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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I hope that both sides can contribute their wisdom and at least avoid a so-called disorderly Brexit.”

Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, said prime minister Shinzo Abe, as he urged compromise to av(...)

Four men arriving from Moscow at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport as the Netherlands expelled four alleged Russian agents in April. Photograph: Ho/Dutch Defence Ministry/AFP

It must go down as one of the most embarrassing months ever for Russia’s military intelligence. In the 30 days since UK prime minister Theresa May re(...)

A celebratory welcome for Khlifa bin Jassim al-Kuwari, director of the Qatar Fund for Development, which donated €43m to finance schools such as the Baqa’a elementary school in Jordan

After we lose our way in narrow, steep alleyways strewn with broken stones and walled by windowless two-storey homes, two little lads offer to guide u(...)

(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/ ANP/AFP

The Netherlands has said it foiled a plot by Russian military intelligence to launch a cyber attack against the international chemical weapons watchdo(...)

The USS Decatur in the South China Sea. The US and China traded angry accusations after the Decatur and a Chinese warship nearly collided on September 30th. File photograph:  Diana Quinlan/US Navy via the New York Times

A Chinese destroyer came within 40m of the bow of a US Navy warship performing manoeuvres in a disputed section of the South China Sea, the latest esc(...)

A composite image shows two women who were each caned six times after they pleaded guilty at the Sharia High Court to homosexual activity in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex, a sentence that sparked outrage and(...)

 A composite image shows two women who were each caned six times  after they pleaded guilty at the Sharia High Court to homosexual activity in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Two Malaysian women convicted of attempting lesbian sex in a car were caned in court watched by dozens of people on Monday, local media and a state go(...)

Andrea Pavan of Italy victory with his caddie on the 18th green as Padraig Harrington of Ireland looks on. Photograph: Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington has produced some blistering back nines en route to his three major wins but he had to take his cap off in acknowledgement as Italy(...)

Ireland’s  Pádraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd on the 12th green during the first round of the  D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington made an encouraging start to the Czech Masters in Prague on Thursday, carding a bogey-free six-under 66 to sit two shots off the le(...)

Rohingya refugees Saida Bibi and  Bodu Zzaman at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. More  more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar without passports or official ID. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised ident(...)

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