5,070 guests

World

Trump decision

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s decision to strike the Syrian regime in retaliation for a chemical attack comes four years after his predecessor Barack Obama faced a similar challenge from Damascus — and chose to back down. There was no…

Trump jokes he’s ‘gotten nothing’ from Xi so far

PALM BEACH, United States -- President Donald Trump predicted a “very great” relationship with China’s Xi Jinping as the pair met for the first time at his Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago Thursday, when cordiality replaced tough anti-China rhetoric. Trump, in…

Wave of violence hits restive Thai south

  • Written by
  • Read: 439 times
BANGKOK -- Nearly two dozen arson and bomb attacks erupted across Thailand’s insurgency-torn south shortly after midnight, the army said Friday, causing widespread blackouts but no casualties in the Muslim-majority region. The violence, which saw tires set alight and dozens…

Press watchdog opens first Asia office in Taiwan

  • Written by
  • Read: 459 times
TAIPEI -- International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the “biggest threat” to press freedom. Also known by its French name Reporters…

Dire warning

  • Written by
  • Read: 617 times
SYDNEY -- Australia Thursday warned terrorists could target Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey this month, and urged travellers to avoid Ankara and Istanbul. The emotive event on April 25 remembers the heroism and sacrifice of Australians…

Trump trade moves

MEXICO CITY -- The bustling, cheap-labor assembly plants that dot the Mexican side of the US border are booming, but President Donald Trump’s stances on taxes and trade have them worried. Trump wants to renegotiate the NAFTA trade agreement with…

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

YANGON -- Aung San Suu Kyi has denied security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations of rape, murder and torture against the…

Drone strike kills Qaeda suspect in Yemen

  • Written by
  • Read: 486 times
ADEN -- A drone strike killed a suspected Al-Qaeda militant in southern Yemen, a security official said on Thursday, as the US steps up its air war against the jihadists. The missile hit Al-Qaeda provincial official Ahmed Ali Saana as…

NZ school sorry a year after pupils’ throats cut

WELLINGTON -- A New Zealand school finally apologized Thursday a year after a near-fatal mishap in which the throats of two pupils were sliced open during a production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. The accident occurred…

Face-to-face

Trump, Xi hold first summit with N. Korea at the fore WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet face-to-face for the first time Thursday, opening a new chapter in the world’s most consequential relationship amid growing crises over North…

Suicide cult

SAINT PETERSBURG -- Chilling online “death groups” on popular social media that egg on teenagers to kill themselves are causing panic in Russia after a string of teen suicides. Hidden groups on social networking site VK, the Russian equivalent of…

Assassination fear silences Mexican paper that lost staffer

  • Written by
  • Read: 632 times
MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican newspaper where a reporter who investigated drug gangs worked until she was murdered has announced it is closing its print edition due to a lack of security. The director of the Ciudad Juarez-based newspaper, Oscar…

Colombia mudslides kill 254

MOCOA, Colombia -- Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people including 43 children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, as survivors described gruesome scenes amid the ruins. Santos, who traveled to the southern town…

Phenomenon

  • Written by
  • Read: 771 times
LONDON -- The rise of fake news has been a hot topic in Britain this year, with the lawmaker leading a probe into the phenomenon warning it was “a threat to democracy”. As-well as the inquiry, British journalism schools have…
Subscribe to this RSS feed