Asia

  • Globalization not to blame for world's ills: China's Xi
    Globalization_not_to_blame_for_world's_ills-_china's_xi 2017-01-18 08:13:17 UTC
    "No one will win from a trade war," says Xi. Economic globalization has become a "Pandora's Box" for many, but global problems are not caused by it, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sw...
  • Germany is willing to cooperate with China to combat populist trends
    Germany_urges_china_to_open_its_markets_to_fight_protectionism 2017-01-16 08:19:53 UTC
    Germany's embassy in Beijing on Monday urged China to take action to open its markets to foreign companies to counter rising global protectionism, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Xi is expect...
  • BREAKING NEWS:Earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude strikes southeast of Jolo in Philippines: USGS
    Breaking-news-1 2017-01-10 06:39:07 UTC
    BREAKING NEWS:Earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude strikes southeast of Jolo in Philippines: USGS
  • Toyota to expand hybrid system development to further cut emissions
    2016-toyota 2016-12-06 08:25:59 UTC
    (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Tuesday said it would expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology over the next five years to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines in the face of stricter global emissions standards. ...
  • Asia stocks, dollar slip amid U.S. election tension
    Asia-stock 2016-11-03 04:50:54 UTC
    Asia shares joined the U.S. dollar on the defensive on Thursday as the nail-biting U.S. presidential race saw the S&P 500 suffer its longest losing streak in five years as investors sailed to safer harbors. Tensions were aggravated by media rep...
  • Asia stocks shaky as FBI review of Clinton emails rattles markets
    Stock 2016-10-31 07:18:13 UTC
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Most Asian stocks struggled higher on Monday but investors were rattled by news that the FBI is planning to review more emails related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private server, just a week before ...
  • AUSTRALIA'S SHAME: The brutalization of children behind bars
    Australia's_shame-_the_brutalisation_of_children_behind_bars___four_corners 2016-08-03 08:24:42 UTC
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired this “Four Corners” documentary. It’s a stark look at Australia’s barbaric and inhumane teenage detention centers. According to reports, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for a investig...
  • U.S. has accounted for all diplomatic staff in Dhaka
    U.s._has_accounted_for_all_diplomatic_staff_in_dhaka 2016-07-01 19:48:21 UTC
    The U.S. State Department said on Friday it had accounted for all diplomatic staff at its mission in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka following an attack by gunmen on a restaurant in the city's diplomatic quarter. Spokesman John Kirby, however, could...
  • "No evidence for involving ISIS in Bangladesh attacks"
    No_evidence_for_involving_isis_in_bangladesh_attacks 2016-07-03 18:19:03 UTC
    Seven militants who killed 20 people at a Dhaka restaurant were Bangladeshis and authorities had earlier tried to arrest five of them, said officials who denied claims by Islamic State of responsibility for the attack. The gunmen stormed the up...
  • Japan's Abe pledges broad policy support to weather Brexit shock
    Abe 2016-06-29 05:15:27 UTC
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday pledged to use all available policy tools to keep the wheels of the economy turning as financial markets were gripped by uncertainty in the wake of Britain's shock vote to exit the European Union. ...
  • North Korea rejects Donald Trump's willingness to meet its leader
    North_korea_rejects_donald_trump's_willingness_to_meet_its_leader 2016-05-23 20:37:16 UTC
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in the election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday. Trump, in a wide-ranging inte...
  • Australian law firm names Putin in MH17 compensation claim report
    Australian_law_firm_names_putin_in_mh17_compensation_claim_report 2016-05-21 10:25:52 UTC
    An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, media reported. The j...
  • Rodrigo Duterte, declares victory in Philippines election
    'filipino_donald_trump_'_rodrigo_duterte__declares_victory_in_philippines_election 2016-05-10 06:21:37 UTC
    The victor of the Philippines' presidential election, tough-talking city mayor Rodrigo Duterte, announced plans on Tuesday for a radical overhaul of the country's unitary system of government that would empower the provinces. Duterte's win in M...
