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1.7 million Singaporeans to benefit from US$1 billion in GST vouchers

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -- About 1.7 million Singaporeans will benefit

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June 26, 2019
- SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with .. More >>>

June 25, 2019
- China, Russia, Mongolia meets to reinforce trilateral tourism ties
ULAANQAB (China Daily/ANN) --With the aim of deepening trilateral cooperation in .. More >>>

June 24, 2019
- China ready to join DPRK for brighter future of ties, regional peace, prosperity: Xi
PYONGYANG (Xinhua) -- Beijing is willing to join Pyongyang in opening up a bright future for bilateral ties, and lasting peace and common prosperity in the region, said General Secretary .. More >>>

June 21, 2019
- Five defendants in Hoa Binh deadly medical incident sentenced
HOA BINH (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The People’s Court of Hoa Binh City on Wednesday announced it has reduced the jail term given to five defendants involved in the fatal medical incident that killed nine patients at the Hoa Binh General Hospital two years ago... More >>>

June 20, 2019
- Vietnam: Electronic medical records to be adopted nationwide next month
HCM CITY (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Electronic medical records for all Vietnamese.. More >>>

June 19, 2019
- Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes Sichuan, kills 12
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Changning county of . More >>>

June 18, 2019
- Cambodia’s dengue cases triple this year
PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Within a span of 20 weeks this year, .. More >>>

June 17, 2019
- Parents encourage outdoor activities for children to avoid short video addiction
BEIJING (China Daily/Xinhua) -- Two-thirds of Chinese parents encourage their teenagers to take part in outdoor activities to avoid short video addiction, according to a poll published by the China Youth Daily. .. More >>>

June 14, 2019
- ACMECS tourism ministers promote “Five Countries, One Destination”
Tourism ministers of five countries under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) have agreed to work together to .. More >>>

June 13, 2019
- Medical experts discuss strategies to curb respiratory diseases
HCM CITY (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The healthcare sector is adapting to new.. More >>>

June 12, 2019
- Bodies recovered as sunken Danube boat is raised in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Several bodies were recovered from the wreckage of .. More >>>

June 11, 2019
- Trump defends Mexico deal as criticism continues
STERLING, Va. (AP) -- With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, .. More >>>

June 10, 2019
- Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research
WASHINGTON (AP) --  To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded .. More >>>

June 7, 2019
- General Prayut returns as prime minister
Thailand (The Nation) -- General Prayut Chan-o-cha was elected as prime minister in a Parliamentary vote late on Wednesday night after more than 10 hours of intense debate... More >>>

June 6, 2019
- Vietnam PM calls for more efforts to control African swine fever
Hanoi -- Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for enhancing prevention.. More >>>

June 5, 2019
- US aims to cut trade deficit with Japan
(China Daily) -- US beef was on the lunch menu for US President Donald Trump and his host .. More >>>

June 4, 2019
- China to release 5G licences shortly, triggering a new round of tech revolution
(Global Times) -- China will release 5G business licenses to its three major telecom carriers shortly, .. More >>>

June 3, 2019
- Media brainstorm improved reporting on Belt and Road Initiative
About 20 journalists and editors from China, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America last week met in Yangon, Myanmar, to discuss ways to improve reporting on China’s Belt and Road Initiative to facilitate better understanding .. More >>>

May 31, 2019
- Israel faces new elections after parliament dissolves
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel embarked Thursday on an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead.. More >>>

May 30, 2019
- EU divided over top jobs after polls redraw political map
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders stood divided Tuesday over who to name to.. More >>>

May 29, 2019
- Centrist parties lose long-held majority in EU vote
(China Daily) -- The four-day European Parliament election ended on Sunday with the .. More >>>

May 28, 2019
- UK Brexit party scores big as Conservatives, Labour falter
LONDON (AP) -- Veteran politician Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party scored big gains . More >>>

May 27, 2019
- New candidates vie to succeed UK’s May with focus on Brexit
LONDON (AP) -- The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. .. More >>>

May 24, 2019
- MPs dismissive as PM May unveils fourth Brexit proposal
(China Daily) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May’s desperate attempt to get her Brexit withdrawal deal past the British Parliament on the fourth attempt looks to be dead in the water... More >>>

May 23, 2019
- Police chief says 6 reported dead in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) --Indonesian police say based on reports from hospitals six.. More >>>

