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Why France is apoplectic with rage at Australia's submarin...

Pictured at the Elysee Palace in June, Australian Prime Minister Scott made no mention to French President Emmanuel Macron of Canberr...

What instability at the top means for Japan's alliance wit...

Shinzo Abe, center, salutes during the fleet review of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka,...

Malaysia plans China consultations as anxiety simmers over...

Malaysia’s foreign minister Hishammuddin Hussein (left) with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in April. Photo: Xinhua Malaysi...

Iran’s SCO membership is a big deal

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi (R) participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Dushanbe on Sept 16-17, 2021...

Chinese shipping company COSCO acquires 35% stake in Hambu...

COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) of China, has agreed with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) to acquire a 35% share in HHLA Con...

Australia seeks to calm ASEAN nerves over AUKUS, nuclear w...

A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine: A pact that will hand Australia the technology for such vessels has raised concerns in Southeast As...

China's entry to CPTPP trade pact is closer than you think

China's entry to the CPTPP trade pact will not be easy, requiring the agreement of all existing members, including countries experien...

AUKUS sub deal puts ASEAN on nuclear edge

The Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Waller (SSG 75), a Collins-class diesel-electric submarine, is seen in Sydney Harbour on November 2,...

Tactical takeover: Germany’s liberals are ready to run the...

In Germany, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) is traditionally the party that is most closely aligned with the market economy. They call...

Biden shuns EU with Asia-Pacific power play

French President Emmanuel Macron gets out of the new French nuclear submarine "Suffren" | Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images It wa...

Merkel era ends with a whimper, not a bang

History may not be quite so kind to Merkel.   © Sipa/AP Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, has been a permanent f...

Submarine contract saga: The French are peeved more by the...

The French Embassy in Washington, as seen on Sept 17, 2021. France decided to recall its ambassadors in the US and Australia for cons...

Why Australia doesn’t care about China’s anger on nuclear...

Australia on Friday shrugged off Chinese anger over its decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines while vowing to defend the ru...

What is the Aukus alliance and what are its implications?

The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson (left), Australia's Scott Morrison (centre) and the US president, Joe Biden, at a joint press co...

Shamima Begum, regardless of her new image, remains the UK...

In her first live interview since joining Islamic State (IS), on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, 22-year-old Shamima Begum made her l...

Nuclear submarine pact sparks anger in Beijing, raises con...

US President Joe Biden during a virtual meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) and British Prime Minister Boris...

UK, US, Australia launch new trilateral Indo-Pacific allia...

The US, Britain and Australia have announced a new trilateral security alliance for the Indo-Pacific to protect their shared interests...

China denounces AUKUS pact, calls it “Cold War Mentality”

China denounces AUKUS pact and calls it “Cold War mentality” on Wednesday. It said that United States, United Kingdom and A...

EU launches ‘Global Gateway’ to counter China’s Belt and R...

The European Union will launch "Global Gateway" as a scheme to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative — the massive, geopo...

Saudi Arabia considers buying Israeli missile-defense syst...

As the US administration gets cold feet about its commitment to the Gulf states, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is out looking for missile...

Turkey's push into Africa has China looking over its shoul...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is welcomed in Dakar, Senegal, on Jan. 28, 2020. (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) On...