State women

More than 70 slain at Syria's al-Hol camp this year as fanatics enforce strictures, settle scores

Faroe Islands to review annual dolphin hunt following global outcry

The local tradition saw almost 1,500 dolphins slaughtered last weekend.

Australia says France knew it had ‘deep and grave concerns’ about its submarines before U.S. deal

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison said France knew its concerns before the country tore up a deal to buy the submarines.

In the cradle of the Syrian revolution, renewed violence shows reconciliation is still elusive

A months-long siege and bombardment forced tens of thousands from their homes in the restive city of Daraa.

Last two escaped Palestinian prisoners recaptured after Israeli manhunt that threatened fresh violence

The remaining two of the six fugitives, who had tunneled their way out of a maximum security Israeli prison, were apprehended in their hometown of Jenin.

Afghan family ravaged by U.S. drone strike mistake wants headstones for the dead — and possible new life in America

The U.S. apology was welcomed. But they want someone held accountable for the attack that claimed 10 lives.

As France escalated its submarine dispute, it decided to go a bit lighter on Britain. Here’s why.

France may see Britain as a something of a junior partner in the deal.

How an intelligence officer’s disappearance in Somalia has ripped the government apart

The political battles risk turning into a security one and could strengthen the hand of al-Shabab militants.

Why the French are so furious at the Biden administration over a derailed submarine deal

The French diplomatic response has been unusual in its public bluntness.

Pakistan calls for engagement with Taliban as West highlights concerns of abuse

Pakistani officials fear cross-border chaos if Afghanistan collapses.

Boring? That may not be a bad thing in the race to succeed Germany’s Angela Merkel.

Olaf Scholz of the left-leaning Social Democrats is channeling Merkel’s style before Sept. 26 elections.
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'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray

In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days
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'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray

In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days
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UN, US, UK condemn Houthis’ execution of 9 Yemenis

The United Nations, the United States and the United Kingdom have condemned the executions of nine Yemenis by the country’s Houthi rebels
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East Libya forces say 2 helicopters crashed, killing 2

Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander say two military planes crashed over a village in eastern Libya, killing at least two officers
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Syrian, Jordanian defense officials discuss border security

Syria’s defense minister has paid a rare visit to Jordan after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near the border between the two countries
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