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Vietnam calls for restraint in South China Sea after months of tensions with Beijing

President Nguyen Phu Trong says country should ‘never compromise’ on sovereignty as Chinese ship continues energy survey in disputed waters.

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President Nguyen Phu Trong says country should ‘never compromise’ on sovereignty as Chinese ship continues energy survey in disputed waters.

Vietnam calls for restraint in South China Sea after months of tensions with Beijing
Donald Trump slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands ceasefire in Syria

Targeting Turkey’s economy, the US President announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria.

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Targeting Turkey’s economy, the US President announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria.

Donald Trump slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands ceasefire in Syria
Trump ‘condemns’ spoof video of him massacring media, shown at his Miami resort

In the video, the fake Donald Trump also strikes the late senator John McCain in the neck and lights Bernie Sanders’ head on fire.

15 Oct 2019 - 7:15AM

In the video, the fake Donald Trump also strikes the late senator John McCain in the neck and lights Bernie Sanders’ head on fire.

Trump ‘condemns’ spoof video of him massacring media, shown at his Miami resort
Canada PM Justin Trudeau wears bulletproof vest at campaign event after threat

Canadian Broadcasting Corp cited unnamed sources inside Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party as saying he donned the bulletproof vest after the campaign received a threat.

13 Oct 2019 - 8:18PM

Canadian Broadcasting Corp cited unnamed sources inside Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party as saying he donned the bulletproof vest after the campaign received a threat.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau wears bulletproof vest at campaign event after threat
Wall Street bull splattered in fake blood as ‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate change protests go global

Climate protesters from Sydney to New York blocked roads Monday, sparking mass arrests, as they started two weeks of civil disobedience demanding immediate action to save the Earth from ‘extinction’.

8 Oct 2019 - 4:59AM

Climate protesters from Sydney to New York blocked roads Monday, sparking mass arrests, as they started two weeks of civil disobedience demanding immediate action to save the Earth from ‘extinction’.

Wall Street bull splattered in fake blood as ‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate change protests go global
Impeachment inquiry: Rick Perry told me to do it, Donald Trump claims about now-infamous Ukraine phone call

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Donald Trump to talk with Ukraine’s newly elected president, a suggestion that resulted in the telephone call that has triggered House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry.

6 Oct 2019 - 10:21PM

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Donald Trump to talk with Ukraine’s newly elected president, a suggestion that resulted in the telephone call that has triggered House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry.

Impeachment inquiry: Rick Perry told me to do it, Donald Trump claims about now-infamous Ukraine phone call
Actresses sue James Franco for making students do sex scenes in ‘orgy-type setting’, promising them roles in his movies

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal say young women were dangled movie roles and pressured into simulated sex acts that went ‘far beyond industry standards’.

4 Oct 2019 - 11:08PM

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal say young women were dangled movie roles and pressured into simulated sex acts that went ‘far beyond industry standards’.

Actresses sue James Franco for making students do sex scenes in ‘orgy-type setting’, promising them roles in his movies
Mike Pompeo was on Donald Trump’s Ukraine call, officials say, as Democrats subpoena Rudy Giuliani in impeachment probe

Secretary of state’s involvement marks first confirmation that a Cabinet official was on call at centre of impeachment investigation.

1 Oct 2019 - 10:25PM

Secretary of state’s involvement marks first confirmation that a Cabinet official was on call at centre of impeachment investigation.

Mike Pompeo was on Donald Trump’s Ukraine call, officials say, as Democrats subpoena Rudy Giuliani in impeachment probe
Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim to have captured ‘many’ Saudi troops in border offensive

If true, the escalation will likely deal a blow to efforts to end a war that’s killed thousands and triggered one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.

29 Sep 2019 - 1:20PM

If true, the escalation will likely deal a blow to efforts to end a war that’s killed thousands and triggered one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim to have captured ‘many’ Saudi troops in border offensive
Transcripts of Trump’s calls to Putin and Saudis hidden in top-secret server at White House

The special server, which requires written permission for access even from top officials, is supposed to be reserved for only the most covert intelligence operations.

29 Sep 2019 - 9:30PM

The special server, which requires written permission for access even from top officials, is supposed to be reserved for only the most covert intelligence operations.

