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Women accused of Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court

Kuala Lumpur - An Indonesian and a Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader with a deadly nerve agent, appeared in a Malaysian court Tuesday, wearing bullet-proof vests and under heavy security.

Egypt and Russia discuss fight against 'terror'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday held talks in Cairo with Russia's foreign and defence ministers on ways to battle "terrorism", his office said.

Ukraine raids Russian internet giant Yandex over treason

Kiev - Ukraine's security service on Monday searched offices of Russian internet giant Yandex as part of a treason probe after Kiev banned its popular search engine earlier this month.

Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

Berlin - Germany unleashed a volley of criticism Monday against US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests.

Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German Foreign Minister

Berlin - Germany on Monday unleashed a volley of criticism against US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests.

Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abuse

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was expected to seek an apology over the abuse of indigenous Canadians at church-run boarding schools.

Britain tells Merkel it will be 'strong partner'

London - Britain on Monday said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany in response to comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Britain and the United States no longer being reliable allies.

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Versailles - France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin sought to improve their countries' strained ties Monday during talks at Versailles palace the French leader described as "extremely frank.

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

Paris - France's new President Emmanuel Macron was to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria.

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Frankfurt Am Main - Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday."The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out.

Iran leader slams Saudis as America's 'milking cow'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being pumped "like a milking cow" by "infidel" Americans."These people (the Saudis) appear to believe in the Koran...

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Angela Merkel of his displeasure over Germany's reportedly giving asylum to troops accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published Saturday.

Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

Paris - France's new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria.

Poland has 'no doubt' about US commitment to NATO: minister

Varsovia - Poland's defence minister said Friday he was confident about US President Donald Trump's commitment to NATO amid doubts raised by his failure to publicly endorse the alliance's guarantee of collective defence.

G7 climate row deadlocked but US says Trump 'evolving'

Taormina - A summit of G7 leaders on Friday failed to make progress on narrowing differences between the United States and its partners on climate change, hosts Italy said.

G7 climate row deadlocked but US says Trump 'evolving'

Taormina - A summit of G7 leaders on Friday failed to make progress on narrowing differences between the United States and its partners on climate change, hosts Italy said.

G7 climate row deadlocked but US says Trump 'evolving'

Taormina - A summit of G7 leaders on Friday failed to make progress on narrowing differences between the United States and its partners on climate change, hosts Italy said.

Secrets among friends: leaks jolt US-British security ties

Washington - Within minutes of British counter-terror police learning a deadly blast had struck Manchester Arena, their US counterparts were in the loop. That is how the security relationship -- one of the world's closest -- is supposed to work.

Top US diplomat stokes 'fires for justice' over Manchester

London - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted extremists must be wiped out and that "fires for justice" were burning hot over the Manchester attack, during a solidarity visit to Britain on Friday.

Macron, Trudeau 'bromance' fires up internet

Taormina - "A liberal fantasy dream sequence", "a bromance," "insanely romantic".

NATO reels from harsh Trump reality show

Brussels - US President Donald Trump's performance at a "shocking" NATO summit has dealt a major blow to the alliance and may hand a win to Vladimir Putin, analysts say.

US rules out easing sanctions on Russia

Taormina - Washington will not ease sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and may even get tougher on Moscow, the White House said Friday, ending uncertainty over the US position on the thorny issue.

US rules out easing sanctions on Russia

Taormina - Washington will not ease sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and may even get tougher on Moscow, the White House said Friday, ending uncertainty over the US position on the thorny issue.

US rules out easing sanctions on Russia

Taormina - Washington will not ease sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and may even get tougher on Moscow, the White House said Friday, ending uncertainty over the US position on the thorny issue.

Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'

Taormina - US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation.

Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'

Taormina - US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation.

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

Taormina - US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

Taormina - US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.

Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

Seoul - South Korea on Friday authorised a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal president Moon Jae-In's pursuit of dialogue with Pyongyang.

Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

Seoul - South Korea on Friday authorised a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal president Moon Jae-In's pursuit of dialogue with Pyongyang.
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