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The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its "soldiers". More than 700 French security forces had been hunting for 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt since the bloodshed
Yemen's warring parties on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire on a vital port in a series of breakthroughs in UN-brokered peace talks that could mark a major turning point after four years of devastating conflict.
Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president's next chief of staff, US media said Thursday. Kushner, an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka, met with the Republican leader to discuss
A small, portable self-testing tool that can detect flu viruses in just 30 minutes has been developed by a dozen Hong Kong university students, potentially providing the public with a cheap and easy way to tell the difference between the common cold and flu. The device, a black box, developed by a team
The 29-year-old gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg before being shot dead by police after a two-day manhunt was a career criminal with convictions in France and several other European countries. Cherif Chekatt had been convicted of crimes including violence and robbery
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad claimed trial today to one charge of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and nine charges with receiving RM3.09 million in...
UN negotiations aimed at preventing runaway global warming remain deadlocked less than 24 hours before the 12-day talks are set to end, China's top climate diplomat said Thursday. Ministers working overnight along parallel negotiating tracks struggled to weave dozens of strands into a "rule
The UN Security Council on Thursday approved a one-year extension of humanitarian aid deliveries across war-scarred Syria. The United States along with the majority of the Council members, however, approved the one-year extension, citing Syria's dire need for humanitarian supplies. More than 4.3
Australia on Friday warned citizens to take care while travelling in neighbouring Muslim-majority Indonesia, ahead of an expected but contentious move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce -- as soon as Saturday -- that his government will
The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major international dispute involving Beijing and Washington. Ottawa confirmed on Thursday that China had detained two Canadian nationals under what Beijing has said is suspicion of threatening its
Even as the last pockets of resistance in eastern Syria hold their ground, the Islamic State group is shapeshifting into a new, but no less dangerous, underground form, experts warn. Also known as ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the group had long been ready to cede the territory it once
Hong Kong lacks a dedicated climate change authority to spearhead and keep the subject high on the policy agenda, leading to a “dilution of leadership” despite the formation of a high-level steering committee two years ago, according to a new report. The Paris Watch – Hong Kong Climate Action Report
Ask Donald Trump and he'll tell you 2018 was a roaring success. "Nobody's ever done a better job than I'm doing as president," Trump told Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward. From trampling near-sacred allies like Canada to trying to make good with rival Russia and enemy North
Democrats in Hong Kong are considering asking for a judicial review of the Department of Justice’s decision not to prosecute former chief executive Leung Chun-ying. The department had been investigating the city’s former leader over a HK$50 million payment he received in connection with a deal he made
New York state authorities on Thursday announced a lawsuit against retail giants Walmart and Target for selling Chinese-made toys that had up to 10 times the legal limit of lead. The lawsuit seeks up to $6,000 in penalties for each of the thousands of Cra-Z-Jewelz jewelry kits the retailers and importer
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad has arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex to face a slew of charges including criminal breach of trust (CBT) over the...
Australian researchers believe they have detected a dramatic decline in shark numbers over the last half century, findings that could challenge the use of culls as a way of responding to attacks. Researchers led by George Roff of the University of Queensland studied the catch from government-installed
Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers was unchanged this quarter after slipping for three consecutive surveys, central bank data showed on Friday. The Bank of Japan's Tankan report -- a quarterly survey of about 10,000 companies -- showed a reading of 19 among major manufacturers in
EU leaders rebuffed a plea by Theresa May on Thursday to help her sell her Brexit deal to parliament, warning she must set out exactly what she wants -- and announcing they would step up contingency plans in case the deal collapses. The British prime minister came to a Brussels summit a day after seeing
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter. The early-stage
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 ― Lim Kit Siang questioned today if former Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak and ex-Parliament Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia would get...