Transcripts of Trump’s calls to Putin and Saudis hidden in top-secret server at White House
Boris Johnson reported to police watchdog over links to US model-turned-businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri

Jennifer Arcuri reportedly took part in foreign trade missions alongside Johnson despite not being eligible, prompting allegations of conflicts of interest.

28 Sep 2019 - 8:48PM

Jennifer Arcuri reportedly took part in foreign trade missions alongside Johnson despite not being eligible, prompting allegations of conflicts of interest.

Boris Johnson reported to police watchdog over links to US model-turned-businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri
Mystery whistle-blower in Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal reportedly a CIA officer, as president complains about ‘spy’

President wants to know source behind complaint against him, talks about how ‘spies and treason’ were handled ‘in the old days’.

27 Sep 2019 - 7:54PM

President wants to know source behind complaint against him, talks about how ‘spies and treason’ were handled ‘in the old days’.

Mystery whistle-blower in Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal reportedly a CIA officer, as president complains about ‘spy’
Donald Trump blasts impeachment inquiry as ‘Witch Hunt garbage’ as Nancy Pelosi declares: ‘No one is above the law’

US President Donald Trump denounced a House Democrats’ decision to launch an impeachment inquiry, while also claiming it would help his re-election chances in 2020.

25 Sep 2019 - 10:59PM

US President Donald Trump denounced a House Democrats’ decision to launch an impeachment inquiry, while also claiming it would help his re-election chances in 2020.

Donald Trump blasts impeachment inquiry as ‘Witch Hunt garbage’ as Nancy Pelosi declares: ‘No one is above the law’
Thomas Cook collapse sparks largest peacetime repatriation mission in British history

UK government charters dozens of planes, from as far afield as Malaysia, to bring back tens of thousands of stranded passengers.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:53PM

UK government charters dozens of planes, from as far afield as Malaysia, to bring back tens of thousands of stranded passengers.

Thomas Cook collapse sparks largest peacetime repatriation mission in British history
Steak Fry poll shock: Elizabeth Warren passes Joe Biden in Iowa, where she took 1,000 selfies

It marked the first notable shake-up in the Democrat race for the US presidency.

22 Sep 2019 - 10:38PM

It marked the first notable shake-up in the Democrat race for the US presidency.

Steak Fry poll shock: Elizabeth Warren passes Joe Biden in Iowa, where she took 1,000 selfies
Travel agent Thomas Cook faces collapse, leaving 150,000 UK holidaymakers stranded

The travel agent is facing administration which could potentially trigger Britain’s largest repatriation since World War Two.

22 Sep 2019 - 10:38PM

The travel agent is facing administration which could potentially trigger Britain’s largest repatriation since World War Two.

Travel agent Thomas Cook faces collapse, leaving 150,000 UK holidaymakers stranded
US military unit sorry for joke tweet about stealth bomber raid on Area 51 crowd

Tweet read: ‘The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today’.

22 Sep 2019 - 9:36AM

Tweet read: ‘The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today’.

US military unit sorry for joke tweet about stealth bomber raid on Area 51 crowd
Saudis join US-led Gulf naval force after attack on oil plants

The move comes as the United States and Saudi Arabia build case that Iran struck two Saudi oil plants on Saturday with drones and cruise missiles.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:08PM

The move comes as the United States and Saudi Arabia build case that Iran struck two Saudi oil plants on Saturday with drones and cruise missiles.

Saudis join US-led Gulf naval force after attack on oil plants
‘Potentially devastating’: Canada’s spies fear worst after theft of classified information by RCMP official Cameron Ortis

Canada is working to reassure the United States and other allies after a top police intelligence official was charged with leaking secrets, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:08PM

Canada is working to reassure the United States and other allies after a top police intelligence official was charged with leaking secrets, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

‘Potentially devastating’: Canada’s spies fear worst after theft of classified information by RCMP official Cameron Ortis
US college scam: Chinese mum Xiaoning Sui accused of paying US$400,000 to get son into UCLA as fake soccer player

Xiaoning Sui, accused of paying to get her son into UCLA as a fake soccer recruit, has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.

18 Sep 2019 - 1:06PM

Xiaoning Sui, accused of paying to get her son into UCLA as a fake soccer recruit, has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.

