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Global GDP growth to slow to 2.9pc in 2019: WB

-- January 09, 2019 14:40:46

Global economic growth is projected to slow to 2.9 per cent in 2019 from a downwardly revised 3.0 per cent in 2018 amid rising downside risks, the World Bank said on Tuesday. In its newly-released Gl...

Russia ready to hold talks with US on INF arms treaty: Tass

-- January 09, 2019 13:42:42

Russia is ready to hold consultations with the United States about the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty at diplomatic and military levels, Tass news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign...

Myanmar UN chief expresses concern over fighting in Rakhine

-- January 09, 2019 13:11:10

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the rebel Arakan Army has displace...

SE Asian stocks rise on trade talk hopes

-- January 09, 2019 12:48:49

Southeast Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as further headway in US-China trade talks increased chances of the two nations striking a deal to end the long-drawn confrontation. US and Chinese officials...

Asian shares soar on US-China trade optimism

-- January 09, 2019 12:01:23

Asian shares extended gains on Wednesday on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the US and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. Japan’s Nikkei 225 in...

‘Suspicious packages’ found at Australia consulates

-- January 09, 2019 11:37:10

Australian authorities are investigating suspicious packages found at foreign consulates in Canberra and Melbourne, police have confirmed. Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade said it had been calle...

Amazon world's most valuable public company

-- January 08, 2019 18:31:56

Amazon, formed 25 years ago, has eclipsed Microsoft to become the world's most valuable listed company. The online giant was worth $797 billion when the US stock market closed on Monday after rising...

European shares hit three-week high on trade hopes

-- January 08, 2019 15:52:31

European shares hit a three-week high on Tuesday as hopes of a possible trade deal between China and the US offset worries over global growth and Italian banks rose after Rome moved in support of trou...

Turkey to ask US to hand over military bases in Syria

-- January 08, 2019 15:06:24

Turkey will ask US officials in talks on Tuesday to hand over its military bases in Syria to Ankara or destroy them, the Hurriyet newspaper reported, a request that could further complicate discussion...

Mozambique indicts 18 for involvement in $2b loan fraud

-- January 08, 2019 14:33:25

Mozambique has indicted 18 citizens for their involvement in fraud involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies, the attorney general’s office (AGO) said on Monday, in a scandal that h...

US Uber driver pleads guilty to six murders in 2016

-- January 08, 2019 13:42:47

An Uber driver accused of killing six people at random in a shooting spree in the US state of Michigan in 2016 has pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and firearms offences. Four people were k...

Oil tanker fire kills one in Hong Kong, rescue ongoing

-- January 08, 2019 12:23:14

An oil tanker caught fire in Hong Kong’s southern waters on Tuesday, killing one crew member while at least 21 were rescued, police said, with witnesses reporting a loud blast that shook windows...

Indonesia to resume search for Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

-- January 08, 2019 11:31:55

Indonesia will launch a renewed search effort as early as Tuesday to find the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, the head of its accident investigati...

Hopes for Sino-US deal prop up Asian shares

-- January 08, 2019 11:30:17

Most Asian shares were propped up on Tuesday by hopes that Washington and Beijing may be inching towards a trade deal and that US Federal Reserve would halt its tightening if economic growth slows fur...

Yellow vests: France plans crackdown on unsanctioned protests

-- January 08, 2019 11:17:10

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced plans to punish people who hold unsanctioned protests after seven weeks of anti-government unrest. His government wants to draft new legislation t...

China arrests 18 at TCM firm after cancer case sparks outcry

-- January 07, 2019 15:10:48

Chinese authorities have arrested the founder and more than a dozen others at a local traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) firm after the death of a young girl with cancer was linked to the company and...

Taliban militants kill 21 police officials in west Afghanistan

-- January 07, 2019 14:50:02

Taliban insurgents have stormed security posts in west Afghanistan, killing 21 police and pro-government militia members, officials said on Monday, the latest in a surge of attacks that has cast doubt...

Army seizes power ‘to restore democracy’ in Gabon

-- January 07, 2019 13:56:48

The military says it has seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years. Soldiers in the west African country say they launched a coup "to restore democracy"....

Asian shares ride relief rally, Sino-US trade a hurdle

-- January 07, 2019 11:55:39

Asian shares sped ahead on Monday as a dovish turn by the Federal Reserve and startlingly strong US jobs data soothed some of the market’s worst fears about the global outlook. Chinese stocks f...

Magnitude 5.4 quake batters southern Philippines

-- January 07, 2019 11:47:42

An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude rattled Zamboanga del Norte province in the southern Philippines on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The institute said the quake, w...

Rights group urges Thailand not to deport Saudi woman

-- January 07, 2019 11:24:58

A human rights group urged Thai authorities on Monday to halt plans to deport an 18-year-old Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse from her family and fears they will kill her if she is returned h...

Sudan security forces arrest Khartoum University lecturers

-- January 07, 2019 11:10:06

Sudanese security authorities arrested several faculty members from Khartoum University on Sunday, two professors said, after they joined anti-government protests that have posed the most serious chal...

Tour bus overturns in Bangkok, killing six

-- January 06, 2019 13:48:13

Six people were killed and 54 others injured when a tour bus overturned on a slippery road on Thai capital Bangkok's northern outskirts in the wee hours of Sunday, police said. The six dead included...

UK cops arrest four during yellow vest pro-Brexit march in London

-- January 06, 2019 13:32:19

Four people, including a 13-year-old girl, were arrested Saturday during a yellow vest pro-Brexit march in central London. Around 100 people in yellow vests marched through Westminster towards Trafal...

Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text

-- January 06, 2019 11:27:42

A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their...

Third senior Pentagon official quits

-- January 06, 2019 10:52:51

US Department of Defence chief of staff Kevin Sweeney has resigned, a month after the Defence Secretary James Mattis announced his departure. Rear Admiral Sweeney said in a statement that "the time i...

School bus falls into gorge in India, killing six

-- January 05, 2019 15:16:09

At least six people including five school children were killed and seven others injured Saturday after a bus carrying them skidded off a mountainous road and fell into gorge in northern Indian state o...

Five teen girls die in Polish escape room fire

-- January 05, 2019 14:18:49

Five teenage girls have died after a fire broke out while they were playing an escape game in northern Poland. A 25-year-old man was seriously injured in the blaze which started at around 17:00 local...

Germany′s 2018 unemployment hits record low

-- January 05, 2019 13:53:29

German unemployment rate in 2018 has fallen to a record low and the number of jobless people in December 2018 fell more than expected, the Federal Employment Agency (BA) has reported. The number of u...

US jobs data boosts global stocks

-- January 05, 2019 11:43:47

World stock markets rallied on Friday while bond yields rose after sharply declining earlier in the week ahead of the US and China trade talks and US employment data pointed to economic strength. Equ...