Trump opens state visit to Japan with jab at trade imbalance

Trump opens state visit to Japan with jab at trade imbalance

US President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a "substantial edge" on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal. Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase…
Who’s in the running to replace Theresa May?

Who’s in the running to replace Theresa May?

The starting gun in the race to replace Theresa May as leader of Britain's Conservative Party was fired as she resigned on Friday morning. But, in truth, a few of the frontrunners had gotten a head start, declaring their candidacy weeks before the prime minister stepped down amid Brexit chaos. The job comes with late…
Mount Everest death toll reaches 10 for this climbing season

Mount Everest death toll reaches 10 for this climbing season

A British climber died on Mount Everest on Saturday, bringing the death toll this season on the world's highest peak to 10, officials said. Robin Haynes Fisher, 44, died early on Saturday at 8,700 metres after returning from the summit, said Murari Sharma of Everest Pariwar Treks in Kathmandu. "He had descended about 150 metres…
Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

United States National Security Advisor John Bolton called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of UN Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. The US, however, is willing to resume talks with North Korea at any time, Bolton said. Washington's position on the North's…
Theresa May announces resignation amid Brexit chaos

Theresa May announces resignation amid Brexit chaos

Theresa May has announced her resignation after weeks of deadlock and chaos surrounding several failed attempts to push her European Union Withdrawal Agreement through parliament. On Friday morning, May announced she would step down as Conservative leader on June 7. She will stay on as prime minister of the United Kingdom until her successor is…
School students strike worldwide, demand action on climate change

School students strike worldwide, demand action on climate change

Hundreds of thousands of youth worldwide are participating in a school strike, demanding action on climate change, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world on Friday. Teenagers on the streets of Paris warned governments on Friday there would be no summer let-up in their efforts to push for…
Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

US President Donald Trump, saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, is clearing the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries, US senators said on Friday, despite strong resistance to the plan from both Republicans and Democrats. The administration…
India: Fire in tutoring centre kills at least 17 students

India: Fire in tutoring centre kills at least 17 students

At least 17 teenage students were killed when a fire broke out in a tutoring centre in a four-storey commercial building in the city of Surat in India's western state of Gujarat, police said. Television footage broadcast on Friday by local media showed people jumping off the top floor of the Takshashila building or trying…
Yemen’s President Hadi accuses UN envoy of siding with Houthis

Yemen’s President Hadi accuses UN envoy of siding with Houthis

Yemen's internationally-recognised president has accused the United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, of siding with the country’s Houthi rebels. In a letter addressed to UN chief Antonio Guterres, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi accused Griffiths of undermining chances for peace and warned his government would halt all dealings with the UN envoy, Hadi’s…
India elections 2019: All the latest updates

India elections 2019: All the latest updates

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a second term in office following the country's marathon seven-phase general elections, the world's largest democratic exercise ever. Modi is the first non-Congress prime minister in India to return to power after a full five-year term.  Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 303 of…

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