US college scam: Chinese mum Xiaoning Sui accused of paying US$400,000 to get son into UCLA as fake soccer player
US House probes Donald Trump’s transport chief Elaine Chao for possible conflicts, cites report about scrapped China trip

Elaine Chao is being investigated for allegedly using official position to benefit family’s shipping company, which transports materials to and from China.

17 Sep 2019 - 11:08PM

Elaine Chao is being investigated for allegedly using official position to benefit family’s shipping company, which transports materials to and from China.

US House probes Donald Trump’s transport chief Elaine Chao for possible conflicts, cites report about scrapped China trip
Saudi oil output halved as US blames Iran for ‘unprecedented’ drone attack on major facilities

It was the biggest attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure since Iraq’s Saddam Hussein fired Scud missiles into the kingdom during the first Gulf war.

15 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

It was the biggest attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure since Iraq’s Saddam Hussein fired Scud missiles into the kingdom during the first Gulf war.

Saudi oil output halved as US blames Iran for ‘unprecedented’ drone attack on major facilities
Over 2,200 fetal remains found at home of ‘prolific’ US abortion doctor

Police says there is no evidence to indicate that medical procedures were performed at the doctor’s home, and his family is cooperating with the investigation.

15 Sep 2019 - 10:36PM

Police says there is no evidence to indicate that medical procedures were performed at the doctor’s home, and his family is cooperating with the investigation.

Over 2,200 fetal remains found at home of ‘prolific’ US abortion doctor
France knock defending champion US out of Basketball World Cup medal rounds

Americans lose for the first time from the medal rounds of the tournament in 17 years while Australia make history by reaching the semis in Shanghai

12 Sep 2019 - 3:07AM

Americans lose for the first time from the medal rounds of the tournament in 17 years while Australia make history by reaching the semis in Shanghai

France knock defending champion US out of Basketball World Cup medal rounds
Canada election 2019: PM Justin Trudeau faces tight race as campaign begins

Tall and trim, Justin Trudeau channelled the star power of his father when he won in 2015. But the son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau could be in trouble.

11 Sep 2019 - 2:05PM

Tall and trim, Justin Trudeau channelled the star power of his father when he won in 2015. But the son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau could be in trouble.

Canada election 2019: PM Justin Trudeau faces tight race as campaign begins
Brexit countdown: parliament suspended after UK PM Boris Johnson’s election bid fails again

UK parliament suspended - or prorogued - at the government’s request until October 14, a drastic move that gives PM Boris Johnson a respite from rebellious lawmakers as he plots his next move.

10 Sep 2019 - 9:38AM

UK parliament suspended - or prorogued - at the government’s request until October 14, a drastic move that gives PM Boris Johnson a respite from rebellious lawmakers as he plots his next move.

Brexit countdown: parliament suspended after UK PM Boris Johnson’s election bid fails again
195,000 passengers hit as British Airways faces first global pilot strike

British Airways threatens to strip pilots and their families of free travel perks as two-day strike goes ahead.

9 Sep 2019 - 10:30PM

British Airways threatens to strip pilots and their families of free travel perks as two-day strike goes ahead.

195,000 passengers hit as British Airways faces first global pilot strike
Japan’s foreign minister Taro Kono may move to defence amid dispute with South Korea

Taro Kono has taken a tough stance against South Korea over wartime issues which have strained political and trade ties between the two countries.

9 Sep 2019 - 12:06PM

Taro Kono has taken a tough stance against South Korea over wartime issues which have strained political and trade ties between the two countries.

Japan’s foreign minister Taro Kono may move to defence amid dispute with South Korea
Iran seizes boat and arrest 12 Filipino crewmen in operation against suspected fuel-smuggling ring

Coast guard says vessel was carrying contraband fuel and was suspected of being part of fuel-smuggling ring.

8 Sep 2019 - 11:07PM

Coast guard says vessel was carrying contraband fuel and was suspected of being part of fuel-smuggling ring.

Iran seizes boat and arrest 12 Filipino crewmen in operation against suspected fuel-smuggling ring
Germany’s Angela Merkel renews call for peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

German chancellor says in talks with Beijing she ‘advocated that conflicts be resolved without violence and that anything else would be a catastrophe’.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:42AM

German chancellor says in talks with Beijing she ‘advocated that conflicts be resolved without violence and that anything else would be a catastrophe’.

Germany’s Angela Merkel renews call for peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests