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Cuba to respond to US expulsion of its UN diplomats, says FM


Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez announced on Friday that Havana would make an appropriate and timely response to recent US actions, including the expulsion of two Cuban diplomats to the United Nations.

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.


Storm's effect

Cars make their way through floods in Houston, Texas on Thursday. At least two people were killed as torrential rains from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Southeast Texas on ...

Drone strikes kill 18 Afghan civilians, wound 6 in Nangarhar province

A wounded civilian from an airstrike receives treatment at a local hospital in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 19, 2019. A total of 18 Afghan civilians have been confirmed dead ...


Cuba to respond to US expulsion of its UN diplomats, says FM

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez announced on Friday that Havana would make an appropriate and timely response to recent US actions, including the expulsion of two Cuban diplomats to the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 11:25:12

US to send more forces to Gulf after attacks on Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

US President Donald Trump has approved sending more US forces to the Gulf which are "defensive in nature" at the requests of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, said US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 11:16:45

US House Speaker Pelosi urges Trump administration to release whistleblower complaint

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday urged the Trump administration to release a whistleblower complaint on the president's alleged inappropriate interactions with a foreign leader, an issue that continued to stoke speculations in Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 9:41:52

Belarusian president approves visa facilitation, readmission deals with EU

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has decided to sign visa facilitation and readmission agreements with the European Union (EU).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 9:35:18

Japan agrees to start consultations with S. Korea over WTO complaint

The Japanese government on Friday said that following South Korea's request, it will enter into bilateral talks over its tighter export controls, with the decision from Japan coming after Seoul filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 9:06:43

Russia welcomes agreement between Venezuelan gov't, opposition

Russia welcomes the agreement reached between the Venezuelan government and the opposition, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 8:40:30

Russia may stop automatic tax data exchange with Britain, dependencies: media

The Russian Federal Tax Service (FTS) may stop the automatic exchange of financial information with Britain and its dependencies -- the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey, TASS news agency reported Friday, quoting an FTS draft order.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 8:13:36

Xi calls for restraint after attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Xi calls for restraint after attacks on Saudi oil facilities
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/20 22:50:27

Trump says US imposes sanctions on Iran's National Bank

Trump says US imposes sanctions on Iran's National Bank
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/20 22:46:10

Police hunt for two suspects in fatal shooting in Washington, DC

Police hunted for two suspects believed to be armed with an assault rifle on Friday after one person was killed and five were wounded in a shooting on the streets of Washington D.C., about three kilometers from the White House.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/20 22:28:40

Afghanistan hospital attack deaths rise to 39, with 140 wounded

A Taliban suicide bombing of a hospital in southern Afghanistan killed 39 people, almost doubling the previous death toll of 20, a provincial governor spokesman said on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/20 22:18:40

US files complaint against South Korea

US authorities for the first time filed a complaint against South Korea under environmental rules of the free trade pact between Seoul and Washington, over illegal fishing, the government announced Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/20 21:58:40

Trudeau apologizes again over more blackface cases

A contrite Justin Trudeau publicly apologized Thursday for his "absolutely unacceptable" behavior, as decades-old images showing the Canadian prime minister in blackface makeup rocked his re-election campaign.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/20 21:53:40