US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chinese Minister of National Defence General Wei Fenghe held talks on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit. Amid tensions over the death sentence to two Britons and a Moroccan by a separatist court in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said the duo had committed crimes in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
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Seeking to avoid misunderstandings, the first in-person talks since the start of President Joe Biden’s administration comes as Washington seeks to shift its foreign policy focus back to the region from the Ukraine war.
The Donetsk People’s Republic is a self-proclaimed independent state which was recognised by Russian President Vladimir Putin just days ahead of the war with Ukraine. The territory is universally recognised as part of Ukraine.
Casting doubts on claims made by her father, Donald Trump, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, former White House advisor Ivanka told a congressional hearing on the US Capitol riot she doesn’t believe his contention the polls were rigged.
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is unwell and reportedly critical, his close aide and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday (June 10). “Musharraf is critical as he is on a ventilator,” Chaudhry told PTI.
Alleging their daughter developed an Instagram addiction that led to an eating disorder and other mental health struggles, the parents of a teenager living in New York have sued Meta.
Rishi Sunak, the British Chancellor, has been accused of wasting £11 billion ($14 billion) of taxpayers’ money by paying too much interest on the government’s debt.
Visa requirements for Russian critics of Vladimir Putin’s government will be eased to allow them to live and work in Germany, a German interior ministry spokesperson said Monday.
A day after decriminalising marijuana growth for commercial purposes Thailand plans to give away 1 million free cannabis plants on Friday but discouraged people from getting high as that is still against the law.
A probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles with advanced driver assistance system Autopilot has been upgraded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in accordance with section 194 (3)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa suspended advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane from the office of the public protector with immediate effect.