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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 ...


Cambodian PM to attend 34th ASEAN summit in Thailand

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to attend the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22 to 23, said a Foreign Ministry's statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 13:55:42

Five contenders remain in battle to become Britain's next PM

Boris Johnson stayed in the race to become Britain's prime minister on Tuesday, but one of his six rival contenders was eliminated when the results of the second secret ballot were announced at Westminster.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 11:22:20

Europe opens its arms to Chinese students

Wang, a senior at a prestigious Chinese university, will do a three-month internship in a British university this summer. There's nothing special about his choice, except for the fact that recent events in the United States have forced Wang and his peers to look to Europe as his top study destination.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 11:00:52

Chinese envoy stresses counterterrorism needs of Syria

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday asked the international community to keep in mind Syria's counterterrorism needs in seeking a solution to the problems in the northwest of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:50:06

Trump formally kicks off 2020 re-election campaign

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday night formally kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:45:27

15 injured after quake strikes off NE Japan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake striking Japan's northeastern region late Tuesday left at least 15 people injured with thousands forced to take shelter at evacuation centers, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:44:02

Earthquake off Japan's Yamagata Prefecture revised to 6.7 magnitude, tsunami warning lifted

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) revised the magnitude of an earthquake which struck off Yamagata Prefecture on Tuesday evening to 6.7, with tsunami advisories lifted.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:42:28

Rwanda's national carrier launches flight to China

Rwanda's national carrier RwandAir on Tuesday commenced operating its first flight to China, linking the Rwandan capital Kigali to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:36:20

German Chancellor Merkel shaking visibly at ceremony in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was shaking visibly at the welcoming ceremony of Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:28:55

US to deploy additional troops to Middle East as tension grows

The United States will deploy about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, where tensions are rising, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:20:15

Trump does not want war with Iran: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran, while stressing that US pressure campaign against Tehran would continue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:16:49

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defense secretary: Trump

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:10:43

Russian, US, Israeli security officials to discuss Syria, Middle East situation

Senior Russian, US and Israeli security officials will meet soon in Jerusalem to discuss the situation in Syria and the Middle East as a whole, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Artyom Kozhin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:08:24