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Protestors wave placards at a rally against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact in Kuala Lumpur
04/02/2016 - Pacific Rim

Unions claims Trans-Pacific Partnership undermines democracy

The biggest trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was signed in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency
03/02/2016 - North Korea

How dangerous is North Korea's latest satellite launch plan?

Japan on Wednesday threatened to shoot down any missile that threatens its territory following North Korea announcement that it is preparing to launch an Earth observation satellite.
Third seed Garbine Muguruza was one of the favourites for the Australian Open title.
23/01/2016 - tennis

Muguruza crashes out as Azarenka advances at Australian Open

Garbine Muguruza was the most high-profile casualty in the women's draw on Satutrday at the Australian Open.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
07/01/2016 - North Korea, Nuclear

Why does North Korea keep testing nuclear weapons?

The US and South Korean presidents said on Thursday that they intend to impose what they called the "most powerful and comprehensive" sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang claimed to ...
Televisions in the South Korean capital Seoul show images of the North Korean test
06/01/2016 - North Korea - FRANCE

France condemns North Korea nuclear test announcement

France has called for a strong international reaction to North Korea's announcement that it has carried out a a "successful" hydrogen bomb test, dubbing the move an "unacceptable ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in November
28/12/2015 - Japan - Korea

Japan-Korea deal on comfort women slammed as not enough

South Korea and Japan reached agreement on their dispute over wartime sex slaves on Monday but the surviving 46 "comfort women" say it is too little, too late and a campaigning Korean ...
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates winning the Fifa Club World Cup Final
20/12/2015 - Football

Barcelona beat River Plate to become champions of the world

Barcelona clinched the Fifa Club World Cup for a record third time after defeating River Plate 3-0 in the final.
Ducklings at an incubating farm
04/12/2015 - FRANCE

Ban on French poultry over bird flu outbreak

A string of countries have banned the import of French poultry following a bird flu outbreak last month in a farm in the southwestern area of Dordogne.
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the men's singles short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Nagano, Japan, on 27 November 2015.
27/11/2015 - Figure skating

Japan champion Hanyu sets new world record

Japan's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu broke his own world best in the short programme at the NHK Trophy this Friday, posting an eye-popping score of 106.33 points.

The world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral seen from the Pont des Arts, part of Paris's architectural heritage
22/10/2015 - France

Paris world's best place to live, study finds

A Japanese research institute has named Paris the world's most livable and accessible city.