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Martial artists empowers fellow Jordanian women

Taekwondo black belt Lina Khalifeh  started teaching self-defence to Jordanian friends in her parents' basement in 2010 after one of them confided that her father and brother hit her -- never expecting it would lead to an invitation to the White House.

Republican money class fears stigma of becoming Trump donors

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, March 16 - As Donald Trump inches closer to becoming the U.S. Republican nominee, many of the party's big donors fear they will tarnish their reputations should they contribute to a candidate who has insulted women, Hispanics and Muslims.

North Korea in focus as Washington nuclear summit kicks off

North Korea's nuclear defiance will feature prominently during the first day of a major security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington Thursday.
March 31, 2016 | 02:59 pm GMT+7

World leaders meet to reduce nuclear material stockpiles

Washington, United States - The United States turned up the heat on North Korea's nuclear program Thursday as world leaders gathered in Washington to reduce radioactive stockpiles and protect remaining inventories from terrorists.
April 01, 2016 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Obama promises 'candid' exchange with Xi amid maritime disputes

US President Barack Obama opened a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a promise of "candid" discussion over Beijing's suspected military buildup in the East Sea.
April 01, 2016 | 10:59 am GMT+7

Iceland's leader resigns, first casualty of Panama Papers

Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which have shone a spotlight on the offshore wealth of politicians and public figures worldwide.
April 06, 2016 | 09:03 am GMT+7

World Bank to invest $2.5 bn in education for girls

US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday delivered a strong call for more education for women worldwide as the World Bank announced a new $2.5 billion initiative to foster schooling for girls.
April 14, 2016 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Vietnam asks U.S. to "fully lift" the ban on weapon sales

Vietnam's ambassador to the U.S. Pham Quang Vinh has asked the U.S. to open arms trade to Vietnam and recognize Vietnam's market economy status, which will be "a favorable background for the upcoming visit to Vietnam by President Barack Obama," according to a statement on the Embassy's website.
May 01, 2016 | 11:38 am GMT+7

China calls Obama, Xi talks 'constructive'

WASHINGTON - China said talks on Thursday between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama were constructive, even as the two sides remained far apart on the South China Sea and U.S. missile defense plans for South Korea.
April 01, 2016 | 10:20 am GMT+7

Trump preparing plan to dismantle Obama's Wall Street reform law

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday that sweeping financial reforms put in place under President Barack Obama were harming the economy and he would dismantle nearly all of them.
May 18, 2016 | 09:40 am GMT+7

The timeline of U.S. - Vietnam post-war relationship

In 1990, Vietnam and the U.S. got together for the first time since the war ended to discuss normalizing bilateral relations. Fast forward 26 years, and Barack Obama is the third U.S. president to visit Vietnam.
May 21, 2016 | 12:58 pm GMT+7

VietJet and Boeing sign $11.3 billion airplane sales deal

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co. and Boeing on Monday agreed on a deal for 100 aircraft worth $11.3 billion, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam's aviation history.
May 23, 2016 | 11:14 am GMT+7

VietJet and Pratt&Whitney take off with $3 billion airplane engine deal

Vietnam-based budget airline VietJet Air signed a $3.04 billion contract with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on Monday in Hanoi witnessed by U.S. President President Barack Obama and Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang.
May 23, 2016 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Obama to make history, stirs debate with Hiroshima visit

Barack Obama will on Friday becomes the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, a gesture Washington and Tokyo hope will showcase their alliance and breathe life into stalled efforts to abolish nuclear arms.
May 27, 2016 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Japan: Re-drafting would shatter the glass-like TPP trade deal

American presidential candidates are turning their backs on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and pushing to rewrite the deal. Japan has become the first country member to make a firm stand against renegotiating the trade pact. Australia and other pact participants are roughly on the same page with Japan.
July 02, 2016 | 12:06 pm GMT+7
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