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By Jan Strupczewski and John Chalmers BRUSSELS - The European Commission's chief executive warned Poland on Tuesday that its challenge to the supremacy of European Union law called into question the very foundations of the 27-nation bloc and could not go unpunished. ...
LONDON - China's special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, said on Tuesday that the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow was deeply significant and that the People's Republic was working for the success of the conference. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alista...
DUBAI - Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has appointed Ali Bin Ahmad Al-Kuwari as finance minister in a government reshuffle, according to a statement issued by the emiri court on Tuesday, following the previous minister's arrest in May. Al-Kuwari had been serving as commerce...
- Myanmar's military-appointed authorities are doing their utmost to stabilise the kyat currency and support an economy in crisis since a coup in February, a cabinet minister told on Tuesday, blaming the woe partly on foreign backers of opponents. Inflation in the southeast Asia...
By Josh Smith SEOUL - South Korea opened its largest defence expo ever on Tuesday, showing off its next-generation fighter jet, drones, and other technology in an effort to boost exports as economies around the world rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening ceremo...
MAIDUGURI - Nigerian troops killed 24 suspected Islamist insurgents in two attacks in the northeast and recovered some weapons, the army said on Tuesday. Boko Haram and its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been fighting the Nigerian armed forces for more th...
LUXEMBOURG - There is no room for compromise in the dispute with Poland over the rule of law, German Europe Minister Michael Roth said on Tuesday. "We need to talk but I do not see any room for compromises," Roth told reporters before a meeting of EU counterparts in Luxembourg. ...
-The European Commission laid out its options - ranging from legal action to withholding funds - for a response to a Polish court ruling that questioned the supremacy of EU law, stressing that action must be taken to protect the bloc's common values. "The European Commission is, at t...
LUXEMBOURG - An end of the rule of law would mean the end of Europe, Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn warned on Tuesday, days before EU leaders are set to discuss a deepening dispute over the rule of law in Poland at a summit in Brussels. "Europe will not digest the en...
- The European Commission is assessing options to respond to a Polish court ruling that questioned the supremacy of European Union law, but there is no question that the bloc's executive will take action, its chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. "The European Commission is,...
BRUSSELS - Poland's membership of the European Union should be a win-win for all, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday amid an escalating row with Brussels over the rule of law. "We want Poland's membership to be a win win situation for all. We want to participate in...
SEOUL - North Korea test fired https://www..com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-fires-unidentified-projectile-off-east-coast-skorea-military-2021-10-19 what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, South Korea said. It would be the latest step in nuclear-...
CAIRO/ATHENS -An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean, witnesses and media said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage, however. "Really felt that one... La...
By Tim Cocks JOHANNESBURG - Africa's fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could also shave 3% off continental GDP by mid-century, the U.N. climate agency warned on Tuesday. ...
JERUSALEM - A man dangling from the basket of a hot air balloon fell to his death onto a road in Israel on Tuesday, police said. It was not immediately clear why he was holding onto the basket as it took off, they said. Israeli media reported that the man was a member of the balloon's ground crew. P...
ATHENS - A magnitude 6 earthquake hit the eastern Mediterranean off the Greek island of Karpathos on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The tremor was felt on the islands of Crete, Santorini and Rhodes, Greek State TV said. (Reporting by An...
CAIRO -A quake shook Cairo and other cities in Egypt at 0535 GMT on Tuesday, according to witnesses and social media postings. Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast, and Assiut, in Upper Egypt, were among cities where people said on social media they felt their houses and buildings shaking. There w...
CAIRO - A quake shook Cairo and other cities in Egypt at 0535 GMT on Tuesday, according to witnesses and social media postings. (Reporting by Lilian Wagdy; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)...
ISTANBUL - Turkish prosecutors ordered the arrest of 158 suspects including 33 serving soldiers in an operation targeting people allegedly linked to a Muslim preacher who Turkey says was behind a 2016 failed coup, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. The investigation,...
By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL -North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister off the campaign trail https://www..com/world/asia-pacific/japan-kicks-off-election...