Sunday, January 20, 2019
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Israel as he continues his first foreign trip. He flew in from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, where he gave a speech to Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit. Mr Trump will...
Washington has agreed arms deals with Saudi Arabia worth almost $110 billion, a White House official said Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump’s visit to the traditional US ally. “This package of defence equipment and services support the...
Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft, the U.S. military said. The U.S. WC-135 plane was on a mission to detect radiation in international airspace over the East China Sea. One of the Chinese...
Russia’s central bank said Saturday the country’s banking system was hit by a mass cyberattack, as several ministries and the railway system also reported attempted breaches. The central bank’s IT attack monitoring centre “detected mass distribution of harmful software of...
President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey – a move that comes as the FBI is probing potential contacts between Trump’s campaign aides and Russian officials ahead of the election. "The president has accepted the recommendation of the...
Liberal candidate and former human rights lawyer Moon Jae In has been confirmed as South Korea’s new president, Yonhap news agency reported early Wednesday (Tuesday evening GMT). Moon received 11.4 million votes, or 40.2 per cent of those counted as...
Australia’s first black African member of federal parliament was sworn in on Tuesday in Canberra. Lucy Gichuhi filled the South Australian seat in the Senate which was left vacant for over six months after the resignation of Bob Day from...
Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union, early projections showed. The centrist's emphatic victory, which also...
A combo picture of Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader. Reuters Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in...
President Donald Trump has invited Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House “to discuss the importance of the United States-Philippines alliance,” according to a White House readout of the leaders’ phone call on Saturday. “It was a very friendly...
One policeman was killed and two others wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris tonight. A person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees shopping boulevard just days ahead of France's presidential election has been killed. A police source also...
The Global economy is expected to grow by 3.5 per cent this year, and would edge higher to 3.6 per cent by 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), forcasts have indicated. The world financial body in a release yesterday by...
Vice President Mike Pence declared an end to what he called a policy of “strategic patience” on North Korea during a surprise visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on his trip to South Korea. “The era of strategic patience is...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's prime minister have declared victory in a Sunday referendum designed to hand Erdogan sweeping powers. The Turkish Election Commission has yet to release its official results and the opposition promised to contest...
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, managing country’s relationship with North Korea Authorities in Malaysia are looking for 117 North Koreans who have overstayed their work permits, according to the country’s Immigration Department. Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, director-general of Malaysia’s Immigration Department...
Oil rose toward $56 a barrel yesterday, supported by another shutdown at Libya’s largest oilfield over the weekend and geopolitical tensions following last week’s United States (U.S.) missile strike on Syria. Analysts say this development is good for the Nigeria...
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres and the Security Council have condemned Sunday’s bombings of two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt. The attacks killed no fewer than 44 people and injured more than 100 others. Guterres, in a statement by his...
Samsung Electronics posted its best quarterly profit in nearly four years despite its de-facto boss enmeshed in a political corruption scandal and taking a faulty Galaxy Note 7 off the market. From January to March, Samsung estimated a 48 percent...
At least 36 people were killed and more than 100 injured in bomb attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday, in Egypt. The attacks were the  latest assault on a religious minority by Islamist militants. There was no immediate claim...
Indian police said on Saturday they had arrested the suspected mastermind behind a call centre scam run out of a Mumbai suburb that targeted thousands of Americans and netted more than $300 million. Sagar Thakkar, 24, also known as Shaggy,...
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