December 4, 2017

Joshua Wong leads ‘anti-authoritarian’ march in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Dec 4: Around 1,000 people marched through Hong Kong on Sunday (Dec 3), led by some of the city’s high-profile democracy campaigners including Joshua Wong, […]
December 4, 2017

Trump denies asking FBI to drop Flynn probe

WASHINGTON, Dec 4: US President Donald Trump denied on Sunday (Dec 3) having asked then FBI director James Comey to stop investigating ex-national security advisor Michael […]
December 4, 2017

Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill

WASHINGTON, Dec 4: Tensions were on the rise on Sunday (Dec 3) ahead of the largest ever US-South Korea air exercise, with Pyongyang calling it an […]
December 3, 2017

Obama calls for more women in power as ‘men seem to be having problems’

PARIS, Dec 3: Former US president Barack Obama on Saturday (Dec 2) took a new swipe at his successor Donald Trump over the Paris climate accord […]
December 3, 2017

Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv against ‘government corruption’

TEL AVIV, Dec 3: Tens of thousands of people have protested in Tel Aviv against what they say is corruption within the government and the slow […]
December 3, 2017

Trump notes Flynn lied to FBI, says his actions during transition were lawful

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 3: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful, […]
December 2, 2017

Trump administration rejects China’s bid for market economy status

WASHINGTON, Dec 2: The Trump administration has confirmed it rejects China’s bid to be considered a market economy in the World Trade Organisation, making it subject […]
December 2, 2017

Bali volcano burns wedding dreams, threatens economy

JAKARTA, Dec 2: Australian Tiarna Thompson had her dream Bali wedding all set, but there was one thing she did not count on: a volcano threatening […]
December 2, 2017

Flynn pleads guilty on Russia, reportedly ready to testify against Trump

WASHINGTON, Dec 2: Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia’s ambassador, and prosecutors […]
December 2, 2017

Pope holds emotional meeting with refugees, says ‘Rohingya’ for first time

DHAKA, Dec 2: Pope Francis had an emotional meeting with Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh on Friday and used the word Rohingya to describe them […]
December 1, 2017

Saudi Arabia intercepts second Yemen missile in a month

RIYADH, Dec 1: Saudi Arabia on Thursday (Nov 30) intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, the second such attack […]
December 1, 2017

Tillerson’s future as top American diplomat in doubt

WASHINGTON, Dec 1: Rex Tillerson’s political future appeared to hang by a thread on Thursday (Nov 30), with President Donald Trump refusing to rule out his […]
December 1, 2017

Trump to give State of the Union address on Jan 30

WASHINGTON, Dec 1: US President Donald Trump will deliver his first traditional State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan 30, […]
December 1, 2017

US battles for global approach on North Korea amid Russia, China doubts

WASHINGTON, Dec 1: The United States battled to maintain international solidarity in the face of North Korea’s nuclear threat on Thursday (Nov 30) as Russia warned […]
November 30, 2017

US warns North Korean leadership will be ‘utterly destroyed’ in case of war

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL, Nov 30: The United States warned the North Korean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang […]
November 30, 2017

Trump pilloried for retweeting anti-Muslim videos

WASHINGTON, Nov 30: US President Donald Trump drew fierce condemnation on Wednesday (Nov 29) after he retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy head of […]
November 30, 2017

Britain ‘very close’ to agreeing Brexit bill

BRUSSELS, Nov 30: Britain is “very close” to an agreement on its Brexit bill, the EU said on Wednesday, but reports that the divorce settlement could […]
November 30, 2017

US believes it can defend against North Korea missiles, for now

WASHINGTON, Nov 30: The US military remains confident it can – at least for the moment – protect against any North Korean missile threat, a US […]