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Trump cancels meeting with North Korean leader

Trump cancels meeting with North Korean leader

US President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site. Referring to a scheduled June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore, Trump said in a letter to the North Korean leader: "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and...

  • Three blasts rock Afghan capital of Kabul, casualties feared

    Three blasts rock Afghan capital of Kabul, casualties feared

    Three blasts hit the Afghan capital of Kabul in rapid succession on Wednesday and gunfire then broke out, police and interior ministry officials said. Police said one blast was near a police station in the centre of the city and casualties were...

  • Iranian politicians set US flag ablaze in Parliament

    Iranian politicians set US flag ablaze in Parliament

    Politicians in Iran have set a US flag ablaze in parliament and shouted "Death to America" after Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal. Politicians held the impromptu demonstration the day after Mr Trump's decision. As well as the paper...

  • Leaders of China, Japan and South Korea agree to cooperate on North Korea

    Leaders of China, Japan and South Korea agree to cooperate on North Korea

    Updated China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to cooperate on ending North Korea's nuclear programme and promoting free trade, two hot-button issues challenging their region. The agreements came at the first summit for the Northeast Asian...

  • European leaders call on Washington to let them carry on with Iran pact

    European leaders call on Washington to let them carry on with Iran pact

    European countries said on Tuesday they remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out, and they called on Washington not to prevent other countries from implementing it. Iran's...

  • Iran deal was "recipe for disaster" - Netanyahu

    Iran deal was "recipe for disaster" - Netanyahu

    US President Donald Trump took a brave and correct decision to cancel the nuclear deal with Iran, which was "a recipe for disaster," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. The Israeli leader, who has called for the deal between...

  • Israel goes on high alert over Syria as Trump quits Iran deal

    Israel goes on high alert over Syria as Trump quits Iran deal

    Israel has instructed local authorities in the Israeli-held Golan Heights to "unlock and ready (bomb) shelters" after identifying what the military described on Tuesday as "irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria". The announcement came...

  • Watch: US withdraws from 'one-sided' Iran nuclear deal

    Watch: US withdraws from 'one-sided' Iran nuclear deal

    Updated President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of an international agreement aimed at stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, and said he would reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran immediately. The decision is likely...

  • VW's Audi finds emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

    VW's Audi finds emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

    Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent company Volkswagen more than 2-1/2 years after it first admitted to cheating US diesel exhaust tests. Audi said it had...

  • Watch - News from around the world - May 8, 2018

    Watch - News from around the world - May 8, 2018

    Welcome to today's foreign news roundup. Today's top foreign news item is due later in the day, when President Donald Trump announces whether he will stick to the Iran nuclear deal. Most expect the US to back out of the deal, but the UK, Britain...

  • Chinese president Xi Jinping meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Chinese president Xi Jinping meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Chinese president Xi Jinping has met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a northern Chinese port city, officials said. The meeting, held over Monday and Tuesday in Dalian, is the second between the two men in recent weeks following Mr Kim's visit...

  • New York Attorney General resigns over abuse claims

    New York Attorney General resigns over abuse claims

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned after four women accused him of physical violence during intimate encounters. It was a stunning fall for a Democrat who portrayed himself as a champion of women and had pledged to use his...

  • Clashes erupt between rival factions in Pakistan

    Clashes erupt between rival factions in Pakistan

    At least two people were injured after political workers belonging to the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) clashed early on Tuesday, in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, local media reported. The...

  • Italy's top two parties demand new election rather than neutral government

    Italy's top two parties demand new election rather than neutral government

    Italy's two largest parties, the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, both appeared to reject a call by President Sergio Mattarella to form a "neutral government" on Monday, saying early elections were preferable. "There is no...

  • Hezbollah gains in Lebanon elections

    Hezbollah gains in Lebanon elections

    The Hezbollah group and its allies have scored significant gains in parliamentary elections in Lebanon while the Western-backed PM Saad Hariri's Future Movement sustained losses, according to unofficial results. The preliminary results, which are...

  • Watch - News from around the world - May 7, 2018

    Watch - News from around the world - May 7, 2018

    Welcome to today's foreign news roundup. North Korea insisted early on Monday that its call for denuclearisation had nothing to do with pressure from the United States. Monday's news, however, was dominated by the swearing in of Vladimir Putin as...

  • Italy's League leader asks president for mandate to form government

    Italy's League leader asks president for mandate to form government

    The leader of Italy's far-right League, Matteo Salvini, said on Monday he had asked the president to give him a mandate to try to form a government to end two months of deadlock following an inconclusive election. "We trust that the president will...

  • Russia's Putin sworn in for another six years in office

    Russia's Putin sworn in for another six years in office

    Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian president on Monday. Standing in the Grand Kremlin Palace's ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution, Putin swore to serve the...

  • Don't ditch Iran deal, UK's Johnson urges Trump

    Don't ditch Iran deal, UK's Johnson urges Trump

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be addressed given time. Trump has said that unless European allies rectify...

  • Hundreds likely to languish in Pacific island camps, Australia says

    Hundreds likely to languish in Pacific island camps, Australia says

    Hundreds of asylum-seekers held in Australian-run detention centres in the Pacific are likely to remain there indefinitely as no other country is willing to resettle them, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday. Australia's hardline...

  • In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

    In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

    Kurdish electrician Sukru Gunduz was out on a job when a friend came running to tell him his house was being knocked down, with five members of his family inside. Angry and alarmed, he rushed home. By the time he got there, a mechanical digger had...