May 22, 2019
- Europe on lookout for external meddling as election looms
(China Daily) -- European Union experts and major technology companies are closely .. More >>>

May 21, 2019
- Asean, Chinese officials convene 17th meeting on DOC implementation
Hanoi (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) .. More >>>

May 20, 2019
- Asean ministers agree to strengthen socio-cultural ties
Ministers and delegates from Asean member countries met at the 21st Asean Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council meeting held on May 17 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. .. More >>>

May 17, 2019
- Xi stresses equality, respect among nations
(China Daily) -- All countries should uphold equality and respect and abandon pride and prejudice to promote dialogue and harmonious coexistence among different civilisations, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday... More >>>

May 16, 2019
- World leaders, tech bosses work on stemming online violence
PARIS (AP)  Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online... More >>>

May 15, 2019
- Data hows Israeli settlements boosted after Trump election
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel’s government went on a spending binge in its.. More >>>

May 14, 2019 - Filipinos voting in midterm elections crucial to Duterte
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Filipinos voted Monday in midterm elections .. More >>>

May 13, 2019
- China seeks equal, dignified trade deal
(China Daily) -- What China wants is an equal and dignified trade agreement, for which there are some key disparities to close, but it must address the country’s core concerns, such as lifting all additional tariffs, making trade procurement figures realistic, and that the text to any deal must be “balanced”. .. More >>>

May 10, 2019
- US announces sanctions on Iran’s metal sectors
WASHINGTON (Xinhua/China Daily) -- The White House announced on Wednesday that the United States is imposing sanctions with respect to the iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors of Iran... More >>>

May 9, 2019
- Iran sets 60-day deadline for new nuclear deal terms
TEHRAN (Xinhua/China Daily) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.. More >>>

May 8, 2019
- Death toll from Libya’s Tripoli fighting rises to 432: WHO
TRIPOLI (Xinhua) -- A total of 432 people have been killed and 2,069 others .. More >>>

May 7, 2019
- 41 people confirmed dead in plane fire at Moscow airport
MOSCOW (Xinhua) -- Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed Monday that 41 people were killed after an SSJ-100 passenger plane en route to the northwestern Russian city of Murmansk caught fire before an emergency landing Sunday at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. .. More >>>

May 6, 2019
- All survive as plane carrying US military crashes into river
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A military-chartered jet carrying 143 people landed hard, then bounced and swerved as the pilot struggled to control it amid thunder and lightning, ultimately skidding off the runway and coming to a crashing halt in a river at Naval Air Station Jacksonville... More >>>

May 3, 2019
- New Japanese emperor to start national tour from June
TOKYO (Kyodo News) -- Emperor Naruhito will start official visits across the country in June after he succeeded to the throne on Wednesday and took over duties from his father, following his abdication... More >>>

May 2, 2019
- Families of Boeing 737 MAX crash victims file suit against Boeing
CHICAGO (Xinhua) -- Two families filed lawsuits against Boeing in Chicago on.. More >>>

April 30, 2019
- Socialists set to reign in Spain, but not without support
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Spain’s third parliamentary election in less than four .. More >>>

April 29, 2019
- One dead, three injured in California synagogue shooting
LOS ANGELES (Xinhua/China Daily) -- One person died and three were injured at a synagogue shooting in San Diego, California, on Saturday, San Diego County authorities confirmed. .. More >>>

April 26, 2019
- Putin, Kim meet for first summit
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia  (China Daily/ANN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un started their first meeting at Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University on the Russky Island here on Thursday... More >>>

April 25, 2019
- BRNN holds 1st council meeting, sends stronger voice on BRI initiative
China (Global Times) -- As the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) gains.. More >>>

April 24, 2019
- Sri Lanka declares emergency after terror attacks
Colombo (Kyodo News) -- Sri Lanka imposed a state of emergency Tuesday in the .. More >>>

April 23, 2019
- Jokowi’s reelection buoys economy
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post) -- President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s apparent reelection .. More >>>

April 22, 2019
- French protesters demand attention from Macron
PARIS (AP) -- French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve. .. More >>>

April 19, 2019
- Kim Jong-un supervises test of new tactical guided weapon
PYONGYANG (China Daily/Xinhua) -- Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) supervised the test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday... More >>>

