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McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republican...

As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned that dozens of influential Republicans a...

Lockdown will take toll on Malaysia’s already steep yield...

Malaysia’s yield curve has raced higher over the past year and is now near the steepest since 2017. The return to a strict lockdo...

Tough tests for Joe Biden in 'new' Middle East

"Folks, it's a time of testing." So said America's new president in Wednesday's inauguration speech before listing the tests the countr...

Malaysia's king works to restore public trust in the monar...

Muhyiddin Yassin, pictured at the parliament on Nov. 26, 2020: the king's consent to an emergency can be seen as a royal rebuke. &nbs...

Australia delays Covid-19 vaccine roll-out to study outcom...

Australia wants to understand how the vaccine has been working in other parts of the world.PHOTO: AFP Most countries with access t...

Xi indulges in 'coffee diplomacy' for reset in Sino-US tie...

Chinese President Xi Jinping understands that the world's two biggest economies need each other to further prosper.PHOTO: REUTERS...

Biden inaugurated as the 46th President amid a cascade of...

 Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, assuming leadership of a country...

Blinken’s diplomatic cart will have a bumpy ride

US Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken at confirmation hearing of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, Jan 19, 202...

US Intelligence chief vows to keep intelligence and politi...

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for intelligence chief said on Tuesday that she would remain apolitical and would seek to re-est...

Biden inherits a divided nation and a tarnished Trump lega...

A man and a child wear Make America Great Again caps as they wait for Donald Trump's speech in Des Moines, Iowa, in August 2016: the...

They Prepare the White House for a New President. They Hav...

The time has finally come for President Trump to find a permanent space at Mar-a-Lago for his $50,000 room-size golf simulator, not to...

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter with new social me...

Companies that do not abide by the law will ultimately have their bandwidth slashed, essentially blocking access [File: Gabby Jones/B...

China sanctions US lawmakers, officials over Hong Kong, Ta...

China has announced sanctions on US officials and lawmakers. Photo: Photo: AFP China has announced sanctions on US officials and l...

Tackle French ‘abuse’ of Muslims, civil society groups tel...

Muslims gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha at Maryam Mosque in Caen, France, on July 31, 2020 [Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP] As examples, it c...

B-52 US bombers fly over Middle East; Iran condemns intimi...

The US flew a B-52 'presence patrol' over the Middle East on Sunday [Courtesy: US Central Command] The latest military manoeuvres...

Joe Biden executive orders will reverse Trump on climate,...

Joe Biden announces his science team in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Joe Biden will sign a...

Historians having to tape together records that Trump tore...

Stacks of boxes taken out of the White House complex on Thursday. There is growing concern that Trump’s records will not be com...

Biden's plan to wear Ralph Lauren fits inauguration's sobe...

Joe Biden is sworn in as his wife Jill watches during the inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama on 20 January 2009. Photog...

North Korea bolsters arsenal with 'world's strongest weapo...

North Korea shows off a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade to mark the 8th Congress of...

'Indo-Pacific czar' Kurt Campbell calls for spreading out...

Then-U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell listens to a media question during a joint ne...

US Capitol rioters included trained ex-military, police: A...

Experts in homegrown extremism have warned for years about efforts by far-right groups and white supremacist groups to radicalise and r...