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Boeing CEO: Global aviation regulators may not clear 2019-09-11 12:21:00Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenburg told an industry conference that global aviation regulators may not all give the 737 Max the green light to fly at the

Hong Kong stock exchange makes $36.6 billion offer 2019-09-11 04:48:00Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited said on Wednesday it has made a proposal to the board of London Stock Exchange Group.

Sri Lanka's economy has shown 'resilience' after the 2019-09-11 02:42:00Analysts as well as the Sri Lankan government had predicted the devastating Easter Sunday bombings would hit the country's growth this year.

The US could soften its stance on North 2019-09-11 01:34:00The departure of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton may mean that the White House will soften its stance on North Korea, analysts say.

Stocks in Asia mixed as investors await ECB 2019-09-10 19:29:00China's Ministry of Finance announced Wednesday that 16 American products will be exempt from additional tariffs.

Nissan's abrupt CEO exit complicates turnaround efforts as 2019-09-10 08:13:00Suddenly, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa — who ordered the investigation into his former mentor — finds himself in the spotlight and standing a

China's pork prices surge 47% in August amid 2019-09-09 23:44:00Pork prices in China soared 46.7% year-on-year in August, as the pork shortage in the country worsened on the protracted swine fever outbreak which ha

Asia could be the driving force of the 2019-09-09 21:57:00The "robust" growth of emerging markets has been the linchpin holding up the global economy at a time when advanced countries are threatening to unr

Asia Pacific stocks mixed as Chinese producer prices 2019-09-09 19:33:00Chinese inflation data for August released on Tuesday showed producer prices seeing their worst year-on year contraction in three years.

Scandal at Nissan deepens as CEO Saikawa resigns 2019-09-09 08:32:00Nissan Motor CEO Hiroto Saikawa is stepping down after an internal company investigation revealed falsified documents that boosted his compensation in

Singapore stocks offer 'good yield' despite trade war 2019-09-09 01:31:00The trade war may be hurting Singapore's economy, but the country's stocks remain relatively attractive compared to the rest of Asia, analysts say.

Asia markets higher as Chinese exports unexpectedly decline 2019-09-08 19:55:00Chinese customs data showed the country's exports unexpectedly fell in August, pointing to further weakness in the world's second-largest economy.

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New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cigarette New! 2019-09-15 18:55:52New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping.

The Kona coffee you buy from Costco and New! 2019-09-15 08:00:09Growers on Hawaii's Big Island use chemical analysis to accuse retailers and coffee makers of passing off commodity beans as Kona.

Iran dismisses U.S. allegation it was behind Saudi 2019-09-15 04:30:31Iran calls the U.S. accusation that it was behind an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure part of Washington's policy of "maximum lies."

White House says Osama bin Laden's son killed 2019-09-14 18:00:03The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge 2019-09-14 17:48:56The lawyers, who represent drug distributors and retailers facing trial for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis, say Judge Dan Polster has shown

Solid gold toilet stolen from exhibit at palace 2019-09-14 15:22:15The toilet, valued at roughly $1.25 million, was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim

As election nears, Netanyahu intensifies his rhetoric against 2019-09-14 12:53:50Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political survival as prosecutors prepare to indict him on corruption charges, has made Arabs a focal point of his

SUVs have made a startling rise in Germany. 2019-09-14 08:00:50Tensions boiled over this month when a Porsche Macan jumped a curb in central Berlin and plowed into a crowd of pedestrians, killing four.

Mexican President Lopez Obrador has transformed the office, 2019-09-14 06:00:55After nine months in office, Lopez Obrador has transformed the look of of presidency — but hasn't surmounted major challenges

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch drone attacks on 2 2019-09-14 02:02:38The attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the war against a Saudi-led coalition comes after weeks of similar drone assaults on the kingdom's oil in

'Glory to Hong Kong': A new protest anthem 2019-09-13 17:54:36Hong Kong's new protest anthem has singing flash mobs springing up everywhere, much to the further consternation of Beijing.

