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IS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack

-- December 01, 2019 12:52:08

Islamic State said the London Bridge attack on Friday was carried out by one of its fighters, the group’s Amaq news agency reported on Saturday. The group did not provide any evidence. It added...

Black Friday shoppers make $7billion-plus splurge online

-- December 01, 2019 12:00:53

US shoppers made more purchases online on Black Friday than in the mall - hurting traffic and sales at brick-and-mortar stores, according to data that offered a glimpse into what is still one of the b...

China's growth forecast at 6.1pc for 2020

Xinhua November 30, 2019 16:25:17

The annual growth rate of China's economy is projected at 6.1 per cent, according to a report by the Bank of China (BOC). "The overall verdict is cautiously optimistic," the BOC Research Institute sa...

Japan’s Abe may soon see real ballistic missile launch, N Korea warns

-- November 30, 2019 11:58:15

North Korea’s state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an “imbecile and political dwarf” for calling Pyongyang’s latest test of a large multi...

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide

-- November 30, 2019 11:38:43

Daimler, the German carmaker that owns Mercedes-Benz, has said it will shed at least 10,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to fund the switch to electric cars. Daimler personnel chief Wilfried Porth told...

Russian c bank raises 2019 GDP growth forecast

-- November 30, 2019 11:34:04

The Central Bank of Russia said Friday it had increased its forecast for the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year because of positive economic growth in the third quarter (Q3) and O...

London Bridge attacker had terror conviction

-- November 30, 2019 10:47:38

The man who carried out Friday's stabbing attack at London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted of terrorism offences. The attacker, named by police as 28-year-old Usman Khan, was out of prison on...

Renowned American free solo climber falls to his death

-- November 29, 2019 12:50:49

A world-renowned American free solo climber has died attempting to descend the side of a cliff face. Brad Gobright, 31, fell around 300 meters (1,000 ft) to his death in El Portero Chico in northern...

Japan's factory output slips in October

-- November 29, 2019 11:58:10

Japan’s industrial output slipped at the fastest pace since early last year in October, exposing widening cracks in the economy which faces a decline in domestic and foreign demand. Factory out...

China limits number of rides drivers can offer through car-pooling services

-- November 29, 2019 11:54:30

China’s Ministry of Transport said car-pooling services have to limit the daily number of rides drivers can offer through apps such as Didi Chuxing’s Hitch, which began trial operations th...

UK consumer confidence stuck at six-year low

-- November 29, 2019 11:50:44

British consumer confidence remained stuck at its joint-lowest level since 2013 in November as uncertainty around the Dec. 12 election and Brexit weighed on households, a survey showed on Friday. Mar...

Sudan moves to dissolve former ruling party

-- November 29, 2019 10:53:21

Sudanese transitional authorities approved a law on Thursday to dissolve the former ruling party and repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behaviour under ex-president Omar al-Bas...

Trump makes surprise Afghanistan trip

-- November 29, 2019 10:32:25

President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to US troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America’s longest war. Tr...

IS may shift operations to Southeast Asia, Malaysia says

-- November 27, 2019 15:48:25

A Malaysian minister warned on Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group may shift its base of operations to Southeast Asia after the death of its leader, according to a media report. Authoriti...

Rescuers work through the night as Albanian quake toll hits 25

-- November 27, 2019 15:24:51

Emergency crews found three more bodies on Wednesday morning as they used drones, dogs and heavy machinery to search through the wreckage left by Albania’s worst earthquake in decades, bringing...

Firefighter accused of arson amid Australia bushfire crisis

-- November 27, 2019 14:21:49

A volunteer firefighter in Australia has been charged with deliberately lighting blazes during the nation's bushfire crisis. Police arrested the man, 19, for seven counts of alleged arson in an area...

Fed official expects US GDP growth to "be weak" in Q4

-- November 27, 2019 13:34:18

A senior Federal Reserve official said Tuesday that he expected US economic growth to "be weak" in the fourth quarter of the year as businesses cut inventories due to trade uncertainty. "One of the r...

Indian ride-sharing firm Ola to launch in London

-- November 27, 2019 13:14:16

Indian ride-sharing firm Ola has begun signing up drivers in London ahead of plans to launch services in the capital "in the coming weeks". It comes days after rival Uber was denied a new licence to...

Myanmar earns over $2.28b from export in FY 2019-20

-- November 27, 2019 13:11:48

Myanmar earned over $2.28 billion from export to foreign countries as of Nov. 15 in fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which started in October, according to figures from the Commerce Ministry on Wednesday....

UK banknote printer fears for its future

-- November 26, 2019 16:51:40

De La Rue, the company that prints the UK's banknotes, has said there is a risk that the firm will collapse if its turnaround plan fails to work. The announcement came as it suspended its dividend an...

Sri Lanka's Central Bank governor resigns

-- November 26, 2019 13:36:49

Sri Lanka's Central Bank Chief Indrajit Coomaraswamy has tendered his resignation and will step down from the post next month, local media reports said on Tuesday. Coomaraswamy tendered his resignati...

Denmark to provide $11m to strengthen EU action in Africa

-- November 26, 2019 13:29:39

The Danish government is to provide 75 million Danish Krones (around 11 million US dollars) to strengthen European Union (EU) action in Africa, said a press release. According to the statement, relea...

China, US hold talks on 'phase one' trade deal

Xinhua November 26, 2019 12:52:48

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue, held a phone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary...

Four dead as strongest quake in decades batters Albania

-- November 26, 2019 12:02:39

At least four people died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse and b...

UK urges China to give UN access to Xinjiang region

-- November 26, 2019 11:06:55

The UK has called on China to allow UN observers "immediate and unfettered access" to the Xinjiang region. It follows a data leak that revealed how hundreds of thousands of Muslims were mistreated in...

Trade optimism lifts world shares

Reuters November 25, 2019 16:35:25

World shares staged a cautious rally on Monday as investors held out for some progress in US-China trade talks, while the dollar dipped after its latest rally on the back of strong US economic data....

Kazakhstan to modernise 3,477 villages by 2024

-- November 25, 2019 14:09:55

Kazakhstan plans to modernise 3,477 villages by 2024 in accordance with new regional standards, making drinking water, repaired roads and basic social facilities available in the most remote rural are...

More secrets of China’s Xinjiang camps leaked to foreign media

-- November 25, 2019 13:30:18

Classified Chinese government documents made public by an international group of journalists describe the repressive inner workings of detention camps in Xinjiang, in a second rare leak in days of sec...

South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

-- November 25, 2019 11:14:32

South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies...

China's economic health important to world: IMF chief

Xinhua November 24, 2019 16:54:19

China has been a major growth engine for the world economy, and its economic health bears global significance, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told Xinhua in a...