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Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine, clash on Syria


French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the chances of peace in its east but clashed on Syria, as the Russian leader made a rare bilateral visit to the key EU power.

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.


Police get ready for G7

Armed police officers on Tuesday patrol outside the Hotel du Palais, a venue for the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit in Biarritz, southwestern France. French police are setting up ...

Public appearance

A park employee holds an orangutan as it is shown to the public after several months in quarantine at Bali Safari Marine Park in Gianyar regency, Indonesia on Monday. Indonesian ...


Russian modernized MiG-31BM fighters conduct stratosphere interception drill

Russian modernized MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors based in the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula conducted a drill of intercepting an airspace intruder, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:44:06

Havana carnival draws thousands despite constant rain


Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:39:11

At least 8 killed in bus crash in northern Laos

Eight Chinese nationals were killed, 29 others injured and one remained missing in a bus crash in northern Laos, the Chinese Embassy to Laos told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:27:17

Iran remains committed to nuclear deal, willing to continue dialogue: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that his country has remained committed to nuclear treaty and is willing to continue the dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:14:53

Afghans celebrate Afghan Independence Day

Afghans celebrate Afghan Independence Day in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2019 . (Photo by Rahmatullah Alizadah/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:09:27

Over 40 killed in rain-related incidents in India's 3 states in last 24 hours

Over 40 people have died in rain-related incidents in India's northern states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab in the last 24 hours, media reports said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:04:07

Over 40 killed in Afghan fighting within 24 hours

More than 40 fighters with majority of them anti-government militants have been killed in conflict-battered Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, officials said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:15:04

Two Catholic priests kidnapped in Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region freed

Two Cameroon Catholic priests who were kidnapped on Friday by gunmen at Ibal village in the troubled Anglophone region of Northwest were freed on Monday afternoon, according to local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:13:10

Putin, Macron agree on chances of Ukraine talks but differ on Syria

The presidents of France and Russia, Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin, agreed Monday on the "Normandy format" that groups senior representatives of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany to resolve the war in Eastern Ukraine and exchanged views on Syria when jointly meeting press before their talks in Bregancon in southern France.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:11:58

EU allocates additional 10 mln euros to aid BiH in managing migration

The European Union (EU) allocated additional 10 million euros (11.09 million US dollars) to aid Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in managing migration, Delegation of the EU to BiH said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 7:45:41

Pompeo speaks over phone with Egyptian FM on Libya, ties

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke over phone on Monday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Libya and bilateral ties, said the US State Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 7:44:18

Russian Girl Survives Fall From 50-Metre 'Rock of Love' in Selfie Attempt

Recent independent studies have discovered that hundreds of people have died while putting themselves at risk to take the perfect selfie, with young people and tourists particularly driven to post "cool" photos on social media.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/8/20 0:39:56