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Embattled deal


Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May trying to break out of an impasse created by her defeated Brexit proposal laid out Plan B before parliament on Monday. Lawmakers will vote on January 29 on a series of amendments to decide what kind of Brexit they want to see.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.


Papal preparations

A pilgrim visits the Youth Park in Panama City on the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis for the World Youth Day on Monday.

Contentious missile

Russian Defense Ministry officials show off a new 9M729 cruise missile at the Patriot Park outside Moscow on Wednesday. Moscow insists the range of a missile system that prompted Washington ...


Thailand to hold general election on March 24

Thailand's Election Commission on Wednesday set March 24 as the date for the country's long-awaited general election, one month later than an earlier schedule of Feb. 24.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/24 0:38:25

DR Congo's opposition leader to be sworn in

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in on Thursday as DR Congo's next president, sources said in Kinshasa, ending uncertainty about when the ceremony would take place.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:08:41

Britain must pay EU bill even in 'no deal': Brussels

The British government will face a multibillion-euro divorce settlement with the European Union even if it leaves the bloc without a deal, Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier warned Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:08:40

Trump vows not to 'cave in' on shutdown

US President Donald Trump had a message Tuesday for Democrats hoping he'll relent in the political arm wrestling that has seen funds blocked to parts of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!"
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:03:42

Ready for big day

A float of the Indian state of Tamilnadu takes part in the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday, 2019. India will be celebrating its 70th Republic Day on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:03:41

EU warns of crime risks from govts' passports sales

The European Commission warned on Wednesday that programs of some EU states to sell passports and visas to wealthy foreigners could help organized crime groups infiltrate the bloc and raise the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:58:42

Russia says range of disputed missile allowed under INF treaty

Moscow on Wednesday insisted the range of a missile system that has prompted Washington to say it will withdraw from a key Cold War arms treaty is allowed under the agreement.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:58:41

Kurds overrun last IS enclave in Syria

Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border "caliphate" to two small hamlets, a war monitor said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:58:40

US Conduct Drills Using Mock-Up Models of Russian Osa, Tor Air Defences

American troops used vehicles styled after Russian air defence systems to regain the skills necessary to counter them - which were largely forgotten following the end of the Cold War, the Defence Blog explained.
Source: Sputnik News | 2019/1/23 21:56:03

Ukraine readies

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko (center) submits documents to the Ukraine's Central Electoral Commission in Kiev on Wednesday. Tymoshenko on Wednesday officially launched her bid for the presidency, with polls showing her as the front-runner for the country's top political post.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:53:41

US Police Hunt 'Armed & Dangerous' Suspect After Two Puppies Stolen

Police in Washington, DC, and Maryland are searching for a suspect who is said to have stolen two pit bull puppies while holding their owner at gunpoint in the southeast region of the US capital.
Source: Sputnik News | 2019/1/23 21:52:05

Russian Firm's Lawyers Urge Mueller to Justify Indictment Over FARA Violation

Lawyers for Russian-based Concord Management and Consulting called on US authorities to explain why they chose to indict their client for allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent but chose not to indict another firm accused of the same violation, a court document said.
Source: Sputnik News | 2019/1/23 21:49:41

Jet-setting Davos elites fret about climate

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is one of the few places where environmental activists attend the same events as the private jet crowd, and get a chance to try to convince them to change their ways face-to-face.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 21:18:40