Immigration | Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

Jill Colvin, Washington President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing

Offbeat | Experts: Humpback whale in San Francisco Bay appears ill

A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill. The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that the humpback has

This Day in History | 1997 – Victory for McDonald’s – at a cost

Fast food chain McDonald’s has won a partial victory in its epic libel trial against two environmental campaigners. The pair, Helen Steel and Dave Morris, had published

World briefs

CHINA will halt imports from a Canadian company after food safety issues were detected in one batch of pork, the Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday, a

Economic reggae: Jamaican bank sells recovery with songs

Jamaica’s central bank thinks the country’s economy is doing very well and it is using an instantly recognizable symbol of the island to get this message to

Aviation | Boeing says ‘sorry’ for Max crashes, seeks renewed trust

Boeing executives apologized yesterday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the

Elections | Ex-rival backs Boris Johnson’s bid to be Britain’s next PM

Boris Johnson’s bid to become Britain’s next prime minister was bolstered by fresh support from one of his former rivals yesterday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock threw his support

2020 campaign | Trump warns of epic stock market crash if he’s not re-elected

President Donald Trump, gearing up for the official start of his 2020 campaign, warned that the U.S. would face an epic stock market crash if he’s not re-elected.

Offbeat | A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards

When John Frey’s family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran’s 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most. At a

This Day in History | 1999 – Anti-capitalism demo turns violent

Police and protesters have clashed at a demonstration against capitalism in the centre of London’s financial district. The rally was timed to coincide with the start of

World briefs

CHINA Huawei’s founder said that the Chinese telecom giant’s revenue will be USD30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company

Egypt TV says ousted president Morsi dies in court

Egypt’s state TV says the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died. The state TV says the 67-year-old Morsi was attending

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts

Diplomats and climate experts gathered yesterday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.

Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo “chemical castration” while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has

Offbeat | Man says he was deceived when he bought tiny strip of land

A South Florida man thought he snagged a deal when he paid USD9,100 in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was

This Day in History | 1961 – Russian dancer in freedom dash

Principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet, Rudolf Nureyev, has broken free from Russian embassy guards at a Paris airport and requested asylum in France. The 23-year-old Russian

World briefs

CHINA The U.N. counterterrorism chief visited Xinjiang last week  INDIA’s recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party,

Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters

UK | Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for 10 Downing Street

Boris Johnson took a commanding lead yesterday in the contest to become Britain’s next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in first-round

Offbeat | Huge sphinx makes crawling journey to new spot in museum

The largest ancient sphinx in the Western Hemisphere was on the prowl yesterday (Macau time) for the first time in nearly 100 years. Philadelphia’s Penn Museum relocated

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