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    Macron tells French to stop moaning

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    France’s president Emmanuel Macron on Thursday urged his compatriots to moan less, saying the country would be better off if they emulated wartime leader Charles de Gaulle...

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    Netanyahu undergoes new graft questioning

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent a new round of questioning on Friday over one of several graft cases that have threatened to topple him, Israeli media reported....

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    S Korea jails ex-president for 15 yrs on corruption charges

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by graft charges....

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    Duterte says underwent cancer testing

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he is awaiting the results of fresh medical tests, adding that ‘if it’s cancer, it’s cancer’.

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    Pence paints China as enemy in US election

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    Vice-president Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of military aggression, commercial theft and rising human rights violations as he cast the Asian power as a villain bent on interfering in upcoming US elections....

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    Myanmar may lose EU trade privileges over Rohingya abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Innsbruck, Austria | Updated at 12:10am on October 06, 2018

    The European Union warned Mynamar on Friday it could lose trade privileges over its ‘blatant violation of human rights’, as the international backlash over the Rohingya crisis grows....

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    Pakistan opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif arrested

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 07:56pm on October 05, 2018

    Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on Friday in a longstanding corruption case, the country's anti-graft agency said, nine days before crucial by-elections are due to be held...

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    Congolese Mukwege, Iraq’s Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

    Reuters . Oslo | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday....

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    Putin talks arms, nuclear deals in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:33pm on October 05, 2018

    President Vladimir Putin was expected Friday to sign a deal in India worth more than $5 billion for the S-400 air defence system, despite US...

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    South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 yrs on corruption charges

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 02:11pm on October 05, 2018

    A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of...

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