April 18, 2019
- Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’
PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to rebuild Paris’ beloved Notre Dame Cathedral “even more beautifully” after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church’s twin medieval bell towers... More >>>

April 12, 2019
- Sudan army deploys in capital amid coup rumours
CAIRO (AP) -- Eyewitnesses in the Sudanese capital say the military has deployed at key sites in the city to .. More >>>

April 11, 2019
- Heavy rains cause floods, kill at least 10 in Rio de Janeiro
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Heavy rains killed at least 10 people and left a trail of .. More >>>

April 10, 2019
- Netanyahu’s challenger urges Israelis to vote for ‘new dawn’
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli voters began casting ballots Tuesday in parliamentary .. More >>>

April 9, 2019
- Progress seen after Sino-US negotiations
China (China Daily) -- China and the United States decided to continue their consultations .. More >>>

April 8, 2019
- China, US smoothly conclude 9th round of trade talks
WASHINGTON (Xinhua/China Daily) - China and the United States concluded the ninth round of high-level economic and trade talks which ran from Wednesday to Friday. .. More >>>

April 5, 2019
- Asean ministers to consider greater use of local currencies
Thailand (The Nation) -- The upcoming meeting of Asean finance ministers will focus on giving local currencies a bigger role and further liberalising financial .. More >>>

April 4, 2019
- UN Security Council reaffirms commitment to non-proliferation goals
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday reaffirmed.. More >>>

April 3, 2019
- US, ROK defence chiefs meet on peninsula denuclearisation
WASHINGTON (China Daily) - US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan .. More >>>

April 2, 2019
- At least 31 killed and hundreds injured by rainstorm in Southern Nepal
Nepal (The Kathmandu Post) -- At least 31 people have been killed and more than 400 .. More >>>

April 1, 2019
- Bangladesh police arrest building owners over fatal blaze
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh’s capital arrested two of the owners of a commercial complex that caught fire last week, killing 26 people and injuring about 70, an official said. .. More >>>

March 29, 2019
- Anti-junta camp says it has numbers to form govt
Thailand (The Nation) -- As the tug of war between the pro-junta and anti-junta camps continues after the elections, with both sides declaring victory and claiming the right to form the government, a scholar said the principles of parliamentary system favoured the party with the most seats, rather than the popular vote winner. .. More >>>

March 28, 2018
- Deals signed to reinforce teamwork in traffic, trade
(China Daily/ANN) -- China and France signed multibillion-dollar deals during.. More >>>

March 27, 2018
- Xi, Macron agree to forge more solid, stable, vibrant China-France partnership
PARIS (Xinhua/China Daily) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French .. More >>>

March 26, 2018
- Vietnam on the way to end TB by 2030
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -– Around 12,000 people die from tuberculosis each year in .. More >>>

March 25, 2018
- Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote
LONDON (AP) -- Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. .. More >>>

March 22, 2018
- Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone’s path
SYDNEY (AP) -- Authorities on Thursday were moving about 2,000 people inland from part of Australia’s northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday... More >>>

March 21, 2018
-Chinese top legislator calls for closer ties with Laos
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s..... More >>>

March 20, 2018
- Macron may ban protests on the Champs-Elysees
(China Daily) -- French President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations .. More >>>

March 19, 2018
- Papua flash flood kills 50 people, evacuees in ‘urgent’ need of help
(The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network) -- As of Sunday afternoon, at least 50 people .. More >>>

March 18, 2018
- Palace Museum complex to get 5G technology
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) --When visitors to the gigantic Palace Museum complex in Beijing feel a need to sit down for a cup of tea or find a bathroom without a long line, they soon will be able to turn to their smartphones for the information they need. .. More >>>

March 15, 2018
- Brazil school shooting leaves 10 dead
SAO PAULO (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and many more injured in a school shooting in Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo on Wednesday... More >>>

March 14, 2018
- Iran-Iraq deals to help ‘bypass’ US sanctions
(China Daily/ANN) -- A package of deals signed between Iran and .. More >>>

March 13, 2018 - Indian Ocean exploration mission makes historic broadcast
ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) -- A British-led scientific mission to document .. More >>>

March 12, 2018
- Afghan pullout under consideration: US vice president
WASHINGTON (Dawn) --  US President Donald Trump is in the “process of evaluating” .. More >>>

