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- First of 'Bali Nine' drug mules to return to Australia: media report
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:54:43 -0500
The first of a group of nine Australians convicted for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia in 2005 will be released from a Bali jail later this month, Australia's national broadcaster reported on Tuesday.
- Chinese Premier Li says talks on South China Sea code should end in three years
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:49:08 -0500
China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that Beijing hoped a consultation with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea would be completed in three years, and that such an deal would bolster free trade.
- Goldman Sachs 'cheated' Malaysia over 1MDB: PM Mahathir
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:35:02 -0500
Goldman Sachs Group Inc "cheated" Malaysia over its dealings with state fund 1MDB which is the subject of corruption and money-laundering investigations, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told CNBC in an interview aired on Tuesday.
- Australian driver who rammed pedestrians found guilty of six murders
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:16:46 -0500
An Australian man who drove a car into dozens of pedestrians on a busy shopping street in central Melbourne last year, killing six people, was found guilty of murder and reckless conduct by the Victorian state Supreme Court on Tuesday.
- Indonesia says situation facing crew of doomed Lion Air jet not in flight manual
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:03:30 -0500
Indonesian investigators said on Monday more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of a doomed Lion Air jet was not contained in the aircraft's flight manual.
- U.S. think tank says at least 13 undeclared missile bases identified in North Korea
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:57:05 -0500
A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
- Israel-Gaza border ignites after botched incursion; four dead
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:00:15 -0500
Palestinian militants on Monday carried out their most intensive shelling of Israel since the 2014 Gaza war in retaliation for a botched cross-border commando raid, drawing Israeli air strikes against Hamas' television station and other targets.
- U.N. chief Guterres urges maximum restraint in Gaza: spokesman
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:23:09 -0500
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged all sides to exercise maximum restraint after Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets and mortar bombs into southern Israel and Israel launched retaliatory air strikes, a U.N. spokesman said.
- Australia's cyber security chief says Austal defense hack investigation may take years
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:02:54 -0500
Australia's chief cyber security chief said on Tuesday an investigation into the hacking of defense contractor Austal Ltd could take years, rejecting a local media report that his agency had concluded the attack originated from Iran.
- OAS rights group flags Brazil concerns before Bolsonaro takes office
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:54:22 -0500
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Monday expressed concerns about the state and outlook for rights in Brazil, singling out for particular worry some of the signature campaign issues of far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.
- Exclusive: Britain's Hunt sees prospect for Yemen talks, news on Khashoggi inquiry
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:39:57 -0500
British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday said prospects for talks to end Yemen's 3-1/2-year-old war were "more real" after Saudi Arabia confirmed to him its willingness to evacuate 50 wounded Houthi fighters as a confidence-building measure.
- German parliament queries AfD handling of donation
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:08:15 -0500
The German lower house of parliament's administration has asked the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) for clarification about a potentially illegal donation from a Swiss firm, as a key party leader acknowledged mistakes in the handling of the money.
- Right-wing UK activist fails to get U.S. visa
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:48:18 -0500
British far-right activist Tommy Robinson has not been granted a U.S. visa to meet with Republican lawmakers in Washington this week, an organizer of the meeting said on Monday.
- Britain's Hunt says real prospect for Yemen peace talks but situation still desperate
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:43:42 -0500
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday said prospects for talks to end Yemen's nearly four-year-old war were "more real" after Saudi Arabia confirmed its willingness to evacuate 50 wounded Houthi fighters to Oman for medical treatment.
- Thai junta and Thaksin-backed populists face off before 2019 poll
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:41:22 -0500
Battle lines are being drawn between Thailand's military government and the populist movement led by ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra as both sides attempt to outmaneuver the other before a general election due in 2019.
- Canada's Trudeau says in talks with Pakistan over Asia Bibi
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:32:02 -0500
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday talks are underway with the Pakistani government over a Pakistani Christian woman whose acquittal on blasphemy charges against Islam last month sparked mass protests in the South Asian country.
- Tunisian parliament approves prime minister's cabinet reshuffle
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:14:28 -0500
The Tunisian parliament approved on Monday a cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed amid a political and economic crisis.
- Gunmen kill nine in Iraq's Anbar province: security sources
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:08:14 -0500
At least nine people were killed in Iraq's Anbar province on Monday when gunmen attacked the home of a Sunni tribal militia officer, security sources said.
- Egypt tells Israel it needs to de-escalate Gaza violence
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:08:53 -0500
Egypt told Israel on Monday it needed to stop an escalation of violence in the Gaza strip, state TV quoted sources as saying.
- German states want social media law tightened: media
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:07:30 -0500
German states have drafted a list of demands aimed at tightening a law that requires social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to remove hate speech from their sites, the Handelblatt newspaper reported on Monday.