• SKorea, China move to resolve disputes and hold summit talks

    South Korea and China will push to normalize their ties badly strained over the deployment of a contentious U.S. missile defense system in the South, both countries announced Tuesday, with Seoul saying their leaders are set to hold summit talks next week. South Korea allowed the United States to install the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system on its soil this […]

    SKorea, China move to resolve disputes and hold summit talks
  • Canada may impose further Venezuelan sanctions

    Further sanctions may be needed against Venezuela to punish the anti-democratic actions of President Nicolas Maduro, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday. Speaking to reporters after a meeting in Toronto of the Lima group of regional Latin American countries, Freeland said Canada was considering another round of sanctions. “Other countries should consider doing so as well,” she said. “If […]

    Canada may impose further Venezuelan sanctions
  • Taiwan’s president calls for improved ties with China

    Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has called on China to adopt a fresh approach to relations between the two entities, Taiwanese media reported. The appeal followed the Communist Party congress in Beijing that saw President Xi Jinping consolidate his grip on power. Tsai said China and Taiwan had reached a “turning point” of opportunity to improve bilateral ties, Focus Taiwan, the […]

    Taiwan’s president calls for improved ties with China
  • US denies CIA plot to overthrow President Duterte

    A top diplomat of the United States on Thursday denied allegations about a supposed destabilization plot by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to bring down the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. “There is absolutely no effort by the CIA to undermine the Philippines leadership,” U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim told foreign correspondents in a media forum, according to […]

    US denies CIA plot to overthrow President Duterte
  • UN chief calls for dialogue in Central African Republic

      Militia groups in Central African Republic (CAR) should lay down their arms and join the political process,UN  Secretary General Antonio Guterres said late Thursday. “Central African religious communities — Christians, Muslims and others — have always lived together,” he told a news conference in the capital Bangui, according to a UN statement. “It is imperative that political leaders, leaders of […]

    UN chief calls for dialogue in Central African Republic
  • Pentagon chief Mattis stresses diplomacy in Korean crisis

    On his first visit to the tense but eerily quiet frontier between North and South Korea as U.S. secretary of defense, Jim Mattis conveyed the message he hopes will win the day: Diplomacy is the answer to ending the nuclear crisis with the North, not war. He made the point over and over – at the Panmunjom “truce village” where […]

    Pentagon chief Mattis stresses diplomacy in Korean crisis
  • Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew into Seoul on Friday for annual defense talks as tensions with North Korea climb ahead of a visit to the region next month by President Donald Trump. Mattis has emphasized diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis during his week-long trip to Asia, even as North Korea’s weapons tests and bellicose […]

    Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb
  • Australian court to rule on deputy PM citizenship crisis

    Australia’s High Court is due to rule on Friday whether the deputy prime minister can remain in parliament as he held dual citizenship when elected. If he is found ineligible, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would lose his one seat majority. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is one of seven politicians whose eligibility to sit in parliament was thrown into doubt […]

    Australian court to rule on deputy PM citizenship crisis
  • Trump orders some Kennedy assassination documents released: officials

    President Donald Trump ordered the release on Thursday of some secret documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John Kennedy but held some back for further review after entreaties from the FBI and the CIA, senior White House officials said. Trump’s decision meant the National Archives will shortly release 2,800 previously secret documents with more to follow. He ordered […]

    Trump orders some Kennedy assassination documents released: officials
  • Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

    Robert Mugabe would have rejected the role of World Health Organization goodwill envoy had he been formally asked, his spokesman said on Tuesday, days after state media cheered the Zimbabwean president’s appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador on Wednesday at a conference in Uruguay that both men were attending. But the appointment was rescinded […]

    Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

World »

Two ex-Trump aides charged in Russia probe, third pleads guilty

Two ex-Trump aides charged in Russia probe, third pleads guilty

October 31, 2017 at 7:50 am

Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and another aide, Rick...

Africa »

Court orders Nigeria to pay $288 million to 1967 war victims

Court orders Nigeria to pay $288 million to 1967 war victims

October 31, 2017 at 7:31 am

A court on Monday ordered Nigeria to pay 88 billion naira ($288 million) in damages to victims of the 1967 civil war for failure to fully de-mine and clear the land of other...

Asia »

China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem

China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem

October 31, 2017 at 7:52 am

China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering tougher penalties for those who disrespect the national anthem, including up to three years in jail, state news...

Economy »

RBS posts better than expected third quarter profit

RBS posts better than expected third quarter profit

October 27, 2017 at 9:31 am

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) reported an operating profit of 871 million pounds in the third quarter, beating analysts’ expectations as it grew income by 6 percent from...

Europe »

Asylum seekers defy deadline for closure of Papua New Guinea detention centre

Asylum seekers defy deadline for closure of Papua New Guinea detention centre

October 31, 2017 at 7:46 am

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers were barricading themselves inside a detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Tuesd Human rights advocates are warning of a looming...

Middle East »

Israel says destroys attack tunnel from Gaza

Israel says destroys attack tunnel from Gaza

October 30, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Israel blew up what it said was a tunnel being dug across the Gaza Strip border by Palestinian militants on Monday and warned the enclave’s Hamas Islamists that while...

