Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in jail

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump's 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.

Possibility for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul left open: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that a possibility for the visit by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to Seoul was left open, local media reported Monday.

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.

Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in jail

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former long-term personal attorney, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a series of crimes, including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 1:23:56

France hunts gunman after three killed in Strasbourg

Hundreds of police and anti-terror forces hunted Wednesday for a gunman who shot dead three people and wounded 13 at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the suspect known to police and thought to be an religious extremist.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:33:42

Pakistan rejects US blacklist for religious freedom violations

Pakistan on Wednesday rejected Washington's decision to place it on a blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, branding it "politically motivated" and defending its treatment of minorities.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:33:41

May hit by leadership challenge over Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a change could jeopardize Britain's divorce from the EU.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:33:41

Vigil for Grace

People place candles and flowers next to a photo of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane during a vigil at Civic Square Park in Wellington, New Zealand on Wednesday. Vigils were held around New Zealand for Millane, who was found dead near a road leading to a wilderness park. A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:33:40

Soldiers from two Koreas enter each other's territory

Soldiers from North and South Korea crossed into each other's territory peacefully for the first time on Wednesday, Seoul said, as they began checking the dismantlement of guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:28:40

Pressure builds on Yemen's warring parties

Yemen's warring parties are being pressed to agree thorny confidence-building measures, including the status of a strategic Red Sea port, in consultations on Wednesday ahead of the close of the first UN-led peace talks in two years.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 21:23:41

Former Malaysian PM, ex-CEO face fresh graft charges

Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday filed new graft charges against former prime minister Najib Razak and the former chief executive of scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, in the latest cases over alleged theft of billions of dollars from the fund.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 21:23:40

Philippine Congress extends martial law in Mindanao

The Philippine Congress granted President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the country's south until the end of 2019 on Wednesday, ignoring opposition warnings of a creep towards authoritarian rule.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:18:44

Russia takes Soyuz mystery hole samples

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been deliberate sabotage.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:18:43

Chinese Embassy hosts reform photo exhibit in London

The Chinese Embassy in the UK hosted a photo exhibit to mark the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up on Tuesday at Central Hall Westminster in London.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 21:18:41

Georgian capital reinvents its public spaces

In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, residents have redrawn the map and come up with innovative ways for locals to congregate in their ancient and fast-changing city.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 19:08:42

S.Korea, DPRK verify guard posts pullout across border

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) verified the pullout of 11 guard posts each across the inter-Korean border Wednesday inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has left the Korean Peninsula divided since the 1950-53 Korean war ended with armistice.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 17:49:04