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South Korean President Park Geun-hye remains open to talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
Barack Obama deploys US military to Cameroon for Boko Haram mission
US and Russia poised to sign air safety agreement over Syria in coming days
‘What she’s done in Germany is insane’: Donald Trump takes aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel over response to refugee crisis
‘Competitors who don’t share our values’: President Barack Obama jabs China as he defends TPP deal
Paul Ryan considers House Speaker role as ideological divisions leave Republicans in state of chaos and devoid of leadership
US Senate blocks bill that would have ended NSA bulk data dragnet
US admits regret over lack of senior representation at Paris rally against terrorism
French supermarket siege suspect had been on US terror watchlist 'a while': media report
US asked for China’s help on North Korea cyberattacks, says official

The United States has asked China to help block cyberattacks from North Korea as it considers its response to the hack of Sony Pictures, a US official said on Saturday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The United States has asked China to help block cyberattacks from North Korea as it considers its response to the hack of Sony Pictures, a US official said on Saturday.

US asked for China’s help on North Korea cyberattacks, says official
US nominates Obama administration insider Rich Vermer as its new ambassador to India
Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

Jihadists post video of British journalist John Cantlie as Barack Obama hails Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Jihadists post video of British journalist John Cantlie as Barack Obama hails Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq.

Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape
Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on Islamic State
Islamic State has up to 31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria: CIA
Security tightened on US-bound flights amid fears of bombs being smuggled on board
Transfer of Syrian chemical weapons complete: Pentagon
Libyan suspect in Benghazi terror attack pleads not guilty in US court
Last original native American Indian Navajo Code Talker dies
Pornography poses serious threat to public health, panel of activists says
‘Miracle baby’ falls 11 storeys from US tower block and survives

A 15-month-old US boy has survived an 11-storey fall from a balcony at his parents’ apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, local media reported on Wednesday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

A 15-month-old US boy has survived an 11-storey fall from a balcony at his parents’ apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, local media reported on Wednesday.

‘Miracle baby’ falls 11 storeys from US tower block and survives
US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes
China rejects US accusations of provoking the Philippines in maritime dispute

The United States has criticised Beijing for being provocative after a Chinese coastguard tried to block a Philippine vessel on Saturday that was rotating troops on a islet among the Spratlys archipelago in the tense South China Sea.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The United States has criticised Beijing for being provocative after a Chinese coastguard tried to block a Philippine vessel on Saturday that was rotating troops on a islet among the Spratlys archipelago in the tense South China Sea.

China rejects US accusations of provoking the Philippines in maritime dispute
Pressure mounts on IMF to deliver Ukraine rescue programme
Kerry: US not to blame for Venezuela's woes
US urges China to release Uygur academic Ilham Tohti
Obama warns Karzai of full US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Pentagon plans to shrink US Army to pre-second world war levels

The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before the second world war, signaling a shift in policy after more than a decade of ground conflicts.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before the second world war, signaling a shift in policy after more than a decade of ground conflicts.

Pentagon plans to shrink US Army to pre-second world war levels
US Supreme Court rejects bid to review handgun restrictions on young people
Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal
US names ‘notorious markets’ for piracy, counterfeiting