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China’s military is the most ambitious in the world

"Our military is the most ambitious in the world," says Xu Caihou, a former general who retired in 2012. "Our military has evolved into a combat efficiency reserve force and became a great national...

Gregg Wallace not working for just Eat on MasterChef

The BBC said Friday that Gregg Wallace is not working for just Eat while he is on MasterChef judging duties, despite reports that the restaurant chain planned to use him on an ad campaign....

Militant who planned ‘apocalyptic’ attack jailed

Image copyright PA Image caption Abdul-Khaliq was arrested in Hythe, Kent, on 11 July A man who pleaded guilty to building his own lethal grenade launchers, handheld automatic pistols and small automatic rifles has...

Behind the Candidates Behind Japan’s Demise and Rise

Photo Fumio Kishida, the newly-elected leader of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), will take the helm of an increasingly troubled nation. After months of fraught leadership battles between factions of his own party, in...

Reports that Italy could hold back its gas exports to Europe push U.K. to look at Germany storage plan

British gas supplies are at risk of running dry as many people become increasingly worried about shortages amid reports that Italy may temporarily stop shipping gas to its European partners. Meanwhile, the government says...

Gay marriage wins major victory in Switzerland; Belgium sets stage for union as 28th country to permit gay marriage

A Swiss referendum on same-sex marriage passed Saturday by a wide margin, and the marriage equality movement won a big victory in neighboring Belgium, which on Saturday became the 29th country in the world...

Briton, ‘temporary’ immigrant convicted of breaching court order banning him from Europe

Wayne Couzens, a contractor and temporary worker from Calais who came to the U.K. to work as a builder, was sentenced on Monday to 12 months in prison after he breached a court order...

A soldier and killer with hopes of a pardon

Tale of the Tape: Steve Wulf Age: 67 From: Fairfax County, Va. Profession: Retired Army colonel and convicted murderer. Trial date: Oct. 20, 2003 Sentence: Death row Effect of ruling: Sentence commuted to life...

Obama and Biden pledged to set an example on climate change. Let’s make their promises come true

Making sweeping promises about climate change is one thing; guaranteeing execution for those promises is another. In making his announcement on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that such promises can be easy to...

Can Merkel keep the euro together?

Last week, Europe celebrated. In any other week, there may have been too much going on, both positive and negative. With threats to financial stability in various countries, the eurozone was not an ideal...

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