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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The status of Jerusalem has long been a highly contested issue Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he said Australia’s embassy would not move from Tel Aviv, until a peace settlement was achieved. He added Australia […]

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Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah

Image copyright AFPImage caption The Houthi (left ) and Yemeni government delegates shake hands in Stockholm Warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a ceasefire for the port city of Hudaydah, principal lifeline for two-thirds of the country. They reached agreement at talks in Sweden brokered by the United Nations. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres […]

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Michael Kovrig: Canadian ex-diplomat ‘held in China’

Image copyright International Crisis GroupImage caption The International Crisis Group says it is working for Mr Kovrig’s release A former Canadian diplomat has reportedly been detained in China and his current employer says it is working for his “prompt and safe release”. The International Crisis Group said it was “aware of reports” of Michael Kovrig’s […]

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Google chief denies political bias claims

Image caption Google collects “mountains” of data about users, said US politicians Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having “programmed” bias against conservative […]

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US-Russian spat over bombers landing in Venezuela

Image copyright AFPImage caption Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (first row, second from left) welcomed the Russians Russian and US officials have been involved in a spat over the landing in Venezuela of two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday in a Russian show of […]