World


Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen Monday, October 7th, 2019

STOCKHOLM, (AFP): Three researchers from the US and Britain on Monday shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how human cells sense and adapt to changing oxygen levels, opening up new strategies to fight common diseases such as cancer and anaemia. William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza of the..

Read Full Story »

North Korea says no talks unless US stops hostile policies Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Stockholm, (AFP): North Korea said Sunday it has "no intention" to continue nuclear talks unless the United States takes steps to end hostilities, a day after negotiations in Sweden broke down. The discussions in Sweden followed months of stalemate following a February meeting between the North's..

Read Full Story »

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’ Saturday, October 5th, 2019

By JARI TANNER and MATTHEW LEE, HELSINKI (AP): North Korea’s chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil,..

Read Full Story »

Hong Kong’s leader says mask ban necessary to quell violence Friday, October 4th, 2019

By JOHN LEICESTER and EILEEN NG, HONG KONG (AP): Hong Kong’s embattled leader insisted a new measure banning masks at rallies was not a move toward authoritarian rule or at the behest of the Chinese government, which signaled its approval shortly after she implemented the toughened response to..

Read Full Story »

Britain and EU trade blame over new Brexit plans Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

LONDON, (AFP): Britain and the EU on Thursday traded claims about who would be responsible for the failure of a new Brexit deal unveiled by London as the country faces a messy exit from the bloc at the end of October. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the bloc's failure to listen to his..

Read Full Story »

Ahead of talks, N. Korea fires apparent sub-launched missile Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

TOKYO, (AFP): North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile, Seoul said Wednesday, just days before Washington and Pyongyang were set to resume long-stalled nuclear talks. Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves as a way of maintaining..

Read Full Story »

North Korea fires projectiles days before resuming US talks Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

By TONG-HYUNG KIM, SEOUL, South Korea (AP): North Korea fired projectiles toward its eastern sea Wednesday, South Korea’s military and Japan’s government said, in an apparent display of its expanding military capabilities ahead of planned nuclear negotiations with the United States this..

Read Full Story »

China’s 70-year parade shows economic and military might Monday, September 30th, 2019

BEIJING (AP): China’s Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a parade Tuesday showcasing the country’s economic growth and newest weapons. The nationally televised event opened with a military honor guard carrying the Chinese flag through Tiananmen Square, the..

Read Full Story »

North Korea complains at UN about US ‘provocations’

By JENNIFER PELTZ, UNITED NATIONS (AP): North Korea decried the stalled state of its nuclear standoff with the United States and told the international community Monday that the fault lies with Washington’s “political and military provocations.” “It depends on the U.S.,” North Korean..

Read Full Story »

Sydney and Taiwan kick off global protests for Hong Kong Sunday, September 29th, 2019

SYDNEY, (AFP): Thousands rallied in Sydney and Taipei to support Hong Kong democracy protesters Sunday, kicking off a day of planned "anti-totalitarianism" demonstrations globally. In one of the largest solidarity marches in Australia since Hong Kong's latest pro-democracy movement began in June,..

Read Full Story »

White House accused of cover-up over Trump-Ukraine call Friday, September 27th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): The White House scrambled to "lock down" records of President Donald Trump's phone call pressing for Ukraine's interference in next year's US election, according to an incendiary whistleblower complaint released Thursday, in the latest episode of an intensifying impeachment..

Read Full Story »

US presses India on Kashmir rights, seeks lower tensions Thursday, September 26th, 2019

UNITED NATIONS, New York, (AFP): The United States wants New Delhi to quickly ease restrictions imposed in Kashmir, a senior official said Thursday, declaring President Donald Trump's willingness to mediate to ease tensions between India and Pakistan over the territory. Trump met separately this..

Read Full Story »

UK PM loses fresh parliamentary vote as tensions rise

LONDON, (AFP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered yet another setback on Thursday after MPs rejected his call to briefly suspend their business for his party's conference, highlighting the hostility he faces in parliament just weeks before Brexit. In his seventh successive defeat in..

Read Full Story »

N24 Exclusive

View All

Is Trump Right About Middle-East Peace? Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

By withdrawing American troops from northern Syria, US President Donald Trump has once again signaled that his administration recognizes only two national interests in..

The Battle of the Fading Hegemons Monday, October 21st, 2019

Locking China Out of the Dollar System Monday, October 21st, 2019

Will Trump Be Removed from Office? Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Trump’s Perfidious America Saturday, October 19th, 2019