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Global arms trade rises to post-Cold War high
The global arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War, according to a study.
Donald Trump explains 'Swedish incident': I heard it on TV report
Donald Trump has said his reference to a non-existent incident in Sweden was based on a TV report he had seen on Fox News.
US defence secretary James Mattis rules out seizing Iraq's oil
The US defence secretary James Mattis has said his country is not in Iraq "to steal anybody's oil" on a surprise visit to Baghdad.
North Korea demands to see Kim Jong-Nam 'assassination' suspects
North Korea has demanded to see the suspects detained over the apparent assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother, saying the investigation by the Malaysian authorities cannot be trusted.
Unirule: China's crackdown on economists and free speech
When China's president travels abroad, he likes to present an image of a country that is open and outward-looking.
Islamic State claims Briton carried out Mosul suicide attack
A British suicide bomber has blown up a vehicle full of explosives near the Iraqi city of Mosul, IS said in a statement reported by the SITE Intelligence Group.
Adolf Hitler's wartime telephone sells for £195,000
Hitler's personal telephone - used to dictate many of his deadly Second World War commands - has been sold at auction for £195,000.
Unilever slump as Kraft Heinz abandons £115bn merger
Shares in Marmite maker Unilever have slumped by 8% after US rival Kraft Heinz abandoned its £115bn offer to swallow up the consumer goods giant.
Donald Trump attacking media is 'how dictators start' - John McCain
John McCain has warned suppressing the free press is "how dictators get started" following Donald Trump's attacks on the media.
Iraq launches tricky operation to free west Mosul from Islamic State
Iraqi forces have begun an operation to retake control of west Mosul from Islamic State as the US warns of a "tough fight" ahead.