• Mon, May 01, 2017
  • US- South Korea military drills ends

    Updated: Apr, 30, 201710:04 PM

    South Korea and the US wrapped up their annual largescale military drills on Sunday, but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered dire threats from nuclear-armed North Korea.
    US- South Korea military drills ends
    Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running sky-high for weeks, with signs that the North might be preparing a longrange missile launch or a sixth nuclear test and with Washington refusing to rule out a military strike in response. The massive “Foal Eagle” drill, which the defence ministry in Seoul said was ending as scheduled on Sunday, involved around 20,000 South Korean and 10,000 US troops. Another annual joint exercise known as “Key Resolve” ended last month. Both play out scenarios for a conflict with North Korea, but Seoul and Washington insist they are purely defensive in nature, despite Pyongyang’s claims that they are provocative rehearsals for invasion. Their conclusion normally signals a period of relative calm in NorthSouth tensions, but this year the situation looks set to remain highly volatile. US President Donald...
  • Jeff Bezos is just 5 Billion USD away from becoming The World's Richest person Jeff Bezos is just 5 Billion USD away from becoming The World's Richest person
    Updated: Apr, 30, 201710:01 PM

    A surge in afterhours trading for Amazon.com Inc. added 3.3 billion USD to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than 5 billion USD away from becoming the world's richest person.

  • Trump promises to make 'big decision' on one-sided Paris deal Trump promises to make 'big decision' on one-sided Paris deal
    Updated: Apr, 30, 201707:18 PM

    President Donald Trump has promised to make a big decision on the one-sided Paris climate deal soon as he alleged that the US is being unfairly targeted by asking to pay money while major...

  • UK PM May braces for difficult Brexit talks after EU adopts tough stance UK PM May braces for difficult Brexit talks after EU adopts tough stance
    Updated: Apr, 30, 201703:12 PM

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said divorce talks with the European Union would be difficult, responding to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

  • Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media
    Updated: Apr, 30, 201709:10 AM

    US President Donald Trump hit the road to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at...

  • Wang-Tillerson meet amid tensions in Korean peninsula Wang-Tillerson meet amid tensions in Korean peninsula
    Updated: Apr, 29, 201708:24 PM

    Amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held talks with his American counterpart Rex Tillerson to discuss cooperation in dealing with the ...

  • European Union adopts tough Brexit talks stance European Union adopts tough Brexit talks stance
    Updated: Apr, 29, 201707:20 PM

    European Union leaders unanimously adopted their Brexit strategy at a special summit in Brussels today, in a show of unity ahead of two years of tough talks with Britain.

  • North Korea missile launch 'absolutely unacceptable': Shinzo Abe North Korea missile launch 'absolutely unacceptable': Shinzo Abe
    Updated: Apr, 29, 201706:21 PM

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called North Korea's test-fire of a ballistic missile absolutely unacceptable and a grave threat to our country .

  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sacks trusted aide after news leak scandal Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sacks trusted aide after news leak scandal
    Updated: Apr, 29, 201704:30 PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sacked his special assistant on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi after an inquiry found him guilty of leaking to a newspaper vital information from a high-level...

  • North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure
    Updated: Apr, 29, 201704:06 PM

    North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead...