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Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine, clash on Syria


French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the chances of peace in its east but clashed on Syria, as the Russian leader made a rare bilateral visit to the key EU power.

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.


Police get ready for G7

Armed police officers on Tuesday patrol outside the Hotel du Palais, a venue for the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit in Biarritz, southwestern France. French police are setting up ...

Public appearance

A park employee holds an orangutan as it is shown to the public after several months in quarantine at Bali Safari Marine Park in Gianyar regency, Indonesia on Monday. Indonesian ...


2,000 inhabitants evacuated as wildfire rages in Spain's Canary Islands

More than 2,000 people have been evacuated in a small town in the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria island as a wildfire raged through the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 13:11:01

63 killed in Kabul wedding hall explosion

At least 63 people were killed and over 180 others wounded in Saturday night's suicide explosion at a wedding hall in western Kabul, police of the Afghan capital confirmed on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 12:06:18

Argentine finance minister resigns

Argentine Finance Minister Nicolas Dujovne stepped down on Saturday after a week of economic turmoil.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 10:35:55

San Francisco mayor backs advocacy group to press for gun control

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Saturday threw her weight behind an anti-gun violence advocacy group in the Bay Area to urge the federal government and lawmakers in Congress to take action to control gun-related crime.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 8:56:39

Several killed or injured in wedding hall explosion in Kabul: official

Several people were either killed or injured after an explosion ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday night, the spokesman of Interior Ministry confirmed early Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 8:53:10

EU's Juncker to undergo urgent medical procedure

The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker had to shorten his holiday in Austria for medical reasons. He was taken back to Luxembourg where he will undergo an urgent cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder), the European Commission said on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 0:21:42

Trump floats possibility of deal with Taliban

US President Donald Trump on Friday floated the possibility of a deal with the Taliban after a meeting with senior advisors on Afghan issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 11:25:35

US envoy for DPRK to visit Japan, S. Korea

US Special Representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Stephen Biegun will visit Japan and South Korea next week, said the US State Department on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 11:19:59

Israeli fighter jets attack Gaza militants' facilities in response to rockets

Israeli war jets struck early on Saturday facilities of militant groups in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier rockets attack from the coastal enclave into southern Israel, security sources and local media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 11:19:11

Top DPRK leader guides test-fire of new weapon again: KCNA

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), guided the test-fire of a new weapon again on Friday morning, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 11:05:32

Turkish defense minister visits border area for safe zone in Syria

Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar on Friday paid a visit to a border military post in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa where Turkey and the United States will set up a Joint Operations Center for a planned safe zone in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 8:57:26