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South Korean unification minister offers to step down, Yonhap says

FILE PHOTO: Kim Yeon-chul, a nominee for South Korean Unification MInister, attends a confirmation hearing for the post of Unification Minister at the National...

North Korea rejects South’s offer of envoys, vows to redeploy troops...

SEOUL - North Korea on Wednesday rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tensions over defector activity and stalled...

How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the...

- Five years ago, in an office complex with a giant sculpture of a mosquito just northwest of Phnom Penh, Jessica Manning struck...

Exclusive: Bottlenecks? Glass vial makers prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

FRANKFURT/PARIS - Drugmakers are warning of a potential shortage of vials to bottle future COVID-19 vaccines, but their rush to secure supplies risks...

Philippine protesters rally over controversial anti-terror bill

A protestor wears a mask with the face of President Rodrigo Duterte and a clown wig during a rally against the anti-terrorism bill on...

Transgender couple in limbo as Hungary bans changes to identity papers

POLGARDI, Hungary - For Hungarian transgender couple Tamara Csillag and Elvira Angyal life is on hold, their wedding postponed, and they are angry....

Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

LONDON - Britain will introduce border checks with the European Union in stages from Jan. 1, reversing an original plan so it can...

Lebanese protesters shut down roadways with fires as currency collapses

Demonstrators ride on motorbikes during a protest against fall in Lebanese pound currency and mounting economic hardship, in Beirut, Lebanon June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed...

U.N. regrets Trump move against ICC, says court must be protected

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office on Friday regretted the impact that U.S. sanctions authorised by President Donald Trump may have on...

Four killed, eight wounded in blast at Kabul mosque during Friday...

Men inspect the site of a blast inside a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan June 12, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail KABUL - A blast in a Kabul...

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

- Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: A water park employee looks on in Yongin, South Korea, as...

Scotland, Wales call for extension to EU status quo transition

LONDON - The leaders of Scotland and Wales called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to extend the transition period with...

Russian nuclear-powered sub enters service amid arms control fears

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops during the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, July 28, 2019....

Turkey arrests journalist for revealing state secrets: lawyer

ANKARA - A Turkish court jailed a prominent opposition journalist from an online news outlet pending trial on accusations that she revealed state...

‘Stop buying social peace at our expense’, French police tell government

PARIS - French police marched in protest along Paris’ Champs Elysees boulevard to the interior ministry on Friday, accusing the government of scapegoating...

Malaysia PM paves way for year-end snap poll: report

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng KUALA LUMPUR -...

Governor of Japan’s capital and rival to PM to seek new...

TOKYO - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose support has surged with her efforts against the coronavirus, said on Friday she would run for...

In rare appeal to Israeli public, UAE warns against annexation

JERUSALEM - Israel cannot expect to normalise relations with the Arab world if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, a United...

Churchill statue boarded up ahead of expected UK protests on Saturday

LONDON - Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill have been boarded up ahead of more expected protests on Saturday as Prime Minister...

Churchill statue and war memorial boarded up before London protests

LONDON - A statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill opposite parliament and the Cenotaph war memorial in central London were boarded...

Risk of new lockdowns rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave

LONDON/BRUSSELS - Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections shut six major food markets in Beijing on Friday, while India, which opened...

Iraq, U.S. affirm commitment to U.S. troop reduction: statement

FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is pictured at the prime minister's office in Baghdad, Iraq, June 4, 2020. Iraqi Prime Minister...

Taiwan opposition seeks distance from China after poll defeat

TAIPEI - Taiwan’s main opposition party moved to distance itself from China after one of its most senior officials lost a highly charged...

Taiwan to further ease coronavirus restrictions

TAIPEI - Taiwan will further ease its restrictions related to control of the coronavirus, the government said on Sunday, as the island has...

Russia reports 8,984 new coronavirus cases, 134 deaths in last 24...

People walk and ride bicycles along an embankment of the Moskva River on a warm summer day, after local authorities partially lifted quarantine restrictions...

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