The Buzz | Boeing to build military aircraft drones in Australian city

Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to build a new type of drone military aircraft in Australia. Boeing said yesterday it has selected Toowoomba city in Queensland state as

Business group says China’s tech self-reliance plans hurt growth

The ruling Communist Party’s campaign to tighten control over China’s industries and use less foreign technology is slashing economic growth, a foreign business group warned yesterday. The European Union Chamber of

This day in history | 2001 Simpson smuggled into Afghanistan

The BBC’s world affairs editor has become the only television reporter to broadcast from Taleban-held Afghanistan as the country prepares for an American attack. John Simpson and a cameraman were smuggled

United Nations | World leaders to attend General Assembly and face many escalating crises

World leaders will be back at the United Nations for the first time in two years today with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still

The Buzz | Pakistan says no rush to recognize Taliban gov’t

Pakistan’s foreign minister says Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers should understand that if they want recognition and assistance in rebuilding the war-battered country “they have to be more sensitive and more

This day in history | 1998 Clinton’s Grand Jury testimony released

Bill Clinton’s testimony about his relationship with a young female assistant has been released to the United States public. The video of the American president’s 17 August interview in front of

The Buzz | UK says relations with France strong despite sub deal anger

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that Britain’s relationship with France is “ineradicable,” despite fury in Paris over a U.S.-U.K.-Australia submarine deal. A meeting between French Defense Minister Florence Parly and

Shooting at Russian university leaves eight dead, 28 hurt

A gunman opened fire yesterday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said. The suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire

This day in history | 1999 UN force arrives in East Timor

A multinational peacekeeping force has landed in East Timor in an attempt to restore law and order to the territory. The UN force has been sent to the island to end

China, pandemic, energy top Japan’s leadership race debate

Four candidates vying to lead Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party — and replacing outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga — held their first main debate this weekend, discussing plans to tackle

The Buzz | Air France-KLM plane returns to Beijing after smoke in cabin

An Air France-KLM flight returned to Beijing shortly after takeoff on Saturday after smoke filled the cabin, the airline said. The Boeing 777 connecting Beijing Airport with Paris-Charles de Gaulle suffered

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention yesterday, saying

This day in history | 2001 Workers return to Wall Street

New Yorkers have been returning to work six days after the terror attacks which devastated the heart of their city. Thousands are believed dead after hijackers deliberately flew three passenger planes

USA | Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict

The top U.S. military officer yesterday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump’s presidency, saying the conversations were

The Buzz | Philippines’ Duterte will ‘die first’ before facing International court

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would rather “die first” before facing an international tribunal, his spokesman said yesterday, the day after the International Criminal Court announced it would investigate allegations of

Sichuan | Earthquake collapses homes, kills at least three

Rescue work was underway following the magnitude-6.0 earthquake. It struck at 4:33 a.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers in Luxian, a county in the city of Luzhou, the official Xinhua

This day in history | 1992 UK crashes out of ERM

The government has suspended Britain’s membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. The UK’s prime minister and chancellor tried all day to prop up a failing pound and withdrawal from the

Rival Koreas test missiles hours apart, raising tensions

North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles hours apart yesterday in a display of military might that is sure to exacerbate tensions between the rivals at a time when talks

The Buzz | WHO reports big drop in new coronavirus infections

The World Health Organization said there were about 4 million coronavirus cases reported globally last week, marking the first major drop in new infections in more than two months. In

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

The U.N. human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track

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