Eigentlich wollte Kremlsprecher Peskov bloß gegen Gerüchte vorgehen, wonach Russland Söldner in den syrischen Bürgerkrieg schicke. Doch indirekt bestätigte er, dass mehr russische Staatsbürger als offiziell behauptet in Syrien kämpfen.
Italienische Soldaten sollen die libysche Küstenwache jetzt auch innerhalb der Hoheitsgewässer des Bürgerkriegslandes unterstützen. Die EU darf das bislang nicht. Sie wartet immer noch auf eine entsprechende Anfrage aus Libyen.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “fool” and a “son of a bitch”, just days before Manila hosts an international meeting certain to address Pyongyang’s long-range missile tests.
Duterte held nothing back in rebuking Kim for “playing with dangerous toys”, setting the stage for next week’s rare get-together, to be attended by foreign ministers of all the countries involved in the standoff…
China defended its oil and gas activity in the East China Sea on Wednesday, saying that it was operating in areas “indisputably” under its jurisdiction, after Japanese protests stirred a long-standing dispute over the region.
The two countries both claim islands that are under Japanese control and known as Senkaku in Tokyo and Diaoyu in China.
Both states regularly send ships to nearby waters to assert their claims amid repeated diplomatic clashes.
Talks between Tokyo and Beijing…
A homeless tent city has sprung up outside Australia’s central bank in the heart of Sydney, sparking a war of words over who should deal with it.
More than 50 people are camping in the city’s Martin Place, home to high-end office buildings and glitzy stores. While some have accepted offers of help and accommodation elsewhere, others have arrived to take their place.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore blamed the swelling numbers at the site on “decades of gutless inaction” on…