Trump declares national emergency to fund border wall

US President Donald Trump announced Friday he will sign a national emergency to expand the US-Mexico border wall and push for his signature campaign promise.

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.

US defense chief backs Kabul

Acting US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on Monday and said it is important that the Afghan government is involved in talks, from which it has so far been excluded, to end the 17-year-old war.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/11 20:03:40

99 dead after consuming toxic alcohol in N.India

At least 99 people have died and scores have been hospitalized in northern India after drinking toxic alcohol, triggering a crackdown against bootleggers, officials said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 18:13:40

Trump defends his 'executive time' after schedule leak

US President Donald Trump pushed back on Sunday at the suggestion he spends much of his work day taking it easy, as the White House kept up the hunt for the person behind an embarrassing leak of the president's schedule.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 18:13:40

Orban offers incentives to boost birth rate

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced new tax and loan benefits for families on Sunday as part of his government's efforts to increase the birth rate while holding a hard line against immigration.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/11 18:13:39

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug? Indonesia cashes in on Kratom

The sweltering backwaters of ­Indonesian Borneo have ­become the unlikely ground zero for the global production and export of Kratom, a tree leaf hailed by some as a miracle cure for everything from opioid addiction to anxiety.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 18:03:39

Cameroon's president says to create 500,000 jobs for young people in 2019

President Paul Biya of Cameroon said Sunday that the government plans to create 500,000 jobs for young people in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:39:39

Resurgence of measles in Philippines kills 70 so far this year

The Philippine government has recorded at least 70 measles-related deaths in several regions in the country in just over one month, the health department said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:37:49

Iranian president says US economic war against Iran not to achieve ends

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the US economic war against his country will not achieve its ends.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 17:35:48

2nd DPRK-US summit to be critical turning point: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will be a critical turning point for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 16:35:12

Africa's working-age population to reach 1 bln by 2030 amid rising jobless rate: report

Africa's working-age population is expected to rise from 705 million in 2018 to nearly 1 billion by 2030, leading to higher unemployment in the continent, according to new report published by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 14:44:27

U.S. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 presidential race

Senator Amy Klobuchar, a moderate Democrat, on Sunday announced her candidacy for President of the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 14:18:09

Venezuela's Maduro leads military exercises

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro led military exercises on Sunday, pledging to strengthen the country's anti-aircraft defensive system.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/11 10:56:59