News: World

Japan PM promises to tackle North Korea

Monday  10:06,   23 october 2017
BBC News

Shinzo Abe says "strong diplomacy" was needed, as exit polls show him winning Sunday's election.Mr Abe had said he called the election a year early in order to increase his mandate amid a number of "crises" facing the[...]

US looks to put nuclear bomber force back on Cold War alert

Monday  07:21,   23 october 2017
9News.com.au

The US Air Force is planning to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour alert, a readiness level last seen in the dying days of the Cold War. The move would see the air force's B-52 heavy bombers ready to deliver a nuclear strike at a moment's[...]

Two die as Typhoon Lan hits Japan

Monday  04:35,   23 october 2017
BBC News

Two people die and more than 10 are injured as heavy rains and strong winds hit the country.Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday (18:00 GMT[...]

World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

Monday  03:34,   23 october 2017
Associated Press

The head of the U.N. health agency has revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. World Health Organization director-general Tedros[...]

Japanese PM Abe appears headed to impressive election win

Sunday  17:00,   22 october 2017
Associated Press

Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.A victory would boost Abe's chances of winning another three-year[...]

US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from IS

Sunday  15:55,   22 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>The SDF have focused their operations in rural Deir el-Zour on the eastern side of the river, and have already seized a major natural gas field and other smaller oil fields.</p>With IS in retreat, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces[...]

Putin critic Navalny released after 20-day detention

Sunday  15:37,   22 october 2017
Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on social media on Sunday he had been released from detention after spending around three weeks in jail. Navalny was detained by police in late September and sentenced to 20 days in jail on charges of[...]

Mugabe WHO appointment 'contradicts UN ideals': U.S.

Sunday  02:32,   22 october 2017
AFP

The United States on Saturday sharply criticized the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador."The United States government has sanctioned President Mugabe due to crimes against his people[...]

UPDATE 1-Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul - defence ministry

Saturday  17:36,   21 october 2017
Reuters

A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives on Saturday outside Afghanistan's top military training centre in Kabul, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said. Coming after a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan's[...]

The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Kabul bomb attack

Saturday  16:06,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):11 a.m.The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul that killed at least 39 and wounded at least 41. The group in a statement[...]

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

Saturday  10:21,   21 october 2017
Reuters

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Theresa May privately agrees to pay up to €40 billion Brexit divorce bill

Friday  16:45,   20 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

Theresa May privately assures EU leaders that Britain will pay for current and future liabilities amounting to around €40 billion ($A60.12 billion). The UK has not formally made this offer in negotiations. As a result, the EU council is expected to[...]

Pakistani court indicts ex-PM Sharif in 3rd corruption case

Friday  11:07,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

A Pakistani court has indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in <g class="gr_ gr_5 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="5" id="5">a third</g> case of corruption[...]

Japan's Emperor Akihito likely to abdicate at end-March 2019: Asahi

Friday  05:46,   20 october 2017
Reuters

Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries, the Asahi newspaper reported on[...]

Tourist killed by falling masonry in famous Florence church

Friday  04:50,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

A 52-year-old tourist from Spain was killed Thursday by falling masonry in one of Florence's most famous churches, the Basilica of Santa Croce. The church, a top tourist attraction, is where Italian luminaries Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and[...]