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Arms sales worldwide up nearly 5 percent, says new report

Arms sales rose by nearly five percent worldwide in 2018 in a market dominated by the United States, according to a new report published...

Pakistan mosque blast kills at least 13

A blast at a mosque in Quetta in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed at least 13 people, including a senior police officer, and injured...

Landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong’s pro-China leader

Hong Kong's leader pledged to listen to public opinion on Monday and referred to deep-seated problems in society after a landslide election victory by...

Hong Kong seniors take to streets to back students as activists decry police

Secondary-school students and retirees joined forces to protest in Hong Kong on Saturday, the first of several weekend rallies planned across the city, as...

Spain’s Socialists and Podemos reach preliminary coalition deal

Spain's Socialists and far-left Unidas Podemos party agreed on the basis of a coalition government on Tuesday, just two days after a parliamentary election...

France fines Google €150 million for opaque ad platform rules

France's competition watchdog on Friday fined Google €150 million ($167 million) for abusing its dominant market position by applying opaque and unpredictable rules on its Google Ads advertising platform. It...

Confronting its troubled past, Spain exhumes Franco

Cries of "long live Franco!" accompanied the laurel wreath-draped coffin of General Francisco Franco on Thursday as Spain removed the remains of its former...

Saudi Aramco announces IPO plans

Saudi Aramco's blockbuster listing remained shrouded in mystery on Monday, a day after the company finally announced its plans, with scant details disclosed and...

Austrian minister says ‘Islamist terrorist’ in Vienna attack, death toll rises to five

Hundreds of police fanned out across Vienna on Tuesday, searching for perpetrators of attacks that left five people dead in the city's centre, after...

Iraq PM says he will quit after cleric’s call but violence rages on

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the country's senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support...