Canadian woman briefly detained at Beijing airport: paper

A Canadian woman whose father is a dissident jailed in China was briefly detained and “bullied” by security agents while transiting through Beijing’s main airport on Wednesday, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper said.

Trump’s new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that looks at ways to boost America’s security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles.

Powerful Tunisian union starts nationwide strike over pay

Tunisia’s biggest union, UGTT, started a nationwide strike on Thursday affecting the country’s airports, schools and state media to protest against the government’s refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants.

Blast claimed by Islamic State kills U.S. troops in Syria

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two U.S. troops and two civilians working for the U.S. military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces.

British PM May says door open to Labour to join Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday the opposition Labour Party had yet to discuss a new approach to Brexit with her and urged politicians to put self-interest aside to work to break an impasse over leaving the European Union.