In big shift, Donald Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'
May 28, 2018 2:22:42 am

"Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself," said Donald Trump in a message on Twitter.

Italy's Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte leaves after a meeting with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinal Palace in Rome on Sunday. (Reuters)
May 28, 2018 1:18:12 am

Conte, a little-known law professor with no political experience, took his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella in a bid to end a two-month political stalemate.

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May 27, 2018 6:49:48 pm

The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, said the health ministry statement released Sunday. There are also four new suspected cases in the province, said the statement.

Putin says Russia's defence industry to get new Yars missile complexes in 2018
May 27, 2018 5:30:15 pm

Russia has provided crucial military support to President Bashar Assad's forces, helping them to roll back mainstream rebels as well as the Islamic State group. Russia and Syria both refer to the armed opposition as "terrorists.''

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May 27, 2018 3:23:07 pm

Amid the Donald Trump administration's heightened scrutiny of H1B work visas and uncertainty among workers, Nasscom Chairman Rishad Premji has said it is important to "separate the sentiment from the fact" regarding the visas.

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May 27, 2018 2:24:39 pm

The project began when Raghad Hammoudi and a group of students decided to launch a campaign to help rebuild the Central Library of Mosul University, burnt and bombed in the war. Its vast contents had been all but lost.

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May 27, 2018 2:02:47 pm

The lava crossed onto the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Saturday evening local time, according to the US Geological Survey, having destroyed dozens of nearby houses in the past few days.

A summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump is anticipated in May. (AP)
May 27, 2018 11:52:10 am

On Thursday, Donald Trump abruptly cancelled the proposed summit meeting with the North Korean leader on June 12 in Singapore and blamed Pyongyang's "tremendous anger" and "open hostility" for his dramatic decision.

May 27, 2018 10:23:57 am

Josh Holt and his wife had been charged with espionage, violence and spreading activities against Venezuela's constitutional order

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May 27, 2018 7:52:56 am

Moon and Kim agreed at a surprise second meeting on Saturday that a possible North Korea-US summit, currently planned for June 12 in Singapore, must be held successfully, Moon told a news conference in Seoul.

Safety and Social Problems: Beijing orders almost 1 million unused bicycles off city roads
May 27, 2018 12:55:30 am

Among the complaints are that riders would park their bikes anywhere they chose, they cause traffic chaos and problems for pedestrians.

Ireland abortion laws
May 27, 2018 12:16:35 am

"What we see is the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades," Varadkar, who became Ireland's first openly gay prime minister last year, told journalists in Dublin.

May 26, 2018 10:27:49 pm

India's Meteorological Department said the storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometers (105-111 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 200 kph (124 mph). It called the cyclone "extremely severe."

May 26, 2018 10:13:43 pm

White House officials noted that Trump had left the door open with a letter to Kim that blamed ``tremendous anger and open hostility'' by Pyongyang but also urged Kim to call him.

North Korea Summit pre-advance team to leave for Singapore: White House
May 26, 2018 9:56:19 pm

Trump yesterday said his summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un could still happen on June 12 after officials on both sides started talking, a day after he cancelled it, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility".

May 26, 2018 8:58:35 pm

The magnitude of the predicted victory exceeded the expectations of abortion rights activists. Surprisingly, they also suggest that supporters of more liberal abortion laws may have triumphed throughout the country, not just in the cosmopolitan capital, Dublin, where a strong youth vote had been anticipated.

Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 3 dead, 40 missing
May 26, 2018 4:33:31 pm

Omani forecasters warned Salalah and the surrounding area would get at least 200 millimeters (7.87 inches) of rain, over twice the city's annual downfall.

May 26, 2018 3:23:59 pm

Activists claim it has led to respiratory and skin problems, fainting and other illness, especially among children. The plant releases its waste into the sensitive Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, an area of coral reefs and mangrove forests, the protesters claim.

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May 26, 2018 2:49:43 pm

The talks come only weeks after a group of Chinese commercial banks lent $1 billion to Pakistan's government in April.

As Italy struggles to form a government, Moody's threatens downgrade
May 26, 2018 2:46:02 pm

Giuseppe Conte, a political novice with no managerial or administrative experience, was given a mandate on Wednesday to form a government made up of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far right League, following inconclusive elections in March.