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New Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni reaffirmed support for Ukraine in her first phone call on Thursday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, her office said. “Prime Minister Meloni reiterated that the Atlantic alliance is essential to defending the ...

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Japan 'studying' US Tomahawk cruise missile purchase

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The world is holding its breath over the possibility that North Korea might undertake a nuclear bomb test, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday. “Everybody is holding its breath about this, because another nuclear ...

US sees 'acute threat' from Russia, but says China is main challenge

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the “acute threat” posed by Moscow, but China is the most consequential challenge for the United States, the Pentagon said Thursday. The dangers are both conventional — Moscow’s aggression toward its neighbors and Beijing’s ...

N. Korea fires ballistic missiles ahead of major US-S. Korea air drills

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Germany's Scholz rejects Turkish claims against Greece

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday rejected Turkish claims on the sovereignty of Greek islands, part of a barrage of verbal attacks from Ankara which the Greek PM termed “poison” and “lies”. A NATO partner “should not” question the ...

Arts election lays bare Hong Kong censorship fears

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US commits another $30 mln for Pakistan flood relief

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Chinese 'police stations' in Canada under investigation

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Hong Kong pastor, housewife jailed over 'seditious' court applause

A Hong Kong pastor and a housewife were both jailed on Thursday after they were convicted of sedition for clapping in court and criticising a verdict against a democracy activist, local media reported. The sentence is the latest under ...

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