- 30 September 2014
What You Need to Know About the Umbrella Revolution ?
Tens of thousands of protesters blockaded the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend to fight for democracy, shielding themselves from tear gas and pepper spray with surgical masks, goggles and umbrellas.
- 29 September 2014
Protesters have been urged to leave demonstrations in central Hong Kong over fears police could use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
Earlier in the day, officers fired tear gas to try to clear a road that was blocked by thousands of pro-democracy protesters.
- 23 August 2014
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the full ban for imports of beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk, vegetables and fruit from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway.
The ban will last a year, starting August 7.
- 06 August 2014
Moscow plans to ban all US agricultural products, including poultry, as well as EU fruit and vegetable imports in response to Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, according to the country’s agricultural watchdog.
- 03 August 2014
In a phone call with Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin has said that imposing sanctions on Russia is counterproductive and affects international stability. The two presidents agreed that the current situation is not in the interests of their countries.
- 02 August 2014
This is in line with Singapore's long-standing policy of matching its toll charges at the Causeway and Second Link to those set by Malaysia. Should Malaysia reduce or do away with the toll charges, Singapore will follow suit, said an LTA spokesman.
- 17 July 2014
U.S. intelligence confirms surface-to-air missile fired at Malaysian jet but are divided over origin.
A Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 passengers and crew came down Thursday while flying over the battle-torn east Ukraine region of Donetsk, after it was hit by what U.S. intelligence agencies said was a surface-to-air missile.