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DPRK's Kim sets off for home after meeting Putin


Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un wrapped up his first three-day trip to Russia and left here for home on Friday.

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.


In remembrance

A boy watches the Anzac Day parade in Sydney, Australia on Thursday. Anzac Day marks the April 25, 1915 landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli on the ...

Trained to disrupt

Climate change activists hold up banners on the roof of a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station during environmental protests by the Extinction Rebellion group in London on ...


3 members of Sudan's military council resign

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Wednesday said three members of the council's political committee have turned in their resignations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:43:13

Iraqi PM meets U.S. Senate delegation in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi held a meeting with a U.S. Senate delegation headed by Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth to discuss relations between Iraq and the U.S.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:39:23

Thailand extends waiver of one-time entry fee for visa on arrival to October

Thailand's cabinet approved in principle on Wednesday an extended waiver of the fee for visa on arrival of foreign tourists to Thailand, according to a summary of cabinet meeting published online.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:37:40

Scotland's first minister calls for new independence vote before 2021

People in Scotland should be given the chance before 2021 to vote for independence from the United Kingdom, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in a major speech Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:33:29

Iran defies US sanction pressures on oil sales

Iranian leaders on Wednesday unanimously dismissed the recent US move to further pressure on Iran over oil sales.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:14:54

Cambodian PM heads to Beijing for Belt and Road forum

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen left here on Thursday for Beijing, capital of China, to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a senior official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:14:29

Majority of French people believe "Yellow Vest" protests must stop: poll

Six out of ten French people were in favor of an end of weekly protests orchestrated by "Yellow Vest" movement which has turned to social rebellion against French President Emmanuel Macron's leadership, a poll released on Wednesday showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 10:58:32

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn granted bail by Tokyo Court

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been granted release on bail, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 10:47:55

Boeing extends contracting gains following first-quarter earnings report

Gains of Boeing's stock gradually narrowed down to a slight 0.4 percent around market close on Wednesday, as investors scrutinized its first-quarter earnings released earlier in the morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 9:57:47

Oldest southern sea otter dies in California

The oldest southern sea otter held by a zoo or aquarium died in California earlier this week, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 9:31:05

Morocco provides tips to identify Sri Lanka attackers: media

Morocco has provided intelligence tips that helped identify Sri Lanka attackers, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 8:34:07

Human error occurs over first fire alarm at Paris' Notre-Dame

The person in charge of checking the fire alarm did not go to the right place after Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris caught fire on April 15, French news channel BFMTV reported on Wednesday, citing a source close to the investigation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 8:33:18

Belarusian president to visit China

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is going to have a working visit to China, the press service of the head of state said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 8:31:24