Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Lubmin, northern Germany. The multi-billion dollar Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines transporting gas under the Baltic Sea were ruptured by a series of blasts in the Swedish and Danish economic zones in September 2022, releasing vast amounts of methane into the air. Photo: AP

Denmark ends probe into ‘deliberate’ Nord Stream pipeline blasts

It is the second nation to do so after Sweden closed its own inquiry earlier this month, while Germany remains interested in solving the case.

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China’s Honor bets on AI smartphones to grow global market share

CEO George Zhao said new Honor smartphones will have an ‘intent-based user interface’ that uses AI to anticipate user needs and create a seamless experience.

CEO George Zhao said new Honor smartphones will have an ‘intent-based user interface’ that uses AI to anticipate user needs and create a seamless experience.

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Ukraine’s Zelensky says 31,000 soldiers killed in first official toll

The Ukrainian president said Russia was preparing a new offensive against Ukraine starting in late May or summer, but Kyiv has a clear battlefield plan of its own.

The Ukrainian president said Russia was preparing a new offensive against Ukraine starting in late May or summer, but Kyiv has a clear battlefield plan of its own.

26 Feb 2024 - 10:24AM

French actor Gerard Depardieu faces new sex assault complaint

Depardieu, 75, has been charged with rape in another case and has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than a dozen women. He denies the allegations.

Depardieu, 75, has been charged with rape in another case and has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than a dozen women. He denies the allegations.

26 Feb 2024 - 1:06PM

Israel threatens Eurovision pull-out if entry vetoed

Israel warned that it may withdraw from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest if organisers reject the lyrics from its entry as too political.

Israel warned that it may withdraw from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest if organisers reject the lyrics from its entry as too political.

26 Feb 2024 - 10:39AM

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Allied soldiers captured by the Japanese during the Battle of Java in World War II. Photo: Getty Images

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Relatives of victims on the Suez Maru say they are horrified by the British government’s failure to prosecute the Japanese perpetrators involved in the shooting.

25 Feb 2024 - 2:00PM

Spain’s police find 10th body in charred remnants of residential building

The blaze that appeared to begin in one home on Thursday afternoon engulfed the rest of the 14-story block of flats in less than an hour.

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24 Feb 2024 - 8:55PM

European leaders pledge to back Ukraine until nation is ‘finally free’

The promise by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen comes amid Ukraine’s shortage of military supplies that are hurting it on the battlefield.

The promise by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen comes amid Ukraine’s shortage of military supplies that are hurting it on the battlefield.

24 Feb 2024 - 10:16PM

As US, EU anxiety grows, will overcapacity curb exports of China’s ‘new three’?

Beijing has already recognised overcapacity as a major challenge for 2024, as US and European Union anti-dumping probes and tariffs disrupt trade.

Beijing has already recognised overcapacity as a major challenge for 2024, as US and European Union anti-dumping probes and tariffs disrupt trade.

24 Feb 2024 - 8:29AM

Hungary to let Sweden into Nato following jet fighter deal

Prime Minister Viktor Orban confirmed that parliament would move next week to ratify the Nordic country’s accession to the defence alliance.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban confirmed that parliament would move next week to ratify the Nordic country’s accession to the defence alliance.

24 Feb 2024 - 5:28AM

UK born ‘IS bride’ loses appeal against removal of citizenship

The British government took away Shamima Begum’s citizenship on national security grounds in 2019, shortly after she was found in a detention camp in Syria.

The British government took away Shamima Begum’s citizenship on national security grounds in 2019, shortly after she was found in a detention camp in Syria.

23 Feb 2024 - 7:36PM

‘Everything is getting worse’: fatigue marks Ukraine war anniversary

On the two-year anniversary of Russia’s brutal invasion, there is a growing sense of uncertainty over how and when it will all end.

On the two-year anniversary of Russia’s brutal invasion, there is a growing sense of uncertainty over how and when it will all end.

23 Feb 2024 - 10:29PM

US, UK back outgoing Dutch PM Rutte to become Nato chief

Mark Rutte is the only official candidate to replace Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general of Nato, which appoints its leader by consensus, requiring the support from all its members.

Mark Rutte is the only official candidate to replace Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general of Nato, which appoints its leader by consensus, requiring the support from all its members.

22 Feb 2024 - 9:34PM

Doggone: Guinness revokes Bobi’s ‘oldest dog’ title over lack of ‘evidence’

Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro Alentejano, had his title as ‘world’s oldest dog’ revoked after Guinness World Records said it found no evidence he had in fact lived for more than 31 years.

Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro Alentejano, had his title as ‘world’s oldest dog’ revoked after Guinness World Records said it found no evidence he had in fact lived for more than 31 years.

22 Feb 2024 - 11:07PM

Albania to hold migrants for Italy, worrying activists, but EU sees a template

Under a five-year agreement announced in November, Albania will shelter up to 36,000 migrants a year as Rome fast-tracks their asylum requests.

Under a five-year agreement announced in November, Albania will shelter up to 36,000 migrants a year as Rome fast-tracks their asylum requests.

22 Feb 2024 - 7:44PM

Brazil footballer Dani Alves sentenced to 4½ years in jail for rape

One of the world’s most decorated footballers with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, Alves, 40, is found guilty of raping woman in nightclub in December 2022.

One of the world’s most decorated footballers with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, Alves, 40, is found guilty of raping woman in nightclub in December 2022.

22 Feb 2024 - 7:07PM

Ukraine, desperate for troops, mulls unpopular plan to expand draft

The Ukrainian military seeks to mobilise up to 500,000 more men, but realising how unpopular such a move would be, lawmakers are treading carefully.

The Ukrainian military seeks to mobilise up to 500,000 more men, but realising how unpopular such a move would be, lawmakers are treading carefully.

22 Feb 2024 - 5:34PM

How do whales sing? Scientists may have figured it out at last

The giant marine mammals have specialised voice boxes that other animals don’t have, which could be the key to the long-time mystery.

The giant marine mammals have specialised voice boxes that other animals don’t have, which could be the key to the long-time mystery.

22 Feb 2024 - 2:46AM

Porn for ‘spiritual growth’: nuns detail abuse by renowned priest Marko Rupnik

The mosaic artist is accused of sexually and psychologically abusing at least 20 women for nearly 30 years at a religious community in Slovenia.

The mosaic artist is accused of sexually and psychologically abusing at least 20 women for nearly 30 years at a religious community in Slovenia.

22 Feb 2024 - 2:26AM

UK’s Trident nuclear-deterrent missile system fails 2nd test in a row

A missile crashed into the sea near the submarine that launched it, an embarrassing outcome for a country that once boasted world’s most powerful naval force.

A missile crashed into the sea near the submarine that launched it, an embarrassing outcome for a country that once boasted world’s most powerful naval force.

22 Feb 2024 - 2:04AM