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New Zealand PM 'utterly' disagrees with Trump tweets

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday joined international condemnation of US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen.

Worsening world hunger affects 821 million, says UN

New York - More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.

Brazil's vice president says no restrictions on Huawei

Rio De Janeiro - China's Huawei will not be restricted in Brazil where plans are under way to launch a 5G network, the country's vice president said Monday, defying US pressure to shun the firm.

UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

London - The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".

UN extends Yemen monitor mission by six months

New York - The UN Security Council voted unanimously Monday to extend its ceasefire observation mission in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida by six months, until January 15 2020.

Russian opposition in losing battle to get on local ballot

Moscow - Russian opposition politicians aim to capitalise on public discontent and President Vladimir Putin's falling approval ratings as they fight to get on the ballot for local elections in September.

Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN

New York - More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Washington - The Trump administration moved Monday to declare ineligible for asylum most migrants who cross the US southern border after passing through Mexico.

Zimbabwe inflation rate soars to 175%

Harare - Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate hit 175 percent in June, official data showed Monday, stoking fears of a return of the hyperinflation that wiped out savings ten years ago when the economy collapsed.

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Washington - The Trump administration moved Monday to block most migrants who cross the US southern border after passing through Mexico from seeking asylum.

New Greek government wants to reinforce borders

Athens - The new Greek government underscored Monday its intention to reinforce the country's borders, as a visiting EU official noted an uptick in the number of refugees crossing from Turkey.

Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey marks 2016 coup bid anniversary

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hailed the controversial delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, as Turkey marked the third anniversary of a bloody coup attempt.

Trump again attacks liberal US congresswomen

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out again Monday at progressive Democratic congresswomen he attacked over the weekend in tweets dismissed as racist.

Spanish PM accuses far-left of ending talks to form government

Madrid - Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday that far-left party Podemos had withdrawn from talks on forming a new government, a week before he faces a confidence vote in parliament.

S.Africa's Zuma shrugs off graft allegations at inquiry

Johanesburg - South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma on Monday dismissed multiple graft allegations against him, telling a judicial inquiry he was the victim of conspiracies and years of "character assassination".

China detains Canadian citizen on drugs charges

Bejing - A Canadian citizen detained in China is being held on drug-related offences, Beijing said Monday, at a time of tense relations between the two countries.

Populist pro-China mayor to face Tsai in Taiwan presidential clash

Taipei - A populist mayor who favours closer ties with Beijing was named Monday as presidential candidate for Taiwan's main opposition party as it looks to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in upcoming elections.

Populist pro-China mayor to face Tsai in Taiwan presidential clash

Taipei - A populist mayor who favours closer ties with Beijing was announced as the presidential candidate for Taiwan's opposition on Monday as it looks to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in upcoming elections.

Opposition figures arrested during Moscow vote demo

Moscow - Dozens of people were arrested Sunday in Moscow during a protest to demand that independent candidates be included on the ballot for local elections in September, police and a monitoring group said.

Mall clashes at latest Hong Kong anti-extradition march

Fpo - Riot police and protesters fought running battles in a Hong Kong shopping mall Sunday night as unrest caused by a widely loathed plan to allow extraditions to mainland China showed no sign of abating.

Paris protesters, police clash around Champs-Elysees after parade: AFP

Paris - French police fired tear gas at protesters during a tense standoff in central Paris on Sunday in the aftermath of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees, AFP reporters said.

Clashes at latest Hong Kong anti-extradition march

Fpo - Police and protesters clashed again in Hong Kong Sunday as unrest caused by a widely-loathed plan to allow extraditions to mainland China showed no sign of abating.

Von der Leyen's bid for EU top job in the balance

Apo - Will it be business as usual or a summer of stalemate? Ursula von der Leyen learns on Tuesday whether the European Parliament is ready to approve her bid to become the first female president of the European Commission.

Calls to sack Israel education minister over gay therapy comments

Jerusalem - Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz has spoken of his belief in therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality and claimed he has engaged in the practice, leading to calls for him to be sacked.

Former Bangladesh military dictator Ershad dies at 89

Dhaka - Former Bangladesh military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad died Sunday aged 89, after weeks in a Dhaka hospital, officials said.

Three years on, Turkey purge victims struggle to make ends meet

Ankara - Three years ago, Elif was a teacher at a high school in southeast Turkey. Today, she still works in an education centre, but she is only allowed to cook and clean.

Canada says another citizen detained in China amid row

Montr - China detained another Canadian citizen amid sour relations between the two countries, Canada's foreign ministry said on Saturday, though the reason for the jailing remains unclear.

France's Macron announces creation of a space force command

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that would eventually be part of his country's air force.

Most Germans say Merkel's health is a personal issue

Berlin - Nearly 60 percent of Germans feel that Chancellor Angela Merkel's bouts of uncontrolled shaking are a personal matter, according to a survey published on Saturday.

Ex-Tehran mayor goes on trial over wife's murder

Tehran - The high-profile trial opened Saturday of a former Tehran mayor charged with murdering his wife, Iranian media reported.
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