Eighteen months after Donald Trump became US president and started shaking up global diplomacy, Japan is waking up to the risks of an alliance based on dollars and deals rather than shared values and security interests.
Japan confronts risks of US alliance based on dollars and deals, not values
A Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah airport on Sunday, to support forces attempting to seize control from Yemeni forces inside, according to Saudi and Houthi media, in the biggest battle of the war.
Saudi-led coalition conducts airstrikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah airport
Colombians chose a new president Sunday in a landmark election, the first since a peace agreement with FARC rebels which conservative frontrunner Ivan Duque wants to overhaul.
FARC peace deal under threat as right closes on Colombia presidency
Blasts killed at least 31 people in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno, two residents said on Sunday, marking the largest attack in several weeks in a part of the country blighted by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Blasts kill 31 people in northeast Nigerian state of Borno: Residents
South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, Yonhap news agency said on Sunday.
South Korea, US to announce suspension of major military drills this week
The Nicaraguan government and civic groups on Friday agreed to halt all violence, in a major step to end two months of political unrest that has left 170 dead and rocked the government of President Daniel Ortega.
Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe
Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, according to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US.
UN report: America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump
Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels.
Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of a major breakthrough being reached at hastily-arranged talks between some EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe.
Merkel downbeat on EU migration breakthrough
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in Sunday’s presidential election both pledged to send millions of Syrian refugees home, responding to growing unease among voters about the number of migrants in Turkey.
Turkey’s opposition presidential candidate vows to restore ties with Syrian government

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