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Philippines' Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to press on with his controversial drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he outlined his vision of an "eye-for-an-eye" justice system. Duterte devoted large chunks of his annual...Show More Summary

China defends repatriation of North Koreans

China on Monday defended its repatriation of North Koreans who have escaped across its border after a United Nations envoy voiced concern about increasing detentions and expulsions. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, said last week he had shared his concerns with Chinese officials in recent months. Show More Summary

Candlelight protest against changes to Poland's judiciary

Thousands of demonstrators bearing candles marched on the Polish Supreme Court on Sunday in protest against controversial proposed judicial reforms. "Constitution, Constitution!" they chanted in front of the court building in Warsaw....Show More Summary

Last chance to see North Korea for US tourists

The Westerners lined up on Sunday before giant statues of North Korea?s founder Kim Il-Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong-Il and, on command from their guide, bowed deeply. It is a ritual that the Trump administration intends to...Show More Summary

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation Saturday that introduced the "Justice League" and announced a sequel to summer smash hit "Wonder Woman." Rumors have been swirling...Show More Summary

US to test anti-missile system in Alaska

31 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

The US military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff...Show More Summary

Two Chinese warplanes buzz US recon plane: Pentagon

32 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

A US surveillance plane was forced to take evasive action after two Chinese fighters intercepted it over the East China Sea, the Pentagon said Monday. The incident occurred Sunday when the two Chinese J-10 warplanes intercepted a USShow More Summary

Housing benefit cuts dent President Emmanuel Macron's popularity

Students and opposition party demand French president withdraw cost-cutting measure as his satisfaction ratings tumble The French president Emmanuel Macron has come under fire for cuts to housing benefits, just as his popularity hasShow More Summary

Driver charged as death toll climbs among Texas truck migrants

US authorities on Monday charged the driver of the overheated truck found in Texas packed with migrants with one count of transporting "illegal" immigrants, prosecutors said, as the death toll rose to 10. The tenth migrant, an adultShow More Summary

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday. The book by Mandela's physician Vejay Ramlakan was released last week to coincide with the late anti-apartheid leader's birthday, July 18, which is marked each year as Mandela Day. Show More Summary

Colombia's FARC rebels to launch as political party on September 1

Colombia's leftist FARC rebels will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating the former guerillas into civilian life as part of a historic peace deal. "We will publicly launch the party...Show More Summary

Ukraine leader slams Russia over arms given to rebels

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday demanded Russia's Vladimir Putin halt arms supplies to rebels as the leaders of France and Germany tried to revive a peace plan. After a spike in violence, the four leaders discussed the...Show More Summary

Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists

The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday. "We found the signature of the lunar...Show More Summary

Spain's Balearic Islands ban bull killing in corridas

Spain's Balearic Islands on Monday banned the killing of bulls in corridas in a decision feted by animal rights activists but decried by supporters of the controversial, centuries-old tradition. While not prohibiting bullfighting outright,...Show More Summary

EU warns Turkey economy at risk in Germany row

The European Union warned Turkey on Monday that its economy could be harmed if growing tensions with the bloc, and especially with Germany, get out of hand. On the eve of talks in Brussels with senior Turkish officials, EU Enlargement...Show More Summary

Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms

Poland's president on Monday vetoed controversial judicial reforms that had prompted huge street protests and threats of unprecedented EU sanctions. President Andrzej Duda's veto was a surprise move as he is a close ally of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice (PiS) party that had pushed the reforms. Show More Summary

Bof! Why Emmanuel Macron is already tanking in the polls

Only two months in, the new president of France has suffered a precipitous decline in approval ratings. Zut alors! Name: Emmanuel Macron. Age: 39. Continue reading...

Blast kills 15, injures 20 in Pakistan's Lahore: officials

An explosion killed at least 15 people and injured 20 in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore Monday, rescue officials said, but it was not immediately clear what caused the blast. "We have 15 confirmed (fatal) casualties and 20 injured," Jam Sajjad Hussain, a spokesman for the Rescue 1122 service, told AFP. Show More Summary

French protesters wall off access to migrant shelter

Protesters in a town in southwest France near Toulouse have built a nearly-two-metre-high wall around the entrance to a disused hotel to try to prevent it being turned into a migrant shelter.

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