Category: Foreign News

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week.



U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.



Trump raises stakes in trade war with China with tariffs on another $200 billion goods

The White House said Monday evening that if China goes through with its promise to retaliate against the US tariffs announced last week, the United States will impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.



U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met face-to-face

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met face-to-face Tuesday morning for their highly anticipated summit.



Trump arrives in Singapore for historic summit with North Korea’s Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated state.



Trump Kim summit: North Korean leader arrives in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Singapore for his scheduled summit meeting with US President Donald Trump.



China has dragged Male into debt trap: Mohamed Nasheed

China has dragged the Maldives into a debt trap and any future government formed by the Opposition will be unable to repay the loans unless a review cuts them to real value, exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed told Reuters on Monday.



White House says ‘powerful’ sanctions to remain on North Korea

The White House said on Monday its policy of tough sanctions on North Korea has not changed, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he no longer wanted to use the phrase “maximum pressure” to describe the campaign to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.



Plane crashes in Cuba killing more than 100, investigation underway

More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 years, and there were only three survivors, officials and state media said on Friday.



Mahathir Mohamad, 92, to be sworn in as Malaysia’s PM after historic poll win

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad will be sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader on Thursday after his opposition alliance pulled off a stunning election win, ending six decades of rule by a coalition he once led.



Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as “hashing”.



Cambridge Analytica: Facebook data-harvest firm to shut

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down.



Sri Lankan woman among the 10 dead in Toronto van attack

It has come to light that a Sri Lankan woman was among the 10 people killed in Toronto, Canada, when a man plowed a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk.



Driver kills 10, injures 15 plowing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd

A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said.



North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he will suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site with immediate effect.



Up to 200 feared dead in Algeria plane crash

At least 100 people were killed in a military plane crash in Algeria on Wednesday, local media said.