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US, Japan agree initial trade deal focusing on agriculture

-- September 26, 2019 11:37:07

The US and Japan have agreed an initial trade deal that will eliminate or lower tariffs on certain products traded between them. Duties on some agricultural goods will be removed or lowered, while di...

Malaysia's leading index shows brighter economic outlook

-- September 25, 2019 15:54:45

Malaysia's leading index has signalled a brighter economic outlook in November 2019 until January 2020, according to official data released Wednesday. Malaysian Statistics Department said in a statem...

Mahathir slams UN, Myanmar govt over Rohingya crisis

-- September 25, 2019 15:32:41

The United Nations and Myanmar government came under fire on Tuesday for their inaction in resolving the Rohingya crisis which has displaced more than a million people in the country. The UN’s...

Seven dead in Philippines dragon boat capsize

-- September 25, 2019 12:23:24

The Philippine coast guard says seven rowers drowned and 14 others were rescued when their dragon boat was suddenly lashed by strong waves and overturned in the central Philippines. Coast guard spoke...

Teen climate activist Thunberg takes on Trump’s Twitter taunt

-- September 25, 2019 11:30:57

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shot back on Tuesday at US President Donald Trump’s attempt to mock her on Twitter by changing her profile on the social media site to reflect Tru...

UK MPs, peers return after court rules shutdown unlawful

-- September 25, 2019 11:03:01

MPs and peers will return to Parliament later after the Supreme Court ruled that its suspension was unlawful. Boris Johnson is returning early from a UN summit in New York, while Labour cut its confe...

Eight infants dead in Algeria hospital fire

-- September 24, 2019 14:57:55

Eight infants died in a fire in a hospital in Algeria’s El Oued early on Tuesday the fire service was quoted as saying on state media without giving any further details. The government has open...

PBOC pumps $5.6 billion into market

-- September 24, 2019 14:11:51

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank of the country, pumped 40 billion yuan (about 5.6 billion US dollars) into the financial system Tuesday. The PBOC injected the liquidity through 14...

New Zealand removes tax barriers for economic development

Xinhua September 24, 2019 14:08:15

New Zealand government removed two kinds of taxes to support local companies for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive development on Monday. As part of the release of the government's econom...

Nissan paying $15m, Ghosn $1m to settle US fraud charges

-- September 24, 2019 12:48:42

Nissan will pay $15 million and former chairman Carlos Ghosn will pay $1 million to settle allegations by US regulators that they hid more than $140 million of Ghosn’s retirement benefits from i...

Boeing to pay families of 737 Max crash victims $144,500 each

-- September 24, 2019 12:07:54

Families who lost relatives in fatal Boeing 737 Max air crashes are set to receive about $144,500 (£116,200) each from the company. The money comes from a $50m financial assistance fund, which...

Time for Iran to take steps to reduce tensions: Macron

-- September 24, 2019 11:07:49

The path to reduce tensions in the region has become smaller and the moment has come for Iran to help defuse the crisis, France’s president told his Iranian counterpart on Monday, his office sai...

Papua protests: 16 dead in burned buildings

-- September 24, 2019 10:52:15

At least 16 people are dead and dozens injured in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua after hundreds of protesters, mostly high school students, set fire to several buildings in one city. Among the d...

Trump hails Modi at ‘historic’ Texas rally

-- September 23, 2019 15:34:45

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged warm words of friendship in Texas at a rare mass rally for a foreign leader. Around 50,000 people gathered for what Mr Trum...

S Korea's ICT export posts double-digit fall in August

-- September 23, 2019 13:15:33

South Korea's export of information and communications technology (ICT) products fell in double digits last month on weak demand and lower product price, a government report showed Monday. The ICT ex...

Spain police detain nine Catalan separatists

-- September 23, 2019 13:04:03

Nine Catalan separatists were detained in Catalonia early on Monday for planning violent actions, Spanish police said. “The detentions were ordered by Spain’s High Court,” a spokesw...

Asian shares dip on geopolitical tensions

-- September 23, 2019 12:30:00

Most Asian share markets slipped on Monday as investors waited for more clarity on the Sino-US trade talks after recent negotiations, while oil gained more than 1.0 per cent as Middle East tensions re...

Buildings set ablaze amid fresh unrest in Indonesia's Papua

-- September 23, 2019 12:02:29

Indonesian security forces were battling on Monday to restore order in a town in the easternmost province of Papua, a police spokesman said, following media reports of buildings set ablaze and gunfire...

Rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

-- September 21, 2019 14:49:05

Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corrupt...

A big fiscal splash still a step too far for Europe

-- September 21, 2019 14:31:44

Prodded by worries about the worst global economic outlook in a decade and electorates still smarting from years of austerity, euro zone governments are starting to loosen their budgetary purse string...

Germany plans €54 billion climate deal

-- September 21, 2019 13:03:08

Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government has agreed to set a price on carbon emissions in a bid to meet a 2030 climate target of cutting greenhouse gases by 55.0 per cent on 1990 levels. The p...

Four Chinese speaking tourists dead in US bus crash

Xinhua September 21, 2019 11:42:33

At least four Chinese speaking tourists were confirmed dead in a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park in US state of Utah on Friday, according to Utah Highway Patrol (UHP). A total of 30 pe...

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

-- September 21, 2019 11:24:49

The US has announced plans to send forces to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks against the country's oil infrastructure. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters the deployment would be "defe...

European Parliament for arms embargo on Myanmar

-- September 21, 2019 10:48:47

The European Parliament (EP) has reiterated its call on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to impose a “global comprehensive arms embargo” on Myanmar. It also called for suspending all direct...

Global growth to hit 11-year low: OECD

-- September 20, 2019 14:07:21

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has predicted further slowdown in the global economy this year and in 2020, citing escalating trade tension and high policy uncertain...

BOJ holds rate amid global uncertainties

-- September 19, 2019 14:48:42

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has voted to leave its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged at the conclusion of its two-day policy-setting meeting. The central bank on Thursday took the decision despite a n...

Taliban car bomb kills 20 in Afghanistan

-- September 19, 2019 12:43:37

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 others when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan, an official said. The Taliban, who have been carrying out nearly daily a...

Trudeau apologises for wearing brown face make-up in 2001

-- September 19, 2019 11:41:42

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologised on Wednesday for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a...

Three dead during Monte Carlo-Venice boat race

-- September 18, 2019 14:44:47

At least three people, including two Britons, have died after a boating accident in the Italian city of Venice. Local media report that a speedboat hit an artificial dam on Tuesday night during a boa...

Netanyahu teetering in close election race

-- September 18, 2019 13:08:23

Israel’s election remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with television stations carrying unofficial results showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former mi...