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Asia Pacific stocks set to trade mixed as 2019-09-17 19:29:00Investors await the Fed's latest decision on monetary policy, set to be released on Wednesday stateside. The U.S. central bank is widely expected to

Israel's Netanyahu fights to hang on to power 2019-09-17 03:05:00The ballot comes at a precarious time for the country's longest serving prime minister, with the right-wing incumbent facing formidable challenges.

China says 'vice ministerial' officials will be in 2019-09-16 22:37:00Chinese officials are expected to be in Washington this week to hold consultations with the U.S. ahead of high-level trade talks in October.

Elon Musk testified he worried Thai cave rescuer 2019-09-16 20:05:00New court filings reveal that Elon Musk's family office spent tens of thousands on a private investigator to dig up details about Thai cave rescue he

Asia trades mixed as oil prices remain elevated 2019-09-16 20:00:00West Texas Intermediate futures as well as the international benchmark Brent both gained more than 14% in the overnight session.

Trump set to attend Texas rally for India 2019-09-16 17:17:00The meeting comes amid months of stalled trade talks between Washington and New Delhi, resulting in both sides taking retaliatory measures.

FAA chief to test out changes to Boeing 2019-09-16 14:42:00The new chief of the Federal Aviation Administration says he plans to test out Boeing's software changes to the 737 Max in a simulator.

Asia Pacific stocks mixed; Brent crude spikes more 2019-09-15 19:35:00Oil prices spiked in the afternoon of Asian trading hours after drone strikes on crucial production facilities in Saudi Arabia. Shares of oil companie

Asia stocks rise amid optimism on US-China trade, 2019-09-12 19:41:00U.S. President Donald Trump signaled Thursday he would consider an interim trade deal with China.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says no plan for Trump 2019-09-12 08:25:00Mnuchin tells CNBC that Trump's national security team is "executing on a maximum pressure strategy with Iran."

Hong Kong stock exchange could find London exchange 2019-09-12 03:44:00The Hong Kong stock exchange could find the London stock exchange "potentially unaffordable," according to a chief strategist at Bank of Communicati

Asia stocks rise as Trump delays tariffs on 2019-09-11 19:44:00U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that increased tariffs on 250 billion dollars worth of Chinese goods that were set to kick in on October

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Youth leaders at U.N. demand bold climate change 2019-09-21 14:56:22Greta Thunberg and other young activists visit the United Nations to urge Secretary-General Antonio Guterres into action against climate change.

South Carolina bar shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 2019-09-21 14:03:05Two men were shot and killed, four injured victims were airlifted to medical facilities for treatment and another four people were treated at local fa

Florida man's death is fifth linked to Tropical 2019-09-21 12:29:12A man was found dead in his stranded truck, bringing the death toll to five after Tropical Storm Imelda flooded southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up east coast 2019-09-21 10:38:55Hurricane Lorena was expected to approach the northwestern coast of mainland Mexico late Saturday and Sunday.

Canada's Justin Trudeau says he's evolved since wearing 2019-09-21 08:00:06The scandal over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brownface photos raises questions about the authenticity of his commitment to identity politics and

Mired in post-election deadlock, Israelis face the prospect 2019-09-21 06:00:08Publication of the official results of Israel’s Tuesday election, three days after balloting ended, did little to challenge the conventional wis

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 2019-09-21 03:46:03A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ag

4 dead and dozens injured as Southern California-based 2019-09-21 00:20:49Records indicate the bus, carrying Chinese tourists, is based in Monterey Park and crashed near Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park.

UFO fans stop just short of Area 51 2019-09-20 20:37:15Hundreds of people — not 2 million — show up near the secretive base after a viral Facebook gag.

Hurricane Lorena nears Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos 2019-09-20 15:29:03Authorities in Los Cabos said 787 people have taken refuge from Hurricane Lorena at 18 storm shelters.

Global climate strikes: Protests begin around the world 2019-09-20 12:36:11Protests, walkouts are taking place worldwide Friday calling for action on climate change in a youth-led movement for renewable energy, carbon-neutral

U.S. and El Salvador plan to sign asylum 2019-09-20 12:02:15A senior Trump administration official told the Associated Press that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan will sign a "cooperative asy

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Travel Firm Thomas Cook Teeters on Edge as New! 2019-09-22 12:26:25A collapse could leave around 150,000 travelers from Britain stranded, along with hundreds of thousands from other countries

Trump Says He Did Nothing Wrong in Call New! 2019-09-22 10:36:10News reports say Trump urged Ukrainian counterpart to investigate son of former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden

Al-Shabab Attack Kills 20 Somali Soldiers New! 2019-09-22 10:29:12A spokesman for Somali special forces said the militants attacked the base 'in large numbers'

Pompeo: Trump's Iran Strategy is Working New! 2019-09-22 10:01:19Secretary of State said US is working to find a diplomatic outcome to tensions with Iran but if diplomacy fails President Trump 'will make necessary

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' Aim for Records at New! 2019-09-22 09:08:23The HBO fantasy saga already has the most awards for a show in one season, 12, and it's competing Sunday in seven categories

FIFA Says Tehran 'Assured' That Women Can Get New! 2019-09-22 08:52:32FIFA president's comments follow soccer's world governing body delegation visit to Iran over conservative Shi'ite leadership's longtime ban on wom

