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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center) inspects a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Aug. 30, 2017. WASHINGTON —  North Korea’s test-firing of yet another ballistic missile proves that the Kim Jong Un regime has no intention of slowing…


Oil prices have rebounded slightly after early falls, although doubts still remain that output will be curbed at a meeting later this month. Iran’s oil minister has reportedly repeated that the country will continue to increase production and exports. The slight rise follows big falls on Friday after Saudi Arabia said it would freeze production…

2 April 2016 From the section Kent Image caption Kent Police said it was impartial and wanted to minimise disruption Thirteen people have been arrested in Dover amid concern an immigration protest and counter demonstration could turn violent. Kent Police “significantly” increased its presence in an attempt to prevent a repeat of January’s clashes. Officers…

A joint European and Russian space mission – the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) – has left for Mars to study methane and other rare gases in the Red Planet’s atmosphere, and drop a lander on its surface. The TGO is expected to take seven months to travel the 500 million km (310 million miles)…

More self-nominated candidates, including those not associated with the Vietnamese Communist Party, are expected to run for seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections than in past elections, despite control of the candidate selection process by the ruling Communist Party. Some non-party candidates said they have nominated themselves because they want to exercise their rights and…