• Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters - NYT

    U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of sensitive information. Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible because of its nuclear and missile programmes and that all options are on the table but that he wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically. North Korea has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter U.S. aggression.

  • The US is finally telling the public who overstays their visas the most-and it’s not Mexicans

    For years, the best-and virtually only-publicly released statistic tracking illegal immigration in the US has been the number of people caught at the southern border. Now, the US Department of Homeland Security is scrutinizing a lesser known type of undocumented immigrant: the one who comes in legally. In a new report released May 22, the…

  • New Nokia 3310 is released today: Where can I buy it and how much does it cost?

    Nokia's  relaunch of the classic Nokia 3310 goes on sale today, May 24. The nostalgic phone, first released in 2000, has been revamped with more than ten times the battery life, a camera and a colour screen.

  • Mertesacker primed to answer Arsenal Cup final SOS

    World Cup-winning central defender Per Mertesacker says he is fit to make his first start in more than a year when Arsenal take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday. The 32-year-old German, who retired from international football a month after winning the 2014 World Cup, will arrive at Wembley with just 37 minutes of action under his belt this season following knee surgery last summer.

  • Everything we know about Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber

    The Manchester Arena suicide bomber had made trips to Libya as intelligence agencies combed his connections with al-Qaeda and Islamic State in his parents’ homeland. Salman Abedi, 22, who was reportedly known to the security services, is thought to have returned from Libya as recently as this week. Abedi born in Manchester and grew up in tight-knit Libyan community that was known for its strong opposition to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

  • Singapore fines ex-trader over Malaysia's 1MDB saga

    A former stocks trader was fined in Singapore Wednesday for his role in an international money-laundering scandal involving Malaysia's state fund 1MDB, the latest person to be penalised over the saga. Singapore, a regional financial centre known for its tough stance against corruption, was the first country to hand down criminal convictions related to the 1MDB investigations. Allegations that huge sums were misappropriated from the state fund triggered a scandal that has embroiled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, though he has denied any wrongdoing.

  • Homosexuality: from the death penalty to gay marriage

    Same-sex marriage, which Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of Wednesday, is currently legal in around 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in pioneering Europe. Such unions are, however, still illegal in most parts of Africa and in the Middle East, where homosexuality is in some cases punishable by the death penalty. - European pioneers - The Netherlands in April 2001 became the first country in the world to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in a civil ceremony.