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France Questioned Australia’s Commitment to Submarine Deal in June, Says Source

France Questioned Australia’s Commitment to Submarine Deal in June, Says Source

France began doubting Australia’s commitment to a $40 billion submarine order in June and President Emmanuel Macron was only informed by Canberra of the deal’s collapse in writing hours before it was announced, a French presidency official said. The official said there had been no hint of the con

‘Alarm Bell’ Rings as UN Chief, UK PM Convene Leaders on Climate Change

‘Alarm Bell’ Rings as UN Chief, UK PM Convene Leaders on Climate Change

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world’s major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund with less than six weeks to go before a UN climate summit. Johnson and UN Secretary-General António Guterres hosted

French, British Relationship Is 'Indestructible', Says UK PM Johnson

Britain's relationship with France is "indestructible", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday when asked if the new AUKUS partnership between Australia, Britain and the United States in nuclear-powered submarines had damaged ties. "The UK and France have, I believe, a very, very imp

N.Korea Says US Submarine Deal, Alliance Could Trigger 'Nuclear Arms Race'

N.Korea Says US Submarine Deal, Alliance Could Trigger 'Nuclear Arms Race'

North Korea's foreign ministry on Monday said a new US alliance in the Indo-Pacific and Washington's recent submarine contract with Australia could trigger a "nuclear arms race" in the region. Last week the US announced a new three-way security pact with Australia and Britain, as part of a strate

Military Training Jet Crashes in Texas, Injuring Both Pilots

Military Training Jet Crashes in Texas, Injuring Both Pilots

A military training aircraft crashed on Sunday in a residential neighborhood of Lake Worth, Texas, injuring at least two and damaging homes, authorities said. The aircraft's two pilots were hospitalized after ejecting from the plane, according to Ryan Arthur, chief of Lake Worth's fire department

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attacks on Taliban in Afghanistan

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attacks on Taliban in Afghanistan

ISIS claimed responsibility for a series of bomb attacks in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, the group's Amaaq News Agency said on its Telegram channel on Sunday. "More than 35 Taliban militia members were killed or wounded, in a series of explosions that took place," the militant gr

Greece Opens New Migrant Holding Camp on Island amid Tougher Policy

Greece Opens New Migrant Holding Camp on Island amid Tougher Policy

Greece opened a new holding camp for migrants on Saturday on the island of Samos, close to Turkey, and said other new facilities would follow in coming months as it tightens migration policy. The minister opening the camp said it would offer “lost dignity” to those seeking protection.

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