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Pompeo visits India amid disputes


US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is visiting India to mend ties between the two countries, but analysts believe the visit is unlikely to restore the balance amid disputes between the two countries.

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.


Massive display

North Koreans hold cards to make an image of a worker and a farmer during a mass performance of “The Land of the People” at the May Day Stadium in ...

Lethal dose

A pile of drugs burns during a destruction ceremony to mark the UN's International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday.


Inter-Korean summit hard to be held before Trump's visit to Seoul: S. Korean minister

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Tuesday that it would be hard for another inter-Korean summit to be held before U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul later this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 15:01:39

1 killed, 3 missing in flash floods in northern Vietnam

Flash floods in Vietnam's northern Lai Chau province have killed one and swept away three other local people, including a two-year-old child, local media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 14:34:45

No-confidence motion submitted against Japanese PM Abe's Cabinet

Four Japanese opposition parties and a group jointly submitted a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Lower House on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 14:10:13

Brazil, Britain sign cooperation agreement on public healthcare

Brazil and Britain signed an agreement on Monday to promote cooperation on public healthcare.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 14:06:54

Three employees exposed to radiation at Australian nuclear facility

Production at Sydney's Lucas Heights nuclear facility remains on hold Tuesday after three workers were exposed to radiation following a contamination breach.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 13:45:26

Taliban militants blow up bridge in northern Afghanistan

Taliban militants blew up a bridge in northern Takhar province, cutting the way between provincial capital Taluqan city and hundreds of villages on Tuesday, provincial police spokesman Abdul Khalil Asir said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 13:25:01

Russian military flotilla arrives in Cuba on courtesy visit

A flotilla comprising Russia's most modern warship and its escorts arrived here on Monday for a two-day courtesy visit to further strengthen bilateral military ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 13:09:43

Palestinians protest against new Middle East peace plan in Lebanon

Palestinians take part in a protest in the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp near Beirut, Lebanon, on June 24, 2019. Members of Lebanese and Palestinian political parties on Monday said that they completely refuse the "Deal of the Century" and any measures that are related to the new Middle East peace plan, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 11:59:08

Russia's Putin to visit Israel: PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he expects Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive in Israel later in 2019, a sign to strengthen ties between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 10:44:41

Security Council urges parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint in Gulf region

The members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday urged parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint in the Gulf region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 10:39:20

US imposes new, "hard-hitting" sanctions on Iran amid tensions

US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that his country is imposing new and "hard-hitting" sanctions on Iran amid high tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 10:33:37

Welcome crowd

The banner reads: “We oppose Trump's visit.” Protesters stage a rally near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Monday ahead of the planned visit of the US President. Trump will visit South Korea after the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2019/6/24 23:13:41