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Asia stocks set to slide as Fed's Powell New! 2019-06-25 19:48:00Stocks in Asia were set to open lower on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tempered expectations for a potential interest rate cu

The trade war is weighing on Chinese home New! 2019-06-25 19:27:00Trade tensions appear to have depressed Chinese property purchases in the United States. Beijing's own actions may also be playing a role.

Citi says Asian markets badly hit in the 2019-06-25 03:32:00Citi Private Bank says it has maintained an "overweight" stance on stocks in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

Japan and China look to strengthen ties at 2019-06-24 23:22:00The leaders of Japan and China got off to a tense start but have made good progress in turning around their relations in recent years.

Chinese markets tumble; investors await Trump-Xi meeting 2019-06-24 19:46:00Stocks in Asia slipped on Tuesday, while investors looked toward a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping set to

Tesla wins tariff exclusion from US on imported 2019-06-24 15:39:00Tesla has won a tariff exclusion from the U.S. Commerce Department on the imported Japanese aluminum it uses in its battery cells.

Iran is already in a 'very dangerous' economic 2019-06-24 05:24:00Trump says he would impose additional sanctions against Iran in a bid to prevent the country obtaining nuclear weapons.

We're not leaving anyone out of the Asia 2019-06-23 22:43:00Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said all 16 countries negotiating a mega Asia-Pacific trade agreement should remain in the framework.

Stocks in Asia mixed; oil prices rise as 2019-06-23 19:42:00Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Monday afternoon, while oil prices continued to rise as tensions between the U.S. and Iran lingered after the l

Malaysia's 93-year-old leader on when he will step 2019-06-23 18:01:00Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's seeming refusal to commit to a clear timeline to step down raised concerns about the stability of his gov

Asia Pacific trade pact can go on without 2019-06-23 18:00:00India's reluctance to open up its markets has been a sticking point as Asia Pacific countries negotiate the RCEP mega trade pact.

Goldman Sachs is offering 'peanuts' to compensate for 2019-06-23 18:00:00Goldman Sachs helped state firm 1MDB to raise $6.5 billion in 2012 and 2013, and collected higher-than-typical fees of $600 million for the deals.

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Zimbabwe Pushing To Sell Its $600 Million Ivory New! 2019-06-26 04:59:46The government says money will help to ensure wildlife conservation efforts remain on course

At 5G Lab, Startups Get First Dibs on New! 2019-06-26 04:57:495G will make our smartphones run faster, Here’s what it means for everyone else from retailers to firefighters

Guatemalan Poverty, Violence Top Concerns Ahead of Possible New! 2019-06-26 04:55:17The U.S. and Guatemala are in talks on a possible “safe third country” deal that would prevent Hondurans and Salvadorans fleeing persecuti

Kenya’s Ice Hockey Team Determined to Qualify for New! 2019-06-26 03:19:57Players on the country's only team seek out challengers to hone their skills

Death of Father, Daughter at US Border Bring New! 2019-06-26 03:09:20Family had been waiting in Mexico for a chance to apply for US asylum, but migrants there face long wait times

Brazil President Backtracks on Looser Gun Restrictions as New! 2019-06-26 01:52:14In May, Jair Bolsonaro signed decrees easing restrictions on importing and carrying guns and buying ammunition, which needed congressional approval to

US Sanctions Put Telecoms Firms Off Cuba, Internet New! 2019-06-26 01:38:57Washington seeks to expand internet access on the Communist-run island, according to the final report of a US government task force released on Tuesda

Denmark Becomes Third Nordic Country to Form Leftist New! 2019-06-26 01:30:15Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen finalized terms for a one-party minority government, making her country's youngest-ever prime minister

Brazil Congress Ditches Bolsonaro Decree Weakening Indigenous Agency New! 2019-06-26 01:23:56Move further undermines right-wing president's agenda to empower rural farmers in disputes over land

US House Passes Emergency Funding Bill for Migrant New! 2019-06-26 01:08:23It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care

Pompeo Hopes for Afghan Peace Deal Before September New! 2019-06-25 19:36:46US secretary of state's visit comes as American and Taliban negotiators are scheduled to meet in Qatar later this week for next round of talks in the

Instagram Head Asserts That Company Does Not Spy 2019-06-25 17:44:22Adam Mosseri tells CBS that the Instagram did not monitor private conversation in order to advertise to users


