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Asia stocks inch higher ahead of US payrolls 2019-12-05 18:44:00Stocks in Asia edged higher in Friday afternoon trade ahead of the release of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data for November expected to be released later in

Global economy will recover in the second half 2019-12-05 18:00:00Global growth will recover in the second half of 2020 as the trade war between Washington and Beijing eases and central banks' monetary policies come

'Evil Corp': Feds charge Russians in massive $100 2019-12-05 10:00:00The U.S. Justice and Treasury departments took action Thursday against a Russian hacking group known as "Evil Corp."

BlackRock is bullish on Asian telecom for 2020, 2019-12-04 21:55:00The asset manager says telco stocks will prove resilient and expects the group to meet or even "modestly best" earnings expectations.

Elon Musk doesn't know his own net worth, 2019-12-04 21:05:00In day two of the "pedo guy" defamation trial, Tesla CEO Elon Musk testified he doesn't know his own net worth.

Asia stocks mostly higher amid trade confusion 2019-12-04 18:35:00Stocks in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday as investors digested recent developments on U.S.-China trade.

Air cargo industry braces for worst year since 2019-12-04 10:43:00A prolonged slump in air cargo demand extended to the start of holiday season, as trade tensions flared and economic growth cooled.

Asia stocks fall as Trump says trade deal 2019-12-03 18:36:00U.S. President Donald Trump said overnight that he may delay a trade deal with China till after the 2020 presidential election.

The US can't use Cold War tactics to 2019-12-03 14:31:00China's main goal is to achieve technological dominance, said Admiral Michael Rogers, former head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, in a cybersecuri

Goldman Sachs says India's growth will pick up 2019-12-02 23:12:00But returning India to the growth rates seen a few years back "may be a tall order," says Jan Hatzius, Goldman's chief economist.

South Korea and Japan seek to resolve trade 2019-12-01 22:13:00Japan and South Korea will be holding senior-level talks and analysts say the development suggests relations may be thawing for now.

Asia stocks gain as Chinese manufacturing data exceeds 2019-12-01 18:41:00The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for November came in higher than expected, following official data released over the weeke

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Official: Naval base shooter watched shooting videos before New! 2019-12-07 13:10:57A U.S. official says the Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a naval base had hosted a dinner party the night before to watch videos of mas

Zelensky, dragged into Trump impeachment drama, faces a New! 2019-12-07 13:08:19Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in an extremely awkward position for his first face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Iran frees Chinese American scholar for U.S.-held scientist New! 2019-12-07 06:15:42In a trade conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, Iranian officials handed over Xiyue Wang, detained in Tehran since 2016, for scientist Massoud Soleimani,

Officials list pot vape brands reported in U.S. New! 2019-12-07 03:02:31Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hosp

Nikki Haley says Charleston church shooter 'hijacked' meaning 2019-12-07 00:56:46The former governor of South Carolina said that the flag had meant “service and sacrifice and heritage” to some.

Trump suspends plan to classify Mexican cartels as 2019-12-06 22:53:43The U.S. won't designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, at least for now.

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold 2019-12-06 22:08:07The Supreme Court is preventing the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.

Pearl Harbor shooting left two Defense Department workers 2019-12-06 22:04:03Military officials say they have not found a motive yet in the shooting that killed Roldan Agustin, 49, and Vincent Kapoi Jr., 30.

In Scotland, independence not on the ballot, but 2019-12-06 18:17:16Brexit has upended the political landscape and exposed old divisions among England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, fraying the ties that bind t

Clamor as Greta Thunberg joins climate activists in 2019-12-06 17:30:57The Swedish teen was in Spain to join fellow young climate activists, representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples, and thousands of other p

Clamor surrounds Greta Thunberg as she joins fellow 2019-12-06 17:30:57The Swedish teen was in Spain to join fellow young climate activists, representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples and thousands of other pr

American envoy: U.S. has 'other tools' if Iran's 2019-12-06 17:25:35U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its "maximum pressure" campaign and use &ld

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Israel Says 3 Rockets Fired Into Country From New! 2019-12-07 16:23:00Military says air defenses intercepted two of them; there are no reports of injuries

