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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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These sex workers are fighting for union rights, New! 2019-12-12 18:01:03A sex workers group in Spain that advocates for prostitutes’ rights has faced opposition as its members have tried to make the case for a labor

Les Misérables: Why are the French, who seem New! 2019-12-12 15:49:46Why are the French so quick to protest?

In landmark vote, Senate joins House in recognizing New! 2019-12-12 14:51:04The Senate's nonbinding resolution affirms that a genocide of the Armenian people occurred and that Turkey is responsible.

Chile officials say the plane that vanished en New! 2019-12-12 11:17:35Chile's defense minister says debris has been found from a military transport plane that disappeared Monday. All 38 aboard are believed dead.

Authorities link attack on kosher market in New New! 2019-12-12 10:24:10A law enforcement official says two attackers who stormed a kosher market in New Jersey had apparently been followers of the Black Hebrew Israelites.

Protesters in India take to the streets to New! 2019-12-12 09:48:32Indian protesters uprooted telephone poles, burned buses, attacked homes. They fear migrants will move to the border region and dilute the culture.

Newsletter: Why so many roads still lead to 2019-12-12 08:00:26Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today: TOP STORIES Why So Many Roads Still Lead to Russia When the House Judiciary Committee began its h

Stunt work took her from UCLA gymnast to 2019-12-12 06:00:04Sadiqua Bynum had a decorated gymnastics career at UCLA. Now she's Regina King's stunt double on HBO's 'Watchmen'

New Zealand is planning to retrieve bodies on 2019-12-12 04:05:00A team of eight New Zealand military specialists will land on a small volcanic island just after first light Friday to attempt to retrieve the bodies

Early indications point to Johnson win, paving way 2019-12-12 03:05:40The British election hinges on the Brexit divide; a big Conservative win could propel the country out of the European Union.

Democrats agree to North America trade pact: What's 2019-12-11 14:03:33House Democrats agreed to President Trump's revamped North America trade deal after prying some concessions from the administration.

Harvey Weinstein’s bail increased because of claims of 2019-12-11 12:32:01Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased to $5 million over allegations he violated bail conditions by mishandling his ankle monitor.

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Rwanda Co-Hosts Anti-Corruption Excellence Award Summit New! 2019-12-12 23:10:07Qatar’s ACE awards initiative celebrates efforts for corruption-free societies

US: Sanctions Have Cut Iran's Accessible Foreign Currency New! 2019-12-12 21:39:21US envoy Brian Hook shared the newly declassified details of Iran's reduced access to foreign exchange reserves in a Thursday speech to a Washington

'Future of Gabon' at Stake in Counterpoaching Fight New! 2019-12-12 21:37:00US military joins efforts against poachers as Gabon loses 150 elephants each month

Unusual Alliance Seeks Reforms in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance New! 2019-12-12 21:22:00Angry at what they describe as the FBI's abuse of its authority to monitor former Trump campaign aide Carter Page during the campaign, Republicans ar

Appeals Court Rehears Arguments in Trump Hotel Lawsuit New! 2019-12-12 21:15:03The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia asked 15 judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling by a three-judge pa

Chile Finds Debris, Human Remains from Missing Plane New! 2019-12-12 21:09:00The plane was on a regular flight to Antarctica with 38 people on board

Former Bolivian President Granted Asylum in Argentina New! 2019-12-12 21:05:00Four former high-ranking officials in Evo Morales' administration accompanied him and had also requested asylum

New Zealand Recovers 6 Bodies From Volcanic Island New! 2019-12-12 21:03:23Officials in Australia, where the six victims were from, said time limits on the risky operation had prevented the recovery team from locating and rem

Experts Question Washington's Timing on Seoul's Share of New! 2019-12-12 20:58:00Experts think Washington is making an ill-timed demand that Seoul pay a much greater share of the cost to keep American troops stationed in South Kore

After Tragedy, Oregon Christmas Tree Industry Buoyed by New! 2019-12-12 20:35:07Oregon's Christmas tree industry suffered a blow recently when three Guatemalan men died and others were injured in a crash that happened as they dro

Boeing Scuttles 2019 Timeline for 737 MAX Return New! 2019-12-12 17:47:06The announcement came after a congressional hearing in which numerous lawmakers prodded the FAA to take a tougher line with Boeing

Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide New! 2019-12-12 17:45:00Move infuriates Turkey, deals blow to already problematic ties between Ankara, Washington


