• Philippines’ Duterte says may expand ban on outbound workers

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations showed Filipinos were being seriously abused by employers elsewhere. The Southeast Asian country has suspended the deployment of workers to the Gulf state since last month after Duterte said the abuse was unchecked and had driven several […]

    Philippines’ Duterte says may expand ban on outbound workers
  • Australian leader to raise China, Trans-Pacific trade deal in Trump talks

    China’s rising power and a resurgent trans-Pacific trade pact will be at the top of the agenda when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump meet in Washington this week, an Australian official said on Thursday. The meeting comes as both seek to repair a relationship damaged last year by a row over asylum seekers in which […]

    Australian leader to raise China, Trans-Pacific trade deal in Trump talks
  • Indonesian president puts off signing law protecting parliament

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country’s democracy. Members of parliament have proposed modifying laws governing parliament to allow an internal ethics council to take legal action against any individual or group […]

    Indonesian president puts off signing law protecting parliament
  • South Korea splurges on sister of Kim Jong Un; drops his name from border broadcasts

    South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a government official said on Thursday. The money was mostly spent on accommodation, transport and food for the four members of the delegation and their 18 staff members, an […]

    South Korea splurges on sister of Kim Jong Un; drops his name from border broadcasts
  • Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’

    Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. “I turned 18 the day after” the shooting, said a tearful […]

    Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’
  • Melania Trump’s parents become US residents

    First lady Melania Trump’s parents have become lawful permanent U.S. residents, their lawyer confirmed Wednesday as questions swirled about whether they used a program President Donald Trump is seeking to end. “I can confirm that Mrs. Trump’s parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents,” New York-based immigration attorney Michael Wildes said. “The family, as they […]

    Melania Trump’s parents become US residents
  • Ahmadinejad calls for ‘free’ elections in Iran in letter to Supreme Leader

     Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose 2009 re-election prompted mass unrest over alleged vote rigging, has called for “free” presidential and parliamentary elections in an open letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei backed Ahmadinejad after his return to power kicked off protests in which dozens of people were killed and hundreds arrested, rattling the ruling theocracy, before security […]

    Ahmadinejad calls for ‘free’ elections in Iran in letter to Supreme Leader
  • Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea’s Moon on Olympics trip

    President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.A senior administration official, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, said Ivanka Trump will dine with Moon at the Blue House in Seoul on Friday night. […]

    Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea’s Moon on Olympics trip
  • Poker-faced Italian president to hold all the cards after election

    In the sound and fury of Italy’s election campaign, the man who will pick the next prime minister never says a word. President Sergio Mattarella, known for his reserved personality and dislike of controversy, hails from the now-defunct Christian Democrat party, which mastered the art of political compromise for 50 years after World War Two. Soft-spoken and devoutly Roman Catholic, […]

    Poker-faced Italian president to hold all the cards after election
  • Philippines asks court to declare communist rebels terrorists

    The Philippines on Wednesday asked a court to declare the communist party and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), a terrorist organization, dashing already faint hopes of a recovery in a tattered peace process. The petition before a Manila regional trial court seeks to formally terminate peace talks with Maoist rebels, a week after a Norwegian diplomat met […]

    Philippines asks court to declare communist rebels terrorists

World »

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

February 22, 2018 at 10:38 am

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed “he would have shot and...

Africa »

Hundreds march to celebrate Nile Day

Hundreds march to celebrate Nile Day

February 22, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Egypt urged to rejoin pack of Nile riparian countries. Water ministers from Ethiopia and Sudan as well as a number of other officials and hydraulic experts from East Africa...

Asia »

Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam’s murder was ‘paid to fly to Macau’, his home in exile

Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam’s murder was ‘paid to fly to Macau’, his home in exile

February 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm

A woman accused of poisoning the North Korean leader’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, at a Malaysian airport had been paid to fly to Macau, Kim’s home at the time, just days...