UK »

From trick to treat: After years of antipathy, Britain embraces Halloween

From trick to treat: After years of antipathy, Britain embraces Halloween

October 30, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Halloween was once seen as frightfully vulgar by generations of Britons but now millennials are turning it into a retail bonanza. Market research analysts Mintel estimate...

Energy »

Philippine government panel recommends lifting ban on open pit mining

Philippine government panel recommends lifting ban on open pit mining

October 24, 2017 at 12:55 pm

A Philippine government panel on Tuesday recommended lifting the ban on open pit mining, a policy implemented this year by the previous environment minister and supported...

Entertainment »

WW1 Australian battle re-enacted in Israel on centennial

WW1 Australian battle re-enacted in Israel on centennial

October 31, 2017 at 7:16 am

Descendants of Australian soldiers who broke through Ottoman defenses in a daring First World War victory are re-enacting the feat a century later as part of a memorial to...

Technology »

Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

October 31, 2017 at 7:23 am

Major tech companies plan to tell Congress Tuesday that they have found additional evidence of Russian activity on their services related to the 2016 U.S. election. Facebook,...

Video »

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

April 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attends a joint session of the both Houses of Afghan Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 25, 2016.[KGVID]http://www.primanews.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Afghan-President-Ashraf-Ghani-addresses-parliament.mp4[/KGVID]

Sport »

Alexis Sanchez throws tantrum at Aaron Ramsey after failed pass during Everton clash

Alexis Sanchez throws tantrum at Aaron Ramsey after failed pass during Everton clash

October 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Alexis Sanchez was seen fuming at Arsenal team-mate Aaron Ramsey after the Welshman misplaced a pass during the Gunners clash with Everton. The Chilean was starting up top...

Other News

China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem

China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem

China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering tougher penalties for those who disrespect the national anthem, including up to three years in jail, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. In September, China passed a new law mandating up to 15 days in police detention for those who mock the “March of the Volunteers”, a law that also covers the Chinese […]

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Two ex-Trump aides charged in Russia probe, third pleads guilty

Two ex-Trump aides charged in Russia probe, third pleads guilty

Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering on Monday. A third former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty in early October to lying to the FBI, it was announced on Monday. It was a sharp escalation of U.S. Justice Department […]

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Asylum seekers defy deadline for closure of Papua New Guinea detention centre

Asylum seekers defy deadline for closure of Papua New Guinea detention centre

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers were barricading themselves inside a detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Tuesd Human rights advocates are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in the stand-off between detainees of the Manus Island Centre and authorities as the Oct. 31 deadline to close the Australian-funded camp arrived. Lawyers for some 600 men who are […]

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Czech Babis gains possible support in bid for minority government

Czech Babis gains possible support in bid for minority government

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis gained possible support on Monday for his bid to form a minority government with his ANO movement when the small Communist party said it could “tolerate” the prospect. ANO won nearly three times as many votes as its closest competitor in a parliamentary election this month when voters shunned traditional parties but fell short of a […]

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Canada’s Ontario seeks to curb jail time before trials

Canada’s Ontario seeks to curb jail time before trials

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, gave prosecutors new instructions on Monday to keep people out of jail while they await trial, addressing a system that has put people behind bars for months or years before court dates. The move to find alternatives to pre-trial detention includes easing onerous bail conditions that disproportionately affect minorities and indigenous people. A Reuters investigation […]

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Court orders Nigeria to pay $288 million to 1967 war victims

Court orders Nigeria to pay $288 million to 1967 war victims

A court on Monday ordered Nigeria to pay 88 billion naira ($288 million) in damages to victims of the 1967 civil war for failure to fully de-mine and clear the land of other weaponry after the end of hostilities. The ruling calls on the government to pay 50 billion naira directly to war victims in 11 states and put 38 […]

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Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

Major tech companies plan to tell Congress Tuesday that they have found additional evidence of Russian activity on their services related to the 2016 U.S. election. Facebook, for instance, says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its service during and after the election, potentially reaching as many as 126 million users. The company plans to disclose these […]

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Samsung Electronics logs record-high profit on memory chips

Samsung Electronics logs record-high profit on memory chips

Samsung Electronics Co. reported another record high in quarterly earnings Tuesday as its semiconductor division posted its highest profit ever. The company also announced a monstrous capital investment plan to increase chip production and higher shareholder dividends as the world’s largest chipmaker basks in an unprecedented boom in the memory chip industry that helped it overcome a crisis in its […]

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WW1 Australian battle re-enacted in Israel on centennial

WW1 Australian battle re-enacted in Israel on centennial

Descendants of Australian soldiers who broke through Ottoman defenses in a daring First World War victory are re-enacting the feat a century later as part of a memorial to those killed in a battle that helped turn the tide of the war and shape the modern Middle East. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and New Zealand Governor-General Patsy Reddy have […]

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‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey

‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey

The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix pulling the plug on his hit show “House of Cards” and “deeply troubled” producers of the political thriller arriving on set to comfort cast mates. Executives from Netflix and the show’s producer, Media Rights Capital, said they arrived […]

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