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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 ...


Unexploded Second World War Bomb Found in Moscow's Kremlin

A bomb dating from the second world war was found in the Kremlin and later made safe before being taken away for disposal, according to the commandant of the Kremlin, Lieutenant General Sergei Khlebnikov.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/8/20 0:35:40

China defends survey vessel's passage in S.China Sea

Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the country has sovereignty over Nansha Islands and its surrounding waters and enjoys sovereign rights and jurisdiction over relevant waters, and that Chinese vessels operate in waters under Chinese jurisdiction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 21:33:42

Japan's trade surplus with US soars as they prepare to restart FTA talks

Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 percent in July, data showed Monday, as negotiators from the two economic powerhouses prepare to restart talks over a free trade deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:33:40

Iran warns US against seizing ship

Tehran said Monday it has warned its arch-foe Washington against attempting to seize an Iranian tanker that has set sail from waters off Gibraltar after being impounded for six weeks.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:28:40

Beijing slams deadly Kabul wedding attack

China on Monday condemned a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan on late Saturday night that killed 63 people, saying Beijing expresses deep condolences to the victims and deep sympathy for the injured and the bereaved families.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2019/8/19 21:23:41

US economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021: survey

A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years, but have pushed back the onset amid Federal Reserve actions, according to a survey released Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:23:40

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein case

Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was "appalled" by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a video was released purporting to show him at the home of the convicted pedophile in 2010.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 21:18:40

Market lost

French firefighters douse a blaze that broke out overnight at the covered Levallois-Perret market, northwest of Paris on Sunday. The market, located in the Hauts-de-Seine near Paris, was completely destroyed by the fire. Firefighters reported no injuries.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 20:53:41

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's major 1MDB trial postponed for a week

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak's most significant 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial, which centers on claims that huge sums ended up in his bank account, was postponed Monday for a week after prosecutors said they were not ready.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/19 19:18:39

Wildfire forces 5,000 people to evacuate Gran Canaria

A raging wildfire on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria forced the evacuation of some 5,000 people, authorities said Sunday, warning it could take days for the blaze to be brought under control.
Source: Agencies | 2019/8/19 19:13:40

Singapore plans for rising seas

Singapore needs at least $72 billion to build defenses against rising sea levels, its leader said Sunday as the low-lying city-state gears up against the impact of climate change.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 19:13:39

Glacial loss

Iceland on Sunday honored the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/19 18:28:39

Chernobyl children exhibition staged to celebrate Cuba's love for peace

For Peruvian artist Sonia Cunliffe, the "Lost documents: Chernobyl children in Cuba" exhibition is to revive the memory about Cuban people's altruism taking in Chernobyl victims in the wake of the disaster more than three decades ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/19 14:35:39