• This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on 1 January, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a New Year's speech at an undisclosed location. Picture: AFP

    NKorea must prepare for 'dialogue and confrontation' with US: Kim

    At a plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea on Thursday, Kim outlined his strategy for relations with Washington, and the "policy tendency of the newly emerged US administration", the Korean Central News Agency said.

  • In this file photo taken on 6 January 2021, supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Picture: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP

    Washington unveils plan to combat domestic terrorism

    The government plan is however "ideologically neutral" and consists of four pillars that are broad orientations rather than concrete measures, with the goals of "prevention, interruption and dissuasion" while preserving individual freedoms

  • FILE: US President Joe Biden speaks during remarks on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, DC on 15 March 2021. Picture: Eric Baradat/AFP

    Biden to rebuild 'sacred' Nato bond shaken by Trump

    Biden's predecessor Donald Trump undermined faith in the West's security architecture by questioning Washington's commitment to defend European partners. And he clashed publicly with counterparts the last time leaders met in 2019, before abruptly heading home early.

  • US President Joe Biden speaks during a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on 1 June 2021. Pictre: Mandel Ngan/AFP

    EU seeks firm Biden pledge to end Trump-era trade row

    The EU hoped the visit by Biden would help achieve "decisive progress" on solving a steel tariff dispute as well as a two-decade spat over subsidies to plane-makers Boeing and Airbus, Dombrovskis said.

  • US President Joe Biden speaks during a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on 1 June 2021. Pictre: Mandel Ngan/AFP

    Biden honours victims of 'forgotten' Tulsa race massacre, 100 years on

    The Democratic leader marked the centenary of the massacre by meeting survivors in the city, after the White House announced new initiatives including billions of dollars in grants to address racial disparities in wealth, home ownership and small business ownership.

  • A combination of photos of US President Joe Biden on 15 March 2021 and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 March 2020. Picture: Eric Baradat, Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Sputnik

    Biden vows to push Putin at summit to protect human rights

    The face-to-face meeting with the Kremlin leader comes amid levels of tension not seen for years, with Washington now dialing back its ambitions to little more than establishing a relationship in which both sides understand each other and can work together in specific areas.

  • US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House US Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the US Capitol on 28 April 2021 in Washington, DC. Picture: AFP

    Biden pitches $6 trillion budget to 'reimagine' US economy

    The president's annual budget is more a wish list or a message on his priorities than anything else. Congress ultimately decides what money goes where and the current Congress has only the narrowest Democratic majority.

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    Facebook reverses course, won't ban lab virus theory

    The latest move by Facebook, announced late Wednesday on its website, highlights the challenge for the world's largest social network of rooting out false and potentially harmful content while remaining open for discourse.