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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.


Despite solid jobs report, trade tensions, slowing global growth could weigh on US economy

While Friday's solid jobs report bodes well for US President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election prospects, persistent trade tensions and slowing global growth could weigh on the US economy and job growth in the months ahead, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 17:05:06

White House warns Democrats over adoption of articles of impeachment against Trump

White House warns Democrats over adoption of articles of impeachment against Trump
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 14:07:08

PMs of Baltic states vow to step up political oversight of Rail Baltica project

The prime ministers of the three Baltic states and Poland met here on Friday to discuss progress on the regional rail infrastructure project Rail Baltica amid concerns about delays in the project's implementation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 14:05:10

Palestinian president warns of gradual implementation of US Mideast peace plan

The next steps between #China and the #Vatican are establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, arranging Pope Francis's visit to China, and welcoming Chinese leaders to visit the Vatican: Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 13:59:57

German SPD conference confirms party co-leaders

Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans were formally elected leaders of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) at the party's conference here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 12:46:05

US-backed World Uygur Congress, spokesperson for terrorism

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday local time passed the so-called "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019," which has grossly interfered in China's internal affairs and slandered China's efforts in deradicalization and counter-terrorism in Xinjiang.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/7 12:30:56

Extended strike

A French SNCF railway guard walks past tracks at the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris as a strike by French transportation workers continued against French government's pensions reform plans in France on Friday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/12/6 23:38:40

Human trial for new Ebola vaccine

Japanese scientists will begin the country's first human trial for a new vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus this month, they said Friday.
Source: Agencies | 2019/12/6 22:58:41

Rape-murder suspects killed in India

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old vet near Hyderabad city, drawing applause from her family and hundreds of citizens outraged over sexual violence against women.
Source: Agencies | 2019/12/6 22:58:40

Germany's Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time

Germany's Angela Merkel crossed the gates of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland on Friday for the first time in her 14 years as chancellor, promising to battle a new wave of anti-Semitism.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/6 22:53:40

Travel turmoil grips France as strike enters second day

Travelers faced a second day of chaos across France on Friday as unions pressed on with a strike aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to abandon pension reforms that brought nearly a million people onto the streets.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/6 22:53:40

Chinese officials receive Pakistan civil awards

Four Chinese officials were given Pakistan's civil awards by Pakistani Ambassador to China Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi on behalf of the country's president at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/6 22:48:40

Unknown group attacks US base in eastern Syria: state media

An unknown group attacked a US base in an oil field in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour overnight, pushing the US forces to respond, state news agency SANA reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/6 20:28:50