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UN Ban Ki-moon hints he may run for South Korea president after his tenure ends

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives for his final press conference at the UN headquarters in New York on December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP)Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon suggests that he may run for pres...

US President Barack Obama voices concern about US vulnerability to Russia

US President Barack Obama holds an end-year press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has warned that America is becoming increasingly vulne...

FBI, NSA staff among Yahoo hack victims: Report

The FBI is investigating the recently discovered hack of one billion Yahoo accounts.The personal data stolen from one billion accounts run by US internet giant Yahoo in 2013 included personal data belonging to the employees of government agencies lik...

US will retaliate against Russia over election meddling: President Barack Obama

This photo taken on November 30, 2015 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change in the French capital of Paris. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama ha...

Hillary Clinton blames Russia, FBI for her election defeat

Former US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking during a fundraiser on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)Former US secretary of state​ Hillary Clinton has blamed the suspected...

Bond between Israel and US runs deep: Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Photo by AFP)US President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated his incoming administration’s support for Israel,...

White House backs claim Russian President Vladimir Putin directed US election hack

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by AP)The White House has suggested President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert Russian miss...

No country can be exception to One China principle: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Photos by AFP)Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has lambasted US President-elect Donald Trump’s recent remarks concerning Washington’s possible backtrack on the so-called One China policy, stating that the pr...

Over 200 school shootings in US since Sandy Hook massacre

More than 80 family members and friends of people who were killed by gun violence gather for a news conference with Congressional Democrats to call for action on gun violence prevention at the US Capitol December 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by...

Greek parliament approves bonuses despite EU objections

A file photo of the Greek parliament building in Athens (by AFP)The Greek parliament has approved a piece of legislation to pay pensioners one-off bonuses over the objections of Greece’s eurozone creditors.A total of 196 lawmakers out of the 257 pr...

Donald Trump nominates hardline Zionist David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, left, with US President-elect Donald Trump in 2010. (Photo by Bloomberg)US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated David Friedman, a hardline Zionist, as US ambassador to Israel, likely paving the way toward a controversial decisio...

Foreign support for militants must end: Iran to UK

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid BaeidinejadAfter being summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the Syria crisis, Iran’s ambassador to London says the plight of Syrians would only end if all foreign parties channeling arms and money t...

Russia seeks nationwide ceasefire in Syria after Aleppo victory: President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by AFP)Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country would now make efforts to pave the way for a “nationwide” ceasefire in Syria after the liberation of Aleppo from Takfiri militants.Speaking at a news...

Russia-Japan peace deal remains elusive

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint press conference in Tokyo, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The leaders of Russia and Japan have failed to reach a peace deal to formally end World War II host...

NATO, Russia schedule security talks

Russia and NATO are set to hold talks on issues of high mutual interest, the Western military alliance has announced, amid increased hostilities between the two sides.Envoys from NATO will hold a formal meeting with the Russian envoy to the alliance...

South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s impeachment was illegal: Lawyers

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (L) and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn attend an emergency cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, December 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Lawyers for South Korea’s suspended president Park Geun-hye say a...

UK would be less safe after Brexit: Report

A new report warns that any replacement arrangements put in place when the UK leaves the EU will leave the British people less safe. (Getty images)Britain’s exit from the European Union following the Brexit vote in June could leave the UK "less saf...

Give proof or end hacking accusations, Russia tells US

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (photo by AFP)Russia has rejected allegations by the United States government that Russia interfered in the recent presidential race in the US.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned US officials on Friday that they sho...

US anti-Syria hysteria hits new high: John Kerry accuses Bashar al-Assad of 'massacre'

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation in Aleppo on December 15, 2016 at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose country has been sponsoring anti-government terrorists in Syri...

West policy vis-à-vis Syria has fallen short: Ex-French PM

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, the right-wing Republican party candidate for the French 2017 presidential election, arrives for a European Union summit focused on Russia sanctions and migration at the European Council in Brussels, Belg...


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