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Australia to boost defence spending as China tensions rise

Australia to boost defence spending as China tensions rise

Australia will announce a substantial increase in defence spending and focus on projecting military power across the Indo-Pacific amid escalating tensions with China, in a major policy speech to be delivered Wednesday by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.The addre

Man City stumble again at Chelsea to crown Liverpool champions

Man City stumble again at Chelsea to crown Liverpool champions

Manchester City's Premier League title defence came to an end on Thursday as Liverpool were crowned champions after Chelsea boosted their chances of a top-four finish with a 2-1 win over Pep Guardiola's men.The defensive mistakes that have undone City's tit

Japan confirms scrapping US missile defence system

Japan confirms scrapping US missile defence system

Japan has scrapped the deployment of a multi-billion-dollar US anti-missile system, the government confirmed Thursday, days after saying the programme had been suspended.Interceptors for the Aegis Ashore system were to be placed in two regions under the costly

South Korean soldiers' remains repatriated decades after war

South Korean soldiers' remains repatriated decades after war

The remains of nearly 150 South Korean soldiers killed in the Korean War were sent back to their homeland on Wednesday, Seoul's defence ministry said, a day before the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.Communist North Korea invaded the US-back

Solskjaer hails under-fire De Gea as 'world's best' goalkeeper

Solskjaer hails under-fire De Gea as 'world's best' goalkeeper

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted goalkeeper David de Gea is still "the best in the world", during a passionate defence of the Manchester United star after he was heavily criticised for his performance against Tottenham Hotspur.United face Sheffield United on We

Prosecutors hid evidence in Italy cop's murder case: defence

Prosecutors hid evidence in Italy cop's murder case: defence

Italian prosecutors hid evidence that a key figure in the murder of a Rome cop by two US students was a police informer, a defence lawyer told AFP Saturday.Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth are on trial in Rome over the killing of Mario Cerciello Re