Trump downplays North Korea missile test

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played a round of golf with US President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about recent North Korean missile tests, appearing to contradict his own national security…

Papua New Guinea prime minister resigns

Peter O'Neill became prime minister in 2012 following a prolonged power struggle Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has resigned following a series of high-level defections from his government to the opposition. Mr O'Neill,…

Venezuela crisis: Talks to resume in Oslo

Previous attempts at mediation between the two Venezuelan sides have failed Representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition are returning to Norway's capital, Oslo, for talks on how to address the political crisis. The meeting, scheduled…

Iranian threats put on hold, says US

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the US had been "very prudent" Potential attacks by Iran have been "put on hold" by US counter-measures, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday. The…

Argentina ex-presidents corruption trial begins

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appears in court in Buenos Aires for the opening of her corruption trial The corruption trial of Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has begun in Buenos Aires. Ms Fernández…

Austrian government in turmoil over video scandal

Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign following a video scandal All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. The Freedom Party's leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also vice-chancellor,…

Death sentence for French drug smuggler

Félix Dorfin says he will appeal against his death sentence A Frenchman has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a 20-year prison term. Félix Dorfin,…

Whos the tycoon who just paid off 400…

Four hundred college seniors in the US state of Georgia just received a dream graduation present from billionaire investor Robert Frederick Smith: he paid off their student loans. Who is this American philanthropist? During his…