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Greenland's government on Friday dismissed the idea of being purchased by the United States. The statement follows reports that US President Donald Trump was interested in buying the territory from Denmark. What the government said: A "short comment" on the government website said that: "We have a good cooperation with USA, and we see it as an expression of...
When Imran Khan was elected as Pakistan's prime minister on August 17, 2018, some Pakistanis saw him as the the best option, but others saw Khan as a messiah, and followed him like blinkered members of a populist cult. Khan's victory was the triumph of Pakistan's self-righteous and self-serving affluent urban middle class. They were aided internationally by a well-meaning but...
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation on Friday of its chief executive after the airline became ensnared in the Chinese territory's huge anti-government protests. Rupert Hogg said he was stepping down "to take responsibility ... in view of recent events" after he faced pressure from Beijing to stop the airline's employees from taking part in the rallies. The demonstrations, which...
When Imran Khan was elected as Pakistan's prime minister on August 17, 2018, some Pakistanis saw him as the the best option, but others saw Khan as a messiah, and followed him like blinkered members of a populist cult. Khan's victory was the triumph of Pakistan's self-righteous and self-serving affluent urban middle class. They were aided internationally by a well-meaning but naive...
The Mekong River, a critical waterway for six countries in Southeast Asia, is registering critically low water levels this summer. The Mekong River Commission (MRC), which monitors Southeast Asia's longest river, reported in mid-July that water levels over the previous month had fallen to "among the lowest on record." The Mekong springs up from the Tibetan Plateau in China and...
The Mekong River, a critical waterway for six countries in Southeast Asia, is registering critically low water levels this summer. The Mekong River Commission (MRC), which monitors Southeast Asia's longest river, reported in mid-July that water levels over the previous month had fallen to "among the lowest on record." The Mekong springs up from the Tibetan Plateau in China...
Indonesia's president on Friday vowed to press on with plans to relocate the nation's capital from Jakarta as the city sinks by up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) a year.  In his state-of-the-nation address, President Joko Widodo asked parliament to sign off on proposals to move the capital to Borneo island, although he didn't specify an exact location. "I'm...
Alain Robert, a climber dubbed the "French Spiderman," clambered up a building in Hong Kong on Friday, hosting up a flag meant to symbolize reconciliation between the territory and China. Robert scaled the 68-story Cheung Kong Center in the city's central business district, unfurling a "peace banner" depicting both the Chinese and Hong Kong flags as well as...
Russian officials said had defused a WWII bomb in the Kremlin, which they believe lay undetected in a cellar since 1941. The Moscow palace was under reconstruction when workers found the bomb on Thursday, state media revealed. The Kremlin's chief commander, Sergey Khlebnikov, told the news agency Ria Novosti they had taken every necessary measure to "ensure the Kremlin's security." ...
Indonesia's president on Friday vowed to press on with plans to relocate the nation's capital from Jakarta as the city sinks by up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) a year.  In his state-of-the-nation address, President Joko Widodo asked parliament to sign off on proposals to move the capital to Borneo island, although he didn't specify an exact location. "I'm asking...