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Cambodian King Leaves Signing of Controversial Constitutional Amendments to Ruling Party
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:24

Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni left the country on Thursday for a medical checkup in China, a day after the country’s Senate approved a new law ...

Chart of the day: Yuan-dollar rate bottoming out
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:14

The onshore yuan reached our target of 6.32 per US dollar rather sooner than expected, with the offshore exchange rate keeping neck and neck with it (...

Fighting totalitarianism: Maldivians refuse to buckle under president’s autocracy
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:17

“YAMEEN hayyaru kurey, Yameen hayyaru kurey,” were the cries that rang out in the early hours of Thursday morning. It was past 1am in the Maldivi...

Elections in north-east India highlight the BJP’s political savvy
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:12

“PRESERVE our tradition and culture,” reads the sign at the front of the community hall in the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. It is writ...

Queensland is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:15

Like Congo with eucalyptsMOST deforestation takes place in poor countries. In richer places, trees tend to multiply. Australia is an unhappy exception...

Saudi Arabia Stymies U.S. Over Pakistan Terror List
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:15

Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block a U.S.-led attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list...

China ‘highly concerned’ over possible breach of UN sanctions on North Korea
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:12

China is “highly concerned” about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate UN sanctions on North Korea and has...

Swiss ambassador calls out Malaysia’s terrible maid abuse record
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:14

IT was the elephant in the room. Maid abuse, despite its consistent occurrence in Malaysia, was conspicuously missing from Amnesty International’...

Fosun adds another luxury brand to crown as it takes control of French fashion house Lanvin
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:23

Fosun International announced on Thursday that it had acquired a controlling stake in the 129-year-old French fashion house Lanvin, joining other Chin...

Mueller Examines Manafort Loans
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:09

Special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in New York are examining as much as $ 16 million in loans that a bank run by a former campaig...

Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses Indians
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:19

The Canadian prime minister has been wearing traditional Indian attire at every possible opportunity. BBC News - Asia

Cambodia, North Korea the most corrupt Asia Pacific states
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:24

HERMIT dictatorship North Korea is the most corrupt country in Asia according to a newly released index, followed closely by an increasingly authorita...

Trump, at White House Forum, Signals Support for Arming School Staff
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:15

President Donald Trump, leading an emotional discussion with families touched by school gun violence, signaled support for a plan to arm teachers and ...

China boosts air defences in western region as Indian border row simmers
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:13

China’s air force is trying to boost its capability at high altitudes over its far western airbases amid simmering tensions with India, sending ...

Markets unprepared for a Europe without Draghi and Merkel
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:20

The countdown has begun. On Monday, Luis de Guindos, Spain’s finance minister, was appointed vice-president of the European Central Bank as part...

Dutch Olympian apologises to South Korea after ‘dog meat’ remark
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:12

A DUTCH speed skater has maddened South Koreans after making a comment regarding the East Asian country’s consumption of dog meat on Wednesday. Duri...

Fed Gives Bullish Signals on Economy
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15

Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that a strengthening economic growth outlook bolstered their plans to keep raising short-term interest rat...

Pakistan PM says court ‘hinders democracy’ by banning deposed premier Nawaz Sharif from leading own party
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:09

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said a court order that barred former premier Nawaz Sharif from leading the ruling party and plac...

Organisers play down significance of US-Taiwan arms sale forum
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:15

The organisers of an event to be held in Taipei for Taiwan and the United States to discuss arms sales say they have not committed to hold the meeting...

North Korea Repositions Hacking Unit for Global Cyberattacks
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:11

One of North Korea’s three major hacking units, in a strategic shift, is hunting for overseas targets and not covering its tracks, according to a ne...

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