March 11, 2018
- Plane makes emergency landing, passengers evacuated
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Smoke reported on board an Air Transat flight forced an emergency landing Saturday at a New Jersey airport, where the 189 passengers were evacuated by emergency slides. .. More >>>

March 8, 2018
- China’s gender pay gap widens in 2018: report
(China Daily) -- In 2018, the average monthly salary of Chinese women was 6,497 yuan, which was 78.3 percent of that of men, an increase of 8.7 percentage points over the previous year.. More >>>

March 7, 2018
- Lao legislator hails Vietnam’s organisation of DPRK-USA summit
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou lauded Vietnam’s organisation of the second DPRK-USA Summit, which, she said, contributed to building peace in the region and the world and improving the country’s role and position in the international arena... More >>>

March 6, 2018
- 23 dead, dozens missing in tornado-blasted Alabama community
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) -- Rescue crews using dogs and drones searched for victims amid splintered lumber and twisted metal Monday after the deadliest .. More >>>

March 5, 2018
- Bolton defends Trump-Kim summit, refutes ‘failure’ accusations
WASHINGTON (Xinhua/China Daily) -- US National Security Adviser John Bolton...... More >>>

March 4, 2018
- No charges for police who shot 22-year-old California man
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Two Sacramento police officers won’t face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents’ yard and started a series of angry protests that roiled California’s capital city, the county’s top prosecutor announced Saturday following a nearly yearlong investigation. .. More >>>

March 1, 2018
- Kim, Trump end second summit without deal in Hanoi, Vietnam
(China Daily) -- Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump on Thursday started talks in Hanoi, Vietnam for the second day of their second summit... More >>>

February 28, 2018
- Kim, Trump set to kick off second summit in Vietnam
(China Daily) - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea top leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump have arrived in Hanoi one day ahead of their second summit, with high expectations that the two leaders can flesh out specific steps both sides will take to achieve denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula... More >>>

February 27, 2018
- Kim, Trump set to
- Fierce winter storm reaches California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A winter storm that slammed the western US was barreling through California on Tuesday, bringing threats of flooding, avalanches and blinding, blowing snow on roads in the Sierra Nevada... More >>>

February 26, 2018
- PM inspects preparations for DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday visited the...... More >>>

February 25, 2018
- Laos-Vietnam special ties to continue developing: Lao party official
VIENTIANE (Vietnam News) -- The great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Laos and Vietnam have grown unceasingly in both scale and depth despite complicated developments in the region and around the world, said a senior official of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP). .. More >>>

February 22, 2018
- Top leader welcomes Lao minister of public security
HANOI (Vietnam News, ANN) -- Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on Wednesday for Lao Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong... More >>>

February 21, 2018
- Swine fever discovered in Hung Yen, Thai Binh
HANOI (Vietnam News, ANN) -- Outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) had been reported .... More >>>

February 20, 2018
- 16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday .. More >>>

February 19, 2018
- UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation
NEW YORK (AP) -- British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook .. More >>>

February 18, 2018
- Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest
PARIS (AP) -- Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near .. More >>>

February 15, 2018
- Airbus to stop making struggling A380 superjumbo in 2021
TOULOUSE, France (AP) -- European plane manufacturer Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors.
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February 14, 2018
- Chiang Mai third most polluted city
THAILAND (The Nation, ANN) -- Chiang Mai on Tuesday ranked third on the global list of cities.. More >>>

February 13, 2018
- Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin .. More >>>

February 12, 2018
- Hungarian PM announces bold seven-point action plan to fight population decline
BUDAPEST (Xinhua) -- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced here on Sunday .. More >>>

February 11, 2018
- Thailand puzzles over political surprises from royals
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai political party swore loyalty to the king after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch’s sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. .. More >>>

February 8, 2018
- UN calls for political negotiations to end Venezuela crisis
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua/China Daily) - “Serious political negotiations” are necessary for finding a solution to lasting peace in Venezuela, the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday... More >>>

February 7, 2018
- Swine flu claims 16 lives in Himachal Pradesh in 2019
India (The Statesman) -- Swine flu has claimed 16 lives in Himachal Pradesh this year..... More >>>

February 6, 2018
- Over 5,000 candidates register in Thai election
Thailand (The Nation) -- In the first day of registration on Monday, 58 political parties .. More >>>

