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Trump celebrates at White House as Supreme Court nominee confirmed

27 October, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has reveled in one of his signature achievements at a White House ceremony to celebrate US Senate confirmation of his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy

27 October, 2020

Hong Kong leader to visit Beijing to discuss plans to revive economy

HONG KONG – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will travel to Beijing next week for a three-day visit to discuss plans to revive the global financial hub’s economy which has

26 October, 2020

Vietnam PM urges Trump to take objective view in trade dispute

HANOI – Vietnam‘s prime minister has said the country’s exchange rate policy was not aimed at helping its exports and asked that US President Donald Trump have “a more objective assessment

22 October, 2020

Russia not planning lockdowns, Putin says, despite record high COVID deaths

MOSCOW – Russia is not planning to impose any blanket restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, President Vladimir Putin said, even as the country reported a record new daily death

22 October, 2020

Italy’s daily coronavirus cases soar to new daily record above 15,000

ROME – Italy has registered 15,199 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday, the highest daily tally since the start of the country’s

22 October, 2020 | World News

Thai PM backs down on protest ban, protesters say he must go

BANGKOK – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has backed down over emergency measures he imposed last week to stop three months of protests, but demonstrators said it was not enough

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16 October, 2020 | World News,Vietnam News

With eye on China, Japan’s Suga seeks tighter ties with Vietnam, Indonesia

TOKYO – Japan’s new leader will aim to beef up security ties when he visits Vietnam and Indonesia next week amid concerns about Beijing’s growing assertiveness, but he is likely

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16 October, 2020 | World News

In split-screen town halls, Trump and Biden squabble over coronavirus response

MIAMI/PHILADELPHIA – United States Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has criticised what he called President Donald Trump‘s “panicked” response to the coronavirus pandemic, while Trump defended his handling of a crisis

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16 October, 2020 | World News,Australia News

Russia withdraws from MH17 talks with Netherlands and Australia

MOSCOW/AMSTERDAM – The Dutch government has urged Russia to return to the negotiating table after Moscow said on Thursday it was withdrawing from talks on liability for the downing of

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13 October, 2020 | World News

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim meets king in challenge for premiership

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will make an “important announcement” after a meeting with the king (today) in which he aims to prove he has the parliamentary

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