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Taiwan on alert after Chinese warplanes, ships fly near borders

Taipei, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Taiwan's Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday that Chinese aircraft and military vessels were operating near the island, adding...

Police in Spain arrest 45 suspects in triple drug-busting operation

Barcelona, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia announced Tuesday they have arrested 45 alleged gang members and...

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Petition on Okinawa base transfer gets over 100,000 signatures

Tokyo, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- An online petition got over 100,000 signatures Tuesday urging the president of the United States to stop the controversial...

UK government dismisses Labour leader's no-confidence motion against PM

London, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- The British government confirmed on Tuesday it would not be allocating parliamentary time to debating a no-confidence motion...

Yemen's Houthi rebels accuse government forces of violating Hodeida ceasefire

Sanaa, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Yemen's Houthi rebels on Tuesday accused pro-government forces of violating a United Nations-brokered ceasefire in the embattled...

No justice, apology for World War II comfort women in Philippines

Manila, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Scores of women in the Philippines continue to fight for an apology or acknowledgement of their suffering when they were forced...

Amnesty urges MENA governments to protect migrants in their countries

Rabat, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Amnesty International on Tuesday called on the governments of the Middle East and North Africa region to cease using measures of...

UK government faces High Court review over fracking rules

London, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy on Tuesday faced a judicial review brought...

Police in Germany raid mosque over suspected links to terror

Berlin, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Police in Germany have conducted raids on several buildings in the capital Berlin, including a mosque, over suspected links to...

Beijing tells Tokyo to 'watch its words' over regional security concerns

Beijing, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- China on Tuesday rejected suggestions by Japan that Beijing is expanding its military influence in the region, saying Tokyo...

8 dead in hospital fire in India

New Delhi, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Indian authorities confirmed Tuesday that at least eight people died in a fire that broke out at a Mumbai public hospital.

Austrian chancellor urges increased investment in Africa

Vienna, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- The Austrian chancellor on Tuesday called for an increase in European investment in Africa to avoid China monopolizing its...

James Comey condemns Trump, Republicans for lying about FBI

Washington, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- The former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations on Monday defended the agency and condemned Republican...

Imran Khan says Pakistan helping talks between Taliban, US

Islamabad, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Pakistan's prime minister said on Tuesday that his country has been facilitating talks between the Afghan Taliban and United...

Xi warns other countries not to dictate to China in landmark speech

Beijing, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- The Chinese president said his country will not be dictated to during a speech Tuesday commemorating the 40th anniversary of...

Aerosols suspected to be the cause of Sapporo explosion

Tokyo, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- An explosion and its consequent fire that injured 42 people at the weekend in the Japanese city of Sapporo was caused by the...

Taliban holds preliminary talks with US in UAE

Kabul, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- The Taliban held preliminary talks with United States authorities at a meeting held in the United Arab Emirates, the insurgents...

Taiwan thanks US for passing Indo-Pacific policy act

Taipei, Dec 18 (efe-epa).- Taiwan on Tuesday thanked the United States Congress for approving the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act that besides deepening US...

EU signs agreement in Peru to promote transparency

Lima, Dec 17 (epa-efe).- The ambassador of the European Union in Peru signed an agreement here Monday with a consortium of civic groups to promote actions...

Bolivia bids affectionate farewell to 1st female Aymara legislator

La Paz, Dec 17 (efe-epa).- The mortal remains of Bolivia's first female Aymara legislator, Remedios Loza, had a vigil held in her honor at the nation's...

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