February 5, 2018
- US, Russia quitting nuclear treaty sparks concerns
(China Daily) -- The United States and Russia both announced over the weekend that they .. More >>>

February 4, 2018
" - ‘Progress’ on trade talks could set stage for deal
(China Daily) -- Top Chinese and US trade negotiators have concluded their latest round of “candid, concrete and constructive” talks that would pave the way to a comprehensive deal the presidents of the two countries .. More >>>

February 1, 2018
- Washington, Beijing kick off new round of trade talks
(China Daily) -- China and the United States started a fresh round of trade talks in Washington on Wednesday to address their differences on outstanding economic and trade issues... More >>>

January 31, 2018
- Government wins key Brexit amendment vote
(China Daily) -- Members of the British Parliament have voted in favour of an amendment to.. More >>>

January 30, 2018
- Strongest tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba; 3 dead, 172 hurt
HAVANA (AP) — Neighbourhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and .. More >>>

January 29, 2018
- Trump warns Europeans not to try to evade Iran sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is closely eyeing efforts in Europe to set .. More >>>

January 28, 2018
- Experts deride external interference in Venezuela crisis
BEIJING (Xinhua/China Daily) -- As tensions between the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido continue, officials and experts worldwide .. More >>>

January 25, 2018
- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un meets delegation to 2nd DPRK-US high-level talks
Pyongyang (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander.. More >>>

January 24, 2018
- Less damage, fewer casualties in 2018 from bad weather, report says
China (China Daily) -- China’s weather was generally stable last year, and.. More >>>

January 23, 2018
- Global expansion wanes with lower growth forecast: IMF
DAVOS, Switzerland (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday .. More >>>

January 22, 2018
- Chinese consul general calls for stronger people-to-people bonds with US
LOS ANGELES (Xinhua) -- Chinese Consul General in Los Angeles Zhang Ping on Saturda .. More >>>

January 21, 2018
- Solidarity should be among Asean’s core priorities: official
BANGKOK (Vietnam News) -- Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh on Friday called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) .. More >>>

January 18, 2018
- Kenya on high alert after terrorist attack put down
Kenya (China Daily) -- The Kenyan capital Nairobi remained on high alert on Wednesday as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that security operations quashed a terror attack that killed 14 civilians at an upscale commercial complex... More >>>

January 17, 2018
- Huawei founder denies spy accusation, optimistic about the future
CHINA (China Daily) -- Ren Zhengfei, the 74-year-old founder and.. More >>>

January 16, 2018
- Final word on Brexit plan to go to PM
LONDON (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she will make the closing speech .. More >>>

January 15, 2018
- Iranian FM in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders on enhancing ties
BAGHDAD (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif .. More >>>

January 14, 2018
- Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. .. More >>>

January 11, 2018
- Trump’s case for wall meets Democrat resistance
(China Daily) -- The divide between the administration of US President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional.. More >>>

January 10, 2018
- DPRK top leader visits China at critical juncture
China (China Daily) -- Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday amid speculation about a possible second summit between him and the United States President Donald Trump over denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
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January 9, 2018
- Singapore welcomes AMS to use new trade route to access western China
CHONGQING (The Straits Times) -- Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing has urged officials from.. More >>>

January 8, 2018
- High avalanche risk in Alps amid heavy snow; 2 dead
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities warned Sunday of a high risk of avalanches on the northern side of the Alps, after heavy snowfall in recent days
.. More >>>

January 7, 2018
- Afghan pullout under consideration: US vice president
WASHINGTON (Dawn) --  US President Donald Trump is in the “process of evaluating” whether to withdraw some troops from Afghanistan, says Vice President Mike Pence while stressing the need to reconsider America’s involvement in “never-ending wars”. .. More >>>

January 4, 2018
- DPRK leader’s letter to Trump to play positive role: S. Korea’s Blue House
SEOUL (Xinhua) -- The letter by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), to US President Donald Trump will play a positive role in denuclearising the Korean Peninsula.. More >>>

January 3, 2018
- Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s president, calls for rebuilding Brazil
BRASILIA (Xinhua) -- Army captain-turned-politician Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president .. More >>>

January 2, 2018
- Death toll from ‘Usman’ surges to 68
MANILA, Philippines (Daily Inquirer) -- The death toll from Tropical Depression “Usman” that struck the .. More >>>