Cambodia charges Chinese nationals over deadly building collapse 2019-06-25 04:56:35PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A Cambodian court charged seven people on Tuesday (June 25), including five Chinese nationals, with involuntary manslaught

Cafe Del Mar coming soon to Bali 2019-06-25 03:19:14Europe's Ibiza-based sunset bar Cafe del Mar is set to open in Bali this August. Located in Canggu, the brand which was founded in Ibiza's Sant Ant

Singapore PM Lee hopes Trump-Xi meeting will rekindle 2019-06-25 02:37:47Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday said he hoped the highly anticipated meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on t

Man killed by pet python in West Java 2019-06-25 02:02:17A 42-year old man, identified as Jana, died tragically last Friday "at the hands" of his own 3-metre-long pet python, which strangled him to death i

West Kalimantan school uses Google Maps to determine 2019-06-25 01:40:34State high school SMAN 1 Putussibau in Kapuas Hulu regency, West Kalimantan, is using Google Maps to comply with the Education and Culture Ministry's

141 hectares of savanna ablaze on Mount Rinjani 2019-06-25 00:43:26A vast area of savanna in Mount Rinjani National Park in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara has been engulfed by fire since Sunday evening, with authorities y

Cashless payment remains low in Vietnam 2019-06-25 00:10:31Hanoi - The ratio of cashless payments in Vietnam remains low at only 11.49 per cent of total means of payment, according to a recent report from the

Myanmar blackout may be cover for gross human 2019-06-24 23:33:01Lee, an independent expert who reports to the UN Human Rights Council on human rights in Myanmar, said nine townships had been blacked out, with no me

2 popular waterfalls in Phang Nga closed to 2019-06-24 22:47:17A national park in Phang Nga has indefinitely closed two waterfalls in the park in Thay Muang district following two days of heavy rains and more expe

US man jailed for 12 years in Vietnam 2019-06-24 22:20:13A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced a US citizen to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state" in a trial

Cambodia building collapse: two survivors pulled from Chinese-owned 2019-06-24 22:17:33Rescuers on Monday found two survivors in the rubble of a Chinese-owned building two days after it collapsed in Cambodia, killing at least 28 workers

Motorcycle taxi riders and cabbies in Bangkok petition 2019-06-24 21:24:29Thirty representatives of Thai motorcycle-taxi riders on Monday petitioned the Department of Land Transport (DLT), calling for remedial measures from

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Israel will do 'everything' to stop Iran going 2019-06-24 13:34:21

US, allies urge Iran diplomacy as Pompeo seeks 2019-06-24 12:46:06

Trump signs executive order imposing fresh 'hard-hitting' sanctions 2019-06-24 12:33:15Donald Trump has signed an executive order, which he said, will impose a "hard-hitting" sanction on Iran and it will deny the Iranian Supreme Leader

US pushes Palestinian economic plan amid doubts, hostility 2019-06-24 11:24:04The Trump administration is ploughing ahead with a $50 billion economic proposal to aid the Palestinians and hopes it'll drive a much-anticipated but

Mike Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more 2019-06-24 08:18:07US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with the Saudi king and crown prince after days of mounting tensions with Iran. Iran's naval commander,

Russia says new US sanctions on Iran are 2019-06-24 08:00:11Russia on Monday denounced as "illegal" new economic sanctions that the United States is preparing to impose on Iran. "We consider these sanctions

Three months on, landless IS still a threat 2019-06-24 07:14:50The Islamic State group may have lost its "caliphate", but 3 months later, experts have warned the jihadists are still attacking fighters and fields

Pompeo meets Saudi king on Iran crisis 2019-06-24 06:17:33

Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul 2019-06-24 06:12:11Ekrem Imamoglu of the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP) secured 54.21% of votes, the head of the High Election Board announced on Monda

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey's rising political star 2019-06-24 05:07:35Softly-spoken football fan Ekrem Imamoglu has emerged from relative obscurity to win Turkey's biggest city -- twice -- as the new figurehead of the c

Mike Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia for Iran 2019-06-24 03:11:27​Pompeo is expected to meet in the Red Sea city of Jeddah with King Salman and the powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, before flying for

Explainer: Can Trump's Mideast plan pave way for 2019-06-24 03:04:39Kushner and Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt are seeking a deal that could unlock prosperity for the Palestinians and security for Israel.

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