Turkey summons nine Western ambassadors over security alerts

Turkey summoned ambassadors of nine Western countries including the United States and Sweden on Thursday to criticise their decisions to temporarily shut diplomatic missions and issue security alerts following Koran-burning incidents in Europe.

February 3, 2023 5:44 pm


EU’s top brass prepares for summit with Zelenskyy in Kyiv

European Union leaders have arrived in Kyiv for talks with Ukraine’s government, bringing the promise of new sanctions against Russia but disappointing Ukraine’s hopes for swift membership to the EU.

February 3, 2023 2:20 pm


US tracking suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

The US has been monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted in the skies over the northern US this week.

February 3, 2023 12:12 pm


Israel says Sudan peace deal to be signed in Washington

Israel and Sudan will sign a “historic peace agreement” in Washington in a few months’ time, Israel’s foreign minister announced following talks in Khartoum.

February 3, 2023 11:02 am


Israel and Sudan finalize text of peace agreement, says Israeli foreign minister

Israel and Sudan have finalized the text of a peace agreement to be signed “later this year,” Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen announced on Thursday.

February 3, 2023 10:14 am


US secures deal on Philippines bases to complete arc around China

The US has secured access to four additional military bases in the Philippines – a key bit of real estate which would offer a front seat to monitor the Chinese in the South China Sea and around Taiwan.

February 3, 2023 9:11 am


Russian President Vladimir Putin compares Ukraine invasion to Stalingrad fight against Nazi Germany

Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared the Ukraine invasion to the fight against Nazi Germany in a speech to mark the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the battle of Stalingrad, as he again repeated unfounded claims of Nazism.

February 3, 2023 8:05 am


Australia Won’t Put King Charles on Its 5-Dollar Bill

King Charles III will not succeed Queen Elizabeth II on Australia’s 5-dollar bill, which will instead be redesigned to honour Indigenous Australians and their history.

February 3, 2023 7:23 am


Police ban planned Quran burning protest in Norway

Police in Norway have banned a planned protest including the burning of a copy of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, hours after the Turkish foreign ministry summoned the Norwegian ambassador to complain.

February 3, 2023 7:20 am


Stall on Samoan seasonal worker scheme 'a huge letdown'

Samoa’s temporary ban on participating in seasonal worker schemes has impacted many workers hoping to go overseas.

February 2, 2023 5:42 pm


US seeks deal on Philippines bases to complete arc around China

If you look at a map of East Asia, you can see an arc of US alliances stretching from South Korea and Japan in the north to Australia in the south.

February 2, 2023 4:13 pm


Democratic-backed Connecticut bill would ban ‘Latinx’ term

A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas’ lead and ban the term “Latinx” from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers.

February 2, 2023 12:33 pm

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