December 31, 2018
- Indonesia’s deadly tsunami predicted by experts in 2012
JAKARTA (The Straits Times) -- A study carried out six years ago by the Geological Society of London which accurately predicted a possible major hazard emerging from Anak Krakatau volcano could have been used as a basis to prevent Indonesia’s latest natural disaster which has killed more than 400 people. .. More >>>

December 29, 2018
- Congo election unrest spikes; EU ambassador ordered to leave
BENI, Congo (AP) -- Congo’s march toward Sunday’s election took a nasty turn on Thursday as the government ordered the European Union ambassador to leave the country within 48 hours after the EU prolonged sanctions against the ruling party’s presidential candidate... More >>>

December 28, 2018
- Hun Sen to ‘welcome’ Rainsy back ‘with handcuffs, jail cell’
Cambodia (The Phnom Penh Post) -- Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said handcuffs and a prison cell were waiting for Sam Rainsy should he step foot in the Kingdom, while one analyst said it was “a waste of time” to take seriously the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) acting president’s promise to return... More >>>

December 27, 2018
- Indonesia asks people to avoid coast near erupting volcano
SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian authorities asked people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed more than 420 people last weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami... More >>>

December 26, 2018
- Vietnamese, Lao fronts bolster relations
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man.. More >>>

December 25, 2018
- Trump pushes out Mattis sooner than planned
WASHINGTON (China Daily) -- US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing .. More >>>

December 24, 2018
- Respite in Paris; fewer protesters take to the streets
PARIS (AP) -- France’s yellow vest protesters, who have brought chaos to Paris for weeks with their economic .. More >>>

December 22, 2018
- Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after clashes with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world. .. More >>>

December 21, 2018
- Overstretched, protesting French police win pay boost
PARIS (AP) -- The French government bowed to police demands for a salary boost and decades of unpaid .... More >>>

December 20, 2018
- Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to make efforts at meeting in 2019
GENEVA (Xinhua) -- The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey on Tuesday said here they have agreed to .. More >>>

December 19, 2018
- Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, .. More >>>

December 18, 2018
- Maldives president calls India ‘our closest friend’
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The new president of the Maldives has called India the island nation’s “closest friend,” welcome words for New Delhi after years of growing economic influence by Beijing... More >>>

December 17, 2018
- “Yellow Vests” stage more protests against Macron’s policy, but participant number drops
PARIS (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people wearing yellow vests took to the streets across France on Saturday to .. More >>>

December 15, 2018
- Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.
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December 14, 2018
- India’s Modi concedes defeat in key state elections
NEW DELHI (China Daily) -- India’s ruling party lost power in three key states on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014 and boosting the opposition ahead of national polls next year... More >>>

December 13, 2018
- Pelosi gives Trump an earful, questions ‘manhood’ in private
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at.. More >>>

December 12, 2018
- French president hikes minimum wage, promises tax relief to head off “Yellow Vests” protests
PARIS (Xinhua) -- Still grappling with the “Yellow Vests” protests, French President Emmanuel Macron on .. More >>>

December 11, 2018
- Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union’s top court ruled Monday that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, .. More >>>

December 10, 2018
- Xi hopes US, DPRK meet halfway to advance peace
China (China Daily)  -- President Xi Jinping said on Friday that he hopes Pyongyang and Washington will meet each other halfway and accommodate each other’s legitimate concerns so there can be continuous progress in peninsula peace talks... More >>>

December 8, 2018
- Strong partnerships key to solid waste management
Solid waste management still poses challenges for many countries around the world and there is a need for all nations to work together to address the issue urgently. A strong partnership and cooperation from all sectors are key for effective solid .. More >>>

December 7, 2018
- Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon
(AP) -- Internal Facebook documents released by a UK parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark... More >>>

December 6, 2018
- Netanyahu says Lebanon’s Hezbollah plans to occupy part of northern Israel
JERUSALEM (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the Lebanon-based.. More >>>

December 5, 2018
- Ukrainian president moves to end friendship treaty with Russia
KIEV (Xinhua/China Daily) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday submitted to parliament a draft law on ending the Treaty on Friendship, .. More >>>

December 4, 2018
- Americans to begin saying their goodbyes to George H.W. Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when .. More >>>

