OSAKA – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and their top priority was the safety […]
Stadler's arrest is the most high-profile yet in the diesel-gate crisis, prosecutors raided Stadler's home after charging him with fraud.
FRANKFURT – German prosecutors said Monday that Authorities have arrested Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen’s “diesel-gate” emissions cheating scandal. The dramatic development comes a week after Munich prosecutors raided Stadler’s home after charging him with fraud and the falsification of documents that allowed diesel vehicles equipped with cheating […]
President Duterte had accused her of "disorderly conduct", and ordered she be investigated as part of moves against "undesirable foreigners".
MANILA – The Philippine justice department on Monday struck down an order for the deportation of an Australian nun after she joined a political rally, sparking celebrations among her supporters. The Catholic nun, Sister Patricia Anne Fox, 71, who is head of a congregation, had angered President Rodrigo Duterte after she was spotted in […]
In its latest move, the White House on Friday announced stiff 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports, sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing.
WASHINGTON – By inflicting tariffs on the steel and aluminum of his allies, and then on tens of billions of dollars in goods from China, US President Donald Trump has quickly moved to fulfill the tough campaign pledges he made on trade. US President Donald Trump has taken a tough stance on trade in […]
Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, racism, homophobia, conflicts over Syria and Ukraine — “all these rebukes have no relation to the World Cup,”
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports. It’s about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it’s an open, confident and […]
Scully faces another trial for a second batch of 60 charges including the rape of an 18-month-old baby girl and the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl
MANILA – An Australian man has been sentenced to life in a Philippine prison as part of a unspeakable child sexual abuse case in which prosecutors say he chained the victims like dogs. Peter Scully still faces another trial and dozens more charges, including allegations he made child pornography and murdered a young girl. The […]
The 35-year-old gun man is also reported to have shot a Police Officer Kevin Valencia before killing himself - Photo AP
ORLANDO – After a standoff of more than 21 hours, officers entered an apartment where a felon with a gun had barricaded himself with four children and found them all dead, Orlando police Chief John Mina has told the media. Police Chief John Mina said at a press conference just before midnight Monday that […]
The aircraft was conducting a routine training mission with six other F-15 fighters at the time, and the pilot, the sole person on board, was ejected, according to the US military.
OKINAWA – The US military and local defense bureau in Okinawa Japan have reported that a US F-15 fighter jet crashed into the sea off Okinawa on Monday morning and the pilot was picked up by a search-and-rescue crew from Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force. The F-15, belonging to the US Kadena Air Base, crashed […]
Turnbull told a news conference in Canberra. “Now that we've uncovered the shocking truth, we must do everything in our power to honor the bravery of the thousands of people who came forward.”
SYDNEY – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sex abuse victims as part of the government’s response to a long-running inquiry that heard allegations against government and private institutions and prominent individuals in five years of hearings. The apology to be delivered on Oct 22 was announced Wednesday […]
Trump said he expected the denuclearization process to start “very, very quickly”. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials would hold follow-up negotiations “at the earliest possible date”
SINGAPORE – U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy. The joint statement signed at the end of their historic summit in Singapore gave few details on how […]