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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 ...


Pakistan PM Khan arrives in Iran as tensions rise in Gulf region

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday following a request from the US and Saudi Arabia for him to try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 22:08:41

Protesters in Ecuador accept talks with govt

An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest wave of violence in the city.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/13 22:03:41

IS families escape Syria camp

Hundreds of relatives of foreign jihadists escaped from a displacement camp in northern Syria, Kurdish authorities said Sunday, as the number of people fleeing a Turkish assault soared to 130,000.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 22:03:40

Brexit hangs in the balance as EU-Britain talks intensify

Brexit talks with the European Union aimed at striking a last-minute divorce deal are getting serious, Britain said Sunday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to update his cabinet on the state of negotiations.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/13 21:58:40

SK PM set for highest-level visit to Japan next week

South Korea's prime minister plans to visit Japan next week in what would be the highest-level trip since Japan imposed export curbs in a deepening trade and diplomatic row, officials said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/13 21:53:40

Tunisians vote in 'exciting' runoff

Tunisians voted Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting a conservative academic against a media magnate fresh out of jail, reflecting a shift in the country's post-revolution political landscape.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 21:53:40

Death toll rises to 25 as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

At least 25 people have died, and another 15 missing on Sunday as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan including the Tokyo metropolitan area, causing multiple rivers to overflow and blackouts in 376,000 houses.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 19:59:46

Firefighters curb blaze in southern California

Wildfires raging across southern California abated on Saturday with evacuation orders lifted after 100,000 people were forced to flee their homes.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 19:43:40

Scotland police release man mistaken for French murder suspect

Scotland's police on Saturday released a man after he was mistaken for a French fugitive wanted for killing his wife and four children eight years ago.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 19:38:40

Hagibis leaves 14 people dead

At least 14 people were killed and nine others missing after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to reach people trapped by catastrophic flooding.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 18:43:39

In Nairobi, recycling poo

Sanergy, an enterprise trying to improve sanitation in the Nairobi slum of Mukuru, says the waste is collected and taken to be recycled into fertilizers, with other products under development.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 18:23:39

30 civilians killed during Turkish military operation in northern Syria: monitor

At least 30 civilians have so far been killed in northern Syria since Turkey unleashed a military offensive against the Kurdish militias on Wednesday, a war monitor reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 12:43:30

Death toll rises to 9 as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

Nine people have died, and around 100 people injured as of 10:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) on Sunday as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, with many rivers overflowing into residential areas across a wide area of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 12:29:32