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Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

France, Britain, the United States and four other countries have asked the UN Security Council to meet next week to discuss the ongoing violence in Myanmar, according to a request seen by AFP on Friday. The seven countries including Egypt, Kazakhstan, Senegal and Sweden want UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to brief the council on Myanmar’s […]

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Friendly meeting at the White House

Friendly meeting at the White House

Washington – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has described his discussions with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday afternoon as a “positive and friendly meeting”. Both leaders were jovial and seen shaking hands several times, while grabbing each other’s forearms as they were walking in and out of the West […]

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Indonesia, Australia host counter-terrorism meeting

Indonesia, Australia host counter-terrorism meeting

Manado – Indonesia and Australia on Saturday co-hosted a counter-terrorism meeting to address the rising threat of foreign fighters, as the Philippines battles pro-Islamic State militants. The one-day gathering in North Sulawesi brings together six countries including Malaysia, Philippines and New Zealand. Ministers are due to discuss the challenges posed by growing terrorism in Southeast […]

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US Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son’s meeting

US Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son’s meeting

Washington – The US Secret Service on Sunday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president’s son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign. Donald Trump Jr. has acknowledged that he met in New York with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after he was told she […]

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Trump and Putin find chemistry, draw criticism in first meeting

Trump and Putin find chemistry, draw criticism in first meeting

In a meeting that ran longer than either side had planned, US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed alleged Russian meddling in the US election on Friday but agreed to focus on better ties rather than litigating the past. Trump, a Republican who called it an “honour” to meet with the Russian president, […]

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Bolt brings sunshine and heat on his last trip to Golden Spike meeting

Bolt brings sunshine and heat on his last trip to Golden Spike meeting

As Usain Bolt deals with the emotions of closing the curtain on his record-breaking career, one thing that won’t trouble him as he prepares for his ninth and final appearance at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting is the heat, he said on Monday. The multiple Olympic and world gold medallist joked that sweltering temperatures and […]

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Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

Washington – US President Donald Trump admitted Thursday he does not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey, after fueling speculation for weeks of secret Oval Office tapes. But Trump’s belated admissions did little to quell allegations that he has sought to stifle investigations into possible collusion between his presidential […]

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Modi, Merkel discuss terrorism, Brexit ahead of summit meeting

Modi, Merkel discuss terrorism, Brexit ahead of summit meeting

Berlin – Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held “very good” discussions on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues like the Brexit consequences, trade and radicalisation in the context of recent terror attacks in Europe, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. In their informal talks on […]

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Najib chairs Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers’ meeting

Najib chairs Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers’ meeting

Putrajaya – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Tuesday chaired the 128th meeting for Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers at Perdana Putra here. Also present were Cabinet Ministers and Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa. Meanwhile, Najib, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and other cabinet ministers […]

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Chinese official shoots two, kills self at party meeting

Chinese official shoots two, kills self at party meeting

Beijing – A high-ranking city official in China burst into a government meeting Wednesday and shot the mayor and city party secretary before killing himself, state media reported. Suspect Chen Zhongshu, 54, was secretary of the land bureau in Panzhihua, a city of 1.2 million in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the official Xinhua news […]

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