Tuesday, December 11, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to meet with heads of political parties and representatives of the so-called "yellow vests" in an attempt to defuse tensions that erupted into violent protests over the weekend. Around 36,000...
Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law as anger over the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia spilled into the streets overnight. Protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in the capital Kiev and...
The head of Russian military intelligence, the organisation accused of being behind the Salisbury novichok poisonings, has died. General Colonel Igor Korobov had been in charge of the GRU since 2016, the culmination of a 33-year career in military intelligence. His...
South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations. Kim's election was seen as a victory for...
The Russian military jammed GPS signals during a major NATO military exercise in Norway that involved thousands of US and NATO troops, the alliance said Wednesday, citing the Norwegian government. The NATO exercise, Trident Juncture, concluded Sunday and involved some...
 Democrats on Tuesday captured the House Representatives  and are set to exert a major institutional check on President Donald Trump, while breaking the Republican monopoly on power and ushering in a younger, more female and more racially diverse political...
The FBI has searched a mail facility near Miami, as investigators try to find who is behind a series of suspected explosive packages. Devices have been sent to eight high-profile people, including ex-President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro. Unnamed...
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  reacted to the suspicious package sent to her house in New York Wednesday, thanking the U.S. Secret Service  and calling out the enviroment  of "deep divisions" framing the attempts. "We are fine thanks to the men and women of...

Developing nations

Some of the world’s poorest countries are making strides in reducing the gap between rich and poor, according to an index of inequality devised by Oxfam. Namibia and Uruguay are among a clutch of developing-world countries to reduce inequality...
A Chinese national living in California has been jailed over a scheme to smuggle sensitive space and military communications technology to China. Si Chen was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison Monday, after she pleaded guilty in July to...

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