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US ambassador testifies Trump directed diplomats to work with his lawyer on Ukraine


US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Thursday testified to House committees over their impeachment inquiry, saying he and other US diplomats were "disappointed" by President Donald Trump's directive to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters.

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.


Closing a Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (right) and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrive for a European Union Summit at European Union Headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. EU and British ...

World Food Day marked in Yemen

The long-running conflict has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Currently, some 24 million Yemenis, or 80 percent of the population, need humanitarian aid and protection, with some 20 million ...


Death toll rises to 9 as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

Nine people have died, and around 100 people injured as of 10:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) on Sunday as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, with many rivers overflowing into residential areas across a wide area of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 12:29:32

France announces suspension of arms exports to Turkey

France on Saturday announced the suspension of arms exports to Turkey following Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 12:19:34

DPRK demands compensation from Japan for sinking fishing vessel

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday demanded that the Japanese government compensate for the infliction of material damage by sinking its fishing vessel and work out steps to prevent a recurrence of such incident.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 9:50:59

4 dead, 3 injured at illegal gambling site shooting in NYC

Four people were killed and three others injured in a shooting in New York's Brooklyn borough on early Saturday, according to the police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 9:32:28

At least 4 dead, some 100 injured as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

At least four people have died, and around 100 people injured as of Sunday morning as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, leaving more than 250,000 households in Tokyo and nearby regions without power.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 9:21:29

Japan on highest alert as major typhoon expected to hit Tokyo area

As a major typhoon approaching the east coast of Japan is expected to ravage through Tokyo and other eastern areas, the country is at its highest alert level on Saturday with most stores closed and public transportation shut down.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 8:34:24

49 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza: official

At least 49 Palestinians were injured on Friday afternoon during clashes between hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in the eastern Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel, an local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/12 14:27:39

UN chief calls for transformation of food systems

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for efforts to transform food systems so that the ironic situation of the coexistence of hunger and waste of food can be mitigated.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/12 10:17:09

Int'l arms control, disarmament in jeopardy: Chinese envoy

A Chinese envoy warned on Friday that international arms control and disarmament has come to a crucial crossroads with a series of significant challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/12 10:11:54

Japan's capital braces for what could be worst typhoon in 60 years

A powerful typhoon approached Japan on Friday, threatening to batter its capital with the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years, shutting down stores, factories and subway systems.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/11 20:43:40

US ambassador to EU scheduled to testify next week

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, is expected to testify next week before the House committees investigating US President Donald Trump and Ukraine, Axios reported on Thursday, citing three congressional sources.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/11 20:38:40

Ethiopian PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee said.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/11 20:33:40

France says EU sanctions for Turkey's offensive against Kurds 'on the table'

France said Friday that EU sanctions against Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria are “on the table,” after European nations failed to convince the UN Security Council to condemn the operation.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/11 20:28:40