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US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

The United States voiced strong opposition Tuesday to a treaty proposed by Russia and China explicitly aimed at preventing an arms race in space, calling it ‘hollow and hypocritical’.

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured ...

Iran holiday costs Norway fisheries minister his job

Iran holiday costs Norway fisheries minister his job

Norway's rightwing Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg quit on Monday after breaching security protocol when he went on holiday to Iran with an Iranian-born former beauty queen, in a major media scandal.

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

A row is erupting over vaccines in Italy as the country's new populist government fights to roll back a law that bans children from attending school if they haven't received a series of jabs.

Erdogan warns Turkey's partnership with US 'in jeopardy'

Erdogan warns Turkey's partnership with US 'in jeopardy'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's partnership with the United States may be in jeopardy as ties strain, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies ...

Mali's Keita on track for second term in election runoff

Mali's Keita on track for second term in election runoff

Malians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling violence and ethnic attacks.

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over 'interference'

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over 'interference'

Saudi Arabia said Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and recalling its envoy while freezing all new trade, in retaliation for Ottawa's vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists.

New protests hit southern Iraq, a month into unrest

New protests hit southern Iraq, a month into unrest

Protesters flooded the streets of southern Iraq again on Sunday, nearly a month into a wave of unrest over corruption and decaying public services, AFP correspondents said.

Cambodia PM slams 'failed' election boycott campaign

Cambodia PM slams 'failed' election boycott campaign

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said opposition calls to boycott elections failed as he celebrated his ‘crystal clear’ victory in the uncontested vote in a speech to thousands of garment workers Thursday.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.

Trump tells attorney general to end Russia probe

Trump tells attorney general to end Russia probe

Donald Trump on Wednesday told his attorney general to end the high-profile investigation into Russian election meddling that has ensnared key members of his presidential campaign ...

India bans vaccine imports from tainted China company

India bans vaccine imports from tainted China company

India has banned the import of a rabies vaccine from a Chinese manufacturer embroiled in a safety scandal, the head of India's drug regulator told a newspaper in comments published Wednesday.