Singapore on Friday imposed restrictions on ride-hailing firm Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asian business until it concludes a probe into whether the sale may have infringed competition rules.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela's life has been described as a remarkable journey of a truly remarkable woman, by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations - the keynote speaker at the first of two memorials to be held in New York over two days.
United Nations (UN) Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia voiced concerns over an imminent strike against Syria by the United States and her allies, saying "the immediate priority is to avert the danger of war".
Spain’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request by Catalonia’s pro-independence presidential candidate Jordi Sanchez to be let out of jail and sworn in as regional head. The Catalan parliament had been scheduled to hold a debate and vote on Sanchez’s candidacy on Friday, but after the court’s ruling Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent announced […]
President Donald Trump was evasive Thursday about when the United States might attack Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons assault, saying it could be “very soon or not so soon at all!” A day after warning starkly that “missiles will be coming,” Trump in another early morning tweet storm wrote: “Never said when […]
US President Donald Trump comments raised the prospect of direct conflict over Syria for the first time between the US and Russia.
United Nations Security Council member Bolivia has requested a meeting of the council on Thursday over the threat of unilateral military action against Syria by the United States.
Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday told lawmakers that he was among the 87 million or so Facebook Inc users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But the chief executive of the world’s largest social media network pushed back on Congress members’ suggestions that users do not have enough control of their data […]
The World Health Organization on Wednesday demanded "immediate" access to the victims of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, voicing indignation at the strike that caused symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic substances.
Russia has vetoed a US-draft resolution to establish an investigative mechanism that would assert responsibility for alleged chemical attacks in Syria.
President Donald Trump faced a decision on whether to strike Syria and risk a clash with Damascus ally Russia, after UN members failed on Tuesday to agree on action to probe chemical attacks in the war-wracked country.
The UN Security Council is meeting in New York at this hour as some countries, led by the US, push for the establishment of a new inquiry into chemical weapons use in Syria.
Russia has dismissed allegations that a chemical attack took place in the Syrian town of Douma while the United States warned that the world was on the edge of a dangerous precipice.
US President Donald Trump was poised Tuesday to decide on possible military action against the Syrian regime, after vowing to respond "forcefully" to the latest alleged chemical atrocity in the country's bloody civil war despite strong warnings from Damascus-ally Russia.
Germany on Monday (April 9) condemned the use of chemical weapons in Douma, a rebel-held town in Syria's eastern Ghouta, and said the circumstances pointed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad being responsible for the attack.
After more than 52 hours of fraught twists and turns, Brazil’s former president Lula was finally put behind bars over the weekend, watched by a nation divided between those who adore him and those who abhor him. And with a presidential election just six months away, Latin America’s biggest economy is entering a new stage […]
A missile attack on a Syrian military airport left several dead and wounded, state media said Monday, after the US warned Damascus and its allies over an earlier suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town. The strike on the Tayfur air base in the central province of Homs, came as international outrage mounts over an […]
Authorities in India are still hopeful the Gupta brothers will appear before tax officials.
Two memorials are planned for Winnie Madikizela Mandela in New York this week.
United States President Donald Trump on Sunday said he sees an end to the escalating trade dispute with China, after tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats that rattled markets.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences following the death of former diplomat George Nene.
The United States strongly condemned an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Eastern Ghouta late Saturday, saying Russia bore some responsibility due to its "unwavering support" for the regime.
Brazil's former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Saturday he had been falsely accused of corruption but was ready to surrender for arrest.
A Palestinian journalist died on Saturday (April 7) after being wounded by Israeli fire on Friday (April 6) while covering deadly protests along the Israel-Gaza border, health officials said.
The imminent jailing of Brazil's Lula may have dealt a crippling blow to the country's left, but it has also shaken up their political rivals on the right, most of whom are also under investigation for graft.
Eight Palestinians were killed and 1,070 others injured on Friday during a daylong of bloody confrontations between hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. One Palestinian had died Friday of wounds he sustained last Friday and seven more were killed during the fresh large clashes that […]
South Korea’s disgraced former president Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years Friday for corruption, completing a dramatic fall from grace for the country’s first woman leader who became a figure of public fury and ridicule. A trial which lasted more than 10 months and highlighted shady links between big business and politics in South […]
US President Donald Trump teed up a fight with the World Trade Organization Friday, claiming the 164-country body was biased against the United States. A day after China asked the WTO to referee a rapidly escalating trade fight with Washington, Trump questioned the organization’s impartiality. “China, which is a great economic power, is considered a […]
The UK put into force on Friday a tax on sugary drinks as part of an anti-obesity policy as some scholars say the sugar tax had already produced results.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont called on Spain to abandon its attempts to prosecute separatist leaders after leaving a German prison on Friday, urging Madrid to enter into dialogue with them. Puigdemont, who was granted bail after German judges ruled he could not be extradited on rebellion charges brought by Spain, thanked prison staff as […]