World welcomes N Korea nuclear test halt

North Korea's announcement that it is halting nuclear and missile tests has received a broad international welcome. Leader Kim Jong-un said further tests were not needed, as the North had demonstrated it had nuclear weapons. Donald...

Chemical experts finally see Syria site

International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the...

Commonwealth Leaders to choose Queen successor

Commonwealth leaders will meet behind closed doors later to discuss whether the Prince of Wales should succeed his mother as head of the 53-nation body. On Thursday the Queen endorsed Prince Charles as future leader...

Syria returns Legion d’honneur award to France

Syria has returned to France the prestigious Legion d'honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a "slave" to America. The move comes days after...

Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding...

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Detailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his conversations with US President Donald Trump have been published. The memos cover Mr Trump's concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into the...

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba's parliament has picked Raúl Castro's right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him, ending the family's long rule. Mr Castro took over as president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. An...

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will "walk out." At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said...

South Korean actress kidnapped by North’s Kim Jong-il dies

A South Korean actress, once kidnapped by North Korea and forced to make films for the state, has died at 92. Choi Eun-hee was a leading actress in the South when she was kidnapped under...

Canada sends home families of diplomats posted in Cuba

The Canadian government has recalled families of its diplomatic staff in the Cuban capital, Havana as 10 Canadians continue to show unexplained brain symptoms, government officials said. The Canadians, including some minors, have suffered from...
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