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BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – France and Germany made the case for the European Union’s most ambitious defense plan in almost two decades on Tuesday, aiming to persuade skeptical eastern members and avoid a showdown with Britain over its military future outside the bloc.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) – International war crimes judges are to rule on Tuesday in the case of a former Islamist rebel who pleaded guilty to wrecking holy shrines during Mali’s 2012 conflict and apologized for the damage he caused in Timbuktu.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern German city of Dresden on Monday evening – one at a mosque and one at an international conference center – but no one was injured, police said on Tuesday.
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) – As many as 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in their sleep by comrades in an outpost near the northern city of Kunduz, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest so-called “insider attack”.
CARTAGENA, Colombia/BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended his efforts to negotiate with Moscow over the war in Syria on Monday, despite the collapse of a ceasefire that has led to a massive Russian-backed assault on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo.
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said his country, a longtime U.S. ally, was seeking to build “many news alliances” and could turn to Russia and China for help, including on tackling his country’s drug problem.