Trump renews threat to cut ties with China
President Donald Trump has renewed his threat to cut ties with China, a day after US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Congress he did not see decoupling the US and Chinese economies as a viable option.
India honours soldiers amid China tension
India has cremated many of its soldiers killed during a clash with Chinese troops in a disputed Himalayan border region as talks to de-escalate one of the worst military crises in decades between the two nuclear-armed Asian giants ended without a breakthrough.
Britain's voice of hope Vera Lynn dead
Vera Lynn, the singer who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War II and again during the coronavirus pandemic with We'll Meet Again, has died.
WHO eyes vaccine this year, borders open
The World Health Organisation hopes hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine can be produced this year and 2 billion doses by the end of 2021, its chief scientist says.
US bill may block Germany troop withdrawal
US congressional Democrats have introduced legislation to block President Donald Trump's plan to remove 9500 troops from Germany by prohibiting funding for a withdrawal of US forces from Europe without congressional approval.
Magnitude 7.4 quake in New Zealand waters
A major 7.4 magnitude earthquake in waters north-east of New Zealand's North Island has shaken residents but has not produced a tsunami.
Australian Associated Press