12 former Missouri priests could face prosecution 2019-09-13 16:34:24Missouri Atty. Gen. Eric Schmitt referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any t

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Economy, Honesty Key Concerns as Tunisians Choose Their New! 2019-09-15 13:46:37Two dozen candidates are vying to become head of state in country’s second free presidential election

Somalia: Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 New! 2019-09-15 12:14:53The deadliest attack occurred in the town of Qoryoley late Saturday

Trump Defends Supreme Court Justice Over Fresh Misconduct New! 2019-09-15 11:48:13The latest allegation in The New York Times came after Kavanaugh denied sexual misconduct accusations leveled against him by two women during his conf

Zimbabwean Doctors Protest over Disappearance of Strike Leader New! 2019-09-15 11:40:10Dr. Peter Magombeyi who led a recent doctors' strike over poor government salaries disappeared Saturday, in a move his colleagues say is overt warnin

Saudis Scramble to Restore Oil Production After Drone New! 2019-09-15 10:46:13Wide uncertainty about who launched the attacks that cut world's crude supply by 6%, but Riyadh said it would tap its vast preserves to maintain ener

WHO: Millions of Patients Die Every Year Seeking New! 2019-09-15 10:41:00WHO report says 134 million patients in low-and-middle-income countries are harmed because of unsafe care leading to 2.6 million deaths annually

Coalition says 'Good Progress' in North Syria Buffer New! 2019-09-15 10:19:08Turkey and the United States last month agreed on the so-called 'security mechanism' to create a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas

(Im)migration Recap, Sept. 8-13 New! 2019-09-15 08:42:35In dozens of interviews on both sides of US-Mexico border last month, VOA met single adults, parents traveling with young children, grandparents with

Hong Kong Demonstrators Clash with Police on 99th New! 2019-09-15 08:07:12Protesters hurl rocks, petrol bombs; police respond with tear gas and blue-dyed bursts of water cannon volleys

Calls for Release of Separatists, Political Prisoners Intensify New! 2019-09-15 08:04:12Consultations have begun in Cameroon ahead of a national dialogue ordered by president Paul Biya

With New North Korea-US Talks Likely, Will a 2019-09-15 04:51:00After three summits and more than two years of on-and-off talks, some analysts are asking just how well President Trump’s self-proclaimed prowes

Native American 'Aunties' Raise Funds to Feed Migrants 2019-09-15 04:42:00Native Americans relate to the trauma children suffer being separated from family and home


Philippine fast-food specialist Jollibee hungry to expand in 2019-09-13 04:22:00MANILA - Jollibee Foods Corp, the Philippine fast food specialist known for fried "Chickenjoy" and chopped hotdogs in sweet spaghetti sauce, is doub

Indonesian student threatens teacher with sickle for confiscating 2019-09-13 02:30:00A student in Central Java, Indonesia, threatened his teacher with a sharp sickle when the latter confiscated his phone. In a viral video, the student

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to prioritise housing, 2019-09-13 01:07:43HONG KONG - Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has promised to prioritise housing and people's livelihoods to appease deep rooted discontent about

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears 2019-09-13 01:00:18The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding t

The Chief Executive 'has to serve two masters': 2019-09-12 23:42:00HONG KONG - This is a transcript of a talk given in late August by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to a group of businessmen in the city. The tr

Two arrested in Indonesia for stealing parts from 2019-09-12 23:15:53Riau Police General Crime division have arrested two men allegedly stole dozens of bolts and metal plates from Siak IV Bridge in Pekanbaru, Riau, an o

Hong Kong police confirm video showing officer swinging 2019-09-12 23:01:59Hong Kong police have confirmed an officer filmed himself swinging a baton inside a police station and the conduct was "not appropriate", but said t

No injured people in MTR station, police officer 2019-09-12 22:50:13A police officer told paramedics arriving at a Hong Kong metro station that there were no injured people inside although seven had been hurt, but fire

Six hurt as drain cleaner thrown from building 2019-09-12 22:41:59At least six people were injured by corrosive fluid thrown from a residential building in Hong Kong on Thursday night, soon after anti-government prot

Hong Kong police ban weekend rally for fear 2019-09-12 22:26:22Hong Kong police have banned a mass rally and march planned for Sunday, the second time organiser the Civil Human Rights Front has been denied permiss

Thai parents let son sit on top of 2019-09-12 04:40:00It was a sight that made drivers' blood run cold — a boy perched on top of a moving car. The primary school pupil was on his way home whe

North Sumatra administration loses $156,000 left in unattended 2019-09-12 00:14:02The Medan Police are investigating the case of Rp 1.6 billion (S$156,652) that have gone missing from North Sumatra administration funds. The money,