France urges tough EU approach on Iran to save nuclear accord
March 19, 2018 6:17 pm

Any EU-wide measures would be the first significant punitive steps since the bloc lifted broad economic sanctions on Iran last year following the 2015 accord to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions for at least a decade.

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March 19, 2018 5:04 pm

The two men, thought to be in their 20s, suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital on Sunday after they came upon a suspicious device on the side of a road in Texas.

Wang Yi set to be key negotiator in boundary talks with India
March 19, 2018 2:34 pm

During the Dokalam stand-off, Wang had claimed that India "admitted" to entering Chinese territory and said the solution to the standoff was for its troops to "conscientiously withdraw" from the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.

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March 19, 2018 1:34 pm

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia was sentenced on February 8 in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million taka (about $250,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust.

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March 19, 2018 12:32 pm

Wei joined the Second Artillery Corps in 1970 when he was just 16. He was sent to learn rocket engineering at a missile school under the Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.

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March 19, 2018 12:05 pm

Six months after the temblor, improvised camps like this one erected by displaced residents are among the most visible signs that not everyone has moved on from the earthquake that killed 228 people in Mexico City and 141 more elsewhere.

Vladimir Putin won Russia's presidential election with 73.9 per cent vote, predicts exit poll
March 19, 2018 11:46 am

The foreign minister said he hoped Vladimir Putin would take "steps for peace" during his fourth term, "so that normal, rule-based international cooperation could be attained again".

China unveils brand new cabinet to run revamped govt under Xi Jinping
March 19, 2018 12:10 pm

Xi Jinping was re-elected last week for a second five-year term, days after the NPC ratified constitutional amendment, removing term limits for President and Vice President.

Shinzo Abe takes blame for loss of trust over scandal
March 19, 2018 11:20 am

The scandal could dash Shinzo Abe's hopes of winning a third three-year term as head of his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in a September leadership election.

Congress and White House seek budget deal
March 19, 2018 10:42 am

One item that appears likely to catch a ride on the must-pass measure is a package of telecommunications bills, including a measure to free up airwaves for wireless users in anticipation of new 5G technology.

All the victims were employees at the hotel casino owned and operated by state gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (AP)
March 19, 2018 10:12 am

Around 300 guests and more than 70 Pagcor employees, who were evacuated from the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino as the fire raged through several floors, have all been accounted for, firefighters said.

Yi Gang, 60, received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and taught at Indiana University. (Reuters)
March 19, 2018 9:51 am

Zhou Xiaochuan, who is retiring after a record 15 years in the post, is the most prominent Chinese figure in global financial circles.

Israeli stabbed by Palestinian dies of wounds
March 19, 2018 9:46 am

It was the second attack on Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in three days and a sign of rising tensions in the region.

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March 19, 2018 9:46 am

Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Services reported that an explosion in southwest Austin injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized with injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening.

March 19, 2018 11:51 am

Vladimir Putin, who was fighting his fourth electoral contest, received more than 76 per cent of the vote. With Sunday's verdict, Putin is slated to continue at the top role till 2024.

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March 19, 2018 9:22 am

Interfaith religious leaders in Portland said they aim to get enough signatures on petitions to put a ban on assault weapons before voters, in the November election, in a statewide ballot.

A frustrated Donald Trump lashes out at special counsel Robert Mueller
March 19, 2018 8:51 am

Trump also challenged the honesty of Andrew McCabe, the newly fired FBI deputy director, and James Comey, the bureau's former director whom Trump fired last year over the Russia probe.

Security advisers from US, South Korea, Japan meet on North Korean summits: Seoul
March 19, 2018 8:31 am

The two days of meetings could also help prepare the way for a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Liu He, a key economic adviser to China's President Xi Jinping, was elected as the vice premier. (Photo: Reuters)
March 19, 2018 8:15 am

Liu, a Xi confidante, has a deep understanding of the country's economic issues and is an emerging star in Chinese politics. Last October, he was elected into the 25-member Politburo, the second-highest tier in Beijing's political power structure.

Wang Yi set to be key negotiator in boundary talks with India
March 19, 2018 8:12 am

Wei Fenghe, who already sits on the Central Military Commission which runs China's armed forces, has been nominated for defence minister, while Chen Wenqing will retain his job as minister of state security