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14 Nov
13 Oct
Less than a year since the EU and UK struck a post-Brexit deal, the sides are apparently preparing for a trade war. Tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol have pushed things to the brink.
1 Oct
China's mining activities in DR Congo have led to protests recently in North Kivu province over working conditions, amid broader accusations of pillaging and neo-colonialist practices. Against that backdrop, we look at two fake videos that have been circulating on social media, casting Chinese activities in DR Congo in a negative light.
24 Sep
Algeria said this was a "civilized way" of handling the Moroccan tensions that reignited last year. Morocco did not give an immediate response to flying ban.
11 Sep
Protesters have blocked roads in Montenegro as the Serbian Orthodox Church prepares to inaugurate Montenegro's next top cleric. They reportedly threw stones at police, shouting: "This is not Serbia."
14 Aug
Illegal migration to Lithuania has increased hugely in 2021, with Lithuania blaming Belarusian strongman President Alexander Lukashenko's regime for encouraging the migrants to cross as retaliation against EU sanctions, calling it "hybrid aggression". Lukashenko has denied the allegations, insisting instead that Lithuania triggered the migrant influx itself after Vilnius announced in July it would cut the asylum request process to 10 days.
8 Aug
The attack on the Mercer Street vessel off the coast of Oman is the latest escalation in an already fraught relationship between the two countries.
18 Jul
The Japanese government warned that the military balance between China and Taiwan was tilting in China's favor. Tokyo said the situation was critical to its national security.
13 Jul
Eight months after the war for the control of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region ended in defeat for Armenia against Azerbaijan, the Armenian government says the country's very borders are under threat from Baku. According to Yerevan, since mid-May, around a thousand Azerbaijani soldiers have taken up positions within Armenian territory, in the eastern Gegharkunik and southern Syunik regions. These incursions, from one to three kilometres over the border, are creating panic in Armenian villages. FRANCE 24's Luke Shrago, Abdallah Malkawi and Achren Verdian report.
16 May
Tensions have been on the rise in East Jerusalem amid planned evictions of dozens of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which is located just north of the Old City. Palestinians protesting in solidarity with residents have been targeted by Israeli forces and settler groups.
8 May
Arlene Foster said she would step down as party leader in May and as first minister in June. The announcement comes after her party pushed to oust her over her Brexit management.
29 Apr
A Russian navy cruiser is set to hold live ammunition drills in the Black Sea as a US Coast Guard ship is entering the area.

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