BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army has effectively sliced rebel-held eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east are poised to link up with troops at the enclave’s western edge, a pro-Damascus military commander said on Thursday.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese opposition parties turned up the heat on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday over a cronyism scandal that threatens to erode his influence, after documents released by a ministry failed to banish suspicion that some had been doctored.
A few days ago, WeChat announced that it had reached 1 billion monthly active users this Chinese New Year holiday, making it the largest social network on the planet not owned by Mark Zuckerberg. What’s behind the Chinese messaging app’s success?
Zhou Qunfei, who founded Apple and Samsung supplier Lens Technology, tops the Hurun female billionaires list.
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea vowed on Thursday to strengthen laws against sexual assault and implement measures to reduce harassment as the #MeToo campaign sweeps the country and sparks calls for meaningful action to tackle sexual abuse.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador leads by 13.6 percentage points in the run-up to Mexico’s July 1 presidential election and has an even bigger advantage over the ruling party candidate, a voter survey by polling firm Ipsos showed on Thursday.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A U.S. guided missile destroyer’s deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by “a sudden turn” made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government on Thursday.
Someone introduced the mumps virus to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) All-Star National Championship, which was attended by over 1320 teams, 23,000 athletes, and 2,600 coaches from 39 states and 9 countries,
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – White House advisor Jared Kushner left Mexico City on Wednesday with prospects no nearer for a summit between his father-in-law President Donald Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, as both sides said progress on joint policy concerns was needed first.