South Korean women abandon makeup to fight male domination

South Korean university student Yim Ji-su used to sacrifice up to two hours of sleep each ­morning for her laborious makeup routine - from applying foundation and concealer to perming her shoulder-length hair.

Venezuela cuts diplomatic ties after US recognizes opposition leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.

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.

Sri Lankan traditional Kandyan dancers perform during Buddhist Navam procession

Sri Lankan traditional Kandyan dancers perform in front of the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2019. Thousands of people with dozens of elephants gathered at the ...

Int'l Defense Exhibition and Conference held in Abu Dhabi

Aircrafts of the Al Fursan aerobatics demonstration team perform during an air show at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19, ...

Trump's national emergency declaration to spark knock-down, drag-out fight with Congress

Democrats in Congress are headed toward a massive political brawl with U.S. President Donald Trump over his declaration of a national emergency that enables him to use funds earmarked for the military to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 9:43:17

University building in Russia's St. Petersburg collapses -- media

Walls collapsed inside a university building in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, and 60 people were evacuated from the scene, Tass news agency cited the Russian Emergencies Ministry as saying on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 0:24:41

Indian army officer killed in blast in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least one senior Indian army officer was reportedly killed and a soldier injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 22:20:24

U.S. widens EU divisions via Middle East conference in Warsaw

By organizing a Middle East conference in Warsaw zeroing in on Iran, the United States has widened divisions among European Union countries, while securing its interests instead of promoting peace and security in the Middle East, a Polish scholar said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 22:12:33

Nigerians express disappointment at postponement of general elections by electoral body

Nigerians on Saturday expressed disappointment at the electoral body's postponement of the presidential election few hours to the commencement of voting in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 21:46:29

Zimbabwe inflation continues to soar

Zimbabwe's annual rate of inflation for January 2019 rose to 56.90 percent, up from 42.09 percent in December last year, driven mainly by increases in prices of basic goods.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 21:34:00

IS militants kidnap 8 civilians in western Iraq

Islamic State (IS) militants Friday kidnapped a total of eight civilians in two incidents in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial police source said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 20:33:45

Lebanese government wins vote of confidence

The new Lebanese government won on Friday the vote of confidence with 111 votes out of 128 after discussing the ministerial statement for four days during this past week, Tele Liban local TV Channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 17:42:57

One of world's largest container ships docks at Greece's Piraeus

COSCO Shipping Pisces, one the world's largest container ships with a capacity of 20,000 TEU, docked at Greece's Piraeus port on Friday afternoon, after sailing nearly a month from China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 16:22:16

Trump to nominate ambassador to Turkey after post was vacant 16 months

US President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Satterfield, a diplomat with vast experience in the Middle East, as US ambassador to Turkey, the White House said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 15:58:04

Italy seeks closer economic ties with Cuba, says vice FM

Visiting Italian Vice Foreign Minister Ricardo Merlo said Friday that Italy is seeking closer economic ties with Cuba.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 13:40:44

US Treasury imposes sanctions on Venezuelan officials

The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday announced sanctions on five Venezuelan officials, the latest move to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 12:46:50