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German coalition talks miss deadline; parties still at odds

Agencies, Berlin Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to forge a three-way ruling coalition could stretch into the weekend after the parties missed Merkel’s Thursday deadline and failed to reach agreement on key issues such as migration and...

Images suggest N.Korea ‘aggressive’ work on ballistic missile submarine -institute

Agencies, Washington Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an “aggressive schedule” to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. institute reported on Thursday. Washington-based...

Support for Rohingya victims of sexolence needed

Agencies, United Nations Following a visit to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have settled in makeshift camps, a United Nations envoy has called for enhanced measures to protect and...

Trump tells China’s Xi he believes N.Korea solution can be found

Agencies, Beijing US President Donald Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday that he believes, like Xi, that a solution can be found to the North Korean nuclear issue, a day after warning Pyongyang of the grave danger of developing...

Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh vulnerable: UN

Agencies, Geneva The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the refugee population is...

Both ISIL, Syria used chem-weapons, UNSC told

Agencies, United Nations The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) was responsible for using sulfur mustard in a September 2016 attack in Umm Hawsh and the Syrian Government was accountable for the release of sarin in an April...

‘Do not underestimate us’: US Prez to NK

Agencies, Seoul US President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a blunt warning to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in an address to South Korea’s Parliament, the BBC News has reported. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” he said,...

Deadly storm in Vietnam days before Trump visit

Agencies, Hanoi At least 27 people have been killed and a dozen injured as Typhoon Damrey struck Vietnam’s south-central coast. Many of the dead were killed by collapsing houses or washed away in flooding, according to the provincial disaster...