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Japan, not China, may be winning Asia's infrastructure 2019-01-23 01:55:00As Beijing and Tokyo compete for infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, experts say Japanese ventures appear to have a better reputation and local

Indonesia has benefited from the US-China trade war, 2019-01-22 22:20:00Indonesia's industry minister, Airlangga Hartarto, said companies producing textiles and footwear have looked at moving out of China into his country

Major Asian markets end mixed amid uncertainty over 2019-01-22 18:54:00A source confirmed to CNBC on Tuesday that the U.S. had canceled a trade planning meeting with China, but White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow de

Citi: It's 'plausible' that the US and China 2019-01-22 03:36:00Citi analysts are focusing on "plausible" economic surprises in Asia in 2019, with a better-than-expected trade deal between China and the United St

Ghosn's bail is again denied as he faces 2019-01-21 23:16:00For the second time in a week, Carlos Ghosn lost a court fight to be granted bail. The latest defeat came Tuesday in Tokyo when a judge denied an app

Asian stocks slip amid concerns about the global 2019-01-21 18:52:00Stocks in Asia declined on Tuesday as investor sentiment dipped on concerns about the global outlook, after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slas

Canada's vast pension fund is sticking with China 2019-01-21 12:28:00Mark Machin, president and chief executive of Canada's Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), sees the country's potential to diversify his portfoli

Hong Kong's port has fallen behind rivals. Industry 2019-01-21 03:16:00Hong Kong's once world-beating port needs to raise its game or risk falling further behind competitors in Shanghai, Singapore and elsewhere, industry

The number of births in China hit its 2019-01-21 01:12:00China on Monday reported that there were 15.23 million births in 2018 — the lowest since 1961 when 11.87 million births were reported, according

Asia stocks trade higher as China says its 2019-01-20 18:48:00China's economic growth came in at 6.6 percent in 2018 — the slowest pace since 1990. It was in line with expectations from economists polled b

Carlos Ghosn makes new request for bail, offering 2019-01-20 15:00:00Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has not been allowed to have contact with his family and is making a new bid for release.

White House: Next Trump summit with Kim Jong 2019-01-18 14:30:00The summit would be the second between Trump and Kim as the U.S. pushes North Korea to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs.

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Ex-Jakarta Governor Convicted of Blasphemy Free After Nearly New! 2019-01-24 04:54:22The former governor of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta is free after spending nearly two years in prison on a blasphemy conviction. Basuki Tjahaja

Australia Confirms Detention of Australian-Chinese in China New! 2019-01-24 01:48:43The Australian government has confirmed that a dual Chinese-Australian dissident and writer has been detained in his native country. Yang Hengjun, a

Family of Slain Mongolian Seeks Answers in Malaysia New! 2019-01-23 23:05:12The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that opened in court this week, their lawyer sa

Singapore PM's Brother Backs His Rival with Election New! 2019-01-23 21:59:47The brother of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday described the head of a new party planned to be set up ahead of a general election

China to Crack Down on Health Care Violations, New! 2019-01-23 21:06:59China will step up its fight against "irregularities" in the sale of health care products after a series of scandals in the industry in re

Fight for Gender Equality at U.N. Faces Resistance, New! 2019-01-23 19:48:53U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has inched up slightly in the eyes of women's groups who said on Wednesday he has delivered on some promises

N. Korea's Kim Expresses 'Satisfaction' With Trump Letter  New! 2019-01-23 19:04:46North Korea's Kim Jong Un has expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit bet

Canadian Ambassador: Huawei Exec Could Avoid US Extradition 2019-01-23 14:27:58Canada’s ambassador to China said a top Chinese executive has a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States in remarks one of his pred

S. Korea: Japanese Warplane Made Threatening Pass over 2019-01-23 10:45:03South Korea says a Japanese military aircraft made a threatening low-altitude flight over one of its naval vessels Wednesday, describing it as a "pro

Japan's PM Seeks Trade Reform as Risks to 2019-01-23 08:12:26Japan's prime minister says China's slowing growth, Brexit woes and U.S.-China trade disputes pose risks to the world economy, while decrying the Wo

