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Trump slams ‘nasty’ Danish PM

Publication date 22 August 2019 | 22:58 | ICT

US president Donald Trump snapped back on Wednesday at the Danish prime minister’s “nasty” dismissal of his attempts to purchase Greenland, heightening a row which has already prompted him to scrap a state visit.

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  • Indian spacecraft enters lunar orbit

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 23:23 | ICT

    India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon.

  • Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 21:08 | ICT

    Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions on Wednesday, prompting relief from victims who fought to bring one of the Catholic Church’s most powerful men to justice.

  • US President scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 21:07 | ICT

    US president Donald Trump on Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale.

  • Lam: HK gov’t to start dialogue with society

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 19:10 | ICT

    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday her government would immediately set up a platform to hold dialogue with Hong Kong people of all backgrounds.

  • ‘US ready to engage with North Korea in nuclear talks’

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 19:09 | ICT

    The US is ready to sit down with North Korea to resume long-awaited working-level nuclear talks, a US envoy said on Wednesday.

  • Rescued migrants disembark as Italy justice probes Salvini

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 19:08 | ICT

    Eighty-three migrants rescued while making the dangerous sea crossing from Africa to Europe disembarked early Wednesday from the Open Arms charity rescue vessel off Italy’s Lampedusa island after Italian justice ordered they be brou

  • Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 19:05 | ICT

    When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh two years ago, local communities were mostly welcoming. Today that welcome has worn thin, and resentment, anger and fear are creeping in.

  • Indonesia deploys more troops as restive Papua hit by fresh unrest

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 19:03 | ICT

    Indonesia's Papua was hit by fresh unrest on Wednesday as more than 1,000 security personnel were sent to the restive region after violent protests that saw buildings torched and street battles between police and demonstrators.

  • Israel seeks to beat PTSD with ‘ecstasy’ therapy

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 19:01 | ICT

    Nachum Pachenick says he lived a nightmare for nearly two decades after being sexually abused and developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – until MDMA therapy came to his rescue.

  • China ‘sowing discord’ online

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 23:12 | ICT

    Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.