Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on N Korea

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday played down an apparent split between the US president and his top diplomat over outreach to North Korea, saying America's focus was still on finding a diplomatic solution to the dispute.

Putin warns of catastrophe over North Korea impasse

Putin warns of catastrophe over North Korea impasse

Vladimir Putin's comments on North Korea appeared to draw the lines for a clash at the United Nations pitting Moscow and Beijing against Washington and its allies.

France stands for diplomatic solution to crisis, says envoy

France stands for diplomatic solution to crisis, says envoy

France has been acting relentlessly to promote a diplomatic solution to the ongoing rift in the region in support of the efforts made by the Kuwaiti mediation, French ambassador Eric Chevallier has said.

Outcry as breast cancer drug rejected for NHS use

Outcry as breast cancer drug rejected for NHS use

A breast cancer drug that costs £90,000 a year per patient has been turned down for use by the NHS on financial grounds, triggering an outcry from patients groups who say it prolongs the lives of people seriously ill with the disease.

Terror threat to malls, says homeland security chief

Terror threat to malls, says homeland security chief

The US homeland security chief said yesterday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent ...