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S.Korean authorities investigate K-Pop sex scandal under public pressure


South Korea's authorities launched investigations into a series of shocking sex scandals, which was considered "a victory for public opinion," following the case involving former Big Bang member Seungri.

Venezuela cuts diplomatic ties after US recognizes opposition leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.

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.


Survivor's gift

Pope Francis (right) receives a gift from Japanese Canadian nuclear disarmament campaigner and “Hibakusha” Setsuko Thurlow, who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, as they meet ...

Final hurdle

Migrants attempt to enter the US illegally from the Playas Tijuana area in the Mexican state of Baja California on Tuesday. According to witnesses, around 100 people arrived at the ...


Protest over student's death continues in Bangladesh

Students in parts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Wednesday took to the street in protest over a student's death in a tragic incident of reckless driving.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:35:26

Japan seeks to tighten regulations on Google, other global IT giants

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday quizzed a Google LLC executive over the firm's data protection and other procedural protocols as the government sets about clamping down on regulations for global IT companies operating.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:33:54

Malaysian PM to visit Pakistan over business, bilateral ties

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will pay a three-day official visit to Pakistan to strengthen business and bilateral ties, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:31:27

Brazil, Mexico vehicle trade agreement takes effect

The Brazilian government said a trade agreement with Mexico on light vehicles has taken effect on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:30:52

May sends letter to Brussels seeking to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Wednesday she has written to the European Union seeking to delay Britain's departure from the bloc until June 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:27:01

Putin congratulates new Kazakh president on taking office

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on assuming office as Kazakhstan's president, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:19:22

Afghanistan postpones presidential election for 2nd time

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has set Sept. 28 this year as a new date for the country's fourth presidential election, an IEC official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:12:05

Libya situation has reached crucial juncture: UN envoy

The top UN envoy in Libya Ghassan Salame said on Wednesday that the situation in Libya has reached a crucial juncture.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:08:02

Pompeo, Saudi crown prince talk over phone on Yemen, human rights, region

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had talked over phone with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday regarding the situation in Yemen, human rights and regional issues, the State Department said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:07:17

France opposes Brexit delay unless Britain proposes credible solution: FM

France would reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three -month Brexit delay unless she offered a credible plan over how London will quit the bloc, formally scheduled for March 29, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:06:56

S.Korean authorities investigate K-Pop sex scandal under public pressure

South Korea's authorities launched investigations into a series of shocking sex scandals, which was considered "a victory for public opinion," following the case involving former Big Bang member Seungri.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 22:33:40

Mutual admiration

US President Donald Trump (right) meets with President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil at the White House on Tuesday. Trump heaped praise on Bolsonaro – and received plenty back – in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.
Source: VCG | 2019/3/20 22:23:41

NZ calls for anti-racism fight

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday called for a global response to the dangers of social media as the Muslim community began burying their dead five days after the twin-mosques massacre.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/20 22:23:41