Strong quake kills one, collapses building in the Philippines

A strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines yesterday, killing at least one person and causing a three-story building to collapse, setting off a search for people feared

United States | Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached

Boris Johnson urges unity after election win upends Britain

Boris Johnson won an emphatic election victory that redraws the political map of Britain and gives the prime minister the mandate he needs to pull the

Offbeat | Laundromat, car dealership, grotto and pubs used in UK vote

Some citizens in the English city of Oxford could have been forgiven for bringing their dirty laundry with them when they went to their polling station to cast

This Day in History | 1984 Gorbachev visit to Britain a ‘success’

Mikhail Gorbachev, the man widely tipped as the next leader of the Soviet Union, has spent five hours in “very friendly” talks with the British Prime Minister, Margaret

Belgian carnival removed from UNESCO list over racism row

A  famous Belgian carnival was removed from the U.N.’s cultural heritage list on Friday following complaints that its most recent edition contained blatant displays of anti-Semitism.

Tiger Woods caps comeback year by leading emotional team win

The emotions poured out of Tiger Woods, just like they did at Augusta National in the spring, except this felt different. The Masters was for him.

World briefs

THAILAND Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied in the nation’s capital in one of the largest

The Buzz | Carrie Lam to update Xi Jinping on HK situation

Hong Kong’s beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam has arrived in Beijing on a trip to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior officials, where she will give

Longest UN climate talks end with no deal

Marathon international climate talks closed yesterday with negotiators postponing until next year a key decision on global carbon markets. After two weeks of negotiations on tackling

World Views | Brussels prepares for its next Brexit punch-up

After a year of gridlock in Westminster that has frustrated the U.K.’s attempts to leave the European Union on amicable terms, British voters have handed Boris Johnson a

Monday, December 16, 2019 – edition no. 3437

* China-US trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot * A newspaper columnist has amused eco-friendly netizens after an article he penned suggested reusable bags look comical * Macau

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