Asia

  • US dollar struggles near a four-month low against the yen
    Us_dollar_struggles_near_a_four-month_low_against_the_yen 2017-03-22 03:58:12 UTC
    By Shinichi Saoshiro | TOKYO — The dollar struggled near a four-month low against the yen on Wednesday as a bout of investor risk aversion hit U.S. stocks and sent U.S. Treasury yields sharply lower, eroding the greenback's interest rate allur...
  • U.S. military says North Korean missile launch fails
    U.s._military_says_north_korean_missile_launch_fails 2017-03-22 03:51:52 UTC
    The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean missile launch attempt, with a missile exploding within seconds of it's launch, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. "U.S. Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missi...
  • Only a conservative news site reporter on Tillerson Asia trip
    Rex_tillerson_skipping_first_nato_meeting__visiting_moscow 2017-03-15 04:01:20 UTC
    By Yeganeh Torbati | PACIFIC OCEAN — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is traveling to Asia this week accompanied by only one reporter, a White House correspondent from the Independent Journal Review (IJR), a digital news outlet founded in...
  • Japan to send largest warship to South China Sea
    Japan_to_send_largest_warship_to_south_china_sea 2017-03-13 21:53:46 UTC
    By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo | TOKYO — Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two. ...
  • North Korea fires four ballistic missiles
    North_korea_fires_four_ballistic_missiles 2017-03-06 12:21:09 UTC
    By Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko | SEOUL/TOKYO — North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it...
  • Australia calls its ambassadors home to reshape the foreign policy
    Australia_calls_its_ambassadors_home_to_reshape_the_foreign_policy 2017-03-01 07:41:55 UTC
    By Aaron Bunch and Tom Westbrook | SYDNEY — Australia will call home all of its overseas ambassadors for a meeting, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday, as it reshapes its foreign policy to balance ties with long-time ally the Unit...
  • Australian PM: There is potential for China to join the TPP
    Australian_pm-_there_is_potential_for_china_to_join_the_tpp 2017-01-24 05:53:33 UTC
    By Charlotte Greenfield and Stanley White | WELLINGTON/TOKYO Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Preside...
  • Dollar continues under pressure amid Trump protectionism
    Dollar_continues_under_pressure_amid_trump_protectionism 2017-01-24 06:44:36 UTC
    Dollar struggles, pressured by worries over Trump protectionism. The dollar wallowed near seven-week lows in Asian trade on Tuesday, pressured by concerns about the impact of U.S President Donald Trump's protectionist trade stance. The dolla...
  • 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 ...