A general view of the FBI Cincinnati Field Office, as police close off Interstate 71 North after reports of a suspect attempting to attack the building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Gun violence in the US
Gunman killed after trying to breach FBI building
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Investigators are looking into whether the suspect, Ricky Shiffer, had far-right ties; there has been an increase in threats against federal agents after an FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

A general view of the FBI Cincinnati Field Office, as police close off Interstate 71 North after reports of a suspect attempting to attack the building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Gunman killed after trying to breach FBI building

Investigators are looking into whether the suspect, Ricky Shiffer, had far-right ties; there has been an increase in threats against federal agents after an FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

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US Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Justice Department on Thursday. Photo: AP
US Attorney General says he personally authorised search of Trump’s home

The Justice Department has asked a court to unseal the search warrant, given the ‘substantial public interest in this matter’.

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Ukraine war
After Crimea blast, Zelensky tells officials to stop discussing tactics

War is ‘not the time for vanity and loud statements’, the leader said, after US newspapers cited officials saying that Kyiv was behind explosions at a Russian airbase.

War is ‘not the time for vanity and loud statements’, the leader said, after US newspapers cited officials saying that Kyiv was behind explosions at a Russian airbase.

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China-EU relations
Estonia and Latvia say they are leaving China’s 16+1 trade group

Foreign ministries of both pledge to continue to seek relations with Beijing ‘based on mutual benefit, respect for international law, human rights and the international rules-based order’.

Foreign ministries of both pledge to continue to seek relations with Beijing ‘based on mutual benefit, respect for international law, human rights and the international rules-based order’.

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Ukraine war
US accuses Russia of using Ukraine power plant as ‘nuclear shield’

Russia has stationed troops at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, preventing Ukrainian forces from returning fire and risking a terrible nuclear accident.

Russia has stationed troops at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, preventing Ukrainian forces from returning fire and risking a terrible nuclear accident.

2 Aug 2022 - 3:07PM
Ukraine-Russia war hangs over UN meeting on nuclear weapons

Russia’s war in Ukraine has reanimated fears of nuclear confrontation and cranked up the urgency of trying to reinforce the 50-year-old Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has reanimated fears of nuclear confrontation and cranked up the urgency of trying to reinforce the 50-year-old Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

1 Aug 2022 - 2:12PM
An inside look at prison life for Russian troops captured in Ukraine

Ukraine has not revealed the number of Russian troops it is holding, but authorities say they have processed ‘thousands’ since the invasion began.

Ukraine has not revealed the number of Russian troops it is holding, but authorities say they have processed ‘thousands’ since the invasion began.

27 Jul 2022 - 2:53PM
Opinion | How Nancy Pelosi changed the Taiwan Strait status quo in Beijing’s favour
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10 Aug 2022 - 4:30PM
Shades Off | US takes a dangerous step towards strategic clarity over Taiwan

Strategic ambiguity has for years been Washington’s way of staying on side with both Beijing and Taipei. Biden was shuffling away from the one-China policy; Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan took matters a step further, giving Beijing every reason to respond.

8 Aug 2022 - 1:30PM
Opinion | How Americans’ ‘good vs evil’ world view has poisoned China relations
8 Aug 2022 - 1:30AM
Opinion | Why jihadists of the world won’t unite against Chinese action in Xinjiang
4 Aug 2022 - 9:15AM
On Balance | Could a Pelosi visit to Taiwan help the fight against climate change?

Economic activity that fuels growth also drives deadly weather events. The Ukraine war has forced Europe to rethink its reliance on Russian energy. A Taiwan Strait conflict that disrupts global trade might make us stop consuming our way to climate disaster.

2 Aug 2022 - 3:27AM
Opinion | Is Nato’s latest expansion plan the beginning of the end?
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Opinion | How Nancy Pelosi changed the Taiwan Strait status quo in Beijing’s favour

Pelosi’s misguided trip to Taiwan has backfired on both Washington and Taipei. It has given Beijing a chance to show off its military capabilities, while providing an incentive to ramp up reunification efforts and show that the Taiwan issue matters above all else.

11 Aug 2022 - 9:15AM
Opinion | To protect children from climate change, measure the risks

Although environmental risks are a major cause of childhood illness and death in Asia, many governments lack ready access to comparable data. Developing children’s environmental health indicators is one way to assess existing conditions and evaluate progress in improving children’s health.

Although environmental risks are a major cause of childhood illness and death in Asia, many governments lack ready access to comparable data. Developing children’s environmental health indicators is one way to assess existing conditions and evaluate progress in improving children’s health.

10 Aug 2022 - 4:30PM
To protect children from climate change, measure the risks
Shades Off | US takes a dangerous step towards strategic clarity over Taiwan

Strategic ambiguity has for years been Washington’s way of staying on side with both Beijing and Taipei. Biden was shuffling away from the one-China policy; Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan took matters a step further, giving Beijing every reason to respond.

Strategic ambiguity has for years been Washington’s way of staying on side with both Beijing and Taipei. Biden was shuffling away from the one-China policy; Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan took matters a step further, giving Beijing every reason to respond.

8 Aug 2022 - 1:30PM
US takes a dangerous step towards strategic clarity over Taiwan
Illustration: Stephen Case
Opinion | How Nancy Pelosi changed the Taiwan Strait status quo in Beijing’s favour
11 Aug 2022 - 9:15AM
Opinion | To protect children from climate change, measure the risks

Although environmental risks are a major cause of childhood illness and death in Asia, many governments lack ready access to comparable data. Developing children’s environmental health indicators is one way to assess existing conditions and evaluate progress in improving children’s health.

10 Aug 2022 - 4:30PM

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