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Japan PM sends offering to controversial shrine honouring war dead

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sent a ritual offering Wednesday to the controversial Yasukuni shrine that honours war dead, including perpetrators of the country's World War II atrocities on its neighbours.

Junta crackdown displaced nearly 250,000 people in Myanmar: UN envoy

Yangon - The Myanmar military's crackdown on anti-coup protesters has displaced close to a quarter of a million people, a United Nations rights envoy said Wednesday.

European Parliament, EU member states agree target to cut CO2

Apo - The European Parliament and EU member states have agreed a target to cut carbon emissions by "at least" 55 percent by 2030, the EU Commission said in a statement released early Wednesday.

Black Americans embraced Biden, and in Floyd trial he embraced them back

Washington - Joe Biden's emotional voice on the call to George Floyd's family told the story of his presidency: "I wish I were there just to put my arms around you.

Police fire tear gas in protest against German virus law

Berlin - Police fired tear gas as thousands of people demonstrated in Berlin on Wednesday against a proposed amendment to give Angela Merkel's government power to impose tougher anti-coronavirus measures.

Putin uses key speech to warn West as police detain protesters

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin warned Russia's foreign rivals to tread lightly on Wednesday as he gave a key speech amid deep tensions with the West and arrests of opposition protesters.

'Justice': America reacts to Floyd murderer's conviction

Washington - Politicians, rights activists and family members and even world leaders reacted with jubilation and relief Tuesday as sacked Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died when the officer knelt on...

'Justice': America reacts to Floyd murderer's conviction

Washington - Politicians, rights activists and family members and even world leaders reacted with jubilation and relief Tuesday as sacked Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died when the officer knelt on...

Ukraine leader Zelensky urges Putin to meet in war-torn east

Kiev - President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to meet in war-torn eastern Ukraine, stressing that millions of lives were at stake from fresh fighting in the separatist conflict.

Calls for rallies threaten EU deal in Georgia

Tbili - European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday declared a political crisis in Georgia resolved, but defiant opposition groups called for new protests and an ex-president announced his return from exile to oust the ruling party.

Chad leader's death deprives West of key security ally

Paris - The death of Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has deprived France and the West of a key security ally in the volatile Sahel region where jihadist groups are gaining in strength, analysts say.

Dissident republicans suspected for Northern Ireland police attack

Belfast - A dissident republican group is strongly suspected of being behind an attempted bomb attack against a part-time police officer in Northern Ireland, senior officers said on Tuesday.

Doctors denied access to jailed Navalny as health concerns grow

Vladimir - Alexei Navalny's doctors were again denied access Tuesday to the jailed Kremlin critic despite growing concern over the hunger-striking Russian opposition figure's failing health.

Russia says to launch own space station in 2025

Moscow - Russia's space agency said Tuesday it hoped to launch its own orbital station in 2025 as Moscow considers withdrawing from the International Space Station programme to go it alone.

Laschet urges unity after winning fight to lead Merkel's party to polls

Berlin - Armin Laschet, the leader of Angela Merkel's party, on Tuesday urged her conservatives to unite in the run-up to September's elections, after he won their nomination as chancellor candidate in a bruising battle that pushed the bloc to the brink of impl...

Doctors denied access to Navalny prison hospital

Vladimir - A team of medics including ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's personal doctor were denied access Tuesday to a penal colony where he is being treated at a prison hospital.

Philippines' Duterte prepared to deploy navy over South China Sea claim

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to deploy military ships to the South China Sea to assert the country's claim over oil deposits in a contested part of the waterway.

The female trail-blazer shaking up Samoan politics

Apia - Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, a veteran powerbroker with ties to royalty, has taken the starring role in a Pacific island political drama that could see her unseat one of the world's longest-serving democratic leaders and become Samoa's first female prime mini...

Mexican tycoon in graft case released after agreeing to repayment deal

Mexico - A Mexican businessman accused of corruption over the alleged sale of a disused fertilizer plant to Pemex was released from prison Monday after agreeing to repay the state oil company $216.6 million, judicial sources said.

Former US Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93

Washington - Former US Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who famously told voters to expect a tax increase should he win the presidency, died Monday, US media reported. He was 93 years old.

Merkel party backs Laschet as chancellor candidate

Frankfurt - Angela Merkel's party early on Tuesday firmly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate at Germany's upcoming elections, hoping to draw a line under a bitter battle with challenger Markus Soeder.

Georgia ruling party, opposition sign EU-led pact to end crisis

Tbili - Georgia's ruling party and the opposition on Monday signed an EU-mediated agreement to end a months-long political crisis that raised concerns in the West over the Caucasus country's backsliding on democracy.

Raul Castro: Cuba's pragmatist who emerged from Fidel's shadow

Havana - Long in his brother Fidel's shadow, Raul Castro led Cuba with pragmatism for 15 years ahead of his retirement at the age of almost 90.

Cuba gets new leader as last Castro officially retires

Havana - Cuba marked the end of an era Monday with the official transfer of power from the Castro clan, in charge for six decades, to the communist country's first civilian leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

EU sanctions 10 Myanmar junta officials

Apo - The EU on Monday announced sanctions on 10 Myanmar junta officials and two conglomerates linked to the military over the coup and bloody crackdown on protesters in their country.

Surging German Greens name Annalena Baerbock for Merkel's crown

Berlin - Germany's Green party on Monday named co-chair Annalena Baerbock as its candidate to succeed Angela Merkel, throwing down the gauntlet to the chancellor's conservatives who are locked in increasingly vicious infighting for her crown.

Japan urges release of journalist detained in Myanmar

Yangon - Japan has urged Myanmar authorities to release a Japanese journalist in custody at a Yangon prison, one of at least 65 reporters arrested during the junta's crackdown on anti-coup protests.

Surging German Greens to name candidate for Merkel's crown

Berlin - Germany's opposition Greens will name Monday their candidate to succeed Angela Merkel at September's general election, challenging the chancellor's conservatives who are locked in increasingly vicious infighting for her crown.

Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital under Western pressure

Moscow - Russia's penitentiary service on Monday said it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to prison hospital, as the EU warned it would hold Moscow "responsible" for the state of his health.

Deal elusive in conservatives' battle for Merkel's crown

Berlin - Two conservative leaders locked in battle for Angela Merkel's crown failed to reach a deal by their self-imposed deadline, pushing the chancellor's CDU-CSU alliance deeper into crisis Monday months before elections.
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