  • BBC team expelled from North Korea
    Rupert_wingfield-hayes 2016-05-09 18:58:31 UTC
    BBC report Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was ejected for comments deemed "disrespectful." BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team are being expelled from North Korea after being detained over their reporting. North Korea detained a BB...
  • 'A Filipino Donald Trump': Rodrigo Duterte emerged has rocked the political establishment
    A_filipino_donald_trump_rodrigo_duterte 2016-05-09 18:58:41 UTC
    Rodrigo Duterte, the longtime mayor of Davao, has rocked the political establishment with vows to kill tens of thousands of criminals, threats to establish one-man rule if lawmakers disobey him and even a crude rape joke. But Duterte's critics ha...
  • Multiple Bomb and gun attacks in Indonesian capital Jakarta
    Jakarta 2016-01-14 21:04:40 UTC
    Seven years ago, Bahrun Naim was quietly running an Internet cafe in the small Indonesian city of Solo. On Thursday he was identified by police as the mastermind behind the deadly attack on Jakarta claimed by Islamic State, pulling the stri...
  • CHINA CLOSES STOCK MARKET AFTER 15 MINUTES OF TRADE
    Untitled 2016-01-07 14:00:46 UTC
    China accelerated the depreciation of the yuan on Thursday, sending regional currencies and stock markets tumbling as investors feared the Asian giant could trigger competitive currency devaluations from trading partners. China's stock markets ...
  • North Korea says tested hydrogen nuclear bomb
    North_korea_says_tested_hydrogen_nuclear_bomb 2016-01-06 20:15:10 UTC
    Global Gathering — Experts are doubtful that North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, according to news report from a number of sources. Based on it’s explosive power, the bomb wasn’t powerful enough to be a thermonuclear weapon. New Y...
  • Putin needs to go after the people who killed Russia's citizens
    President_barack_obama_to_putin 2015-11-22 10:07:03 UTC
    "He needs to go after the people who killed Russia's citizens," Obama said of Putin. Speaking at the end of the ASEAN summit in Malaysia, U.S. President Obama also pressed Russian President Putin to align himself with the U.S.-led coalition, no...
  • Taiwan and China's leaders to meet for first time since 1949
    Taiwan-president-ma-ying--001 2015-11-03 21:48:40 UTC
    Taiwan and China's leaders to meet Saturday for first time since 1949. Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou will meet the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, in Singapore on Saturday, Ma’s office said, the first time leaders from the two sides will ever ...
  • U.S. didn't know about China’s pro-Beijing global radio network
    China_radio_international 2015-11-02 20:20:25 UTC
    BEIJING/WASHINGTON – In August, foreign ministers from 10 nations blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. As media around the world covered the diplomatic clash, a radio station that serves the most powerful ...
  • Oil prices fell - Weaker U.S. manufacturing data
    Oil-pump-jacks 2015-09-02 09:57:37 UTC
    Oil prices fell 2 percent in Asian trade on Wednesday, as a stronger-than-expected build in U.S. crude oil stocks and weaker U.S. manufacturing data fueled a rout in prices that started in the previous session. Brent and U.S. crude finished aro...
  • Philippine ferry carrying 173 people capsizes in rough waters
    Ferry 2015-07-02 08:12:43 UTC
    At least 33 dead after Philippine ferry carrying 173 people capsizes in rough waters. At least 33 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines today, a disaster monitoring offi...
  • Khamenei Red Lines in Nuclear Talks: No Inspection of Military Sites and No Long-Term Restrictions on Nuclear Activities
    Leader_of_the_islamic_revolution_ayatollah_seyyed_ali_khamenei 2015-06-24 19:35:58 UTC
    Tehran - Iran’s red lines in nuclear talks are "no inspection of military sites" and "no long-term restrictions on nuclear activities." Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. Khamenei says we do not acc...
  • Asian shares swoon, dollar on defensive
    Asia-stock 2015-06-09 06:37:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - Asia shares sank in a sea of red on Tuesday as speculation of U.S. rate rise as early as September hit emerging markets generally, while failing to give a lasting lift to the dollar. A steady start soon gave way to broad selling wit...