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Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine, clash on Syria


French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the chances of peace in its east but clashed on Syria, as the Russian leader made a rare bilateral visit to the key EU power.

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.


Police get ready for G7

Armed police officers on Tuesday patrol outside the Hotel du Palais, a venue for the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit in Biarritz, southwestern France. French police are setting up ...

Public appearance

A park employee holds an orangutan as it is shown to the public after several months in quarantine at Bali Safari Marine Park in Gianyar regency, Indonesia on Monday. Indonesian ...


Powerful storm lashes Japan and snarls holiday travel

A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that injured at least 14 people, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at a peak holiday period.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 19:28:40

UNAIDS appoints new chief

UN Secretary-General ­Antonio Guterres Wednesday appointed a new HIV/AIDS chief after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 19:23:40

Artificial tree to tackle air pollution

Trees are one of the best things we have to clean the Earth's air, but they have certain drawbacks: They need time and space to grow.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 19:23:40

S.Korean president vows to build peace economy with DPRK via dialogue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Thursday to build a peace economy on the Korean Peninsula with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) through dialogue and cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 18:31:47

Trauma refuses to leave war-scarred Afghanistan children attending school

Sixteen-year-old Madina still has nightmares about the day two huge blasts tore through her school in Kabul, showering shards of broken window glass on her and other students. She survived, with lacerations to her arms and legs. The physical wounds are slowly healing, but she remains haunted by the stress of the attack.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 18:13:41

New Zealand Ambassador talks bilateral ties

One of the most remarkable things for visitors at the New Zealand Embassy in China is to find that almost all the foreign staff members at the embassy can speak Chinese well. Among them, Clare Fearnley, the New Zealand Ambassador to China, particularly stands out with her strong Chinese language capabilities and knowledge about Chinese culture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 16:43:40

5.4-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Aomori Prefecture with no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck Japan's northern Aomori Prefecture, the weather agency said on Thursday, although no tsunami warning has been issued.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 14:40:23

New subway cars built by Chinese company start operation in US Boston

Replacing the old subway cars presently serving Boston lines, the new cars built by a Chinese company are featured with more spacious interiors, wider doors, more handrails, and LED lighting systems for the comfort of passengers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 14:06:09

Over 200 people die in India's flood-hit western coastal states

The death toll in India's flood-hit western coastal states has crossed the 200-mark, out of which almost 100 deaths were reported from the southern state of Kerala alone over the past few days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 13:57:41

Shooter surrenders after 6 police injured in US city of Philadelphia

A shooting, which injured six policemen Wednesday afternoon in the US city of Philadelphia, ended early Thursday after the suspect surrendered himself.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 13:50:55

13 injured as gas tank explodes in NW Cambodia

Thirteen people were wounded when a gas tanker truck exploded in northwestern Cambodia's Siem Reap province, a deputy provincial police chief confirmed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 12:52:18

Japan's new Emperor expresses "deep remorse" over Japan's wartime acts on anniversary of WWII surrender

Japanese Emperor Naruhito on Thursday expressed his "deep remorse" over Japan's wartime acts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 12:41:17

No one injured in emergency landing of passenger plane in Russia

No one was injured in the emergency landing of a passenger plane in Moscow Oblast on Thursday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 12:36:24