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US authorities seize 16 tons of cocaine in historic drug bust


US authorities said Tuesday they had seized around 16 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $1 billion in a historic drug bust aboard a ship at the port of Philadelphia.

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.


Rising star

Britain's International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, a contender for the Conservative Party leadership, talks with anti-Brexit activist Steve Bray and members of the media as he leaves the Millbank television ...

Polio vaccination campaign

A health worker gives a polio vaccination shot to a child in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday. A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its nationwide vaccination campaign ...


ECB brushes off Trump accusation

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Tuesday that the institution "doesn't target the exchange rate," shrugging off an allegation of currency manipulation from US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 19:18:40

Namibia targets 1 bln USD worth of investments in upcoming economic summit

Namibia will host an economic summit from July 31 to August 1 in Windhoek to boost economy, said President Hage Geingob in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 18:25:25

S.Korea to provide 50,000 tons of rice to DPRK

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, told a televised press briefing Wednesday that it will provide 50,000 tons of rice to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) through the World Food Program (WFP).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 17:06:14

S.Korea calls on Japan to compensate WWII forced labor victims via funds from Japanese, S.Korean firms

South Korea on Wednesday called on Japan to compensate the South Korean victims of forced labor during World War II through funds from Japanese and South Korean firms, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 17:05:10

Trump says "most likely" to nominate Esper for defense chief

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would likely nominate Mark Esper as acting defense secretary to replace Patrick Shanahan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 16:55:09

Growing trend of learning Chinese strengthens China-Kyrgyzstan ties

More people in Kyrgyzstan are learning Chinese as they are interested in China's rapid development and want to find a job in a Chinese company
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 16:53:40

At least 26 injured after powerful quake strikes off northeastern Japan

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake striking Japan's northeastern region late Tuesday left at least 26 people injured with thousands forced to take shelter at evacuation centers, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 16:42:02

Rocket hits foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, leaving two Iraqis wounded

Several international oil companies in Iraq, including the US ExxonMobil, were hit by a rocket on Wednesday, which left two Iraqi workers wounded, a security source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 16:40:52

Facebook delves into Cryptocurrency

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and could bring over a billion “unbanked” people into the financial system.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 16:33:40

Acting Pentagon chief Shanahan to step down on June 23

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will step down on June 23, handing Secretary of the Army Mark Esper the reins to the Pentagon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 16:11:09

S.Korean minister calls for rapid resumption of DPRK-US denuke talks

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, on Wednesday called for the rapid resumption of denuclearization negotiations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 15:40:05

Indian gov't sends high-level team to Bihar as over 100 kids die of encephalitis

The Indian government has sent a high level multi-disciplinary team to Muzaffarpur district of the eastern state of Bihar to support the state government in epidemiology research, as the death toll of kids dying due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) crossed the 100-mark.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 15:06:57

Afghan forces arrest 30 militants in southern Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have arrested 30 militants loyal to the Taliban group in the southern Kandahar province, provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 15:03:21