UK Prime Minister says Britain must leave EU on Oct. 31, deal or no deal

Visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson started talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday afternoon, with the thorny issue of Irish border plan of the Brexit deal on the top of agenda. 

Iran unveils indigenous surface-to-air missile system: report

Iran unveiled on Thursday a homemade defense missile system, Press TV reported. The surface-to-air missile system, named Bavar-373, has been designed and manufactured by the Iranian experts.

S. Korea to end military intelligence-sharing with Japan

South Korea's presidential Blue House said Thursday that it decided to scrap the military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid the trade spat between the two countries.

Turkey, U.S. agree to launch 1st phase of safe zone deal in Syria

​Turkey and the United States have agreed to immediately launch the first phase of the safe zone plan in Syria, following a phone conversation late Wednesday between their defense chiefs, state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Russia sends robot into space to test out new booster rocket

Russia has sent a humanoid robot to the International Space Station as part of tests on a new rocket that is expected to replace the current vehicle.

Suspects accused of killing Russian tourist abandon bail applications

Three men accused of stabbing Russian tourist Ivan Ivanov to death just off Chapman's Peak Drive on Table Mountain have abandoned their bail applications in the Wynberg magistrate's court.

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy."

U.S. Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday.

UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health.

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president's latest effort to curb immigration at the Mexican border.

Sudan's new PM vows to achieve peace, build strong economy

Sudan's newly-appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Wednesday that the priority of his government would be to achieve peace and build a strong national economy.

Trump administration "seriously" considers ending birthright citizenship

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration is seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on U.S. missile launch

United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon on the cruise missile test conducted by the United States on Sunday, the UN confirmed Wednesday.

Greece not to facilitate Iranian tanker to transfer oil to Syria: minister

Greece will not facilitate Iranian tanker "Adrian Darya 1" to transfer oil to Syria, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said in Athens on Wednesday. 

Plan to split Eskom stalled

​South African labor unions that disagree with the government's plan to split power utility Eskom into three units are going to get behind the plan.

Trump says talks with Taliban ongoing as envoy heads to region

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday talks are ongoing with the Taliban, but remained non-committal to completely withdraw from Afghanistan after 18 years of futile war.

U.S. ready to engage in working-level talks with DPRK: U.S. envoy

​Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for DPRK affairs, said Wednesday that his country was ready to engage in working-level talks with Pyongyang for the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization.

Trump signals support for Russia to rejoin G7

U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday signaled support for inviting Russia back into the Group of 7 (G7), restoring the bloc as the Group of 8 (G8).

Visiting Chinese astronauts inspire Namibian students

"Who is the first astronaut in space? Who is the first astronaut landing on the moon? Who is the first Chinese astronaut?" the students were visibly excited, uttering the questions.

Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

More than 80 people were being evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on Tuesday, capping a drama that saw 15 passengers jump into the sea to escape deteriorating conditions aboard and spurred Spain to dispatch a naval ship in a bid to end a weekslong humanitarian crisis with Italy.

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