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US ambassador testifies Trump directed diplomats to work with his lawyer on Ukraine


US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Thursday testified to House committees over their impeachment inquiry, saying he and other US diplomats were "disappointed" by President Donald Trump's directive to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters.

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.


Closing a Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (right) and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrive for a European Union Summit at European Union Headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. EU and British ...

World Food Day marked in Yemen

The long-running conflict has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Currently, some 24 million Yemenis, or 80 percent of the population, need humanitarian aid and protection, with some 20 million ...


7 killed in military helicopter crash in N. Afghanistan

At seven Afghan army personnel were dead after a military helicopter crashed in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province on Tuesday, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 15:07:10

British Royal Mail faces first national strike in decade

British Royal Mail is facing the first national postal strike in a decade after its workers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of industrial action in a dispute over job security and terms and conditions of employment.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 14:39:46

Iran FM says attack on Iranian oil tanker "state-sponsored"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the recent attack on the Iranian oil tanker SABITI in the Red Sea is "state-sponsored," state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 14:23:52

NASA unveils new spacesuits for human lunar landing

The US space agency NASA unveiled on Tuesday the next-generation spacesuits to be used in its Artemis program that will send the first woman and next man to the Lunar South Pole by 2024.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 9:50:23

Turkey rejects US proposal for cease-fire with Kurdish forces in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Tuesday rejected the offer of his US counterpart Donald Trump for a cease-fire with the Syrian Kurdish fighters, but agreed to keep in dialogue with Washington.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 9:40:18

Star walker

Russian servicemen carry the coffin of late Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during a funeral ceremony at a military cemetery in Mytishchi, outside Moscow on Tuesday. Leonov, the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, died at 85 on Friday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 23:43:40

British MPs demand action as Bulgaria soccer racism row grows

British lawmakers called Tuesday for tough action from UEFA after England players were subjected to repeated racist chanting during a Euro 2020 qualifier as Bulgaria's prime minister urged the country's soccer chief to resign.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 22:10:39

Mozambique votes

A Mozambican National Electoral Commission official explains how to vote at Chota Primary School in Beira on Tuesday. Mozambique began voting in a general election on Tuesday that some fear could test the country's fragile peace, after a heated campaign marred by violence and allegations of electoral fraud.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 21:18:41

Turkey ignores US sanctions

Kurdish forces held out in a key border town Tuesday seven days into a deadly Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria that has caused mass displacement and reshaped the political map.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2019/10/15 21:18:40

France warns of EU talks with Balkans

France stuck to its hardline position against European Union membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania on Tuesday, warning it could not approve negotiations until the bloc reformed the "endless soap opera" of admitting new members.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/15 21:13:40

14 Mexican police killed in ambush

Gunmen killed 14 police officers Monday in an ambush in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the region, a hot spot for criminal groups and vigilantes.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 20:28:40

South Africa's Zuma files last-minute appeal at bribery trial

South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he stand trial on corruption charges, his lawyer said Tuesday, in a last-minute move delaying a case over bribery allegations dating back to a 1990s arms deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 20:23:40

EU keeps hopes of Brexit agreement alive

A Brexit deal could yet be reached this week, the chief EU negotiator said Monday, but member states warned they will not allow Britain to open a back door to their single market.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 20:18:40