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Xi is danger to freedom: Billionaire Soros

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:52
Soros warned on Thursday that artificial intelligence and machine learning could be used to entrench totalitarian control in the country, which has presented an “unprecedented danger”, the BBC reported. “China is not the only authoritarian regime in the world but…

Kim happy with Trump’s summit plans

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:00
North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un has expressed “great satisfaction” after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump that expressed his “unusual determination and will” towards a second summit between the two, the North’s state media said. His comments…

Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:49
Air pollution in China may be contributing to low levels of happiness among the country’s urban population, reveal researchers from the US. In a paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a research team led by Siqi Zheng, Faculty…

Imran Khan to embark on 2-day Qatar visit

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:05
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar from Monday at the invitation of the country’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Khan was expected to hold meetings with the Qatari Emir and Prime Minister…

UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:01
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the attack on a camp of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali that killed 10 soldiers from Chad. The UN chief called on the Malian authorities, as well as the signatory armed groups…

Mexico pipeline explosion toll rises to 79

Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:11
The death toll from a devastating oil pipeline blast in Mexico has increased to 79, Minister of Public Health Jorge Alcocer said on Sunday. “There are still patients (at least 81) who sustained serious injuries, with burns of more than…

Trump, Kim to meet for 2nd summit in February

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:03
US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February as the both sides seek to jump-start denuclearization talks that have made little progress since their historic first meeting in Singapore last…

Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:34
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue. “I have been offering my good offices in relation…

US, N.Korean representatives meet in Stockholm

Saturday, 19 January 2019 09:42
Senior representatives from Washington and Pyongyang have met here to prepare for a second summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has reported. Citing the newspaper, Xinhua news…

Trump postpones Speaker Pelosi’s foreign trip over government shutdown

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:48
US President Donald Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her planned foreign trip has been postponed, a day after the top House Democrat asked him to delay the State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government…