Former US president Donald Trump will appear in a New York court on Monday as a civil fraud trial against him and two of his sons kicks off, with the case threatening the Republican's business empire as he campaigns to retake the White House. There are likely to be dozens of witnesses called to testify at the trial, including Trump himself, and former financial director of the Trump Organization Allen Weisselberg, who served time in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud in a separate case br
Indonesia launched Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway on Monday, a delayed, multibillion-dollar project backed by China that President Joko Widodo hailed as "a symbol of our modernisation".It is part of Beijing's Belt and Road initiative -- a decade-old programme of China-backed infrastructure projects.
At least ten people, including three children, were killed and 60 more injured when the roof of a church came crashing down on a baptism in northeastern Mexico on Sunday, authorities said. "We join in prayer with our sister diocese Tampico to intercede for our killed and injured brothers," it said.
China will back firms in the smart vehicle supply chain to form groups dedicated to spreading innovation, state media said on Monday, as it races to hammer out standards for assisted and autonomous driving functions by 2025. The world's largest auto market, which set the target for such standards in July, has made so-called intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) a long-term strategic focus in a drive to become the leading global player in the still nascent industry. China will support firms in forming "innovation consortia", that enable them to learn from each other's strengths in order to achieve technological breakthroughs, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Asian markets were mixed Monday after the US Congress passed a last-minute deal at the weekend to avoid a costly government shutdown.With a US government shutdown averted, eyes will be back on Fed Chair Powell -- who joins Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker on Monday for a round-table discussion with workers and small-business owners -- for any hints on rates and with key jobs data later in the week.
Narcolepsy, cancer or mRNA vaccine research could win the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday when a week of announcements kick off, but experts see no clear frontrunner for the Peace Prize.The Medicine Prize is first out, and will be announced in Stockholm on Monday around 11:30 am (0930 GMT), followed by the awards for physics on Tuesday, chemistry on Wednesday and literature on Thursday.
Eight years after warning in a landmark thesis of the devastation of man-made climate change, Pope Francis is publishing an update Wednesday to take stock and offer ideas for action.But while Francis has since made climate change a key theme of his papacy, Edenhofer said his influence is not what it was.
At least 10 Cuban migrants were killed and 25 injured on Sunday when a cargo truck carrying them overturned in southern Mexico, local officials reported, the latest fatal crash involving US-bound migrants.On Thursday, two migrants died when a truck overturned in the Chiapas municipality of Mezcalapa.
Rep. Matt Gaetz said Sunday that he will launch a “motion to vacate” McCarthy from his seat as speaker for helping avert the government shutdown.
Pope Francis will on Wednesday open the Synod of Bishops, a key congress that will for the first time include women and laypeople to help chart the future of the Catholic Church.But one informed observer of the Holy See, who asked not to be named, said the participation of laypeople and women will make the synodal process more effective.
When scientists started pouring over data to assess Canada's fire season this year, they struggled to find the right superlatives.That's helped Canada's emissions reach unprecedented levels, at 473 megatons this year.
Tokyo-based start-up Tsubame Industries has developed a 4.5-metre-tall (14.8-feet), four-wheeled robot that looks like "Mobile Suit Gundam" from the wildly popular Japanese animation series, and it can be yours for $3 million. The 3.5-ton robot, which will be unveiled at the Japan Mobility Show later this month, has two modes: the upright 'robot mode' and a 'vehicle mode' in which it can travel up to 10 km (6 miles) per hour. "Japan is very good at animation, games, robots and automobiles so I thought it would be great if I could create a product that compressed all these elements into one," said Ryo Yoshida, the 25-year-old chief executive of Tsubame Industries.
The future of US aid for Ukraine hangs in the balance after a last-gasp deal to avoid a government shutdown, despite President Joe Biden's attempts to reassure Kyiv it will get what it needs to fight Russia.Biden and his Democratic party say America has a duty to help Ukraine stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion, warning that a failure to do so could embolden other autocrats in the future.
The California governor said he will not appoint someone already running to replace the late senator in 2024 ― and that includes the progressive Black lawmaker.
Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's government on Sunday proposed a temporary wage hike for federal workers and more cheap gas-powered public transport among other measures to offset the impact of his economic reforms and convince labour unions to call off a planned national strike.Later Sunday, government officials and labour unions met for negotiations, and the government said the temporary wage increase would now apply to "all treasury-paid federal government workers for six months," accor
The Minnesota Democrat, who has been outspoken about his opposition to the president's reelection, plans to remain in Congress.
A United Nations mission visited Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday, Azerbaijan said, after almost the entire ethnic-Armenian population fled since Baku recaptured the breakaway enclave.- Ethnic hatred - Yerevan has accused Baku of "ethnic cleansing" -- an allegation that Baku rejected -- calling on Armenians not to leave their homes and reintegrate with Azerbaijan where their rights would be respected.
The president-elect of the Maldives, Mohamed Muizzu, secured the release of his jailed mentor on Sunday, a day after divisive polls that saw the pro-Beijing leader vow to rebalance relations with New Delhi.India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first world leaders to congratulate Muizzu on Sunday.
Britain's ruling Conservatives opened their annual conference Sunday, with the party's chairman conceding they were "the underdogs" heading into a general election expected next year amid widespread economic woes."This is likely to be a general election where the Conservatives enter as the underdogs," Hands told the audience.
"I think we need to rip off the Band-Aid. I think we need to move on with new leadership that will be trustworthy,” the Florida Republican said.