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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 ...


Cambodia remembers

Cambodian government officials pay their respects in front of the monument of the late king Norodom Sihanouk during a ceremony commemorating the king's seventh death anniversary in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 20:13:41

Hagibis death toll hits 66, rescue work continues

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/15 19:23:40

High on ease, low on nutrition: instant-noodle diet harms Asian kids

A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in Southeast Asia, experts say.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 19:18:41

Officer charged with murder

A white policeman who shot dead a black Texas woman as she played video games at home with her young nephew has been charged with murder, police said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 19:03:40

'Symbolic rent': Seattle residents pay reparations to Native American tribe

Every month, business coach Maggie Karshner makes three rent payments: one for her apartment, another for her office and the third to the Duwamish tribe.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/15 18:48:40

Joint efforts against global warming

The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 provides a global framework for a transition to climate-resilient economies. The European Commission in 2018 presented a proposal for an EU long-term strategy, which envisions a climate-neutral economy by the year 2050. It has been submitted for consideration by EU member states and the European Parliament, hoping to steer its way to the UN in early 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:23:42

Turkish defense minister says 2 key Syrian towns "under control"

Turkish Armed Forces have taken control of Tal Abyad and Ras Al-Ayn towns in northern Syria, Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 15:18:11

Chattogram hi-tech park to open this year: Official

The construction work of a hi-tech park in Bangladeshi port city Chattogram is going on in full swing.
Source: Financial Express | 2019/10/15 14:38:30

Britain's royal couple in Pakistan for 5-day visit

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, arrived in Pakistan late Monday on a five-day visit, the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 14:07:57

Is automation a threat for RMG workers in Bangladesh?

The fourth industrial revolution is underway and is bringing with it a series of upheavals. Robotics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are gradually making their way into the production process all over the world.
Source: Financial Express | 2019/10/15 13:59:14

Kremlin shrugs off discussion on Crimea's return to Ukraine

The Kremlin said Monday that Moscow will not discuss with Kiev the possibility of returning Crimea to Ukraine under any circumstances.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 12:17:24

Russia to hold major strategic drills Grom-2019

The Russian armed forces will hold Grom-2019 (Thunder-2019) strategic drills from Tuesday to Thursday to check the combat readiness of commanders and personnel in various parts of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 10:52:35

Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 58 in Japan, with 14 others still missing

Typhoon Hagibis, which swept across central and eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday, has claimed at least 58 lives in Japan as of Monday as search-and-rescue operations continued in flood- and landslide-hit areas of Nagano and other prefectures.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 10:33:27