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US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

Turkey's opposition down but not out

Istanbul - Turkey's embattled opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can still find glimmers of hope in a shifting political landscape despite the strongman winning a controversial referendum that will hugely enhance his powers.The 'No' vote polled 48.

Melenchon, France's 'unbowed' hard-left candidate

Paris - Jean-Luc Melenchon, a fiery Communist-backed eurosceptic vowing to return "power to the people" if he becomes France's next president, says he has mellowed after years spent giving the establishment a tongue-lashing.

Macron, 39-year-old maverick eyeing French presidency

Paris - "Neither of the right, nor the left" in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker hoping to convince the French to take a chance on his brand of youthful optimism.

Le Pen: far-right heir hoping to become first female president

Paris - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wept for joy when her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, the bogeyman of French politics, made it to the final of the 2002 presidential election.

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

Caracas - Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest.

Brazil's Temer vows Brazil to survive corruption scandal

Bras - President Michel Temer insists that a growing corruption scandal in his government will not paralyze Brazil as it struggles to emerge from its deepest recession in history.

Fascist salutes as Franco minister is buried

Madrid - Mourners raised their arms in a fascist salute as one of the last ministers to serve under former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, Jose Utrera Molina, was buried Saturday.

Ironic Hungary demo mocks hardline PM

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarian protestors brandishing satirical placards staged a humourous but seriously intended demonstration Saturday, pouring scorn on the policies of hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban."Down with the press!" "Down with education!

Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape in Zimbabwe

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe's splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in next year's election could test his supremacy.

'Assault on facts' energizes global March for Science

Washington - Scientists and their supporters across the globe are expected to march in the thousands Saturday amid growing anxiety over what many see as a mounting political assault on facts and evidence.

French Guiana activists end crippling protest after deal

Cayenne - The movement behind social unrest that left French Guiana paralysed for almost a month has ended the protest after Paris pledged an aid package worth billions of euros.

Clashes as German anti-immigration party power struggle spills over

Cologne - Germany's anti-immigration AfD handed its own leader a humiliating setback Saturday five months before a general election, as thousands of demonstrators rallied against its party congress.

Venezuelans stage 'silent protest' in wave of unrest

Caracas - Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters marched in silence on Saturday to demand the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro, a show of defiance after three weeks of unrest that left 20 people dead.

'Assault on facts' energizes global March for Science

Washington - Scientists and their supporters across the globe are expected to march in the thousands Saturday amid growing anxiety over what many see as a mounting political assault on facts and evidence.

German anti-immigration party AfD heads for weekend showdown

Cologne - Germany's right-wing populist AfD party will attempt to paper over festering rivalries at a weekend party congress to ensure it enters parliament for the first time in September's general election.

US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence

Sydney - The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb".

US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence

Sydney - The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb".

US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence

Sydney - The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb".

Anxious for win, Republicans revive US health care push

Washington - US lawmakers and the White House braced for a hectic coming week in Washington, with Republicans readying new legislation to repeal Obamacare as Donald Trump seeks a victory to cap his 100th day as president.

Three weeks of violence in Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela, mired in a political and economic crisis for months, has been rocked by violence over the past three weeks which has claimed 20 lives.

Three weeks of violence in Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela, mired in a political and economic crisis for months, has been rocked by violence over the past three weeks which has claimed 20 lives.

Spain's Rajoy still unscathed from corruption scandals

Madrid - With arrests, raids and tears, Spaniards this week watched another episode in a long-running corruption saga that has hit the ruling conservative party... but left Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy unscathed.

Venezuela death toll soars to 20 in weeks of protests

Caracas - The number of people killed in three weeks of street protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro soared to 20 on Friday after one of the deadliest nights of unrest in Caracas.

Dutch PM stresses EU unity over Brexit with Danish, Irish leaders

Den Haag - The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU.

Death toll jumps to 20 in Venezuela protests

Caracas - The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas.

S.Korea president hopeful denies date rape conspiracy

Seoul - South Korean presidential candidate Hong Joon-Pyo Friday denied his own autobiographical confession of complicity in an attempted date rape, as voter outrage mounted.

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Caracas - About 50 children were evacuated from a Caracas hospital Thursday which the Venezuelan government blamed on an attack by armed gangs but the opposition attributed to tear gas used to quell unrest.
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