South Korean lawmakers protested today over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution.
Australia’s largest bank the Commonwealth today denied a slew of new claims by the country’s financial intelligence agency that it breached anti-money laundering laws, and rejected a major class action over the allegations.
The White House is weighing additional sanctions against Russia, senior administration officials said Wednesday, pushing back against allegations that Donald Trump has been a soft touch on Moscow.
President Donald Trump floated the idea of arming teachers and promised more stringent background checks on gun owners as he hosted an emotional meeting with students who survived last week’s mass shooting at a Florida school.
Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said.
Up to 1,000 tourists were stranded in New Zealand’s Golden Bay today after the remnants of Cyclone Gita buffeted the South Pacific nation, officials said.
The city has published a name-and-shame list of the worst water offenders in Cape Town, and it says it is issuing fines for the heaviest water users.
Singapore said today it would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.
US President Donald Trump today visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.
North Korea has slammed the US for bringing the father of late former prisoner Otto Warmbier to the Winter Olympics in the South, accusing it of waging a “defamation campaign” against Pyongyang.
The United States today pinned the blame for the massive 2017 ‘NotPetya” cyber attack firmly on Russia and warned Moscow it will face “international consequences.”
US trade sanctions will hit the world economy, Beijing warned today, after President Donald Trump threatened to impose fresh tariffs on imports from China.
Japan’s economy grew for the eighth straight quarter at the end of 2017, government data showed today, the longest period of expansion since the boom days of the late 1980s.
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer told the New York Times he paid USD 130,000 of his own money to a porn star who once said she had an affair with Trump.
A gleaming monument to the ambition and creativity of its age, the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse will once again welcome visitors to see some of the world’s rarest plants following a lengthy facelift.
Iraq, the second largest oil producer in the OPEC cartel, plans to sharply increase its output capacity to seven million barrels a day by 2022, its oil minister said today.
Trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies continued to simmer as Beijing took aim at imports of a key chemical from the United States, the latest move in a growing standoff between the pair.
MGM China is opening its new multi-billion-dollar mega resort in Macau’s glitzy Cotai strip today following multiple delays and last minute hiccups in the government approval process.
A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Sea next month to assert freedom of navigation rights, a senior official said today in a move likely to irk Beijing.
As bomb disposal experts from the police and Royal Navy worked to move the unexploded ordnance, the airport was shut down and two successive exclusion zones imposed.
London City Airport was closed today as military experts worked to remove a 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) German World War II bomb found in a neighbouring dock.
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office today charged a unit of Barclays over alleged fraud linked to emergency fundraising from Qatar during the financial crisis a decade ago, the bank said.
Investigators will examine today numerous possible causes of one of Russia’s worst ever aviation accidents that saw a passenger plane carrying 71 people crash near Moscow minutes after take off, killing everyone on board.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that accusations of a state-sponsored doping conspiracy which led to his country’s Olympic banishment were orchestrated by the United States because they “can’t beat us fairly”.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel today said she plans to serve another full four-year term, despite growing criticism within her conservative ranks of the sweeping concessions she made to hold onto power.
Gulf metropolis Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announced the opening of the “world’s new tallest hotel” today, pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title.
A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city’s airports.