Japan's government has chosen April 30, 2019 as the date for Emperor Akihito's abdication, and the following day to be Crown Prince Naruhito's accession, NHK reported, after a meeting by the Imperial House Council ended.
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defence system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion (11.48 billion pounds), the Pentagon said on Friday, in a statement citing Iran among regional threats.
A Thai criminal court has issued a second arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country weeks ago before she was sentenced to jail in absentia, police said on Thursday.
Violent protests erupted in India’s Haryana state on Friday, killing at least 29 people, after a court convicted a self-styled “godman” of raping two women, angering thousands of his supporters who said he was innocent, the state chief minister said.
U.S. President Donald Trump remains committed and optimistic about achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace, his son-in-law and senior adviser told the sides on Thursday during his first visit to the region since last month's surge of violence.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed to prevent a war from breaking out again on the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, while he was speaking at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the country's liberation from the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial rule.
Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security for its drones after the US Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones because of "cyber vulnerabilities," a company official told Reuters on Monday.
Former British foreign minister David Miliband called on Saturday for voters to be given a second referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected a proposal made by her Social Democrat rivals to introduce quotas for electric cars in Europe, arguing the implementation of such targets would prove too complicated.
Fourteen minutes is not long to prepare for a potential catastrophe. That's the estimated time taken from a launch of a mid-range ballistic missile in DPRK until impact on Guam, where residents seem resigned to the belief that their fate is out of their control.
Iraq's Kurds are sticking to a plan to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on Saturday.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that tension with Europe was due to European domestic politics and relations with Berlin would improve after Germany's parliamentary election in September.
The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
A sell-off in heavyweight basic resources stocks prompted a third day of losses for European shares on Friday, putting them on track for their worst week this year.
Global oil demand will grow more quickly than expected this year, helping to ease a glut despite rising crude production from North America and weak OPEC compliance with output cuts, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on Friday, with state governments told to form task forces for the purpose.
Israel warned Gaza's Hamas rulers on Thursday not to try to foil its construction of a border wall designed to stop tunnels between the two sides.
Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, and Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalizatio
China has welcomed the first foreign leader to visit the country since the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) — General Secr
Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday defeated incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential runoff.Lula got 50.8 percent of the votes
The European Council president urged global powers Tuesday to intensify pressure on Russia over its war against Ukraine, including Moscow's biggest supporter, China, sa
The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has abolished 17 political parties following their failure to comply with laws governing political parties in the country.The EC
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday reached a series of agreements on maintaining bilateral dialogue and coordination in various fields,
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said another meeting would be held later this month after meeting Tuesday with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson."We hope to
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis was among a wave of incumbents who easily won re-election on Tuesday in U.S. midterm elections, early in a night that could ush
The energy crisis is taking a toll on Hungary's hotels and spas. Across the country, some properties have opted to close for a few months rather than face the steep ris
Author: Fabian Pizarro, Chilean journalistThe Sunday ended one of the most important weeks of Chinese politics in recent times, we met first-hand the leaders who will b
Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Bali, Indonesia to attend the 17th G20 Summit from November 14 to 17.(CGTN)
With the aim of developing into a world-leading high-tech zone, the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone — whose growt
Turkish aircraft shelled two villages populated with internally displaced people in northern Syria, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said
Author: Ajith D Perera – Former Secretary General /CEO of Federation of Chambers and Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka, Executive Secretary of APTA Chamber of Commerce
The man accused of bludgeoning U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi with a hammer after forcing his way into the couple's home threatened to take her h
Author: Huang Dongxing, senior media man in the PhilippinesThe 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held on October 16 not only concerns the fat
Technology investment firm Prosus NV and its South African parent Naspers on Tuesday rejected as "untrue" a report that they are in talks to sell their large stake in C
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