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North Korea dismisses drills delay


The US must end its joint exercises with Seoul “once and for all” to facilitate dialogue with Pyongyang, North Korea said on Tuesday, just days after the allies postponed planned drills.

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.


Fighting mood

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photo wearing boxing gloves during a stop in his general election campaign at Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy, in Manchester, England on Tuesday. ...

Showing devotion

A nurse bows to a life size statue of Pope Francis as her friend takes a photograph at St.Louis hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday. Pope Francis arrives in Thailand on ...


Turkey threatens to "look elsewhere" if F-35 dispute with US continues

If the US stance on delivery of F-35 fighter jets does not change, Turkey would be forced to "look elsewhere" to meet its defense necessities, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/20 7:33:00

Erdogan says he told Trump Turkey will not give up S-400s

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he told US President Donald Trump during talks last week that Turkey would not give up on the Russian S-400 missile defenses it procured this year, despite protests from its NATO ally.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 21:13:41

Families of UK truck victims to take steep loans

Some families of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain last month will take on steep loans from the government to repatriate their relatives' remains, they told AFP on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 21:13:40

New Zealand tightens rules on foreign investment

Foreign investors hoping to buy New Zealand's strategic ­assets will now have to convince the government it is in the national interest, officials said ­Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 21:08:41

Kazakh carrier Air Astana flags 737 MAX purchase in boost for Boeing

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX aircraft gained another boost on Tuesday as Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana said it planned to buy 30 of the planes, which were grounded in March.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 21:08:41

North Korea dismisses drills delay

The US must end its joint exercises with Seoul “once and for all” to facilitate dialogue with Pyongyang, North Korea said on Tuesday, just days after the allies postponed planned drills.
Source: Agencies | 2019/11/19 21:08:40

Trump's offer sparks doubts

Democrats responded skeptically on Monday to US President Donald Trump's declaration that he might be willing to testify in his impeachment inquiry and also said they were examining the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/19 21:03:41

Tehran changes economic driver from oil to innovative sector

As Tehran is shifting its economic growth driver from oil to technology, an Iranian delegation headed by Iranian vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari (Sattari), including tech entrepreneurs and researchers, participated in the 2019 China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF). Global Times reporters Li Sikun and Wang Bozun (GT) sat for an exclusive interview with Sattari in Beijing after the event, and talked about Iran's technology development under US sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 18:48:40

Azerbaijan to take full advantage of China's opening-up opportunities

Azerbaijan's new deputy prime minister Shahin Mustafayev led a delegation to Shanghai for the just-concluded second China International Import Expo (CIIE). Global Times reporter Li Sikun (GT) spoke with Mustafayev (Mustafayev) in an exclusive interview on this occasion. Mustafayev spoke highly of the CIIE and praised the remarks of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony as very intelligent. Mustafayev said Azerbaijan attached great importance to the expo and would take full advantage of China's opening-up opportunities to further enhance cooperation with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 18:32:28

Feminism on a rise in the UK

The majority of young women in England and Wales now identify as feminists, according to a study on Tuesday, with researchers attributing a rise in the past year to the #MeToo movement and the failure to stop discrimination at work.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/19 18:13:43

Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia's eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country's biggest city.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 18:08:40

Environmentalists, NGOs lament Bolsonaro's policies in the Amazon

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp increase under the leadership of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/19 17:53:41

DPRK says no talks until US drops hostile policy

A senior official of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) put forward new conditions for talks with the United States Monday night, saying Washington should give up its hostile policy before coming to the negotiation table with Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 13:37:52