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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held in custody on Tuesday and questioned by magistrates investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it will face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory.
North Korea's growing missile arsenal might be the most obvious and immediate military threat facing Japan, but defense planners in Tokyo are focused on a much larger and more challenging foe as they prepare for the years ahead.
Three buses with diplomatic number plates left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday as 23 diplomats who were expelled by Prime Minister Theresa May over a military-grade nerve toxin attack headed back to Moscow.
The United States is advancing toward the first transfer of a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center under U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. military told Reuters on Monday, a move that would repatriate the detainee to Saudi Arabia.
Voicing hopes that Beijing and the United States could avoid a trade war, Premier Li Keqiang told the close of the annual parliament session that China would open its economy further, so that foreign and Chinese firms can compete on an equal footing.
The United States and South Korea will resume joint military drills next month, Seoul and Washington said on Tuesday, exercises that will go ahead despite U.S. President Donald Trump's planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding who spent nearly three months in detention in the kingdom's anti-corruption campaign, told Bloomberg TV he had reached an agreement with the government for his release.
A woman accused of poisoning the North Korean leader’s half-brother played a prank on a Vietnamese government official in Hanoi less than two weeks before the sensational killing, her lawyer told a Malaysian court on Tuesday.
The withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court will not impact an inquiry by prosecutors into killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's war against drugs, the court said in a statement on Tuesday.
President Andrej Kiska will make a statement on the country's political situation at 11:45 a.m. (6.45 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, his office said, after demonstrations following the murder of an investigative journalist forced a government reshuffle.
Mark Kingon was appointed acting head of South Africa's tax office on Tuesday, hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended his predecessor and days before a Moody's review that could see the country lose its last investment-grade credit rating.
A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31, the South said on Tuesday, a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing his biggest political crisis since taking office more than five years ago, as suspicions swirl about a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under fire over controversy surrounding a heavily discounted land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife, Akie.
The United Nations called on Turkey on Tuesday to end the state of emergency in place since July 2016 that it said had led to widespread human rights violations including the arrest of 160,000 people and dismissal of nearly the same number of civil servants, often arbitrarily.
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that 65 percent of territory in Syria's eastern Ghouta had been "liberated from terrorists," the RIA news agency reported.
Moscow does not regard as an unfriendly act U.S. President Donald Trump's failure to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his victory in Sunday's presidential elections, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
A Thai anti-corruption agency is investigating the suspected misappropriation of up to 85 percent of money from a state fund for the poor in a new scandal to hit the military government, which has promised to clean up graft.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding <4280.SE>, is in talks with the government's Public Investment Fund about co-investments inside the kingdom, he told Bloomberg TV in an interview that was aired on Tuesday.