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US Fed holds rates steady

-- December 12, 2019 15:06:30

The US Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged after cutting rates at each of the last three meetings, as officials assessed the effect of rate cuts on the US economy. The Federal Open Mark...

Russia expels two German diplomats in row over killing

-- December 12, 2019 14:35:30

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it would expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response after Berlin last week ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats. Germa...

‘Anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill challenged in India court

-- December 12, 2019 13:56:01

A bill that grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The Indian Union Muslim League, a political party, has petitioned the court to declare...

Rohingya refugees reject Suu Kyi’s genocide denial

-- December 12, 2019 11:12:15

Rohingya refugees accused former Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in testimony Wednesday in which she denied that her country’s armed fo...

Fast-unto-death continues; Khulna jute mill workers fall sick

-- December 11, 2019 15:36:55

A number of protesting workers of nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna and Jashore started falling sick on Wednesday, the second day of their hunger strike. They are trying to force the authorities...

Turkey, Britain agree to speed up fighter jet project

-- December 11, 2019 15:10:29

Turkey and Britain have agreed to speed up work on a project to build fighter jets, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told broadcaster A Haber on Wednesday. The two countries agreed a 100 mil...

US, Canada and Mexico sign fresh deal to replace NAFTA

Reuters December 11, 2019 14:13:49

Top officials from Canada, Mexico, and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact on Tuesday that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down prices f...

Suu Kyi to lead genocide defence at ICJ today

-- December 11, 2019 13:04:12

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will lead Myanmar’s defence at the World Court on Wednesday, where her country faces accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority. Gamb...

Somali forces kill five al Shaabab fighters to end hotel siege

-- December 11, 2019 12:26:03

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, poli...

Facebook no longer among top 10 workplaces

-- December 11, 2019 11:52:01

Facebook Inc dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor’s list of ‘Best Places to Work’ in 2020 from the seventh it secured last year, amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the world&rsq...

US grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after shooting

-- December 11, 2019 11:01:15

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and kill...

Czech hospital shooting leaves four dead

-- December 10, 2019 14:49:03

An attacker shot dead four people and seriously injured two at a hospital in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday, police said. Police said on Twitter they were searching for the attacke...

US Commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah over citizenship bill

-- December 10, 2019 14:38:17

Describing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as a "dangerous turn in the wrong direction", a federal US commission on international religious freedom has sought American sanctions against Indian Home M...

Economists expect US growth to slow to 1.8pc in 2020

-- December 10, 2019 13:30:06

A panel of 53 professional forecasters anticipate that US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will slow to 1.8 per cent in 2020, according to a new survey from the NABE released Monday. "NABE Outlook...

Philippines' total trade declines 6.7pc in Oct

-- December 10, 2019 13:21:41

The Philippines' total external trade in goods in October declined by 6.7 per cent, amounting to 15.89 billion US dollars from the $17.03 billion external trade in the same month of 2018, the PSA) has...

Alarms triggered as Sydney choked by bushfire smoke

-- December 10, 2019 11:58:35

Smoke from Australia’s fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the...

Ukraine, Russia agree to implement ceasefire

-- December 10, 2019 11:27:34

Ukraine and Russia have agreed to implement a "full and comprehensive" ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of 2019, after top-level talks. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Volodymyr...

Asian shares ease slightly as tariff deadline looms

REUTERS December 10, 2019 11:11:04

Asian equity markets ticked down on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street losses as investors fretted over a December 15 deadline for the next round of US tariffs on Chinese imports to take effect. Adding to...

Peru arrests 27 army members for fuel theft

-- December 09, 2019 14:32:38

Peruvian authorities have arrested 27 members of the military, including high-ranking officials, on suspicion of stealing fuel between 2013 and 2018, local media reported Sunday. An investigation led...

Finnish minister, 34, to become world’s youngest PM

-- December 09, 2019 14:00:09

Sanna Marin, aged 34, will become the world's youngest prime minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland. The transportation minister was picked by her Social Democratic party to...

US bill on Xinjiang violates international law, Chinese official says

-- December 09, 2019 11:35:46

Recent US legislation on Xinjiang is a severe violation of international law and gross interference in China’s internal affairs, the governor of the far western region said on Monday, accusing t...

UK’s Tesco considers Asia exit

-- December 09, 2019 11:24:17

Britain’s biggest retailer, Tesco, has signaled a further retreat from its once lofty global ambitions by starting a review of its remaining Asian businesses, which could result in a sale of tho...

Shooting near Mexico’s presidential residence kills four

-- December 08, 2019 11:08:59

Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico’s National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital’s historic downtown, officials said. President A...

Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

-- December 08, 2019 10:46:17

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the UN’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim min...

Cyprus economy likely to slow down in 2020

-- December 07, 2019 15:00:10

Cypriot Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides had said that the country's economic growth is expected to slow down to 2.9 per cent in 2020 from 3.2 per cent this year. Presenting to parliament the s...

Trump halts plan to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

-- December 07, 2019 14:32:39

US President Donald Trump has delayed plans to legally designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.    Mr Trump had vowed to label the gangs as terrorists after the killing last...

Canada's jobless rate climbs to 5.9pc in Nov

-- December 07, 2019 14:21:25

Canada's jobless rate rose to 5.9 per cent in November from 5.5 per cent in October, Statistics Canada has said. According to the statistics report, published on Friday, the country’s job marke...

China’s RMG industry reports lower revenue

-- December 07, 2019 14:03:46

The revenue of China's ready-made garment (RMG) industry was lower in the first 10 months of the current year, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). From January to October...

Maruti Suzuki recalls over 60,000 vehicles across three brands

-- December 07, 2019 13:46:18

India's largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has proactively recalled 63,493 certain petrol Smart Hybrid (SHVS) variants of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 vehicles, the company said in a statement to the Bomb...

Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

Reuters December 07, 2019 10:40:33

A 23-year-old rape victim died in a hospital in the Indian capital two days after she was set on fire by a gang of men, including her alleged rapist, Reuters partner ANI reported on Saturday. The wom...