Saturday, January 21, 2017

World

IS has caused more destruction Syrian ancient city Palmyra

The Islamic State group has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria's ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country's antiquities...

Thousands protest Trump as ‘sister marches’ begin in Australia and New Zealand

Thousands of protesters in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday joined the first of hundreds of womens' marches organised around the world in a...

Trump trade strategy starts with quitting Asia pact: White House

The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the...

Trump, sworn in as U.S. president, promises to put ‘America First’

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country...

Optimistic Americans await President Donald Trump – Fox poll

When president-elect Donald Trump addressed America after winning the election, he emphasised uniting the country. A new Fox News Poll suggests that could be a...

Trump pledges to make “America greater than ever before” on eve of inauguration

Vowing to make America "greater than ever before," President-elect Donald Trump rallied cheering supporters at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday evening just hours away...

Donald Trump readies his cabinet as he set to start presidential life at White...

President-elect Donald Trump, on the eve of his inauguration, announced former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his pick to lead the Agriculture Department –...

Obama should pardon Hillary – lawyer

A New York lawyer appealed to President Barack Obama on Wednesday in an opinion piece to pardon former-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and others who...

Seoul court rejects Samsung heir’s arrest

Court rejected an arrest warrant for Samsung Group's heir, made by the independent counsel team probing South Korea's presidential scandal, China's Xinhua news agency...

Julian Assange may stay put in London

Julian Assange headed to U.S. soil? Not so fast, his lawyer says. Barry Pollack, the WikiLeaks founder’s US-based attorney, told The Hill in an email...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi faces heavy criticism over Rohingya issue

Reality in Myanmar can feel like a dark movie plot these days, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who fought for decades against a military dictatorship now...

US intelligence agencies fabricated Russia’s cyber hacking

A Russian official said Tuesday that allegations of Russian cyber attacks against the US are fabricated. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news...

CIA’s Brennan insists he did not leak dossier

John Brennan, the outgoing Central Intelligence Agency director, rejected President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he may have leaked the unsubstantiated dossier that claimed Russia...

Chinese president to defend globalisation in Davos

Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalisation in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum...

5.6 magnitude quake strikes Medan

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck near Medan, Indonesia, at 7.42pm local time Monday. According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the epicentre of the...

Philippines’ Duterte says he may impose martial law if drug problem ‘virulent’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would impose martial law if the drug problem became "very virulent", just a month after dismissing as...

U.S. House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement...

British Airways facing second cabin crew strike

A group of British Airways cabin crew will strike again next week in an ongoing pay dispute, trade union Unite announced on Thursday. More than...

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