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US arrests counterterrorism analyst over leaks to journalists

-- October 10, 2019 11:46:03

A counterterrorism analyst with the US Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he leaked classified materials about a foreign country’s weapons system to two journalis...

IMF's new head warns of 'painful Brexit'

BBC October 09, 2019 18:23:48

The new head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that Brexit in whatever form will be "painful", adding to the effects of a global slowdown. Kristalina Georgieva said the split will hurt no...

Turkish troops to push into Syria ‘shortly’

-- October 09, 2019 16:03:35

Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies will cross the Syrian border "shortly", a Turkish official said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of US troops made way for the Turkish incursion. Tu...

China’s listed companies upbeat about Q3 performance

-- October 09, 2019 13:25:56

China's listed companies are happy with their performance in the third quarter of the year, with 54 per cent expecting positive or augmented financial results, the Securities Daily reported Wednesday....

Singapore overtakes US as most competitive economy

FE Online Report October 09, 2019 12:49:33

Singapore is the world’s most competitive economy now, according to the Global Competitiveness Index 2019 released today. Singapore overtookd the United States (US) which fell to second place i...

US imposes China visa restrictions over Uighur issue

-- October 09, 2019 11:29:40

The US has said it will impose visa restrictions on Chinese officials accused of involvement in repression of Muslim populations. It follows the decision on Monday to blacklist 28 Chinese organisatio...

China joins Asian shares in cautious advance ahead of trade talks

-- October 08, 2019 14:53:50

Asian shares inched up on Tuesday, with Chinese shares making decent gains after a week-long holiday, though investors remained cautious over US-China trade talks after President Donald Trump said a q...

London police arrest 276 climate change protesters

-- October 08, 2019 11:28:37

London’s Metropolitan Police said on Monday it had so far arrested 276 people taking part in demonstrations organised by the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion. Thousands of clim...

India to lift travel advisory on Kashmir

-- October 08, 2019 11:08:06

India will lift a travel advisory on the disputed region of Kashmir on Thursday, authorities said, two months after the government launched a security crackdown before removing the state’s speci...

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over ‘Uighur abuse’

-- October 08, 2019 10:11:47

The US has blacklisted 28 Chinese organisations for their alleged involvement in abuses against ethnic Uighurs in China's Xinjiang province. The organisations are now on the so-called Entity List, wh...

Drop in German industrial orders adds to recession signs

-- October 07, 2019 13:15:41

German industrial orders fell slightly more than expected in August on weaker domestic demand, data showed on Monday, adding to evidence that a manufacturing slump is pushing Europe’s largest ec...

Rwanda kills 19 assailants after deadly national park attack

-- October 07, 2019 12:00:31

Rwandan security forces have killed 19 people who were part of a group that carried out a deadly attack in a tourist hub in the north of the country on Friday, a police spokesman said. The assailants...

Nepal police arrest speaker over alleged staff rape

-- October 07, 2019 11:27:52

Police in Nepal have arrested the former speaker of parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, after a female member of staff accused him of rape. The arrest came after a court in the capital Kathmandu issu...

Iran will use every possible way to export its oil: SHANA

-- October 06, 2019 15:12:26

Iran will use every possible way to export its oil, Iranian Oil Ministry’s website SHANA quoted Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as saying on Sunday, adding that exporting crude was the country&rsquo...

Portugal heads to polls, Socialists set to remain in power

-- October 06, 2019 13:59:59

Portugal’s centre-left Socialists are expected to retain power and win more parliament seats in general elections on Sunday, after four years of economic growth, but still fall short of an outri...

China’s infrastructure investment reports faster growth

-- October 06, 2019 13:27:39

China's infrastructure investment rose 4.2 per cent year on year in the first eight months of 2019, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The growth rate was 0.4 percentage points hig...

UN calls for end to Iraq protest violence

-- October 06, 2019 11:42:33

The United Nations has called for an end to the "senseless loss of life" in Iraq as the death toll from anti-government protests nears 100. Demonstrators say they are taking a stand against unemploym...

Grenade attack injures four civilians in Kashmir

-- October 05, 2019 13:00:01

A grenade attack injured four civilians on Saturday in the city of Anantnag in southern Kashmir, police said on Twitter, blaming “terrorists”. Many people in Kashmir have been seething si...

Iranian hackers targeted US 2020 campaign: Microsoft

-- October 05, 2019 11:51:43

Hackers that appear to be linked to Iran's government have targeted the 2020 US presidential election, according to tech company Microsoft. The group attacked more than 200 email accounts, some of wh...

Moderate US job growth expected in September

-- October 04, 2019 13:25:24

US job growth likely picked up in September, with wages increasing solidly, which could assuage financial market concerns that the slowing economy was teetering on the brink of a recession amid linger...

World food prices stable in September: UN FAO

-- October 03, 2019 14:48:46

World food prices were stable in September with a fall in sugar prices offset by climbs for vegetable oils and meat, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organiza...

Australian car sales slump again in September

-- October 03, 2019 11:58:29

New car sales in Australia fell for the 18th consecutive month in September, suggesting back-to-back interest rate cuts in June and July had failed to lift consumer spending as banks contain their len...

India Economic Summit kicks off

-- October 03, 2019 11:41:20

A two-day India Economic Summit-2019 began in New Delhi on Thursday under the theme “Innovating for India: Strengthening South Asia, Impacting the World”. The World Economic Forum (WEF) i...

Iraq declares curfew in Baghdad until further notice

-- October 03, 2019 11:06:24

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwid...

China's online learning platform files for US IPO

Xinhua October 02, 2019 16:11:29

Youdao, an intelligent learning firm of China's internet giant NetEase, filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the US Securities and Exchange Commission late Monday, the company said in its l...

German institutes slash GDP growth forecasts

-- October 02, 2019 14:18:01

Germany’s leading economic institutes on Wednesday slashed their growth forecasts in Europe’s biggest economy for this year and next. They blamed the weaker global demand for manufacturin...

India's current account gap narrows in June quarter vs year ago

-- October 01, 2019 13:56:24

India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed to 2.0 per cent of gross domestic product in the June quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2020 from 2.3 per cent in the same period a year ago...

Financial sector commission’s report on Modern Day Slavery launched in UN

-- September 30, 2019 19:53:41

The final report of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking was formally released at an important UN event in New York on September 27, said a press release. The Commi...

Package tour visitors to Macao drop in Aug

-- September 30, 2019 15:37:22

Package tour visitors to Macao dropped by 18.8 per cent year-on-year to 635,000 in August 2019, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistics department said on Monday. The latest report from...

Nasdaq cracks down on IPOs of Chinese cos

-- September 30, 2019 11:16:57

Nasdaq Inc is cracking down on initial public offerings (IPOs) of small Chinese companies by tightening restrictions and slowing down their approval, according to regulatory filings, corporate executi...