Voters Are Deciding Extent of Muslim Autonomy in 2019-01-23 05:41:46More than 50 years of Muslim rebel violence, which has killed 121,000 and attracted the terrorist group Islamic State, came down to the ballot box thi

Ex-Chinese Diplomat-Turned-Dissident Reportedly Detained in China 2019-01-23 05:13:43An Australian newspaper says a Chinese-Australian writer and dissident has been detained during a visit to his native country. The Sydney Morning He


'My dad's a free man!': BTP's son shares New! 2019-01-24 03:05:00Following the release of former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, who has asked to be referred to as BTP, from the National Police's

Tokyo Games marathons to start earlier in effort New! 2019-01-24 02:08:00The men's and women's marathons at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will start from 6 a.m., 1½ hours earlier than planned when Tokyo was bidding to ho

Noodle-maker Nissin yanks 'whitewashed' anime of tennis star New! 2019-01-24 02:05:18Japanese instant noodle giant Nissin has withdrawn an anime advertising campaign featuring Japanese-Haitian tennis star Naomi Osaka, that sparked upro

Like a son but cheaper: harried South Koreans New! 2019-01-24 01:20:00SEOUL - Kang Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip and this Lunar New Year holiday will dress him up in a new $50 suit t

LOOK: Majestic cat emerges from ancient volcano New! 2019-01-24 01:18:32MINAMI-ASO, Japan - A caldera is a vast crater left behind when a volcano collapses or explodes. An impressive feature of the caldera at Mount As

Japan firm pulls Naomi Osaka ad amid 'whitewash' New! 2019-01-24 00:58:00Japanese noodle firm Nissin announced Thursday it was scrapping an "anime" advert featuring tennis star Naomi Osaka, after portraying the half-Haiti

Duterte: It's OK if 12 is age of New! 2019-01-23 22:40:08President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old instead of 9 as earlier proposed by me

What politics? Ahok plans to become oil businessman, New! 2019-01-23 22:01:00Instead of returning to politics, former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama might try his hand in oil - and become a talk show host on t

5 workers killed, 5 hurt as crane collapses New! 2019-01-23 21:53:15Five workers were killed and five others injured when the top of a crane broke off and fell on them at a condominium construction site in Bangkok's Y

Ex-Jakarta governor Ahok: Out of jail....and into arms New! 2019-01-23 21:45:47After spending close to two years in jail for blasphemy, Jakarta's former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama will walk free on Thursday into a new job a

Bali beaches closed amid bad weather New! 2019-01-23 21:41:00BALI, INDONESIA - High waves have hit southern Bali since Tuesday (Jan 22), leading to the temporary closure of several popular beaches. Badung lifeg

Viral video of Japanese teacher punching student sparks New! 2019-01-23 20:56:43A video of an argument between a pupil and a teacher at a Japanese high school that ends with the teacher punching the boy has gone viral, sparking a

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Turkey set for international probe into Khashoggi death 2019-01-22 12:18:36

Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia 2019-01-22 10:18:01

Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system 2019-01-22 02:43:06 The Defense Ministry says Tuesday's successful test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is ``a major milestone'' in Israel's ability to defend itself ``ag

Israel opens new international airport near Red Sea 2019-01-21 12:08:34Israel inaugurated a new international airport Monday in its desert south meant to boost tourism to the nearby Red Sea and serve as an emergency alter

Syria shot down more than 30 Israeli cruise 2019-01-21 02:51:50

In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces 2019-01-20 22:25:21The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defences intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of the airport raid.

'Bomb blast' rocks Syrian capital Damascus 2019-01-20 06:53:59A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria on Sunday and a "terrorist" was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has bee

Bomb in Syria's Afrin kills three 2019-01-20 05:34:26

Turkish US consulate worker faces charges over Gulen 2019-01-20 04:48:42Consulate worker Metin Topuz's arrest in October 2017 added to existing tensions between the United States and Turkey, and led to a months-long suspe

Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes on Yemeni capital 2019-01-20 01:01:55Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said coalition warplanes attacked several military targets, including al-Dulaimi Air Base, a drones operations netwo

Libya says 13 killed in latest bout of 2019-01-19 09:26:48

Six civilians dead in US-led strike on IS 2019-01-19 07:41:23

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