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After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

International Live: US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the Russian leader again with talks already underway for a visit to Washington in the fall. Trump has come in for bipartisan criticism for what many saw as his unsettling embrace of the Russian strongman this week and his... details

19 fishermen feared drowned in India’s Bay of Bengal

International Live: Nineteen fishermen were feared drowned after their three wooden boats capsized in choppy seas in the Bay of Bengal off India’s eastern coast, the coast guard said Wednesday. Three bodies have so far been recovered after the men from West Bengal’s Sunderbans region defied bad weather alerts from local authorities and set off early Monday. Rescue teams on... details

Putin hosts Abbas in Moscow, days after Netanyahu

International Live: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I’m glad of the opportunity to tell you about the contact we have had with your neighbours, and leaders of various countries,” Putin told him as they met at the Kremlin, in quotes carried... details

Air strike kills 28 civilians in IS-held part of Syria

International Live: An air strike has killed 28 civilians in one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said. The raid late Thursday hit a “gathering of civilians” at an ice factory near the village of Al-Soussa near the Iraqi border, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It was not... details

All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

  International Live: All 12 boys and their coach who became trapped in a flooded Thai cave more than a fortnight ago have been rescued, the Navy SEALs announced on Tuesday, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that has captivated the world. The Thai SEALs and elite foreign divers extracted the final batch of four boys, plus the 25-year-old coach, on Tuesday... details

N. Korea’s Kim asked China’s Xi to help

International Live:  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has appealed to China’s Xi Jinping to help end sanctions against Pyongyang following his landmark summit with US President Donald Trump, a Japanese newspaper reported Sunday, citing multiple unnamed sources in the two countries. Kim made the request during his third meeting with Xi in Beijing last month, and the Chinese... details

Cyber war, Syria airstrikes feature in revamped RAF

International Live:  Visitors to Britain’s revamped Royal Air Force Museum opening on Saturday can fend off cyber attacks, identify airstrike targets and practice landing jets on flight simulators. The north London attraction has been overhauled to mark the RAF’s centenary this year, with celebrations culminating in a spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace next month. Its... details

China to help repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh

International Live: China today assured Bangladesh of its help for returning the Rohingyas as Dhaka sought Beijing’s active support in expediting the process of early repatriation of the displaced Myanmar nationals. The assurance came during the bilateral talks between Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held in Beijing, according to a... details

Putin-Trump summit set for July 16 in Helsinki

Live Correspondent: A long-awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin and the White House said in simultaneous statements Thursday. “An agreement has been reached that on July 16 in Helsinki there will be a meeting between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and... details

UN chief António Guterres due in Dhaka

Live Correspondent:  UN Secretary General António Guterres is coming to Dhaka on June 30, to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is also scheduled to arrive here on the same day, on a two-day visit to inspect the Rohingya situation. Sources from the foreign ministry told Banglanews that António Guterres and Jim Yong... details

US states sue Washington over immigrant

International Live: Several US states are suing the Trump administration over its “zero tolerance” policy that led to thousands of migrant children being split from their families on the US border with Mexico. Although President Donald Trump reversed course, signing an executive order on Wednesday to end the practice following domestic and international outrage, Washington... details

Trump orders halt to family separations

International Live: President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community. The spectacular about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were stripped from their parents and adult relatives after... details

UN chief says migration is ‘inevitable’

International Live: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that migration, which is currently posing serious challenges to political leaders around the world, was “inevitable”. The topic is being hotly debated across Europe and in the United States. In recent days, migrants have been shunted around the Mediterranean, three European countries have formed an... details