Hong Kong Protesters Vandalize Subway Station, Deface Chinese New! 2019-09-22 08:44:17Meanwhile Hong Kong has cut back rail and bus access to its airport to avoid an anti-government protest at one of the busiest airport hubs in the worl

Pakistan Bus Crash Kills 26; Brakes Fail on New! 2019-09-22 08:03:35Such road accidents are common in Pakistan, where motorists largely disregard traffic rules and safety standards on worn-out roads

Trump Joins Indian PM in 'Howdy Modi' Event New! 2019-09-22 07:59:21Trump appeared with Modi before a largely Indian audience of some 50,000 people who are due to pack a Houston stadium for the 'Howdy Modi' event

Israeli Arab Parties Back Gantz For PM in New! 2019-09-22 07:48:05The mainly Arab Joint List alliance made the announcement at roughly the same time as its leader, Ayman Odeh, published an opinion piece on 'The New

In Cambodia, It’s a Bad Year for Dengue Fever New! 2019-09-22 04:33:12So far this year, health authorities have recorded 39,000 cases in Cambodia, compared with 3,000 for 2018. Cases have surged elsewhere in the region a

Iran Sees Problems with Foreign Forces, Vows to New! 2019-09-22 03:11:46President Hassan Rouhani said he will offer a regional peace plan during his visit to the UN this week


Philippines to vaccinate millions of children as polio 2019-09-20 04:47:01MANILA - The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been e

Konami will open an Esports complex within Ginza 2019-09-20 04:23:58Announced during Tokyo Game Show 2019, Konami is pushing a new initiative in the form of an esports complex within its Konami Creative Center Ginza (K

No joke: Malaysian dad and daughter try to 2019-09-20 02:30:00Get your dose of humorous and wacky stories that happened this week. The haze is back (with a vengeance) and school's out for many children in Malay

Philippines' Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech 2019-09-20 00:55:27MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just keeps getting bugged during his public speeches. A noisy gecko was the latest wildlife contri

'No signs of decrease': Batam tourism undisturbed by 2019-09-20 00:03:08The unhealthy air quality Batam has experienced since Tuesday caused by smog from forest fires in Riau and Kalimantan has not affected the arrival of

Jakarta 'haze squad' heads to Central Kalimantan after 2019-09-19 23:57:09The Jakarta administration's team of 65 disaster management and social services officers has been reassigned to Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan to h

Asia least prepared against ageing, automation threats as 2019-09-19 23:17:14Of the 20 major economies worldwide, Asian countries are among the least prepared to combat the threats of societal ageing and workplace automation. T

Carrie Lam to meet the people, but 'focus 2019-09-19 23:13:42Hong Kong's leader is set to meet 150 city residents in Wan Chai next Thursday for her first Community Dialogue session, with participants banned fro

Overseas experts to be roped in on investigation 2019-09-19 22:56:22Hong Kong's embattled MTR Corporation will get help from overseas experts to find out how a train derailed near the Hung Hom terminus on Tuesday, its

Indonesia moving to ban sex outside marriage 2019-09-19 22:39:30JAKARTA - Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by religious c

Panda death in Thailand stirs suspicion in China 2019-09-19 04:54:33BANGKOK - Chinese experts arrived in Thailand to investigate the death of a beloved giant panda, zoo officials said on Thursday (Sept 19), as mil

Police identify suspect in South Korea's infamous cold 2019-09-19 03:17:59A man in his 50s, already in prison for raping and killing his sister-in-law, has been identified as the prime suspect in South Korea's most infamous

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Syrian activists: Anti-govt protests held in oil-rich east 2019-09-20 13:58:41The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the protests occurred in government-held areas close to those controlled by US-backed fight

Saudi Arabia shows attack site it says Iran 2019-09-20 09:14:23Saudi Arabia has taken journalists to the site of a missile-and-drone attack on a facility at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry. That facility

Twitter suspends account of former Saudi royal adviser 2019-09-20 08:28:52Twitter suspended the account of former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani on Friday, nearly a year after he was sacked over his suspected role

Israel’s Arabs emerge with new political heft 2019-09-19 22:20:10

Netanyahu, Gantz in standoff over unity government 2019-09-19 22:15:08

Benny Gantz says he should be PM in 2019-09-19 09:00:10Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main opponent in the country's general election, said Thursday he should be prime minister

Iran demands proof of culpability in attacks on 2019-09-19 08:36:21"As for attack on Aramco oil facilities, if they have actual proof of Iran's complicity, let them show that," Iran foreign ministry said. Though Ye

Pompeo says US backs Saudi Arabia's 'right to 2019-09-19 07:50:40Mike Pompeo said that America backs Saudi Arabia's "right to defend itself" after a weekend attack targeted the heart of its oil industry, comments

Iran foreign minister warns of 'all-out war' if 2019-09-19 07:37:01Iran's foreign minister warned that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia's oil industry will result in "all-ou

Neo-Nazi 'killer' of German official linked to Iraqi 2019-09-19 06:55:01Stephan Ernst, 45, a far-right militant with previous convictions, was arrested on the basis of DNA evidence for the murder of local politician Walter

Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form a unity 2019-09-19 04:05:44Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday to form a unity government. Gantz had not yet responde

At least 30 civilians killed in air strike 2019-09-19 02:15:11 At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afgha

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