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China says no 'promise fatigue' on opening its economy

Reuters November 04, 2019 16:48:11

There is no “promise fatigue” about China’s efforts to open its economy to foreign businesses, the government said on Monday on the eve of week-long import fair, after the European U...

One dead, 14 hurt in Kashmir grenade attack

-- November 04, 2019 14:55:28

One person died and at least 14 were injured on Monday in a grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, two Indian officials told Reuters. Nine people were admitted t...

Vietnam arrests eight in connection with UK truck deaths

-- November 04, 2019 14:16:35

Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a truck near London last month, state media said on Monday. British police last week charged two men...

Iranians chant ‘Death to America’ to mark US embassy seizure

-- November 04, 2019 13:47:32

Thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” near the old US embassy on Monday, the 40th anniversary on the seizure of the mission and a day after Iran’s supreme leader vowed it...

Norway’s Ugland says nine crew abducted by pirates

-- November 04, 2019 12:42:01

A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J J Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on Sunday. The r...

Foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia rise 10pc

-- November 04, 2019 12:23:31

Cambodia received 4.81 million international visitors in the first nine months of 2019, up 10 per cent over the same period last year, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Monday. About 70.5 per cent...

McDonald’s sacks CEO over relationship with employee

-- November 04, 2019 11:55:15

McDonald’s Corp dismissed Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook over a recent consensual relationship with an employee, which the board determined violated company policy, the fast-food giant said o...

Indian capital banishes some cars in hope of clearing the air

-- November 04, 2019 11:41:28

Authorities in the Indian capital on Monday banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city. The US Embassy air qual...

Attack not to affect finances, operations of Aramco

Reuters November 03, 2019 16:30:38

Saudi Arabia's Aramco said it does not expect a recent attack on its oil plants to have a material impact on finances and operations as it launched an initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday by announ...

Islamic state claims responsibility for Mali attack

Reuters November 03, 2019 11:38:51

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for an attack in northeastern Mali that killed at least 53 soldiers, the group’s Amaq news agency reported on Saturday without citing evidence. Mali gov...

Airbnb bans ‘party houses’ after five die in Halloween shooting

-- November 03, 2019 11:26:28

Airbnb has said it will ban "party houses" after a mass shooting at a California home rented through the company left five people dead. CEO Brian Chesky said in a tweet the company would take steps t...

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco to announce its IPO on Sunday

Reuters November 02, 2019 16:46:38

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has agreed to announce the initial public offering of state oil giant Aramco, five sources familiar with the matter said.. The world’s top...

Indian state leader to move migrant workers from Kashmir

-- November 02, 2019 15:03:02

More than 100 migrant workers from India’s Kashmir will be moved after a spate of killings by suspected separatist militants underlined the threat to outsiders in the restive region. Senior off...

China invests $10b in B&R countries in first three quarters

-- November 02, 2019 13:45:26

China's non-financial investment in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) stood at 10.04 billion US dollars in the first three quarters, down 6.9 per cent year on year, according to the Ministry...

Militant attack kills 53 soldiers, one civilian: Mali

-- November 02, 2019 12:10:57

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were killed in a militant attack on a military post in northern Mali on Friday, the government said. The attack is one of the deadliest strikes against the West...

Four shot dead at Halloween party in US

-- November 02, 2019 11:40:42

Four people were shot dead at a crowded Halloween costume party at a house in Orinda in Northern California in the US, the county sheriff’s office said on Friday. The shooting took place around...

US releases Baghdadi raid video

-- October 31, 2019 13:48:10

The Pentagon on Wednesday released its first images from last weekend’s commando raid in Syria that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned the militant group ma...

BOJ sends clearer signal of rate cut chance; keeps policy steady

-- October 31, 2019 13:24:32

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday as expected but offered a stronger signal it may cut interest rates in future, underscoring its concern that overseas risks could derail the c...

Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese citizens in cybercrime probe

-- October 31, 2019 12:43:21

Police in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar have apprehended 800 Chinese citizens and confiscated hundreds of computers and mobile phone SIM cards as part of an investigation into a cybercrime ring...

Mexican economy shrinks 0.4pc in third quarter

-- October 31, 2019 12:08:06

Mexico's economy contracted 0.4 per cent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to a preliminary report. The contraction is smaller than the 0.8 per cent d...

Fire on moving train kills 73 in Pakistan

-- October 31, 2019 11:16:54

At least 73 people were killed on Thursday from a fire in three bogies of a Tezgam train near Liaqatpur city in Pakistan, Rahim Yar Khan district government confirmed.  Women and children a...

Australian gov’t pledges $685m for clean energy production

-- October 30, 2019 13:57:45

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a boost in funding for clean energy production in order to lower power prices and avoid blackouts. Morrison said on Wednesday that the CEFC woul...

India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests

-- October 30, 2019 13:03:36

India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security c...

Criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks, China warns US

-- October 30, 2019 10:51:54

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s UN envoy to warn it was not “he...

Tokyo inflation remains stagnant after sales tax hike

-- October 29, 2019 13:50:48

The core consumer prices in Japanese capital Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 0.5 per cent in October from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday. The data offered the first c...

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits southern Philippines

-- October 29, 2019 11:48:59

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit central Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, shaking buildings and causing residents to rush from schools and offices. The quake struck 26 km (16...

Brexit: British MPs reject early election plan again

-- October 29, 2019 11:23:43

Boris Johnson is to try again for a 12 December general election on Tuesday - despite MPs rejecting his plan. The prime minister will publish a bill that would only need a simple majority to succeed...

EU agrees to Brexit extension to 31 January

BBC October 28, 2019 15:43:15

The EU has agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council president. Donald Tusk said the bloc would allow for a so-called "flextension" - meaning the U...

Iran’s economy expected to shrink by 9.5pc

-- October 28, 2019 13:47:33

Iran’s economy is expected to shrink by 9.5 per cent this year, compared to a prior estimate of a 6.0 per cent contraction, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. However, the IMF sa...

South Korea offers talks to North Korea on Mount Kumgang issues

-- October 28, 2019 13:17:18

South Korea on Monday offered to hold working-level talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss issues on the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang. Seoul's unification min...