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  • Trump-Kim summit

    Trump, Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

    Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are moving "very nicely", US President Donald Trump says today, as the South's leader says Kim told him the talks would be a historic opportunity to end decades of confrontation.

  • Astronaut Alan Bean

    Alan Bean, moon-walking US astronaut dies in Houston

    American astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973 before giving up his career to become a full-time painter, dies in Houston on Saturday, officials said.

  • US sanctions on Venezuela 'to stay'

    Despite the recent release of a US prisoner and his wife on Saturday, sanctions will continue to exist on Venezuela, US Vice President Mike Pence says.

  • Samsung

    Samsung ordered to pay $533m for copying iPhone design

    A federal court jury in the US orders Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years.

  • US House turns up pressure on Myanmar

    Members of the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of legislation to pressure Myanmar, also known as Burma, to improve its record on human rights.

  • US backs Dutch, Aussie findings against Russia

    The United States said yesterday it stood with the Netherlands and Australia after they blamed Russia for the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

  • Movie mogul charged with rape, other sexual crimes

    Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in a New York court Friday, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.

  • Trump-Kim summmit

    NKorea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

    North Korea says today it is still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump abruptly cancells a summit between the two countries, a decision that has thrown the Korean peninsula once more into uncertainty.

  • Trump can't block critics on Twitter

    President Donald Trump cannot legally block Twitter users who disagree with him, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in a case with potentially far-reaching implications for social media use by public officials.

  • Trump son-in-law gets security clearance back

    Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, has had his security clearance restored, allowing him

  • US state dept expels 2 Venezuelan envoys

    The US State Department said on Wednesday it has ordered two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States within 48 hours, a move

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

    2 sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

    A SpaceX rocket blasts off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth.

  • First woman CIA director sworn in

    Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in as the agency's first female director Monday. The 61-year-old Haspel, who spent her career

  • Maduro expels US charge d'affaires

    President Nicolas Maduro yesterday ordered the expulsion of the chief US diplomatic representative in Venezuela, rejecting economic

  • Christine Schraner

    New UN special envoy may visit Myanmar in June

    Newly appointed United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Myanmar Christine Schraner might visit the country in June.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Trump urges China to clamp down on North Korea border

    US President Donald Trump on Monday urges China to maintain tight control of its border with North Korea until he signs a denuclearization deal with Kim Jong Un.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Trump, Moon discuss NKorea's threat to scrap summit

    US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discuss North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office says.

  • Texas school shooting kills at least 8

    At least eight people were killed when a student opened fire at his Texas high school yesterday, as President Donald Trump expressed "heartbreak" over the latest deadly school shooting in the United States.

  • 'With friends like Trump, who needs enemies'

    The European Union's top official yesterday launched a stinging attack on President Donald Trump, slamming his "capricious assertiveness" and saying the US leader acted more like an enemy than a friend.

  • 'Still no collusion'

    Donald Trump yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into ties between the president's campaign team and Russia with a trademark tweet, reiterating "there is still No Collusion."

  • Oddly Enough

    US President Donald Trump described some migrants as "animals" Wednesday, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law

  • South offers to mediate

    South Korea said yesterday that it intended to mediate talks after North Korea threatened to pull out of a summit with the United States aimed at the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, reported Reuters. The announcement was made by Seoul's National Security Council, according to AP.

  • Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

    ‘US demanded NKorea ship some nuclear warheads, ICBM abroad’

    The United States demands North Korea ship some nuclear warheads, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and other nuclear material overseas within six months, the Asahi newspaper says on Thursday, citing several sources familiar with North Korean issues.

  • AG600 world's largest amphibious aircraft

    'China to deliver world's largest amphibious aircraft by 2022'

    China expects to deliver its domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, to customers by 2022, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports citing the plane's manufacturer.

  • North Korea

    NKorea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

    North Korea to destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, it says Saturday, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.

  • Bangabandhu-1

    Bangabandhu-1 on its way to orbit

    The nation's dream satellite, Bangabandhu-1, is now on its way to orbit after its perfect and successful launching, making Bangladesh's debut in the global space society.

  • EU can't save Iran deal

    European countries are powerless to salvage the nuclear deal with Iran after the United States pulled out, the deputy head of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said yesterday.

  • Trump welcomes back Americans freed by N Korea

    A plane carrying three Americans released by North Korea landed at a military base bear Washington early today to be welcomed by US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania.

  • Obama calls Trump’s decision to leave Iran deal a ‘serious mistake’

    Former President Barack Obama calls President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal a “serious mistake” that will erode America’s global credibility.

  • Obama Calls Trump’s Decision To Leave Iran Deal A ‘Serious Mistake’

    Former President Barack Obama calls President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal a “serious mistake” that will erode America’s global credibility.