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Trump takes oath as 45th president of US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump takes the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States, a combative billionaire businessman and TV celebrity elected to lead a profoundly divided country. ...

Updated : 2017.01.21 02:12

The world's cities: vital, but fragile

They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world's urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth. The fragility o...

Updated : 2017.01.20 21:41

[Newsmaker] Trump faces ambitious day one

Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it. As...

Updated : 2017.01.20 20:22

[Graphic News] Hong Kong is world’s most expensive city

For all the talk of how expensive it is to buy a house in London or New York, the most expensive major cities in the world are all in Asia. In Hong Kong, Mumbai, Beijing and Shanghai, it now takes m...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:12

[Newsmaker] Earth breaks heat record for 3rd year in row

Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate chan...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:24

[Graphic News] Norway ranks at the top in Inclusive development index

The World Economic Forum‘s “Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017,” released Monday, said that most countries are missing important opportunities to raise economic growth and reduce inequal...

Updated : 2017.01.18 18:22

[Newsmaker] Distraught Davos finds globalization savior in Xi

China‘s President Xi Jinping speaks in the Congress Hall on day one of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday. EPA-Yonhap DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) -- Wit...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:28

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter -- instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka. Trump retweeted a message from a Twitter user that said his ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 22:16

Davos: China's Xi says no one will win trade war

Chinese President Xi Jinping presented himself as a champion of globalisation Tuesday, lecturing the world elite in Davos on the dangers of protectionism and the futility of trade wars. The leader o...

Updated : 2017.01.17 21:36

Britain to leave EU's single market, says May

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said Britain will leave the EU's single market in order to restrict immigration in a clean break from the bloc, but lawmakers can vote on the final deal. "Brexi...

Updated : 2017.01.17 21:22

[Graphic News] Eight men own more than poorest 3.6b people

Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart,” Oxfam said. The wealth of the world’s poorest 3.6 billion peopl...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:55

[Newsmaker] Europe, NATO hit back at Trump

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:05

5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort: Police

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) _ A Mexican police officer said Monday a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen. The offi...

Updated : 2017.01.16 23:14

[Graphic News] Mexico tops list of best places to retire

Mexico ranked top as the best place to retire in 2017, according to InternationalLiving.com’s new Annual Global Retirement Index. Panama and Ecuador consistently rank among the top places to retire...

Updated : 2017.01.16 18:14

France says 'serious consequences' if US embassy moves to Jerusalem

PARIS (AFP) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Sunday that if US President-elect Donald Trump moves the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem it would have "extremely s...

Updated : 2017.01.15 21:55