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November 2, 2017 6:35 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile 11

November 2, 2017 6:31 AM China's Xi sends rare message to North Korea's Kim

SEOUL: Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a rare message, Pyongyang's official news agency reported Thursday (Nov 2), in his first public communication with his wayward neighbour for more than a year. The note signalled a possible improvement in their strained relationships, which has soured over Pyongyang's growing 9

October 31, 2017 11:38 PM Social media giants vow to crack down on fake news

WASHINGTON(AFP) - American internet giants told Congress on Tuesday (Oct 31) they were committed to cracking down on fake news operations on their platforms like the ones Russians conducted to meddle in last year's US presidential elections. A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow's election interference and possible coordination between 10

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Maintenance team signed off on work not done: SMRT

Staff in charge of pump system that failed may have falsified records Train operator SMRT has found that the team responsible for maintaining a pump system that malfunctioned may have falsified documents by signing off on work that they had not done. It is suspected that such falsification of quarterly maintenance records could stretch all the way back to December 11

October 31, 2017 7:17 AM 3 ex-Trump aides charged as US special counsel steps up probe of Russian links

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has moved into a new and more perilous stage for the White House after three aides to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, including a former chairman, were charged. Ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former campaign aide Rick Gates appeared in court on Monday (Oct 30), pleading 4

October 30, 2017 9:04 PM Trump aide under house arrest as Russia probe accelerates

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's former campaign chairman was placed under house arrest on Monday (Oct 30), as an investigation into Russia's manipulation of the 2016 election shifted to a new and more perilous stage for the White House. After a first wave of indictments were unsealed, Paul Manafort and another Trump aide appeared in court, pleading not guilty 6

October 30, 2017 5:40 PM Former Trump campaign manager indicted in Russia probe, ex-aide guilty

WASHINGTON: Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, surrendered to the FBI on Monday and another ex-aide pleaded guilty to lying to agents in the most serious steps yet of a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort, 68, a longtime Republican operative, arrived at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 3

October 30, 2017 3:20 PM First charges, plea deal emerge in Trump Russia probe

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged on Monday (Oct 30) with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, in the first indictments stemming from a sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe, also announced 8

October 30, 2017 2:39 PM Trump ex-campaign chairman Manafort charged with conspiracy

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged on Monday (Oct 30) with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, in the first indictment stemming from a sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort, 68, and business partner Rick Gates, 45, were charged with allegedly 4

October 30, 2017 1:38 PM Manafort charged with conspiracy against US, money-laundering

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged Monday with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, the first to come out of a sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort and business partner Rick Gates, who served as his deputy in the Trump campaign, were charged 3