HANOI (AP) — State media in Vietnam say the death toll from a Hanoi apartment building has risen to 56.
HANOI (AP) — State media in Vietnam say the death toll from a Hanoi apartment building has risen to 56.
The president-elect of the Maldives said he will stick to his campaign promise to remove Indian military personnel stationed in the archipelago state, promising he would initiate the process. Mohamed Muiz told his supporters gathered Monday night at a celebration of his election victory that he wouldn't stand for a foreign military staying in the Maldives against the will of its citizens. It’s a serious blow to India in its geopolitical rivalry with China in the India Ocean region, where the Maldives' presidential runoff election Saturday was seen as a virtual referendum on which of the regional powers would have the biggest influence on the archipelago.
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Kevin McCarthy was axed Tuesday as speaker of the US House of Representatives in a brutal, historic rebellion by far-right Republicans accusing him of a string of broken promises and furious at his cooperation with Democrats."Kevin McCarthy has made multiple contradictory promises, and when they all came due, he lost."
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The Chinese military released an animated short film on National Day showing pieces of a scroll painting torn in two more than 300 years ago being reunited, in a show of the mainland's determination to bring self-ruled Taiwan into the fold. The pieces of the "The Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains", one of China's best-known ancient paintings, are kept separately in museums in China and Taiwan, the democratically governed island that Beijing claims as one its provinces, and which it reserves the right to take over by force. On National Day on Sunday, the People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theatre Command, known for belligerent videos of exercises around Taiwan, released an animated short film called "Dreams Come True on Fuchun River", appealing to the shared cultural roots of people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Indonesia launched Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway on Monday, a delayed, multibillion-dollar project backed by China that President Joko Widodo hailed as "a symbol of our modernisation".It is part of Beijing's Belt and Road initiative -- a decade-old programme of China-backed infrastructure projects.
The EU unveiled Tuesday a list of sensitive technologies that should be kept out of the hands of rivals, as the bloc takes further measures to confront China's aggressive trade policies.Brussels is building a trade policy armoury to protect the bloc from actions by rival nations, after supply chain shocks rocked European economies during the Covid pandemic, and the energy crisis that followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Biden administration warned Beijing of its plans to update rules that curb shipments of AI chips and chipmaking tools to China as soon as early October, a U.S. official said, a policy decision aimed at stabilizing relations between the superpowers. The Commerce Department, which oversees export controls, is working on an update of export restrictions first released last year. The update seeks to limit access to more chipmaking tools in line with new Dutch and Japanese rules, other sources said, and to close some loopholes in export restrictions on artificial intelligence (AI) chips.
Singapore authorities seized or froze assets worth more than S$2.8 billion ($2 billion) in one of the city-state’s largest money laundering investigation, a senior official said on Tuesday while signaling the government could tighten immigration rules to curb illicit inflows.
Former US president Donald Trump was in court Monday for what he slammed as a "sham" civil fraud trial against him and two of his sons, with the case threatening the Republican's business empire as he campaigns to retake the White House. James accused the former president on Monday of "persistent and repeated fraud" and said "justice will prevail."
‘Sam was not sure that number came directly from Trump,’ author Michael Lewis said
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -Chief executives, business organisations and lawmakers from northern England were scratching their heads on Monday over when Prime Minister Rishi Sunak would announce a decision to scrap or delay the northern leg of Britain's HS2 high-speed rail project. While most agreed Sunak had most probably decided to delay the stretch running from the central English city of Birmingham to Manchester, the northern English host of the governing Conservative Party's conference, they said they were puzzled, and frustrated over why it had not yet been announced. A source from Sunak's Number 10 office said on Monday no final decision had been taken on HS2, a message government ministers have been repeating for weeks.
