EU Ports Join Up To Fight Drug Smuggling

A Belgian Malinois dog inspects crates during a demonstration on the sidelines of a joint press briefing of the Belgian and Dutch customs authorities
The EU on Wednesday launches a "European Ports Alliance" to harmonize methods in the fight against drug smuggling and to combat the hubs' infiltration by criminal groups.
A January 16 missile attack wrecked a Kharkiv residential building

France Sees Disinfo Attack In Russia 'Mercenary' Claim

The dispute began when the Russian defense ministry said on January 17 that it had carried out a "precision strike" on a temporary base for foreign fighters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, saying the bulk of them were "French mercenaries".
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Chinese military personnel search for missing victims following a landslide in in southwestern China

Twenty Dead In Southwest China Landslide

The death toll from a landslide that struck a remote and mountainous part of southwestern China reached 20 on Tuesday, state media said, as rescuers raced to find those still trapped under the debris.
From rising fuel costs to anger over green regulations, the farmers' list of grievances is long

EU Under Pressure To Defuse Farmers' Anger

EU agriculture ministers will discuss on Tuesday how to resolve European farmers' growing discontent as Brussels scrambles to address the issue ahead of elections this year.
Elon Musk is due to address anti-Semitism online at a conference in Poland

Musk To Address Anti-Semitism Online In Poland

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk was Monday due to address anti-Semitism online at an event in Poland just weeks after sparking a firestorm by endorsing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) has toured numerous weapons manufacturing facilities in recent months

Is North Korea's Kim Preparing For War?

After years of worsening ties, Pyongyang made it official this week: declaring Seoul its main enemy, abolishing agencies dedicated to reunification and threatening to occupy the South during war.
Yemeni fighters walk past a large portrait of Huthi leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi on a street in Sanaa on Thursday

Houthis Say US Ship Hit In Gulf Of Aden Attack

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed another attack on a US ship early Friday, after the United States launched fresh strikes on rebel targets over their aggression towards vessels in and around the Red Sea.
A picture taken from southern Israel on the border with Gaza shows smoke billowing over the Palestinian territory on Thursday

Israel Bombs Gaza As Disagreements With US Simmer

Israel bombarded southern Gaza on Friday after it publicly sparred with its main ally the United States over the possibility of a Palestinian state, the creation of which Washington sees as the only pathway to a lasting peace.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani attends a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Iraqi Leader Again Demands US-led Coalition Leave

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani on Thursday repeated his call for the US-led international anti-jihadist coalition to depart his country amid soaring regional tensions over the Israel-Hamas war.
The Kenyan shilling is trading at all-time lows at around 160 to the dollar

IMF Grants Kenya New $941 Million Loan

The International Monetary Fund said it has granted Kenya a new loan of more than $941 million to help buttress the finances of the cash-strapped East African nation.
India's newest airline Akasa Air has ordered 150 Boeing 737 MAX planes

India's Akasa Air Orders 150 Boeing Planes: CEO

The deal is a shot in the arm for US aviation giant Boeing, which is under intense global scrutiny over its 737 MAX 9 jet, after a scare on an Alaska Airlines jet in early January when a panel came off mid-flight and forced an emergency landing.