Russia, China assert North Pole control

THE Arctic is getting busy. Russian icebreakers, troops and aircraft are ploughing its ice fields, opening up new shipping lanes and establishing fresh footholds as the ice retreats. And China is getting in on the act, too. It’s all because of climate change. New ports are being opened and shorter …

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France celebrates World Cup win into the night

The French national soccer team have been greeted with a raucous reception after winning the World Cup for the second time in 20 years. Fans partied across France overnight, but celebrations in some cities were marred by violence. Police fired tear gas as clashes erupted in Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and …

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Trump and Putin on US election

Supplied video obtained Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 of US President Donald Trump and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Both leaders say they are adamant that there was no collusion between the two countries in the lead …

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Critics slam President Trump for siding with the Kremlin

Top US Republicans have slammed President Donald Trump for siding with the Kremlin over election meddling after talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The pair discussed the issue during their meeting in Helsinki and both took the opportunity to deny the ongoing allegations of collusion in the 2016 presidential …

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