Mike Pompeo, second left, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, heads to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 18, 2018. Pompeo, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Secretary of State, laid the groundwork for a planned meeting between the president and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Trump warns he may exit talks with North Korea

Publication date 19 April 2018 | 17:24 | ICT

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success

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  • Trump pulls support of trade pact for 2nd time

    Publication date 18 April 2018 | 14:37 | ICT

    After publicly flirting last week with having the United States rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Donald Trump appeared to rebuff the idea once and for all late Tuesday.

  • US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday. AFP

    Defiant Trump warns missiles ‘will be coming’ over Syria attack

    Publication date 11 April 2018 | 21:10 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, defying Russian warnings against a strike.

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  • Tourists visit Angkor Wat, one of 1,073 wold heritage sites around the globe.

    Will US withdrawal from UNESCO affect heritage sites?

    Publication date 11 April 2018 | 11:35 | ICT

    Last fall the Trump administration announced it would withdraw from UNESCO, the cultural organization of the United Nations that is known to travelers for its list of World Heritage sites.

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (second left) sings the party’s anthem after launching his coalition’s election manifesto ahead of the upcoming polls during a Barisan Nasional rally, in Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday. AFP

    Malaysia to vote next month in closely fought general election

    Publication date 10 April 2018 | 20:56 | ICT

    Malaysians will go to the polls next month, officials announced on Tuesday, with the long-ruling and scandal-tainted ruling coalition facing one of its toughest ever challenges from veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 9, 2018. Zuckerberg tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings. Pete Marovich/The New York Times

    Warming up for his grilling in suit, tie and hair shirt

    Publication date 10 April 2018 | 18:16 | ICT

    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.

  • Unidentified volunteers spray a man with water at a make-shift hospital following an alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday. AFP

    Syria blames Israel for airbase strike as pressure builds over ‘chemical attack’

    Publication date 09 April 2018 | 20:17 | ICT

    Syria and Russia accused Israel on Monday of carrying out a deadly bombing raid on a Syrian military airport, as calls grew for international action over an alleged chemical attack on a rebel held-town.

  • Kim Jong Un in North Korea in February 2017. NYT via Korean Central News Agency

    North Korea ready to discuss denuclearization with US: report

    Publication date 09 April 2018 | 11:34 | ICT

    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 (AFP) - North Korean officials have told their US counterparts that Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss denuclearization, an assurance that could pave the way for a planned meeting with President Donald Trump,

  • A bar on Boracay, a Philippine island that has rapidly become a major travel destination, March 28, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that Borocay be closed to tourists for six months, citing a need to clean up the island’s overtaxed sewage treatment systems. Jes Aznar/The New York Times

    Boracay, idyllic Philippines resort island, is closed to tourists

    Publication date 05 April 2018 | 17:55 | ICT

    A Philippine island that became famous for the white sand beaches and coral reefs that made it a haven for travelers, and then for the rapid development and pollution that threatened its idyllic shores, has been ordered closed to tourists for six months.

  • An advertisement at a train station in Kuala Lumpur on March 26 reads 'Sharing a lie makes u a liar.' A draft bill to fight fake news in Malaysia proposes 10-year jail terms for sharing content authorities deem to be false. AFP

    Malaysia passes anti-fake news bill

    Publication date 03 April 2018 | 17:38 | ICT

    by Hemananthani Sivanandam, Hanis Zainal, and Tarrence Tan

  • Leonardo Flach, left, a biologist, and Guilherme Alves Santana, a technician, lift a dolphin carcass from Sepetiba Bay, near Rio de Janeiro, Jan. 28, 2018. The sudden death of more than 200 dolphins in the booming port area in the outskirts of Rio has raised alarm, causing scientists to examine the role of pollution and environment degradation. Dado Galdieri/The New York Times

    ‘Sentinel’ dolphins die in Brazil bay. Some worry a way of life has, too

    Publication date 03 April 2018 | 12:17 | ICT

    Something ominous was happening in the turquoise waters of Sepetiba Bay, a booming port outside Rio de Janeiro. Beginning late last year, fishermen were coming across the scarred and emaciated carcasses of dolphins, sometimes five a day, bobbing up to the surface.