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Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China...

February 26

BEIJING - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its...

Merkel's conservatives, Social Democrats neck-and-neck in poll

Merkel's conservatives, Social...

February 26

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) are neck-and-neck in the latest Emnid poll with seven months to go before a...

Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle Geneva peace talks

Bombings, air strikes in Syria rattle...

February 26

GENEVA - A United Nations peace envoy said a militant attack in Syria on Saturday was a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva, while the warring sides traded blame...

Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights

Egypt annoyed as Britain continues...

February 26

CAIRO - Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed...

Czech Finance Minister retains party leadership, vows to cut taxes

Czech Finance Minister retains party...

February 26

PRAGUE - Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis got re-elected on Saturday as chairman of the ANO party which he founded and vowed to cut taxes after the autumn general elections...

North Korea evades sanctions with network of overseas companies: U.N. report

North Korea evades sanctions with...

February 26

North Korea is evading international sanctions with a sophisticated network of overseas companies, enabled partly by its continued access to the international banking system,...