Turmoil In Malaysia As Prime Minister Resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a move analysts said appeared to be an effort to form a new coalition and block the succession of leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim. The shock move followed weekend political drama that saw an attempt by Anwar’s rivals within his own “Pact of Hope” coalition — which stormed to... Continue Reading →

Huge Rally For Trump As US President Arrives India

US President Donald Trump arrived in India on Monday for a lightning visit featuring a huge rally at the world’s biggest cricket stadium and other high-profile photo opportunities, but likely short on concrete achievements. Trade tensions have grown between the world’s two biggest democracies as Trump’s “America First” drive collides with fellow protectionist strongman Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s... Continue Reading →

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, China Considers ‘Complete Ban’ On Wildlife Trade

China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). “It aims to completely ban the... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Puts ‘Fragile’ Global Recovery At Risk – IMF

The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced “real concern” over its economic ripple effects. Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.3 percent this year, up from 2.9 percent last year, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said after... Continue Reading →

Democrats Worry As Sanders Wins In Nevada

Bernie Sanders’ landslide victory in Nevada’s Democratic nominating contest has scattered his moderate challengers and injected his White House campaign with a fresh burst of momentum as he drives into the next crucial battlegrounds. With his strong result Saturday, the Vermont senator demonstrated an ability to broaden a coalition beyond the narrow limits of leftist voters,... Continue Reading →

New British 20-Pound Note Featuring Artist Turner Enters Circulation

A new British banknote featuring a self-portrait by the 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner entered circulation on Thursday. The 20-pound note is the third to be made of durable polymer material rather than paper, following the launch of new five-pound and 10-pound notes in 2016 and 2017. “Moving the 20-pound note to polymer marks a major... Continue Reading →

Thousands Of Women Rally Against Abortion Law In Argentina

Thousands of women, many sporting the green scarves that have become the symbol of Argentina’s abortion rights movement, rallied in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to campaign for a new bill to legalize abortion. Two years after a similar bill was narrowly defeated by lawmakers in the conservative South American country, activists have been buoyed by... Continue Reading →

Japan Cancels Emperor’s Birthday Public Celebrations Amid Virus Fears

Japan said on Monday it would cancel a public gathering to celebrate the birthday of new Emperor Naruhito, as fears grow over the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. “In light of various situations, we have decided to cancel the visit by the general public to the palace for His Majesty’s birthday,” the... Continue Reading →

President, Vladimir Putin Puts A Stop To Gay Marriage In Russia

President Vladimir Putin has ruled out legalizing gay marriage in Russia. Speaking on Thursday in Kremlin, where he met a state commission to discuss the changes to Russia's constitution, the 67-year-old spoke against allowing the traditional notion of mother and father to be 'subverted' by what he called "parent number 1" and "parent number 2"... "As far as... Continue Reading →

Iran Satellite Launch Fails, Dampening Space Ambitions

Iran said it “successfully” launched a satellite Sunday but failed to put it into orbit, in a blow to its space programme that the US alleges is a cover for missile development. The attempted launch of the Zafar — “Victory” in Farsi — comes days before the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and crucial parliamentary... Continue Reading →

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