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Trump implicated by top diplomat

Publication date 21 November 2019 | 23:49 | ICT

A senior US diplomat directly implicated President Donald Trump on Wednesday in a scheme to force Ukraine to probe a political rival, in bombshell testimony to a televised impeachment hearing.



  • UK’s Prince Andrew to ‘step back from public duties’

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 23:35 | ICT

    Prince Andrew on Wednesday said he was cancelling his public engagements, as the outcry over his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein showed no sign of abating.

  • Vote on to become world’s newest nation

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 23:35 | ICT

    The resource-rich Pacific archipelago of Bougainville will hold a landmark referendum on Saturday on independence from Papua New Guinea, a vote that could create the world’s newest nation and prompt a dash for influence among region

  • Fundraiser for fire-hit koalas gets over A$1M

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 21:36 | ICT

    An online fundraiser for koalas injured in devastating bushfires topped A$1 million ($680,000) on Thursday, making it Australia’s biggest campaign on the GoFundMe platform this year.

  • Pentagon: Iran’s missiles unrivalled in Mideast

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 21:35 | ICT

    Despite decades of sanctions, Iran has succeeded in developing its missile arsenal, which is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern country including Israel, a Pentagon study said.

  • Nato reform urged after ‘brain death’ Macron flak

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 21:33 | ICT

    France and Germany outlined separate proposals for reforming Nato on Wednesday after President Emmanuel Macron slammed the alliance as experiencing “brain death”, causing uproar just weeks before a crucial summit.

  • Laos quake felt as far as Thai capital

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 21:01 | ICT

    A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Laos near the Thai border early on Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported, alarming locals who felt buildings shake as far away as Bangkok.

  • Israel vote loom as Gantz fails to form gov’t

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 20:59 | ICT

    Israel edged ever closer to a third general election in a year on Wednesday, as Benny Gantz announced his Blue and White coalition – the winner of the most seats in September’s national poll – was unable to form a government.

  • Bolivian president presents law allowing fresh elections

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 20:59 | ICT

    Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez asked Congress on Wednesday to approve a law that would allow for new elections, after deadly unrest following the resignation of Evo Morales and the disputed October 20 ballot.

  • Pope meets Thai supreme Buddhist patriarch

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 20:57 | ICT

    Pope Francis on Thursday met with Thailand’s supreme Buddhist patriarch in a gilded Bangkok temple on the first full day of his Asia tour.

  • Decade after Philippines massacre, families hope courts deliver justice

    Publication date 21 November 2019 | 20:56 | ICT

    A decade after 58 people were killed in the Philippines’ worst political massacre, none of the alleged masterminds has been convicted yet, leaving families fearful that justice may never come.