December 1, 2018
- Vietnam pledges Zero Hunger by 2025
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- The Vietnamese Government affirmed that agricultural development was the best solution to the .. More >>>

November 30, 2018
- US, Mexico face stark choices as new president takes over
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Migrants, trade, crime, the border wall: The challenges to the modern US-Mexico relationship.. More >>>

November 29, 2018
- Truck carrying chemicals explodes, killing 22 in China
CHINA (China Daily) -- A truck transporting hazardous chemicals exploded in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, early Wednesday morning, leaving at least 22 dead and another 22 injured... More >>>

November 28, 2018
- Last US Senate race of midterms up for vote in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi voters are deciding the last US Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a.. More >>>

November 27, 2018
- Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States .. More >>>

November 26, 2018
- New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday’s arrival of a NASA lander named InSight... More >>>

November 24, 2018
- 5 killed in terrorist attack in diplomatic area in Pakistan’s Karachi
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua/China Daily) - At least five people including two policemen were killed on Friday morning in a terrorist attack in the diplomatic area in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, police and hospital officials said... More >>>

November 23, 2018
- British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that she has made fresh progress in Brexit talks at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as negotiators try to pin down an agreement that EU leaders can rubber-stamp this weekend... More >>>

November 22, 2018
- UNICEF youngest ambassador pledges to speak out for children’s rights
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- British actress Millie Bobby Brown on Tuesday pledged to “speak out” for.. More >>>

November 21, 2018
- Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead, including police officer and gunman
CHICAGO (China Daily) -- A gunman shot a doctor to death outside a Chicago hospital on Monday before storming .. More >>>

November 20, 2018
- 60 arrested after midnight clashes at Sabarimala; protesters camp outside Kerala CM’s house
New Delhi (The Statesman) -- Over 60 pilgrims were arrested from Sabarimala after they failed to comply to.. More >>>

November 19, 2018
- Moon, Xi agree to closely cooperate for successful 2nd US-NK summit
(Yonhap/The Korea Herald) -- The leaders of South Korea and China agreed to work closely together for the success of a possible second summit between the United States and North Korea during their talks in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, Seoul’s presidential office said... More >>>

November 15, 2018
- Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May’s opponents vow to thwart it
LONDON (China Daily) -- Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks,.. More >>>

November 14, 2018
- After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- When US forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 .. More >>>

November 13, 2018
- China to work with MRC on Mekong management 
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has received a positive response from the Chinese government following .. More >>>

November 12, 2018
- Asean Summit will see region’s leaders discuss ways to take grouping forward
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times) -- Singapore will be in the spotlight as leaders of all 10 Asean members gather for the 33rd Asean Summit and several related meetings at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre next week. The summits, which mark the final milestone of Singapore’s chairmanship of Asean, will be chaired by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong... More >>>

November 10, 2018
- Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A fire that likely blocked a crucial exit at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, according to fire authorities who were investigating possible safety lapses in the building.
.. More >>>

 

Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after clashes with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world.

Overstretched, protesting French police win pay boost

PARIS (AP) -- The French government bowed to police demands for a salary boost and decades of unpaid

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- Overstretched, protesting French police win pay boost
PARIS (AP) -- The French government bowed to police demands for a salary boost and decades of unpaid .... More >>>

December 20, 2018
- Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to make efforts at meeting in 2019
GENEVA (Xinhua) -- The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey on Tuesday said here they have agreed to .. More >>>

December 19, 2018
- Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, .. More >>>

December 18, 2018
- Maldives president calls India ‘our closest friend’
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The new president of the Maldives has called India the island nation’s “closest friend,” welcome words for New Delhi after years of growing economic influence by Beijing... More >>>

December 17, 2018
- “Yellow Vests” stage more protests against Macron’s policy, but participant number drops
PARIS (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people wearing yellow vests took to the streets across France on Saturday to .. More >>>

December 15, 2018
- Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.
.. More >>>

December 14, 2018
- India’s Modi concedes defeat in key state elections
NEW DELHI (China Daily) -- India’s ruling party lost power in three key states on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014 and boosting the opposition ahead of national polls next year... More >>>

December 13, 2018
- Pelosi gives Trump an earful, questions ‘manhood’ in private
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at.. More >>>

