Xi could visit Putin, speak to Zelenskiy ‘next week’

Media reports suggest Chinese President Xi Jinping may visit Russia and speak with the Ukrainian president.

Trump cannot exclude ‘Access Hollywood’ tape from rape accuser’s trial

A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Donald Trump’s effort to exclude an “Access Hollywood” tape of him making vulgar comments about women from a defamation lawsuit by the writer E. Jean Carroll, who says the former president raped her in the mid-1990s.

China’s Xi secures record third term as president

Xi Jinping has tightened his grip as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong after being elected president for a third term.

France, Britain strike migration deal paving way for new entente

Britain will pay France around 480 million pounds ($577 million) over three years to try to stop migrants travelling in small boats across the Channel as the two allies on Friday took a major step to end years of bickering in the post-Brexit era.

Fico’s pro-Russian party takes poll lead ahead of Slovakia’s Sept vote

Former Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer-SD party, which has called for an end to military aid to neighbouring Ukraine, has taken the lead in an opinion poll for the first time in more than two years.

Hezbollah leader says Iran-Saudi reconciliation is ‘good development’

The head of Lebanon’s powerful armed group Hezbollah said on Friday the resumption of ties between its backer Iran and longtime rival Saudi Arabia was a “good development”.

Ukrainians not behind Nord Stream sabotage: Zelenskiy

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukrainians were not involved in the disruption of the Nord Stream gas pipelines.