From a 93-year-old former intelligence agent to a 28-year-old economist working as a maintenance man, Cubans of every generation are watching this week as Raul Castro leaves the presidency as part of a broader handoff to a group of younger leaders.
China on Monday (April 2nd) imposed new tariffs on 128 U.S. imports worth USD 3 billion, including fruit and pork, in retaliation to U.S. duties on steel and aluminium, fuelling fears of a trade war.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with about 92 per cent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday (March 29), with just over 40 per cent of voters casting ballots.
North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade on April 27th, South Korean government officials who held high-level talks with their North Korean counterparts on Thursday (March 29th) said.
The United States joined Britain's allies in Europe and around the world Monday (March 26) in expelling scores of suspected Russian spies in response to a nerve agent attack.
At least 53 people were killed by a fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday (March 26).
China unveiled plans on Friday (Mar 23) to impose tariffs on up to USD 3 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation against U.S. tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium products, as the world's two largest economies stood on the brink of a trade war.
The Kremlin said on Wednesday (Mar 21) that a decision by the British ambassador to skip a Russian briefing on the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain showed London was unwilling to listen to Moscow's side of the story.
A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from Mar 31, the South said on Tuesday (Mar 20), a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Ukrainian pilot falsely accused by Russia of shooting down the MH17 airliner has reportedly taken his own life.
Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday (Mar 18), giving him at least another six years in power.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on Wednesday (Mar 14) narrowly confirmed by parliament to her fourth term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.
Professor Stephen Hawking, the renowned British physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, has died at the age of 76, a family spokesperson said on Wednesday (Mar 14).
Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines passenger plane that crashed, killing at least 49 people on board, as it attempted to land at Kathmandu, a senior airport official in Nepal's capital said on Tuesday (Mar 13).
The streets of Chinatown were awash in light and colour on Sunday (Feb 25) as the Chingay Parade rolled into the precinct to end off the Chinese New Year celebrations.
A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was due in court on Thursday, charged with 17 counts of murder, after authorities say he unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and 214 injured, the government said, after buildings crumbled and trapped people inside.