Category Archives: World

Kerry defends Syria deal with Russia, says Obama backs plan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei  Lavrov (R) shake hands at the conclusion of their news conference  following their meeting in Geneva, Switzerland where they discussed the  crisis in Syria Washington (Telephost) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday sought to diffuse criticism of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire agreement… Read More »

US lifts decades-long trade sanctions against Myanmar

The announcement came as de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits Washington Naypyidaw (Telephost) – Long-standing trade sanctions against Myanmar are to be lifted, US President Barack Obama has said. The news came as Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived in Washington on her first official visit. Myanmar’s access to trade… Read More »

Typhoon batters Taiwan, barrels into mainland China

A truck is overturned in southern Pingtung county, Taiwan on September 14, 2016. The island is bracing for the impact of Super Typhoon Meranti. Hong Kong (Telephost) – Typhoon Meranti aimed for China’s mainland after pounding Taiwan, making landfall near Xiamen in Fujian Province, according to CNN meteorologists. The powerful storm slammed southern Taiwan early… Read More »