1. China’s private companies have long enjoyed an edge over their state-owned peers, using “unscrupulous” tactics such as bribery, a prominent businesswoman said, at a...
      


  2. Dutch populists won the most votes in elections last Thursday.  They will hold the largest number of seats in the Senate along with the...
      


  3. A Russian general and about 100 soldiers and gear are on the ground in Venezuela as part of long-term military accords between the nations,...
      


  4. Gunmen in Christchurch, New Zealand opened fire at two mosques reportedly killing 49. The weapon was apparently obtained legally. 3 men and 1 woman...
      


  5. Interesting article on conspiracy theories, I thought. I'm sure some of you will appreciate some of the references.
      


  6. Prime Minister Theresa May requested a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday after her failure to get a deal ratified by parliament left the...
      


  7. North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from a liaison office with South Korea on Friday, a development that is likely to put a damper...
      


  8. The former president is the latest to get swept into the Car Wash investigations. I'm beginning to wonder if anyone will be left standing...
      


  9. According to an independent polling firm, 57% of Venezuelan say Maduro is their legitimate president, while US puppet Guaido only get 32% (11% didn't...


  10. The US ambassador to Yemen has accused the Iranian backed Houthis of failing to uphold what was agreed to in talks held in Sweden...
      


  11. In a move no doubt largely motivated by the desire to check the Iranian presence in Syria and its support for Hezbollah, President Trump...
      


  12. The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal...
      


  13. Looks like the opposition is leading in the polls for now but it's just the start of the campaign. How much weight do their...
      


  14. The US and Taiwan plan a meeting later this year which will surely enrage China and will include a senior US official. China claims Taiwan...
      


  15. The US has slapped visa bans on ICC officials who are investigating so-called war crimes by US or allied military personnel in Afghanistan, as...
      


  16. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47628854  


  17. With a closely fought election looming, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear to the country’s large Arab minority that being Israeli means...
      


  18. When the supposed leader of a country openly calls on (pays) armed thugs to scare ordinary citizens into submission, I think it's safe to...


  19. The United States should seek the gradual denuclearisation of North Korea because an “all-or-nothing” strategy will not help break an impasse in talks, a...
      


  20. The US ambassador to Germany delivered to Germany's economics minister a letter demanding Germany not allow Huawei to provide any infrastructure for its 5G...
      


  21. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was in Baghdad on Monday, making his first official visit to the nation that Tehran once fought a bloody war...
      


  22. It was the lack of change after a 2016 hashtag campaign against Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship laws that finally pushed Reem to flee what...
      


  23. Pakistan’s foreign minister appealed to the U.N. Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide...
      


  24. I hear everyone's favourite greenie-slash-feminist has found himself in a bit of a pickle? Interesting. Here.
      


  25. President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of raising the risk of nuclear war by threatening to spurn a key arms control...
      


  26. China’s foreign minister on Friday promised “all necessary measures” to defend Chinese companies and citizens abroad amid legal clashes between tech giant Huawei and...
      


  27. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/02/25/trump-eyes-nobel-peace-prize-with-north-korea-policy.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/opinion/sunday/north-korea-summit-trump.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/trump-should-get-the-nobel-peace-prize-for-north-korea-talks-says-souths-moon/2018/04/30/9f89798c-4c6d-11e8-b966-bfb0da2dad62_story.html?utm_term=.89afbeb5c18b  


  28. The 28 member states of the European Union all backed a decision on Thursday to reject a proposal from the EU executive to add...
      


  29. Turkey cannot become a member of the European Union, said Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party’s (EPP) lead candidate for the upcoming European elections,...
      


  30. As Asia’s most acrimonious rivals face off, the fate of a captured Indian Air Force pilot may hold the key to whether -- and...