Economy »

UK economy lags behind G7 after 2017 growth rate cut

UK economy lags behind G7 after 2017 growth rate cut

February 22, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Britain’s economy was weaker than previously thought in 2017, official data showed on Thursday, leaving the country lagging further behind the global recovery as it...

Europe »

EU set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals

EU set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals

February 22, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The European Union will start preparing sanctions against Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by formally calling on the bloc’s foreign policy chief...

Middle East »

U.N. envoy sees difficult talks on Syria ceasefire deal

U.N. envoy sees difficult talks on Syria ceasefire deal

February 22, 2018 at 11:52 am

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree a resolution to end fighting in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern...

UK »

UK minister slams ‘callous’ Assad regime

UK minister slams ‘callous’ Assad regime

February 22, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Innocent Syrian people are in desperate conditions as regime uses food as weapon, Alistair Burt says. Millions of Syrians are in desperate conditions as “food is still being...

Energy »

Oil from sunken Iran tanker reached Japan shores

Oil from sunken Iran tanker reached Japan shores

February 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Oil that reached islands in southern Japan earlier this month is highly likely to have come from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday. Samples...

Entertainment »

China denies racism, says hyping up TV blackface skit ‘futile’

China denies racism, says hyping up TV blackface skit ‘futile’

February 22, 2018 at 12:47 pm

China said on Thursday it was “futile” to try to make an issue of a program on state television in which a Chinese actress was made up to appear African, which...

Photo Gallery »

Moussa Faki Mahamat- Jean- Clande Junker meeting in Brussels

Moussa Faki Mahamat- Jean- Clande Junker meeting in Brussels

February 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat (L) meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) in Brussels, Belgium on February 22, 2018. Chairperson...

Technology »

Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

February 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday,...

Prima TV »

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Ethiopia

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Ethiopia

February 22, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn welcomes Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo with an official welcoming ceremony at Bole International...

Sport »

Who will blink first – Napoli or Juventus?

Who will blink first – Napoli or Juventus?

February 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm

The Serie A title race appears to have become a simple matter of who will blink first: Napoli or Juventus. Napoli have held a one-point lead over the Turin side since going...

Other News

Hundreds march to celebrate Nile Day

Hundreds march to celebrate Nile Day

Egypt urged to rejoin pack of Nile riparian countries. Water ministers from Ethiopia and Sudan as well as a number of other officials and hydraulic experts from East Africa participated in a march held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday to celebrate the Nile Day. The Nile Day has been an annual event celebrated for the last 12 […]

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Rights activists threatened in South Sudan

Rights activists threatened in South Sudan

Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by the government, hampering coverage of one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises, the United Nations said on Thursday. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a report that 102 journalists and rights activists had their right to free speech violated between […]

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Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam’s murder was ‘paid to fly to Macau’, his home in exile

Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam’s murder was ‘paid to fly to Macau’, his home in exile

A woman accused of poisoning the North Korean leader’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, at a Malaysian airport had been paid to fly to Macau, Kim’s home at the time, just days before the killing took place, her lawyer told a court on Thursday. Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a critic of his family’s […]

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India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada

India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada

India has handed Canada a list of nine people in Canada who are suspected of trying to revive a Sikh separatist movement in the Indian state of Punjab, a state official said on Thursday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting India and on Wednesday he travelled to Punjab where he told state leaders his country would not support anyone […]

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UK minister slams ‘callous’ Assad regime

UK minister slams ‘callous’ Assad regime

Innocent Syrian people are in desperate conditions as regime uses food as weapon, Alistair Burt says. Millions of Syrians are in desperate conditions as “food is still being used as a weapon of war by the callous Asad regime”, a British minister said Thursday. Speaking at the launch of a report, which looks into welfare of Syrians under the civil […]

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Moussa Faki Mahamat- Jean- Clande Junker meeting in Brussels
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Laurov in Serbia
Ecowas Economic and Business Forum

Ecowas Economic and Business Forum

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Europe’s largest underground lake Seegrotte
Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Ethiopia

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn welcomes Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo with an official welcoming ceremony at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on February 21, 2018.

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