UN meet adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

Publication date 12 December 2018 | 14:46 | ICT

A UN conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from over 160 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

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  • US returns war trophy bells to Philippines

    Publication date 12 December 2018 | 14:32 | ICT

    Church bells seized from the Philippines by US troops as war trophies over a century ago were returned on Tuesday, in a bid to turn the page on a difficult chapter between the historical allies.

  • Embattled Trump struggles to fill key White House post

    Publication date 12 December 2018 | 14:10 | ICT

    A beleaguered President Donald Trump insisted on Monday that hush payments made to women before the 2016 election were legal, as he struggled to fill the key position of chief of staff – made toxic by two years of White House turmoil.

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  • Junta lifts political campaigning ban

    Publication date 12 December 2018 | 11:42 | ICT

    THAILAND’S junta on Tuesday lifted a ban on political campaigning ahead of the 2019 elections, more than four years after the restriction was imposed following the kingdom’s latest coup.

  • May visits Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

    Publication date 12 December 2018 | 11:35 | ICT

    BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May visited Germany’s Angela Merkel on Tuesday as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.

  • US sanctions top Kim Jong-un aides over rights abuse

    Publication date 12 December 2018 | 11:33 | ICT

    THE US on Monday imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials as it called the regime’s human rights record among the world’s worst, in an abrupt shift from President Donald Trump’s efforts to woo the regime.

  • Papua killing casts light on conflict

    Publication date 11 December 2018 | 14:40 | ICT

    THE recent massacre of civilian workers by separatist rebels in Indonesia’s restive Papua province has cast a spotlight on one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies, with no end to the bloody conflict in sight.

  • ‘US ranks last in climate fight’

    Publication date 11 December 2018 | 15:28 | ICT

    The US and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 per cent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said on Monday.

  • May pushes Brexit deal as Europe court offers way out

    Publication date 11 December 2018 | 15:28 | ICT

    BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday began a final push to persuade parliament to back her Brexit deal as the European Court of Justice ruled Britain was free to halt withdrawal from the bloc unilaterally.

  • ‘US’ chief of staff John Kelly leaving at year’s end’

    Publication date 10 December 2018 | 14:45 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump on Saturday announced his chief of staff John Kelly will soon be leaving the administration, the latest key personnel move at a time of mounting pressure from the Russia election-meddling probe that comes amid increased focus on preparing for the 2020 elections.

  • ‘No Asian country has complete democracy’

    Publication date 10 December 2018 | 15:54 | ICT

    Asia has made strong headways in advancing democracy but still there is a long way to go in some countries.