United Kingdom - Queen Elizabeth Bids Farewell to Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth and her family paid their last respects to Prince Philip at a funeral that celebrated his naval past, his international heritage and seven decades of service in which he helped guide the queen through repeated crises.
Philippines - Super Typhoon Surigae Brushes past the Country
Huge waves were sighted in Gigmoto, a small town in the eastern province of Catanduanes, Philippines as Super Typhoon Surigae brushed past the country's eastern shores. Video obtained by Reuters showed waves pummelling a crumbling seawall as a storm surge passed by the area.
China, U.S. Ready for Cooperation on Climate Change
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng met via video link with John Kerry, visiting U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, and both sides expressed willingness to carry out communication and cooperation on climate change.
United Kingdom - Ceremonial Funeral Preparation
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will bid a final farewell to His Royal Highness Prince Philip at a ceremonial funeral later, with the nation set to fall silent to mark the passing of a pivotal figure in the British monarchy.
Cuba - Castro Era to End As Raul Steps Down
The Castro era in Cuba is coming to an end as Fidel's younger brother Raul confirmed that he was stepping down as leader of the Communist Party.
United States - Biden Says Iran Plan to Increase Uranium Enrichment Not Helpful
U.S. President Joe Biden said that Iran's plan to enrich uranium to 60% was not helpful as the United States and Iran hold indirect talks on Tehran's nuclear program.
'Time to end the forever war': Biden to begin U.S. Afghanistan exit on May 1
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America’s longest war, rejecting calls for U.S. forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation’s grinding internal conflict.
U.S., European powers warn Iran over 'dangerous' uranium enrichment move
The United States and the European countries party to the Iran nuclear deal pushed back on Wednesday against Tehran’s decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity, with the top U.S. diplomat calling the move “provocative” and questioning Iran’s seriousness about talks.
Russia, Ukraine hold military drills, NATO criticises Russian troop build-up
Russia and Ukraine held simultaneous military drills on Wednesday as NATO foreign and defence ministers began emergency discussions on a massing of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border.
Indonesia - Muslims Flock to Markets Ahead Of Ramadhan
Muslims around the world will soon begin fasting during the holy month of Ramadhan. In Indonesia, Markets were bustling as people made use of the last weekend before Ramadan to shop and prepare for the holy fasting month.