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Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative

Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative

Actor Leonardo di Caprio joined former US vice president Al Gore and other personalities Wednesday in backing a new initiative to seek solutions to climate change. Leading figures from politics, economics, science and entertainment are lending their support to

Melania Trump gets booed at drugs speech

Melania Trump gets booed at drugs speech

US President Donald Trump's wife Melania faced rare boos Tuesday when she gave a speech on the dangers of drug addiction in the east coast city of Baltimore.First ladies are usually spared the rougher edges of US politics and Melania Trump has been no excepti

China wants to 'take over' Australian politics: ex-spy chief

China wants to 'take over' Australian politics: ex-spy chief

China wants to "take over" Australia's political system with an "insidious" and systematic campaign of espionage and influence-peddling, Canberra's ex-spymaster warned in an interview published Friday.Duncan Lewis, who resigned in September after five ye

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status: judge

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status: judge

The billionaire frontman of Thailand's anti-military bloc was stripped of his MP status on Wednesday over a media shareholding case, a court ruling that could lead to him being banned from politics and jailed for up to 10 years. The leader of the upstart Futu

Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accused Britain's governing Conservatives on Wednesday of misleading the public by rebranding themselves as fact-checkers during a live TV election debate, fuelling concerns about trust in politics.The Tories also drew complaints from rival parties af

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status

The billionaire frontman of Thailand's anti-military bloc was stripped of his MP status on Wednesday over a media shareholding case, a court ruling that could lead to him being banned from politics and jailed for up to 10 years. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit