Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in jail

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump's 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.

Possibility for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul left open: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that a possibility for the visit by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to Seoul was left open, local media reported Monday.

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.

French president hikes minimum wage, promises tax relief to head off "Yellow Vests" protests

Still grappling with the "Yellow Vests" protests, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday sought to dampen the social uproar with an "economic and social emergency plan," offering to increase the minimum wage and tax cuts for pensioners.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 10:05:28

Iraq marks anniversary of Victory Day over IS

Iraqis celebrated the Victory Day on Monday, one year after the announcement of full liberation of all Iraqi land from Islamic State (IS) militants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:59:57

Congolese gynecologist, Yazidi human rights activist receive 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Monday at the award ceremony here in Norway, for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:52:40

Wall Street's "Fearless Girl" relocated in front of NYSE

"Fearless Girl," a celebrated bronze statue located in New York City's Financial District, was unveiled at her new home in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Monday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:43:04

Kremlin says tired of following "sensational" probes in US

The Kremlin said Monday that Moscow has grown tired of following sensational investigations in the Unite States with respect to Russia's alleged involvement in the U.S. previous presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:40:10

US envoy visits joint patrol rehearsal site with Turkey

U.S. State Department said on Monday that the special representative for Syria engagement, James Jeffrey, recently visited the rehearsal site of U.S.-Turkey joint patrols and highlighted the role of bilateral military cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:38:03

UN Security Council condemns sexual violence in South Sudan

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the incidents of sexual and gender-based violence against women near Bentiu in northern South Sudan in recent weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:36:23

Pompeo hints US may sign free trade deal with Britain even with hard Brexit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hinted that the United States may consider to sign a free trade deal with Britain quickly even if Britain leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:35:00

Syria condemns "illegal excavations" by U.S., France, Turkey in northern Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned what it called the "illegal excavations" in historic sites in northern Syria by the United States, France and Turkey, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 8:30:50

Iran, US have stiff competition in global pistachio market

Global pistachio market is dominated by Iran and the US who are in stiff competition to gain a bigger share of the market, said the head of Iran Pistachio Association.
Source: IRNA | 2018/12/11 8:23:43

Reform pace, economic lag root of riots in France: expert

Downward economic pressures and obstacles to reform are the root causes of riots and protests in France and troubles in other European countries, which could look to China to steam ahead with their economic growth, Chinese analysts suggested on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 0:58:39

Israel continues operations to destroy Hezbollah cross-border tunnels

The Israeli army on Monday continued to destroy Hezbollah cross-border tunnels, sending six skid steers and three excavators with armored vehicles to several points on the southern borders with Lebanon, a security source speaking on condition of anonymity told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 0:37:23

US companies dominate global arms sales: report

The United States remained the world's largest arms manufacturer in 2017, a Swedish-based research institute said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 0:32:52