Date
16 July 2018

International

  • Alibaba's Jack Ma made some interesting comments recently on how an entrepreneur should have a vision and pursue his dream, even though the rewards may seem distant. Photo: Reuters

    ‘We believe, and then we see the fruit’

    - Jul 16, 2018 1:52pm
    From the rise and fall of the industrial sectors in the United States over the past 100 years, we can see a surprising progression from the old economy to the new. Recently, Forbes magazine listed the...
  • Google Photos can organize all the photos on your mobile device is such a way that you can easily retrieve them. Photo: Google

    Using Google Photos to organize your travel pictures

    - Jul 16, 2018 12:07pm
    Many people take a lot of pictures on their trips, but it’s quite a headache to sort out all these photos upon their return home. Fortunately, technological advances have enabled us to store all these photos...
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will again meet with European Council President Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Beijing on Monday. Photo: Reuters

    China looks to get cozy with EU in talks as Trump tariffs bite

    Jul 16, 2018 9:22am
    The European Union is set to open an annual meeting with China on Monday, and will be looking to fend off overtures for an anti-US alliance as China seeks a European counterbalance to US tariffs, Reuters...
  • Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning  the Wimbledon men's singles title for the fourth time on Sunday, defeating South African's Kevin Anderson. Photo: Reuters

    Ruthless Djokovic outplays Anderson to end title drought

    Jul 16, 2018 8:08am
    Novak Djokovic proved conclusively he remains one of the biggest beasts in men’s tennis by outplaying South African giant Kevin Anderson to claim a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday, Reuters reports. The 31-year-old put two years...
  • French fans celebrate in Paris after their team won the World Cup in Moscow on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

    France celebrates after winning World Cup

    Jul 16, 2018 7:09am
    Huge crowds of French supporters gathered at the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday to celebrate after their team won the World Cup for the second time in a 4-2 victory over Croatia. As the final whistle blew, shouts...
  • The European Commission’s European Political Strategy Center predicts that ever-more frequent droughts and floods will “dwarf all other drivers of migration”, with as many as one billion people displaced globally by 2050. Photo: AFP

    We need a food revolution

    - Jul 13, 2018 1:04pm
    In 1984, I gathered the most successful musicians of the time to form a “supergroup” called Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. The next year, an even larger grouping was formed for...
  • Trump's trade policies are hurting US businesses and farmers and damaging America's international relationships, says Senator Bob Corker. Photo: Bloomberg

    Trump trade policies hurting US farmers, businesses: senators

    Jul 13, 2018 9:41am
    US senators on Thursday blasted the Trump administration’s trade policy and vowed to press ahead with legislation to give Congress a say in decisions on tariffs, Reuters reports. “I’m very concerned about the president’s trade policies...
  • In the trade war with the United States, China should consider making concessions in order to buy time to beef up its manufacturing capability and boost its bargaining power. Photo: Reuters

    China should consider making concessions in trade war with US

    - Jul 12, 2018 4:52pm
    Raising the stakes in the trade war with China, the administration of US President Donald Trump unveiled plans to impose tariffs on an additional US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods. If we look for the deep-rooted...
  • Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian citizen by birth, although he could trace his roots to Congo, a former Belgian colony. Photo: Reuters

    Belgian striker Lukaku and his Congolese roots

    - Jul 12, 2018 12:08pm
    After 32 years, Belgium once again made it to the World Cup Semi-finals, only to be defeated by France 1-0 on Tuesday. However, despite the team’s loss, the stunning performances of several Belgian star players who...
  • NATO leaders pose for a group picture on Wednesday during a summit in Brussels. Photo: Reuters

    Trump rails against Germany, demands allies double NATO spending

    Jul 12, 2018 8:54am
    US President Donald Trump lashed out at Germany on Wednesday, accusing it being a “captive” of Russia due to its energy reliance, criticism that overshadowed a NATO summit meeting in Brussels. Meanwhile, Trump urged European nations...
  • A police helicopter carrying rescued schoolboys lands at a military airport in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand. Photo: Reuters

    All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

    Jul 11, 2018 8:38am
    Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world for more than two...
  • A file picture of Liu Xia, wife of the late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. After keeping her under house arrest since 2010, Chinese authorities have finally freed her and allowed her to leave for Germany, reports say. Photo: Reuters

    Liu Xiaobo’s widow Liu Xia allowed to leave China: reports

    Jul 10, 2018 4:33pm
    Liu Xia, the wife of late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has apparently been freed from house arrest and allowed to leave the country. The widow of the renowned human rights campaigner left China...
  • The Brexit 'dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt,' Boris Johnson said as he quit Theresa May's cabinet on Monday. Photo: Reuters

    British ministers quit in protest over May’s ‘soft Brexit’ plan

    Jul 10, 2018 8:57am
    Two leading eurosceptic ministers resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet in protest at her plans to keep close trade ties with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc.  Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit...
  • A tour planner can set up a calendar online and share with other families seeking a common travel experience. Photo: Freepick

    How technology makes trip-planning so easy

    - Jul 9, 2018 11:15am
    With the onset of the summer holiday season, many parents are planning family trips with their children. In recent years, we have noticed a trend where several families would opt to travel together. The reason is...
  • An example of how respect can be earned even if you are on the losing side is the way the Japanese team and Japanese soccer fans behaved after elimination in the World Cup knock-out stage. Photo: Reuters

    Why Chinese people must avoid boastfulness

    - Jul 9, 2018 10:42am
    In recent years there has been a trend of “boastfulness” among the mainland media, particularly on digital platforms, about China’s achievements. Under such a trend, authors and reporters have been calling attention to numerous top positions...
  • A Royal Thai Police helicopter carrying rescued schoolboys lands at a military airport in Chiang Rai on  Sunday. Photo: Reuters

    Four boys pulled from flooded Thai cave; others await rescue

    Jul 9, 2018 9:38am
    Four of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from a flooded cave on Sunday in a daring and dangerous operation to save the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two...
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L), Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono (C) and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (R) attend a joint press conference at a trilateral foreign ministers' meeting on Sunday in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

    Pompeo stands by ‘difficult’ N Korea denuclearization talks

    Jul 9, 2018 8:49am
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used “gangster-like” diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday that he will keep pursuing denuclearization talks, Reuters reports. At a news conference...
  • Survivors in life jackets sit on a fishing boat after they were rescued from a vessel that sank off the tourist island of Phuket on Thursday, Photo: Reuters

    At least 37 killed after tourist boat sinks off Phuket

    Jul 6, 2018 7:15pm
    At least 37 people have been found dead and dozens are still missing after a boat carrying mostly Chinese tourists capsized in rough waters off the Thai resort island of Phuket, Thai officials said. Many of...
  • The FIFA World Cup 2018 has allowed host Russia to showcase its technological advances, particularly in smart city development. Photo: AFP

    How technology is transforming Moscow

    - Jul 6, 2018 12:41pm
    The FIFA World Cup 2018 is a global sporting event that is being watched by almost half of the world’s population. As such, it offers the best opportunity to showcase new technology. For the host Russia,...
  • US tariffs on US$34 billion in Chinese imports took effect shortly after noon Friday, and China said it was forced to immediately respond in kind. Photo: Bloomberg

    US-China trade war: tariffs take effect in deepening row

    Jul 6, 2018 12:19pm
    (Updated: Last posted at 7:31 a.m.) US tariffs on US$34 billion in Chinese imports took effect at 12:01 a.m. (12:01 p.m. in Hong Kong) on Friday, and with Beijing having vowed to respond immediately in kind,...

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