A combative Donald Trump lashed out at the judge and attorney general on Monday on the first day of a trial for civil fraud that could see the former president barred from doing business in New York state.The 77-year-old Trump, who is facing legal battles on several fronts, denounced the business fraud case as a "sham" intended to torpedo his bid to recapture the White House next year."This has to do with election interference, plain and simple," Trump said as he arrived for the opening day of what could be a three-month trial. "What we have here is an attempt to hurt me in an election."New York Judge Arthur Engoron has already ruled that Trump and his sons Eric and Don Jr committed fraud by inflating the value of the real estate and financial assets of the Trump Organization for years.New York Attorney General Letitia James is now seeking $250 million in penalties and the removal of Trump and his sons from management of the family empire."Justice will prevail," James told reporters. "No matter how powerful you are, no matter how much money you think you may have, no one is above the law."Trump was not required to attend the opening day of the trial but chose to do so, taking a seat at the defense table flanked by his lawyers."It's a scam. It's a sham," he told reporters before entering the Manhattan courtroom. "My financial statements are phenomenal."During a lunch break, a visibly angry Trump condemned what he called a "disgraceful trial put forward by an attorney general who is corrupt." There is no jury in the trial, meaning Trump's fate is entirely in Engoron's hands -- which did not dissuade the former president from branding him a "rogue" Democratic judge who should be "disbarred."The New York case is the first of a number of upcoming trials for the former president.Trump is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Washington on March 4, 2024 on charges of trying to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden.Trump will then be back in New York state court, this time on charges of paying hush money to a porn star, and later in a federal court in Florida, where he is accused of mishandling classified documents after leaving office.Finally, he will also have to answer to state charges in Georgia, where prosecutors say Trump illegally tried to get the southern state's 2020 election results changed in his favor.- Trump expected to testify -In the New York case, Engoron ruled that Trump, his two eldest sons and other Trump Organization executives lied to tax collectors, lenders and insurers for years in a scheme that exaggerated the value of their properties by $812 million to $2.2 billion between 2014 and 2021.The judge revoked the business licenses that allowed the Trump Organization to operate some of its New York properties, a move known as the "corporate death penalty."Trump -- who made his reputation and fortune as a real estate mogul in the 1980s -- could lose control over many of his company's flagship properties, such as his 5th Avenue Trump Tower in Manhattan.According to James, a Democrat, Trump's own apartment in that building is among the spaces that were fraudulently overvalued -- it was listed as three times bigger than its true size.Another Manhattan building, at 40 Wall Street, was overvalued between $200-$300 million in financial disclosures, James alleges.Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida -- the site of the classified documents drama -- and several other Trump Organization golf clubs also appear in James's complaint.There are likely to be dozens of witnesses called to testify at the trial, including Trump himself and three of his children, Eric, Don Jr and his oldest daughter Ivanka.Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen -- now an outspoken critic of the former president -- and officials from Trump-linked financial institutions are also expected to appear.bur/cl/st
Donald Trump 's campaign is calling on the Republican National Committee to cancel all remaining presidential primary debates, saying the RNC must instead “refocus its manpower” on defeating Joe Biden next year. In a statement late Monday, top Trump advisers also repeated debunked falsehoods about election fraud, claiming without evidence that Democrats are working to steal the 2024 election. Trump has maintained that the 2020 election was stolen, despite multiple legal cases, investigations and his own attorney general finding no fraud.
A United Nations team visiting Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan did not see any damage to civilian infrastructure such as hospitals, schools and housing or to cultural and religious sites, U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Monday. The team on Sunday visited the Karabakh capital known as Stepanakert by Armenia and Khankendi by Azerbaijan.
The concept aims to ensure people can access everything they need within a short walk, but not everyone has embraced it.
Armenian lawmakers approved a key step towards joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday, a move that is set to escalate tensions with the ex-Soviet country's traditional ally Moscow.An online broadcast from the Armenian parliamentary session showed a majority of 60 deputies voting in favour of the proposal, with 22 -- mainly opposition lawmakers -- voting against joining the ICC. The Kremlin immediately criticised Armenia's decision.