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White House scraps Denmark visit


US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale.

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.


Iran remains committed to nuclear deal, willing to continue dialogue: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that his country has remained committed to nuclear treaty and is willing to continue the dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:14:53

Afghans celebrate Afghan Independence Day

Afghans celebrate Afghan Independence Day in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2019 . (Photo by Rahmatullah Alizadah/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:09:27

Over 40 killed in rain-related incidents in India's 3 states in last 24 hours

Over 40 people have died in rain-related incidents in India's northern states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab in the last 24 hours, media reports said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:04:07

Over 40 killed in Afghan fighting within 24 hours

More than 40 fighters with majority of them anti-government militants have been killed in conflict-battered Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, officials said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:15:04

Two Catholic priests kidnapped in Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region freed

Two Cameroon Catholic priests who were kidnapped on Friday by gunmen at Ibal village in the troubled Anglophone region of Northwest were freed on Monday afternoon, according to local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:13:10

Putin, Macron agree on chances of Ukraine talks but differ on Syria

The presidents of France and Russia, Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin, agreed Monday on the "Normandy format" that groups senior representatives of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany to resolve the war in Eastern Ukraine and exchanged views on Syria when jointly meeting press before their talks in Bregancon in southern France.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 8:11:58

EU allocates additional 10 mln euros to aid BiH in managing migration

The European Union (EU) allocated additional 10 million euros (11.09 million US dollars) to aid Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in managing migration, Delegation of the EU to BiH said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 7:45:41

Pompeo speaks over phone with Egyptian FM on Libya, ties

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke over phone on Monday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Libya and bilateral ties, said the US State Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 7:44:18

Russian Girl Survives Fall From 50-Metre 'Rock of Love' in Selfie Attempt

Recent independent studies have discovered that hundreds of people have died while putting themselves at risk to take the perfect selfie, with young people and tourists particularly driven to post "cool" photos on social media.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2019/8/20 0:39:56

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