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China reaffirms threat of military force to annex Taiwan

China has reaffirmed its threat to use military force to bring self-governing Taiwan under its control Learn More

 

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Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Ukraine’s air force says that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in massive explosions at an air base in Crimea amid speculation they were the result of a Ukrainian attack More »

 

At 75, India’s Kashmir challenge shifts foreign policy focus

High in the Himalayas, the achingly beautiful territory of Kashmir has played a pivotal role in shaping the foreign policy of India, which has fought two wars with Pakistan over the region's sovereignty since the two countries gained independence from British colonial rule More »

 

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe More »

 

Kenyans waiting for results of close presidential election

Kenyans are waiting for the results of a close but calm presidential election in which the turnout was lower than usual More »

 

China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

China’s 11 million university graduates are struggling in a bleak job market this summer as repeated shutdowns under China’s zero-COVID lockdowns forced companies to retrench and driven many restaurants and other small employers out of business More »

 

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

Guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials in a growing challenge to Russia’s grip on areas it occupies in southeastern Ukraine More »

 

Stranded whale euthanized after removal from French river

French authorities say a beluga whale stranded for several days in the Seine River has had to be euthanized after it was successfully removed from the French waterway More »

 

Russia targets reporter with raid, probe over war criticism

Russian authorities on Wednesday raided the home of a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine More »

 

Austin pledges military training, support for Baltics

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the U.S. will conduct more military exercises with Baltic nations such as Latvia, and look to provide increased training More »

 

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