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Uber Board Settles Feud, Clearing Way for SoftBank Deal
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:18

The multibillion-dollar investment led by SoftBank Group took shape after Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick and a major investor reached an agreemen...

US carrier groups increase threat of nuclear war, says North Korea’s UN envoy
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:12

North Korea warned on Monday that the unprecedented deployment of three US aircraft carrier groups “taking up a strike posture” around the...

Why China waited for Trump to leave to open the door to its financial sector
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:13

There was one reason why China waited until the US president had left town to drop its bombshell about the financial sector – to send a message....

Rohingya crisis: Organisation warns of 200,000 extra arrivals in coming weeks
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:12

HUMANITARIAN agencies are warning of further challenges to come amid the crisis in Rakhine State, Burma (Myanmar), including a possible exodus of 200,...

China Southern Airlines flight forced to make emergency landing after fire alarm goes off
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:08

A China Southern Airlines flight from Nanjing was forced to make an emergency landing in Changsha on Monday night after a fire alarm went off on board...

‘Aung San Suu Kyi is handmaiden to genocide and accomplice to murder,’ says Bob Geldof
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:10

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi “a hand maiden to genocide” on Monday as he returned his Fre...

Some Rohingya Refugees Engage in Illicit Sales of Food Rations in Bangladesh
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:09

As thousands of Rohingya refugees struggle to get by on one meal a day at camps in southeastern Bangladesh, others are making money by illicitly selli...

Surveillance Cameras Made by China Are Hanging All Over the U.S.
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:15

Hikvision, a company 42%-owned by the Chinese government, sold devices that monitor U.S. Army base and Memphis streets. That has sparked concerns abou...

North Korea soldier defects at DMZ to South
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:12

He crossed to the South at the Demilitarised Zone, one of the world's most fortified borders. BBC News - Asia

Chinese investors among most optimistic about returns over the next five years, survey finds
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:16

Mainland Chinese investors were among the top 10 most optimistic when it came to investment returns over the next five years, according to a survey by...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Dismisses Threats of US Sanctions, Need For International Recognition
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:10

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday dismissed threats of sanctions by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz over the jailing of opposition leader Kem Sokha ...

Is there safety from ‘grey rhinos’ in China’s economic numbers?
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:12

A series of official economic indicators – from industrial output to consumer spending – released over the next few days is expected to sh...

A campaign to legalise abortion is gaining ground in South Korea
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:12

Society is coming aroundWHEN So-yeong, a pupil in secondary school, found out she was pregnant in January, she was at a loss. She knew abortion was il...

Wild eagles sold on internet in China spark police investigations
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:15

Investigations are underway in China into allegations that wild eagles and other birds of prey are put on sale on an internet live-streaming and photo...

Philippines’ Duterte belts out evergreen song under Trump’s ‘orders’
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:09

FIREBRAND President Rodrigo Duterte unveiled his softer side on Sunday evening when he ‘serenaded’ his US counterpart Donald Trump with a ...

Asia-Pacific Summit Ends on Note of U.S.-Driven Economic Nationalism
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:21

The Pacific Rim’s largest regional trade forum ended with an agreement that included a watered-down commitment to multilateral trade agreements afte...

Disappeared Chinese Lawyer 'Held in Darkness' in Shaanxi Province
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:12

Human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is being held in secret police custody in a darkened room with no access to the outside, according to a rights group ...

Free trade for minnows: how Alibaba gave Malaysia’s e-hub hopes a boost
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:20

Globalisation – and the free movement of goods and services that comes with it – will march on with or without the support of the world le...

HNA Holding to rebrand as CWT International following Singaporean acquisition
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:10

HNA Holding Group, a unit of mainland conglomerate HNA Group, will adopt the name of the Singaporean logistics and commodities company CWT Group that ...

‘Better left untouched’: Philippines and Vietnam wary of Trump offer to mediate South China Sea disputes
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:09

US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate the long-standing territorial disputes in the South China Sea could antagonise Beijing and overshad...

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