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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.


5th Gulf Defense and Aerospace exhibition opens in Kuwait

The 5th Gulf Defense and Aerospace (GDA) exhibition kicked off on Tuesday at the Kuwait International Fairground in Hawalli Governorate with the participation of more than 200 armament companies from 31 countries and regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 9:47:08

Appellate Body unable to hear new appeals from Wednesday: WTO chief

World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo said here Tuesday that as of Wednesday, the Appellate Body would be unable to hear new appeals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 9:39:29

Greece supports Serbia's European perspective: president

Greece supports Serbia's European perspective, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos told visiting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 9:28:49

US House Democrats move forward with two articles of impeachment against Trump

U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday moved forward by announcing two articles of impeachment, accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, culminating over two months of investigation by Democrat-led House committees into the president's dealings with Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 9:18:10

6 killed in US New Jersey shootout, including 2 suspects

Six people have died, including a police officer, three civilians and two suspects, in a shootout on Tuesday in Jersey City, northeastern U.S. state of New Jersey.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 7:36:57

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard, believed to have crashed

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country's south for a base in Antarctica and is presumed to have crashed, authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/10 21:33:41

Gunman kills self after shooting dead 6 in hospital

A gunman killed himself on Tuesday after shooting dead six patients at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, in what the premier has called "an immense tragedy."
Source: AFP | 2019/12/10 21:33:41

UK PM copies Love Actually spoof

Boris Johnson on Tuesday faced claims of plagiarism, ­after copying a spoof version of a scene from the hit Christmas film Love Actually as part of his election campaign.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/10 21:33:40

Duterte to lift martial law in southern Philippines: aide

President Rodrigo Duterte will lift martial law in the southern Philippines by year's end, his spokesman said Tuesday, more than two years after it was imposed in an attempt to stop the Islamic State group gaining a foothold there.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/10 20:03:40

New Zealand probes deaths from volcano

New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are presumed dead.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/10 19:53:41

China opposes politicization of sports

China said Tuesday it opposes the politicization of doping claims, a day after Russia was banned by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for four years from participating in major international sports events under the Russian national flag.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 19:53:40

US to host Blue Nile dam meeting

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan plan to meet in Washington DC on January 13 to resolve their dispute over a massive dam project on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, according to a joint statement issued by the US Treasury Department on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/10 19:38:40

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador leads trilateral trade pact negotiations

Officials from the US, Canada and Mexico will meet in Mexico on Tuesday for talks on a new continent-wide trade deal after President Donald Trump hinted that efforts to push the pact through the US Congress were close to success.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/10 19:28:42