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US Congress to vote on legislation to end family separations

WASHINGTON: The US Congress will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation that will stop the separation of migrant children from their families as domestic and global outrage mounted over President Donald Trump's refusal to halt the…

Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: Police

German police said Wednesday they had foiled a biological attack with last week's arrest of a Tunisian suspected jihadist in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material.

British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with her pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament's role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiation strategy.

Boycotts and nuclearisation: Canada defiant of Trump

US President Donald Trump's trade threats and bellicose diplomacy is being met on America's northern frontier with boycotts of US goods and travel, and even a call for nuclearization.

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Erdogan's election rivals struggle to be heard in Turkey's media

Turkey's main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of television watchdog RTUK.

At least 10 killed in Zambia mine dump collapse: Police

LUSAKA: At least 10 subsistence miners were killed when a mine dump known locally as Black Mountain collapsed in Zambia's second-largest city and Copperbelt mining hub Kitwe on Wednesday (Jun 20), police said.


Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave's dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday.


Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday (Jun 20) he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border.


Hardline ally in new attack against Merkel over eurozone budget

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies on Wednesday took aim at her backing for a new eurozone budget, German media reported, opening up another front in their attack against her.


Saudi Arabia arrests 2 more women activists: Human Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia has arrested two more women's rights activists, in an "unrelenting crackdown" just days before the kingdom ends a decades-long ban on female motorists, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.


In rebel Syria, a race to save precious property deeds

The external hard drive had been smuggled from Syrian regime territory through jihadist-held towns and into Turkey. When Ghazwan Koronful finally got his hands on it, he sighed in relief.

Extra time in Russia: This Bud's not for you

The first round of the World Cup wraps up with both the expected and unexpected for Channel NewsAsia’s man on the ground.


#MeToo makes waves in Australia with workplace sex harassment probe

Australia launched a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment Wednesday, in a sign governments are beginning to respond to a global issue highlighted by the massive #MeToo movement.


Death threats 'become routine' in toxic Brexit debate

As a crucial Brexit battle comes to a head in the British parliament on Wednesday, MPs are weighing not just their own views but also their personal safety amid increasingly toxic public debate.


North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

Kim Jong Un declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship, unity and cooperation" with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Epigmenio Centeno had hoped to cross the Mexican border into the United States in the coming months, but he and his wife have shelved their plans for fear of being separated from their two sons under U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero…

North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of US troops soon: Officials

North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.


Five injured in 'minor' explosion at London underground station

LONDON: A "minor" explosion at an underground train station in London late on Tuesday (Jun 19) left five people injured, none seriously, British police said, adding that the incident appeared to be caused by an electrical short circuit.

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON: The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (Jun 19), condemning the "hypocrisy" of its members and its alleged "unrelenting bias" against Israel.


US slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese alloy aluminium sheet

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday (Jun 19) said it was imposing steep import duties on Chinese imports of alloy aluminium sheet valued at nearly US$1 billion which Washington says have been dumped on the US market.

Tuesday, Jun 19

Trump threatens extra tariffs on US$200b of Chinese goods

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 per cent tariff on US$200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest…

China says will 'fight back firmly' if US publishes additional tariffs list

BEIJING: China will take "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures if the United States government publishes an additional list of tariffs on Chinese goods, the commerce ministry said on Tuesday (Jun 19), accusing the US of initiating…

US, South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise

WASHINGTON: The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and US officials said on Monday (Jun 18), following President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after…

Extra Time in Russia: From VAR controversies to rowdy visitors, hosts grapple with new normal

MOSCOW: This past week since the World Cup kicked off must have come as a real shock to the system for the everyday people of hosts Russia. For football fans, the most obvious change to their viewing experience has been the debut of the…

Monday, Jun 18

Trumps orders Pentagon to create US 'Space Force'

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump boasted on Monday (Jun 18) of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race.

Pompeo says he will likely visit North Korean leader soon

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday (Jun 18) he expects to meet with Kim Jong Un soon to flesh out details of the North Korean leader's promise of nuclear disarmament.

Commentary: No good time for a US-China trade war, but now as good a moment as any

US President Donald Trump is talking tough on tariffs and it is paying off with his base, says the Financial Times' Rana Foroohar.

Suspect dead, 20 injured in shooting at US arts festival

TRENTON, New Jersey: One person was killed and 20 others injured following a shooting at an arts festival in New Jersey on Sunday morning (Jun 17).

Sunday, Jun 17

Three still in hospital after taxi hits crowd near Kremlin

MOSCOW: Three people were recovering in hospital on Sunday (Jun 17) after a taxi ploughed into pedestrians just steps from Moscow's Red Square during the World Cup in Russia.

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

PRESPES, Greece: Greece and Macedonia defied protests and set aside decades of dispute on Sunday (Jun 17) as they agreed on a new name for the Balkan state, potentially paving the way for Skopje's admission to the EU and NATO.

Taliban say ceasefire won't be extended, as suicide attack kills 18

KABUL: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday (Jun 17) killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire.

Erdogan, Ince square up for heavyweight Turkey poll fight

With a week to go to crucial Turkish elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince are trading blows in an unexpectedly bruising fight to win control of the country.

Saturday, Jun 16

Caracas club stampede leaves 17 dead

Seventeen people, including eight minors, were killed at a crowded Caracas club early Saturday when a tear gas canister was detonated, setting off a stampede, Venezuelan officials said.

Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight

A taxi drove into a crowd of people in central Moscow on Saturday, injuring eight people including some Mexicans who are in the city for the soccer World Cup, Russian officials and an eyewitness said.

Florida school shooting survivors begin gun-reform tour

CHICAGO: A boisterous Chicago rally and march kicked off a national gun-reform tour on Friday (Jun 15) by students from Parkland, Florida, site of one of the worst US school shootings.

Over 120 firefighters battle huge blaze at Glasgow School of Art

Fire ripped through one of the world's top art schools in the Scottish city of Glasgow early Saturday, as the historic building was undergoing major restoration work following another blaze four years ago.

Friday, Jun 15

Trump boasts North Korea stand-off 'largely solved'

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Friday (Jun 15) that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have "great chemistry" and claimed the stand-off with the nuclear-armed Asian nation is "largely solved."

Trump slaps tariffs on China, triggering swift retaliation

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump Friday (Jun 15) announced tariffs of 25 per cent targeting tens of billions in Chinese imports, sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing and bringing the world's two largest economies to the brink…

US forces in South Korea separate to North Korea-US talks: South Korea official

U.S. military forces in South Korea are not subject to negotiations between North Korea and the United States because they are a matter for the U.S.-South Korean alliance, a senior official in South Korea's presidential office said on…

Trump's salute to North Korean general sparks controversy

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump drew criticism on Thursday (Jun 14) after footage emerged of him saluting a North Korean general while the totalitarian communist nation's leader Kim Jong Un looked on.