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China succeeds in mining combustible ice in South China Sea

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China succeeds in mining combustible ice in South China Sea

CHINA has succeeded in collecting samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources Jiang Daming said Thursday. This is China’s first success in mining flammable ice at sea, after nearly two decades of research and exploration, the minister […]

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South Korean President seeks a two-track policy with sanctions and dialogue as it tries to rein in defiant neighbor

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South Korean President seeks a two-track policy with sanctions and dialogue as it tries to rein in defiant neighbor

North Korea recently bragged about its most successful missile test to date, revealing new capabilities U.S. and South Korea, and Japan are pushing for greater unity at the United Nations to impose more sanctions South Korea’s left-leaning President vowed to bring a shift in South Korean direction after conservative rule SEOUL, South Korea – As […]

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Turkey says will ‘not beg’ Germany to stay at its NATO base

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Turkey says will ‘not beg’ Germany to stay at its NATO base

Turkey on Thursday hit back at German threats to pull its troops out of a key NATO base on its soil, saying it would “not beg” them to stay. Ankara and Berlin are locked in another spat over Turkey’s refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit the Incirlik base near Syria, which is used by […]

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Seoul says it wants to reopen communication with North

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Seoul says it wants to reopen communication with North

South Korea says it wants to re-establish lines of communication with North Korea, as new President Moon Jae-in seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue with its reclusive neighbour to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes. The two countries are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not […]

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11 basic steps to social media and online safety

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11 basic steps to social media and online safety

You surf the internet daily, but are you safe? Read our guide to online security You may not be aware that computer hackers can access your social media and email account easily. It’s important that you watch your settings  Communication today is all about networking, more than 80 per cent of which is online. The […]

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Macron unveils first government and leaves French right fuming

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Macron unveils first government and leaves French right fuming

Newly installed French president Emmanuel Macron unveiled his first government on Wednesday with the left, the right, the centre and ecologists all represented in his first government.  Macron unveils first centrist government featuring figures from left and right and a famous ecologist Photo: AFP . The government is also balanced between men and women Macron’s […]

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Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets By Denis Pinchuk and Andrew Osborn

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Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets By Denis Pinchuk and Andrew Osborn

Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading US Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply. Russian President Vladimir […]

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US Admiral: North Korea ‘Threat to the Entire World’

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US Admiral: North Korea ‘Threat to the Entire World’

In a speech delivered at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo on May 17, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), Admiral Harry Harris, called for deeper trilateral cooperation between the United States, South Korea, and Japan to address North Korea’s recent military actions and provocations. Image Credit: Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs The U.S. […]

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Iraqi forces recapture western Mosul’s al-Rifaie district, a major IS bastion

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Iraqi forces recapture western Mosul’s al-Rifaie district, a major IS bastion

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces recaptured on Wednesday al-Rifaie district, a major area held by the Islamic State where intense battles have been running to retake the region. The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service took over the district completely and raised the Iraqi flags above its buildings. Iraqi soldiers […]

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Trump presses more countries take back U.S. deportees in immigration success

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Trump presses more countries take back U.S. deportees in immigration success

Between cajoling, threats and actual punishments, Homeland Security has managed to drastically cut the number of countries that habitually refuse to take back immigrants whom the U.S. is trying to deport, officials said Tuesday, notching an early immigration success for President Trump. The number of recalcitrant countries has dropped from 20 to 12 over the […]

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