South Korean women abandon makeup to fight male domination

South Korean university student Yim Ji-su used to sacrifice up to two hours of sleep each ­morning for her laborious makeup routine - from applying foundation and concealer to perming her shoulder-length hair.

Venezuela cuts diplomatic ties after US recognizes opposition leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.

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.

Tech a sip!

On a bustling street near the shiny new international airport in Ethiopia's capital is a small coffee roastery with big dreams.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/19 22:58:40

Taho-throwing has nothing to do with disrespect to nation

Though a Chinese student made the headlines in the Philippine media over her disrespectful taho-throwing move toward a Philippine police officer, netizens have urged calm over the incident.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 21:25:27

Chanel artistic director, haute couture designer Karl Lagerfeld dies, 85

German haute couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, a source at the French fashion house said Tuesday. He was 85.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/19 21:23:41

IS fighters face surrender or death: Syrian Kurd-led force

Jihadists defending their last dreg of territory in Syria will be "killed in battle" if they don't surrender, a Kurdish-­led force said Tuesday ahead of a final showdown.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 21:23:41

Mexico penal colony to be converted to cultural hub

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Monday that an island penal colony housing 600 inmates will be converted into a cultural and scientific center.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 20:53:41

Japan's Honda to shut UK car plant as Brexit looms, 3,500 jobs at risk

Honda announced Tuesday it would shut a major plant in Britain, putting 3,500 jobs at risk as the auto manufacturer became the latest Japanese firm to downsize operations as Brexit looms.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 20:48:41

RT fumes over Facebook block

Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, criticizing the move as an attack on media rights.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 20:48:41

16 US states sue Trump over emergency

Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump's administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 19:58:42

Amid political scandal, Brazil president sacks close supporter

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked a close aide who helped get him elected after a storm within his party over suspected improper campaign financing.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 19:58:41

France rallies to denounce anti-Semitic insults at protests

Mass rallies were planned in Paris and other French cities Tuesday to denounce a flare-up of anti-Semitic acts which culminated in a violent tirade against a prominent writer during “yellow vest” anti-government protests last weekend.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 19:58:40

Kuwait condemns deadly suicide attack in Egypt's capital

Kuwait on Tuesday strongly condemned a suicide attack in Egypt's capital Cairo, which killed two policemen.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 18:11:12

1 terrorist, 2 Egyptian policemen killed in bomb blast in Cairo

A terrorist and two Egyptian policemen were killed Monday in a bomb explosion in the old quarter of the Egyptian capital Cairo, the interior ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 14:11:34

Spotlight: Pullout of warring sides from Yemen's Hodeidah may succeed if deal's key provisions implemented

The United Nations announced that Yemen's warring sides agreed on the first phase of a redeployment plan in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah following days of constructive negotiations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/19 13:39:52