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World's first fully electric plane takes off in Canada


The world's first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver where tall mountain peaks edge the Pacific Ocean.

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.


India launch

A spectator watches as the Indian Space Research Organisation launches the surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine other commercial nano-satellites for the US, Israel, Italy and Japan onboard the Polar ...

Argentina's new leaders

Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez (left) and his Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner flash victory signs during his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.


Impeachment could make Trump more unpredictable

What Beijing is wondering is what impact the impeachment will have on China-US relations, especially the trade war and negotiations for a deal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 23:43:40

Modi cleared of complicity in deadly 2002 Gujarat riots

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not complicit in deadly religious riots that broke out in 2002 in one of the bloodiest episodes in independent India, according to a judge-led commission report released on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 22:18:42

French prime minister defies unions with pension overhaul

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defied striking workers on Wednesday with plans for a long-anticipated overhaul of France's byzantine pension system that he said would be fairer and encourage people to work longer.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/11 22:18:41

Polls tighten on eve of UK's election

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Wednesday to "fight for every vote" after polls predicted a close finish to Britain's general election aimed at settling the Brexit crisis.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 22:18:40

Majority of voters oppose Trump's impeachment, new poll says

A majority of voters oppose impeaching and ousting President Trump from office, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday after Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against the US president.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/12/11 21:57:38

Turkey may close incirlik air base for US over sanctions against S-400 purchase - Foreign Minister

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defence systems in order to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/12/11 21:54:45

European Green Deal opens a new chapter of growth strategy: EC President

Do we, humans, want to continue living well and safely on this planet? Humanity faces an existential threat - the whole world is beginning to see. Forests burn from America to Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 21:18:40

UN unable to verify that weapons used in Saudi oil attack were from Iran

The UN is “unable to independently corroborate” that missiles and drones used in attacks on Saudi oil facilities in September “are of Iranian origin,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/11 21:13:41

Six dead in hours-long NY shootout

Six people including a police officer and two suspects were killed during an hours-long shootout across a New York suburb not far from the Statue of Liberty, local officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 21:13:40

Trump welcomes Russian FM

US President Donald Trump warned Moscow against meddling in next year's election, the White House said Tuesday, but Russia's foreign minister denied the issue came up in a Washington meeting that drew controversy for occurring at all.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 21:08:41

World's first fully electric plane takes off in Canada

The world's first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver where tall mountain peaks edge the Pacific Ocean.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 18:48:40

Lawmakers greenlight US space force, $738 billion military budget

The United States is getting a new space force along with $738 billion in military spending under an agreement backed by lawmakers on Tuesday that fulfills a priority of President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 18:38:40

Sikh follower finds serenity at Golden Temple

A Sikh devotee pays respect at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on Wednesday. The Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib, meaning “abode of God,” is spiritually the most significant shrine and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 18:28:41