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French candidate Macron urges expats to return home

French candidate Macron urges expats to return home

LONDON: French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday (Feb 21) urged expats in London to bring their talents home to France, following a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Trump plays down talk of lifting Russia sanctions

Trump plays down talk of lifting Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan 27) played down talk that he might quickly lift sanctions on Russia, as he stepped onto the global stage alongside Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US President Donald Trump sought to tone down diplomatic tensions over the Republican's planned border wall on Friday (Jan 27), agreeing to seek a resolution to the thorny dispute.

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The diplomatic year in review: Forging ties and co-operation

The diplomatic year in review: Forging ties and co-operation

Through the inheritance of successes in the previous years and the implementation of the foreign policy made at the 12th National Party Congress in 2016, Vietnam has reaped many positive and important diplomatic results. These results have contributed to the protection of the country’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and interests.

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Oil-dependent US states sliding into recession: S&P

Oil-dependent US states sliding into recession: S&P

WASHINGTON: Crashing oil prices in recent years have helped send crude-producing US states into recession, and they are unlikely to recover significantly even if prices recover, Standard & Poor's said on Tuesday (Jan 24).

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Italy avalanche toll at 17 as helicopter crash adds to pain

Italy avalanche toll at 17 as helicopter crash adds to pain

FARINDOLA, Italy: The toll from an avalanche that swamped an Italian mountain hotel rose to 17 dead and 12 missing on Tuesday (Jan 24) as a nearby helicopter crash claimed the lives of six people and dealt another blow to a region reeling from earthquakes and the heaviest snowfall in decades.

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Trump revives controversial oil pipeline projects

Trump revives controversial oil pipeline projects

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Jan 24) revived two oil pipeline projects blocked by his predecessor on environmental grounds, signalling his determination to undo Barack Obama's legacy.

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Trump to address joint session of US Congress on Feb 28

Trump to address joint session of US Congress on Feb 28

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress late next month, accepting House Speaker Paul Ryan's traditional invitation to deliver the speech to lawmakers and the nation.

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Trump orders US withdrawal from trans-Pacific trade deal

Trump orders US withdrawal from trans-Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump moved on Monday (Jan 23) to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, making good on a pledge to scrap a deal he denounced as a "job killer" and a "rape" of US interests.

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Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

BUDAPEST: Hungary was on Sunday (Jan 22) mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.

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Trump vows to 'start renegotiating' NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

Trump vows to 'start renegotiating' NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump pledged on Sunday (Jan 22) to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement in upcoming talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

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Trump to receive British PM May on Friday: White House

Trump to receive British PM May on Friday: White House

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will welcome British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday in his first meeting with a foreign leader, the White House said on Saturday (Jan 21).

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Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle

Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle

PENNE, Italy: A woman and four children were pulled alive on Friday (Jan 20) from the ruins of an Italian hotel and five other survivors were located under the snow, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche.

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Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of United States on Friday (Jan 20), issuing a staunchly nationalist vow to put "America first" in his opening address to a country - and a world - watching a page of history turn.

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Trump Treasury pick defends offshore investments, lending practices

Trump Treasury pick defends offshore investments, lending practices

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the US Treasury on Thursday (Jan 19) fended off questions about previously undisclosed offshore investment firms and real-estate holdings, as well as his bank's foreclosure practices.

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Trump arrives in Washington on eve of historic inauguration

Trump arrives in Washington on eve of historic inauguration

WASHINGTON: Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday (Jan 19), determined to transform American politics over the next four years.

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