December 12, 2018
- French president hikes minimum wage, promises tax relief to head off “Yellow Vests” protests
PARIS (Xinhua) -- Still grappling with the “Yellow Vests” protests, French President Emmanuel Macron on .. More >>>

December 11, 2018
- Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union’s top court ruled Monday that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, .. More >>>

December 10, 2018
- Xi hopes US, DPRK meet halfway to advance peace
China (China Daily)  -- President Xi Jinping said on Friday that he hopes Pyongyang and Washington will meet each other halfway and accommodate each other’s legitimate concerns so there can be continuous progress in peninsula peace talks... More >>>

December 8, 2018
- Strong partnerships key to solid waste management
Solid waste management still poses challenges for many countries around the world and there is a need for all nations to work together to address the issue urgently. A strong partnership and cooperation from all sectors are key for effective solid .. More >>>

December 7, 2018
- Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon
(AP) -- Internal Facebook documents released by a UK parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark... More >>>

December 6, 2018
- Netanyahu says Lebanon’s Hezbollah plans to occupy part of northern Israel
JERUSALEM (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the Lebanon-based.. More >>>

December 5, 2018
- Ukrainian president moves to end friendship treaty with Russia
KIEV (Xinhua/China Daily) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday submitted to parliament a draft law on ending the Treaty on Friendship, .. More >>>

December 4, 2018
- Americans to begin saying their goodbyes to George H.W. Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when .. More >>>

December 1, 2018
- Vietnam pledges Zero Hunger by 2025
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- The Vietnamese Government affirmed that agricultural development was the best solution to the .. More >>>

November 30, 2018
- US, Mexico face stark choices as new president takes over
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Migrants, trade, crime, the border wall: The challenges to the modern US-Mexico relationship.. More >>>

November 29, 2018
- Truck carrying chemicals explodes, killing 22 in China
CHINA (China Daily) -- A truck transporting hazardous chemicals exploded in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, early Wednesday morning, leaving at least 22 dead and another 22 injured... More >>>

November 28, 2018
- Last US Senate race of midterms up for vote in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi voters are deciding the last US Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a.. More >>>

November 27, 2018
- Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States .. More >>>

November 26, 2018
- New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday’s arrival of a NASA lander named InSight... More >>>

November 24, 2018
- 5 killed in terrorist attack in diplomatic area in Pakistan’s Karachi
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua/China Daily) - At least five people including two policemen were killed on Friday morning in a terrorist attack in the diplomatic area in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, police and hospital officials said... More >>>

November 23, 2018
- British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that she has made fresh progress in Brexit talks at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as negotiators try to pin down an agreement that EU leaders can rubber-stamp this weekend... More >>>

November 22, 2018
- UNICEF youngest ambassador pledges to speak out for children’s rights
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- British actress Millie Bobby Brown on Tuesday pledged to “speak out” for.. More >>>

November 21, 2018
- Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead, including police officer and gunman
CHICAGO (China Daily) -- A gunman shot a doctor to death outside a Chicago hospital on Monday before storming .. More >>>

November 20, 2018
- 60 arrested after midnight clashes at Sabarimala; protesters camp outside Kerala CM’s house
New Delhi (The Statesman) -- Over 60 pilgrims were arrested from Sabarimala after they failed to comply to.. More >>>

November 19, 2018
- Moon, Xi agree to closely cooperate for successful 2nd US-NK summit
(Yonhap/The Korea Herald) -- The leaders of South Korea and China agreed to work closely together for the success of a possible second summit between the United States and North Korea during their talks in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, Seoul’s presidential office said... More >>>

November 15, 2018
- Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May’s opponents vow to thwart it
LONDON (China Daily) -- Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks,.. More >>>

November 14, 2018
- After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- When US forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 .. More >>>

November 13, 2018
- China to work with MRC on Mekong management 
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has received a positive response from the Chinese government following .. More >>>

November 12, 2018
- Asean Summit will see region’s leaders discuss ways to take grouping forward
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times) -- Singapore will be in the spotlight as leaders of all 10 Asean members gather for the 33rd Asean Summit and several related meetings at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre next week. The summits, which mark the final milestone of Singapore’s chairmanship of Asean, will be chaired by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong... More >>>

November 10, 2018
- Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A fire that likely blocked a crucial exit at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, according to fire authorities who were investigating possible safety lapses in the building.
.. More >>>


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