Engrossed in PUBG, man in India accidentally drinks New! 2019-12-12 23:50:00In his quest for 'Winner Winner Chicken Dinner' aka victory on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), a man in India has reportedly died after accid

Thousands cheer as Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn wraps New! 2019-12-12 23:32:59Flanked by more than 2,000 oarsmen rowing to a steady drumbeat, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn travelled down Bangkok's Chao Phraya river as pa

Aung San Suu Kyi wants Rohingya genocide case New! 2019-12-12 23:11:44Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim m

Slithering situation: Cobras captured after terrorising regions in New! 2019-12-12 22:48:00Cobras have caused a scare among people living in the Royal Citayem housing complex in Bojong Gede district, Bogor regency, West Java. More than 30 c

Indonesian music promoters in spotlight after series of New! 2019-12-12 22:41:00For music fans, concerts are a chance to experience the music they love firsthand. The sounds are more immersive, the performances of the musicians a

Thousands attend memorial service in Hong Kong for New! 2019-12-12 21:41:55Thousands of Hongkongers from all walks of life attended a memorial service on Thursday for a university student who died a month ago after falling fr

Beware of balloons, Thai health department chief warns New! 2019-12-12 20:50:23The chief of the Department of Health has warned people of the danger of balloons, including the risk of fatality, after a case of a balloon exploding

3-year-old Cambodian girl killed in Thai construction site New! 2019-12-12 20:48:00The three-year-old daughter of Cambodian workers was crushed to her death by a truck at a construction site, Muang Samut Prakan Police Station in Samu

New plant species resembling owl discovered in Thailand New! 2019-12-12 20:44:00A new plant species resembling an owl has been discovered by the Botanical Society of Thailand. The society posted on Facebook about the discovery on

The Singapore start-up taking on money changers in New! 2019-12-12 20:36:57As an ex-McKinsey consultant and a frequent business traveller, Hongkonger Caecilia Chu was all too familiar with having to fork out foreign transacti

Brazen kidnappings multiply in Myanmar's Rakhine state as 2019-12-11 23:55:00YANGON - It was a brazen daytime attack by ethnic rebels fighting for greater autonomy in the jungles of western Myanmar. After storming a boat

2 new camping grounds open in Chiang Mai 2019-12-11 23:07:00Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) under Natural Resources and Environment Ministry today (December 11) introduced tw

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Graft trial for Syrian President Assad's uncle opens 2019-12-09 09:56:50The dock was empty as the hearing got underway, with lawyers for 82-year-old Rifaat al-Assad citing health problems as the reason for his absence."Hi

Iran says ready for more US prisoner swaps 2019-12-09 06:45:48US President Donald Trump thanked Iran for what he called a "very fair negotiation" after an American scholar was released Saturday in exchange for

Main Lebanon PM candidate withdraws from consideration 2019-12-08 11:25:19Khatib's statement also comes shortly after his visit to the country's top Sunni religious authority, who told him the community supports resigned f

Around 200 displaced Syrians leave Al-Hol camp: Kurds 2019-12-08 11:19:00

Saudi restaurants no longer need to segregate women 2019-12-08 11:15:37The decision, which essentially ends gender segregation rules in public, was quietly announced Sunday in a lengthy and technically worded statement by

Iran unveils budget of 'resistance' against US sanctions 2019-12-08 10:30:28Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced on Sunday a "budget of resistance" against US sanctions targeting the country's vital oil sector, backed

Protests grip Iraq's capital and south despite rising 2019-12-08 10:03:41Thousands of Iraqi protesters streamed into streets and public squares in the capital and restive south on Sunday, saying they were not deterred by de

Netanyahu pushes annexation plan as new elections loom 2019-12-08 09:17:53Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday touted his plan to annex a swathe of the occupied West Bank & Israeli settlements in a last-ditch effort

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, 2019-12-08 02:30:23"The budget is based on maximum pressure and sanctions," by the US, Rouhani said. Rouhani added that the Iranian government's budget will also bene

Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: 2019-12-07 10:48:51Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Saturday killed 19 civilians, eight of them children, in the country's last major opposition bastion, a war

Iraq's top Shia cleric says new PM must 2019-12-06 07:04:08Iraq's top Shia Muslim cleric said on Friday that a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference after the incumbent Adel Abdul Mah

France, Germany, UK accuse Iran of developing nuclear-capable 2019-12-06 01:18:23A joint letter written by ambassadors of France, Germany and the UK to the UN, refers to the footage shared on social media in April this year of the

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