https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/X1nV0Lij5ZpAeaZGH3womA--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NDUwO2g9Mjg4O2lsPXBsYW5l/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2018-12-30T094914Z_2_LYNXNPEEBT06H_RTROPTP_2_RUSSIA-PUTIN-BUSINESSMEN.JPG.cf.jpg

Worldwide

The summary states the Russian leader wrote: "Russia-US relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and worldwide security". In a separate letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Putin pledged continuation of aid to the Syrian government and people in the "fight against terrorism".
  • North, South Korea Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Railway Project

    North, South Korea Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Railway Project

    Worldwide

    South and North Korean government officials unveil a signboard showing North Korea's capital Pyongyang and South Korea's capital Seoul during a groundbreaking ceremony at Panmun Station in Kaesong, North Korea yesterday. The ceremony comes as the US ramps up efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons - a project that appeared to lose steam after the historic summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and Mr Kim Jong Un.
  • Dad: Migrant child who died not previously ill

    Dad: Migrant child who died not previously ill

    Worldwide

    The agency said it has notified the Department of Homeland Security inspector general about Felipe's death. He also wanted a new bicycle, like another boy in the village purchased with money sent after his father went to work in the United States.
  • Two Vietnamese tourists killed by roadside bomb in Egypt

    Two Vietnamese tourists killed by roadside bomb in Egypt

    Worldwide

    Egypt's interior ministry said the bus was hit by an explosion from an improvised device hidden near a wall at around 1815 local time (1615 GMT). The authorities acted after receiving information that the suspects were preparing a series of attacks against state and tourist institutions and churches, it said.
  • Putin crows as he oversees test of hypersonic weapon

    Putin crows as he oversees test of hypersonic weapon

    Worldwide

    It was launched from southwest Russian Federation and successfully hit and destroyed a target 3,700 miles (5,954km) away in the country's far east, he said. The Avangard hypersonic vehicle zigzags on its path, making it impossible to predict, Russian Federation says. Launched from the Dombarovsky missile base in the Ural Mountains, the weapon struck a practice target 3,700 miles away on the Kamchatka peninsula.
  • USA troop withdrawal from Syria could take several months

    USA troop withdrawal from Syria could take several months

    Worldwide

    I got you a big one. The raise for the military that was approved in Trump's first year in office was 2.4 percent, for 2018. During his visit, Trump gave a speech to the troops before taking photos with them, and during that speech, he lied about giving the troops pay raises.
  • Shutdown affects court cases that involve Trump

    Shutdown affects court cases that involve Trump

    Worldwide

    Politico reported Thursday evening that Democrats "are plotting ways to reopen the government while denying the president even a penny more for his border wall when they take power January 3". Trump has refused to sign any spending bill that does not include money for the border wall. He told CNN, "If they believe that this president is going to yield on this particular issue, they're misreading him".
  • Trump declares end to US 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit

    Trump declares end to US 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit

    Worldwide

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation shortly after the announcement that Trump was pulling back the nation's roughly 2,000 soldiers in the country. A USA soldier walks on a newly installed position, near the tense front line between the US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, April 4, 2018.
  • Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas one year after Islamic State defeat

    Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas one year after Islamic State defeat

    Worldwide

    He said that promotion of brotherhood, tolerance, harmony and love and affection is the essence of the teachings of Jesus Christ. The faithful thronged churches and opened up their doors for relatives and friends in different parts of the city as the festival of Christmas was celebrated in the spirit of peace and brotherhood, on Tuesday.
  • ‘Cracking’ Building on Christmas Eve Sees 3,000 People Evacuated in Sydney

    ‘Cracking’ Building on Christmas Eve Sees 3,000 People Evacuated in Sydney

    Worldwide

    Engineers and the building's managers remained at the 38-storey building overnight but emergency services have since left after declaring there were no longer concerns of the tower collapsing. Opal Tower was only opened earlier this year. NSW Fire and Rescue said it had specialist equipment at the scene to monitor any movement and police have set up an exclusion zone amid fears the building has serous structural damage.
  • Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered

    Trump seeks high ground over Mattis as Syria withdrawal is ordered

    Worldwide

    America has the largest and most powerful military on the planet, and now it may be left in the hands of a man with no military or government experience simply because the president finds himself so alienated by his own policy decisions. have the same world view". Mattis resigned in protest over Trump's decision to pull all US troops out of Syria. When he picked Mattis to be defence secretary before the start of his presidency, Trump showered praise on him, revelling in the general's ...
  • Respite in Paris; Fewer protesters take to the streets

    Respite in Paris; Fewer protesters take to the streets

    Worldwide

    Disruption was more noticeable elsewhere in France , where " yellow vests " blocked the toll booth on the A9 motorway close to the French-Spanish border, near Perpignon. Last week, Macron sought to defuse the crisis by announcing a €10 billion (RM47.6 billion) package of measures to help pensioners and low-paid workers.
  • Royal 'Fab Four' spotted at Christmas Day service

    Royal 'Fab Four' spotted at Christmas Day service

    Worldwide

    Honestly, we can see why the Suits alum is pretending like her family doesn't even exist. Kate Middleton went shopping in a discount store on Saturday just two days before Christmas Eve, and it may be something to do with the Queen's two rules on royal gift-giving.