US-Iran: John Bolton warns Iran of ‘hell to pay’ if crossed

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran's rulers that there will be "hell to pay" if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. His comments came hours after President Donald Trump accused...

Why Sweden and China have fallen out so badly

It's a diplomatic spat no one saw coming, but tensions have over the past few weeks been escalating between China and Sweden. It all started earlier in September when Chinese tourists were removed from a...

Brett Kavanaugh: Embattled Trump nominee ‘not going anywhere’

US President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court has said he is "not going to let false accusations" drive him out of the nomination process. Speaking to Fox News on Monday, Brett Kavanaugh said...

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in...

Suge Knight trial: Rap mogul pleads no contest over hit-and-run death

Former US rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge over a hit-and-run incident in 2015. The Death Row Records founder made the plea to avoid charges of murdering...

Mexico’s president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours

Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador still plans to sell the presidential jet after spending three hours grounded on a commercial plane. Mr López Obrador vowed to press ahead with his plans despite being stuck...

North and South Korea: Kim and Moon hail new future

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim Jong-un have hailed a new future for the two Koreas, signing a wide-ranging agreement in Pyongyang. The two sides have "agreed on a way to achieve...

Four things to know for the week ahead

It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend we know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what's coming up. Here's your briefing on...

Trump says US under ‘no pressure’ for China trade deal

The US President Donald Trump said Washington is under "no pressure" to achieve a trade deal with China as the prospect of new tariffs loom. The comments come amid reports the two sides could resume...

Iraqi protesters torch government building in Basra

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters set fire to the main government building in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, security sources said, amid growing unrest over poor basic services. Iraqi protesters stand on...

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