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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 ...


Iran welcomes Pakistan's efforts for de-escalation in region

Former Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour said on Sunday that Iran welcomes Pakistan's efforts to drive the region to de-escalation and that compared to other countries, Pakistan has a better record of mediation efforts in the region.
Source: IRNA | 2019/10/14 16:57:51

Spanish National Day hailed

The Spanish Embassy in China hosted a National Day ceremony in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 15:38:39

Lithuanian Food Week delights Chinese palates

The opening event of Lithuanian Food Week took place at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center on October 8.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 15:33:40

Turkish Embassy marks the close of Turkish National Pavilion at Beijing Expo 2019

The closing ceremony for the Turkish National Pavilion at the Beijing Horticultural Expo 2019 took place at the Turkish Embassy in China on Thursday, drawing media representatives together to take a closer look at Turkish culture and cuisine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 15:33:39

Typhoon Hagibis claims at least 36 lives in Japan, rescue work continues

Typhoon Hagibis, which swept across central and eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday, has claimed at least 36 lives in Japan as of Monday as search-and-rescue operations continued in flood- and landslide-hit areas of Nagano and other prefectures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 14:11:30

5 Chinese seamen dead after Panamanian ship sinks in typhoon-hit Tokyo Bay

Five Chinese crew members died, one missing and another rescued after a Panama registered cargo ship sank late Saturday in Tokyo Bay, where it was anchored as Typhoon Hagibis approached, the Chinese embassy in Japan confirmed to Xinhua on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 13:18:12

Erdogan says Turkish forces to push 30-35 km into Syrian territory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish forces would "go down to a depth of 30-35 km" into Syrian territory as planned under Ankara's safe-zone project.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 12:50:09

Exit poll shows Poland's governing Law and Justice party wins parliamentary election

The exit poll after the closing of the vote in Poland at 9 p.m. on Sunday indicated governing Law and Justice party (PiS) won 43.6 percent of the vote in the parliamentary election.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 10:45:02

Syrian army moves to confront Turkish assault in N Syria: state media

The Syrian army on Sunday started moving toward the northern region to "confront the Turkish aggression on Syrian soil," state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 9:43:30

Putin urges US to support extending nuclear arms reduction treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States that refusing to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) would bring more danger and uncertainties to world security, the Kremlin said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 9:34:11

Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish offensive in north Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called for the end of Turkish offensive in northeast Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 9:21:05

Brexit plans to center Queen's parliament speech

British government said on Sunday that measures to help the country prosper in the post-Brexit era are set to be laid out in the Queen's Speech in the parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 9:10:49

Election buildup

A family walks past campaign posters in downtown Santa Fe, Argentina on Sunday ahead of the first presidential debate to be held on October 20th. The Argentine presidential election will be held on October 27th. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/10/13 23:18:40