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Belarus: 2024 elections will not be 'free and fair'

On February 25, Belarusians will be electing lawmakers in parliament and local councils across the country — in the first elections in Belarus since the political crisis of 2020. Voters will el...

US and China officials discuss Russia-North Korea military cooperation, State Department says

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official on North Korea held a video call this week with China's envoy on Korean Peninsula affairs in which they discussed the growing military cooperatio...

Taiwan, US sign development cooperation MOU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan envoy in the United States Alexander Yui (俞大㵢) and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Managing Director Ingrid Larson signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Thu...

Philippines: Is Marcos Jr. the EU's new best friend?

Since taking office in mid-2022, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has moved the Philippines closer to the US, even risking ire from Beijing by signing a new defense agreement with Washington. Marcos Jr...

Ukraine updates: UN decries 'horrific human cost' of war

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the damage caused by Moscow's invasion of Ukraine will be felt for generations. Volker Türk was speaking ahead of the second anniversary of Russia&...

Albania ratifies migrant deal with Italy

Albania's parliament on Thursday ratified a migration deal with Italy allowing it to host two holding centers for migrants rescued in Italian waters. The deal was approved by 77 members of the 14...

EU agrees on more Russia sanctions — but do they work?

On the eve of the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the European Union has managed to get a 13th package of sanctions targeting Moscow over the line. On Wednesday, EU ambassador...

Will India's megaproject sink Great Nicobar island?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is planning to invest $9 billion (€ 8.38 billion) to transform India's Great Nicobar island into a massive military and trade hub. But the plans ...

Italy begins fresh trial of Egyptian officials over Giulio Regeni killing

The trial of four senior Egyptian security officials accused of the kidnap, torture and murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in 2016 gets underway in Rome on Tuesday. The opening hearing marks the...

UN Afghanistan conference gets underway in Qatar

A two-day UN conference on Afghanistan kicked off in Qatar on Sunday. The event, chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, will address approaches to increasing international engagement with t...

Democracy activist Wu’er Kaixi recovering from coma-inducing fall in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tiananmen Square student leader and pro-democracy activist Wu'er Kaixi (吾爾開希), 56, is recovering from a fall down a set of stairs that left him in a coma. Wu&rs...

How are Russians reacting to Alexei Navalny’s death?

Alexei Navalny may have made fewer headlines in recent years, but news on Friday of his death has still shaken many in Russia. Hundreds brought flowers to monuments honoring the victims of political ...

Can UN Afghanistan conference succeed without the Taliban?

On Sunday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will launch a two-day meeting in Doha, bringing together special envoys from UN member states and Afghan civil society representatives in an attempt to...

'Toxic' Russian passport increasingly less attractive to foreigners

Interest in obtaining Russian citizenship has fallen sharply since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. According to the Russian Interior Ministry, some 63,600 people applied ...

Greece legalises same sex marriage in landmark change

ATHENS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Greece's parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, a landmark victory for supporters of LGBT rights that was greeted with cheers by onlook...