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  • Sep 3, 2014
  • Updated: 3:01pm

Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s planned visit...

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 3:01pm

An Internet video posted online on Tuesday purported to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued US airstrikes in...

3 Sep 2014 - 1:08pm

Russia vowed yesterday to adopt a strengthened military doctrine over Nato's plans to establish a rapid-response team that could ward off the Kremlin's expansion into Ukraine and its feared push...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:46pm

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq, as Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes...

3 Sep 2014 - 1:15am

Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said...

3 Sep 2014 - 2:08am

A Kremlin aide yesterday sharply criticised EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:33pm

Apple and the FBI have pledged to investigate the alleged security breach of the tech giant's cloud data storage service, which is believed to have led to the leaking of nude photos of dozens of...

3 Sep 2014 - 12:13pm


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London Mayor Boris Johnson's plan to replace Heathrow with a new airport on an island in the Thames estuary has been dismissed by an official study as too expensive and complex to address Britain'...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:07pm

Halliburton has reached a US$1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the biggest US offshore oil spill in 2010.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:41am

French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made headlines worldwide, yesterday won a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car.

3 Sep 2014 - 2:16am

Kiya Gezahegne joined an unruly, jostling throng surrounding a priest who wielded a 12th-century gold and bronze cross, one of the most sacred artefacts in Ethiopia.

2 Sep 2014 - 10:17pm

One of the many mysteries of Stonehenge may have been solved, not because of a scientific breakthrough or painstaking research, but after a maintenance team's hosepipe turned out to be a little...

3 Sep 2014 - 5:41am

An India-backed mining consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste on the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:18pm

Americans' eating habits have improved, except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-...

3 Sep 2014 - 5:37am

Edinburgh Zoo has warned that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub. Hopes were high that Tian Tian, or Sweetie, would give birth at the end of August following artificial...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:17pm

Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday he would force airlines to share flight-lists with security services and give police the power to confiscate passports as he set out Britain's response...

2 Sep 2014 - 1:04am

Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open...

2 Sep 2014 - 9:46am

Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by American strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants yesterday, buoyed by breaking the 11-week siege of a Shiite town...

2 Sep 2014 - 9:40am

Germany is to send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State.

1 Sep 2014 - 10:40pm

Relations between Nato and its former cold war foe Russia have been difficult and often strained since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of its equivalent Warsaw Pact military...

2 Sep 2014 - 10:09pm

Israel has announced a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a US rebuke.

1 Sep 2014 - 10:49pm

Actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities’ intimate photos.

2 Sep 2014 - 5:34pm

Turkish authorities have detained more than 20 police officers in raids over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

1 Sep 2014 - 10:51pm

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the US government in the early cold war years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska...

1 Sep 2014 - 9:06pm

Turkey yesterday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington had spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

2 Sep 2014 - 1:04am

It was, by all appearances, a jihadist pool party - staged at an abandoned American diplomatic compound in the Libyan capital.

2 Sep 2014 - 12:52am

Just a day after the Obama administration banned imports of AK-47 assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a US dealer specialising in the weapon had nothing left.

1 Sep 2014 - 11:02pm


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