China could build nuclear plants

China is getting closer to building maritime nuclear power platforms that could one day to used to support Chinese projects in the disputed South...

Japan’s oldest imperial family member dies at 100

The 100-year-old uncle of Japanese Emperor Akihito, Prince Mikasa, died on Thursday, leaving only four heirs to the Chrysanthemum throne, the Imperial Household Agency...

China’s top diplomat to visit U.S

China's top diplomat will visit the United States this week, the most senior Chinese official to do so since President Donald Trump took office...

Eighteen protesters arrested in Cleveland after scuffle with police

Cleveland police arrested 18 protesters on Wednesday after scuffling with demonstrators who tried to set an American flag on fire near the crowded entrance...

Brazil Senate meets to indict suspended President Rousseff

Brazil's Senate met on Tuesday to vote on whether to indict President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws, in the long-awaited start...

Far-right leaders meet to discuss ‘free Europe’ vision

Far-right populist leaders from Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands meet in the German city of Koblenz on Saturday to present their vision for...

French court suspends burkini ban, controversy goes on

A French court on Friday suspended a ban on women wearing full-body "burkini" swimsuits on a Mediterranean town's beach but the prime minister said...

British PM May says Scotland will have no veto over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May said she will listen to Scotland's concerns over Britain's exit from the European Union but that the devolved Scottish government...

Colombians reject deal to end 52-year FARC rebel war

Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal with Marxist guerrillas in a referendum on Sunday, plunging the nation into uncertainty and dashing President Juan Manuel...

Turkey could reconsider its position on Europe

President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Tuesday that Turkey would reconsider its position on joining the European Union if it was kept waiting much...

IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge

Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq...

Japan approves record military spending

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government on Thursday approved an increase in defense spending to record levels to counter growing Chinese military power in...

Beijing criticises Australia over South China Sea policy

China has criticised Australia for making "irresponsible remarks" over the South China Sea in a policy paper. On Thursday, Australia raised concerns about the "pace...

Islamic State advance near Turkish border

Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route...

At least 120 cases of sexual violence in South Sudan

The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan's capital...

South Koreans vote for new leader after political vacuum

South Koreans began voting on Tuesday to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President...

Chinese leaders extend festival greetings

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping and other top leaders extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people Saturday as they met...

Trump abandons global climate pact

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move...

Suicide bomber kills at least 25 in Pakistani mosque

A suicide bomber shouted "Allahu akbar" and blew himself up in a packed mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding...

Obama warns Trump not to spread details of security briefings

President Barack Obama confirmed on Thursday that Donald Trump will get national security briefings ahead of the November election, but he warned the Republican...