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Trucks are rolling across a new US pier into Gaza. But challenges remain to getting enough aid in

Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip have rolled across a newly built U.S. pier and into the besieged enclave for the first time More »


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Putin says Russia wants a buffer zone in Ukraine's Kharkiv but has no plans to capture the city

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow’s offensive on Ukraine’s Kharkiv aims to create a buffer zone but that there are no plans to capture the city More »


UN experts say South Sudan is close to securing a $13 billion oil-backed loan from a UAE company

U.N. experts say South Sudan is close to securing a $13 billion loan from a company in the United Arab Emirates, despite the oil-rich country’s difficulties in managing debts backed by its oil reserves More »


Putin concludes a trip to China by emphasizing its strategic and personal ties to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin is concluding a two-day visit to China by emphasizing the countries' strategic ties as well as his own personal relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as they seek to present an alternative to U.S. global influence More »


Hezbollah introduces new weapons and tactics against Israel as war in Gaza drags on

Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is introducing new tactics and weapons against Israel as the war in Gaza drags on and Israeli troops enter parts of the southern city of Rafah More »


King Charles III to travel to France for UK ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

King Charles III plans to travel to France next month for British ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, while skipping the larger international event a few miles away as he continues to be treated for cancer More »


Social divisions and hostile rhetoric in Slovakia provide fertile ground for political violence

When a gunman shot Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico this week, shock rippled across the Central European country — even though the pro-Russia leader himself warned that the country was so divided that an assassination attempt was possible More »


Slovakia's prime minister underwent another operation. He remains in serious condition

Officials in Slovakia say Prime Minister Robert Fico has undergone another operation two days after as assassination attempt and remains in serious condition More »


As Japan's yakuza weakens, police focus shifts to unorganized crime hired via social media

Police in Japan who were busy tracking thousands of yakuza members just a few years ago have set their eyes on a new threat: unorganized and loosely connected groups they believe are behind a series of crimes once dominated by yakuza More »


US ambassador to Japan visits southern islands at the forefront of China tension

The U.S. ambassador to Japan has stressed the importance of increased deterrence and his country’s commitment to its key ally as he visited two southwestern Japanese islands at the forefront of Tokyo's tension with Beijing More »


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