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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 ...


Uganda on alert after reports of terror cells

The Ugandan military on Tuesday said it is on high alert after intelligence reports showed attempts of terror units trying to infiltrate into the east African country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 9:27:13

Iran's parliament labels US forces in West Asia as "terrorist group"

The Iranian parliament on Tuesday passed a bill blacklisting the US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces in West Asia as a "terrorist group".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 9:24:10

Kenyan anti-graft campaigners decry rising levels of corruption

Kenya's Multi-sectoral Initiative Against Corruption (MSIAC) on Tuesday decried the rising levels of corruption in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 9:22:47

Iran says US total ban on Iranian oil exports not to succeed

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh vowed Tuesday that the US dream to bring Iranian oil exports to zero will never come true.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 9:20:49

Putin, Kim to meet on April 25 in Russia's Vladivostok: Kremlin aide

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un will meet on Thursday in Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 9:18:28

Trump to visit Britain, France in early June

US President Donald Trump will visit Britain and France in early June, said the White House on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:46:44

Tunisia officially joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Tunisia said on Tuesday that the country has officially joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:40:20

Ethiopia to commission two Chinese-built energy projects in second half of 2019

Ethiopia plans to commission two Chinese-built energy projects in the second half of 2019, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:37:02

Lao newspaper says BRI helps Laos achieve land-link dream

China has initiated large scale infrastructure projects in many countries as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and from the perspective of Laos, this initiative is a heaven-sent and golden opportunity to modernize and catch up with rapidly evolving global changes, local daily Vientiane Times' editorial desk commented in an opinion article on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:30:56

Sri Lankan president says to change heads of defense forces following deadly attacks

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that he expects to change the heads of the defense forces within the next 24 hours following their failure to take adequate measures to prevent Sunday's deadly terror attacks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:29:14

France determined to implement Iran nuclear deal despite Washington's sanctions

France reiterated its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, despite United States' decision to end sanction waivers on the import of Iranian oil, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:27:05

World's first malaria vaccine launched in Africa: WHO

The world's first and only malaria vaccine was launched in the African country of Malawi on Tuesday, as part of a landmark pilot program hoping to protect, in particular, hundreds of thousands of children under five against one of the world's leading killers, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:25:47

UN chief says Belt and Road Initiative "very important opportunity"

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that the Belt and Road Initiative is a "very important opportunity" to the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 8:20:34