Democrats Continue Work on Impeachment Probe New! 2019-12-07 16:08:00Lawmakers released report Saturday on which impeachment charges against Trump could be based 

Airstrikes in Northwest Syria Kill at Least 18 New! 2019-12-07 14:36:00Areas in last major rebel stronghold attacked; victims include women, children, opposition activists say

Official: Base Shooter Watched Shooting Videos Before Attack New! 2019-12-07 13:53:29The official said 10 Saudi students were being held on the base Saturday while several others were unaccounted for

Weekend Travel in France Disrupted by Work Stoppages New! 2019-12-07 13:33:12Yellow vest demonstrators and truckers assist

Ceremony Honors Those Killed in Pearl Harbor Attack New! 2019-12-07 12:57:09Organizers of the public event at the Hawaii naval base said attendees included about a dozen survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack, the

Drone Hits Iraq Cleric's Home as Tensions Rise New! 2019-12-07 12:42:58The developments marked a worrying turn for the anti-government protests rocking Iraq since October, the country's largest and deadliest grassroots m

Minnesota National Guard Identifies 3 Killed in Copter New! 2019-12-07 12:12:59The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday’s crash as Chief Warrant Officers 2nd Class James A. Rogers Jr., 28, and Charles P. Nor

Death Toll Rises in Baghdad After Attack on New! 2019-12-07 11:52:57Nearly two dozen killed and scores of others injured in attacks by unknown assailants

African Artists Reclaim Homeland With Touring Exhibition New! 2019-12-07 10:54:32Berlin, Paris and London are common destinations for African artists seeking to establish their careers and build name recognition

Pro-government Protesters Denounce Hong Kong 'Rioters' New! 2019-12-07 08:53:01Hundreds of protesters waving red Chinese flags have packed a Hong Kong park to denounce what they say is a reign of terror being imposed by rioters w

Truckers Block Roads as French Strikes hit Weekend New! 2019-12-07 08:35:44Strikes are disrupting weekend travel around France


Indian police shoot dead 4 men accused of 2019-12-06 23:37:00Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinary surgeon in the city of Hyderabad, a polic

'Supporting Taiwan independence' ruled slanderous as actress Ruby 2019-12-06 23:00:00'A Beijing court has ruled that a social media user should apologise to Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin for calling her a Taiwan independence supporter, a

Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and 'last 2019-12-06 22:29:00HONG KONG - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday (Dec 6) vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city's pro-Beijin

Peeping tom in Thailand caught in the act 2019-12-06 06:00:00It might be a stereotype that women tend to prefer going to the toilet in groups rather than alone, but it would seem that their fears are not unfound

Three flats targeted in $147,600 burglary blitz amid 2019-12-06 05:05:00More than HK$850,000 (S$147,600) worth of cash and valuables were stolen from three homes amid a 90 per cent surge in burglaries during the Hong Kong

400 people evacuated from hotel blaze in Pattaya 2019-12-06 04:34:43Some 400 people were evacuated after a fire broke out at a Holiday Inn Hotel in Pattaya in the early hours of Friday (Dec 6), but no casualties were r

Indian fugitive holy man creates new 'cosmic' nation 2019-12-06 04:17:10MUMBAI - A "holy man" wanted by Indian police on sex assault charges has said he has created a new country for Hindus that will fight global wa

Injured Indonesian journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong 2019-12-06 04:06:41HONG KONG - More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile fired by riot police, Indonesian video jour

Daily roundup: A behind-the-scenes look at Amazon's new 2019-12-06 03:04:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. ​A behind-the-scenes look at Amazon’s new (and oddly serene) warehouse in Sing

Indonesian faints during whipping for Sharia-banned sex 2019-12-06 02:28:00An Indonesian man who fainted as he was being whipped for pre-marital sex Thursday was revived to receive the rest of his punishment before being rush

UN says 13 people reportedly killed by typhoon 2019-12-05 23:45:00UNITED NATIONS - UN humanitarian officials say typhoon Kammuri reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the

China too distracted to worry about Taiwan: Taipei 2019-12-05 23:39:00TAIPEI - China has too many other issues to worry about at the moment - from protests in Hong Kong to a slowing economy - to give much thought to Taiw