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Lotus ups the ante on the electric hypercar 2019-07-18 12:02:00The Lotus Lotus Eviya has four motor-generators, one per wheel, each producing a peak 493 horsepower, 1,971 overall. Torque is rated at a combined 1,2

Mnuchin: Phone call on trade with China set 2019-07-18 07:17:00Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says if the call goes well, he would expect in-person meetings to take place.

Japanese stocks lead decline in Asia amid renewed 2019-07-17 19:33:00Stocks in Japan were the biggest losers among major markets in the region on Thursday, with the other Asian bourses following suit, amid a renewed thr

Dubai International airport installs 15,000 solar panels 2019-07-17 09:51:00A number of airports around the world have installed solar panels on their estates.

Renault invests $144 million into China's electric vehicle 2019-07-17 08:20:00China is home to a large and burgeoning electric vehicle market.

South Korea-Japan trade fight risks 'further escalation' 2019-07-17 00:22:00As the trade battle between South Korea and Japan drags on, Seoul announced it will cut down its economic dependence on Japanese industries.

Asia stocks slip amid renewed US-China trade uncertainty; 2019-07-16 19:30:00U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Washington and Beijing have a long way to go on trade, adding that America could place tariffs on an add

Telecom giants launch 5G roaming service for South 2019-07-16 07:47:00This year has seen a number of major telecoms companies launch 5G networks.

Japan-South Korea dispute is called 'disturbing and unhelpful' 2019-07-16 01:50:00Tensions between Japan and South Korea come as the U.S. and its trading partners are embroiled in a global trade war.

Asia stocks set to trade lower as investors 2019-07-15 19:33:00Investors will watch for the release of the Reserve Bank of Australia's meeting minutes, for clues on the next monetary policy move by the central ba

Asia stocks mixed as RBA meeting minutes show 2019-07-15 19:33:00Minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy meeting in July showed the central bank was ready to adjust interest rates if required.

How boy band BTS went from South Korean 2019-07-15 11:00:00While BTS skyrocketed to popularity in 2017 in the U.S. after performing at the American Music Awards, BTS really is a global sensation.

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Trump offers to guarantee ASAP Rocky's bail in New! 2019-07-20 12:13:10President Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper ASAP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for hi

Newsletter: Half a century ago, one giant leap 2019-07-20 08:00:29The Los Angeles Times explores how the moon landing changed the U.S. in a special 50th anniversary package.

California congresswoman describes tour of Border Patrol detention 2019-07-20 07:00:46As U.S.

What's behind Iran's actions in the Strait of 2019-07-19 21:16:15Experts say what we’ve been witnessing is a game of tit-for-tat, in which Iran is flexing its muscles in the Strait of Hormuz in order to gain l

Iran says it detained British tanker in Strait 2019-07-19 20:32:46Iran had vowed retaliation against Britain, which seized an Iranian tanker earlier this month

Trump mutes his previous criticisms of 'send her 2019-07-19 20:12:38Trump goes back on "send her back" statement

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release 2019-07-19 19:44:20Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler 2019-07-19 18:49:11Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler.

Suspect in animation studio arson fire reportedly had 2019-07-19 16:28:40Police were investigating at the blackened, gutted building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people in a beloved anim

Iran seizes a British oil tanker and a 2019-07-19 16:13:31British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says two vessels have been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz.

War and peace are on the line in 2019-07-19 13:58:47Ukrainians will go to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament

Can birds help connect North Korea to the 2019-07-19 13:22:34Amid missile tests and nuclear threats in recent years, longtime South Korea-based birder Nial Moores, who has made frequent trips to North Korea to

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Japan Votes in Upper House Election  New! 2019-07-20 20:00:00PM Shinzo Abe is hoping to shore up his mandate ahead of a crucial consumption tax hike later this year, along with trade negotiations with Washington

Nigerian President Condemns Latest Killings in Sokoto State  New! 2019-07-20 19:40:00Armed gangs have killed hundreds of people in northwest Nigeria this year and forced at least 20,000 to flee to neighboring Niger

Pakistan's Prime Minister Heads to White House New! 2019-07-20 19:19:00Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday in the White House. VOA’s Aman Azhar spoke to expert

Panama Becomes First Central American Nation to Ban New! 2019-07-20 19:15:00Supermarkets, pharmacies and retailers must stop using traditional polyethylene plastic bags immediately, while wholesale stores will have until

British Airways Suspends Flights to Cairo New! 2019-07-20 18:59:00It gave no details about what prompted the move, which will affect flights for a week

Greek PM Says 2020 Budget Will Respect Fiscal New! 2019-07-20 18:52:00Kyriakos Mitsotakis said planned tax cuts and bold reforms of the economy and public administration would lead to higher growth 

Biden Likens Trump to Segregationist George Wallace New! 2019-07-20 17:37:00Wallace, remembered for his white supremacist views, served as Alabama's governor for 20 years, beginning in 1967, and unsuccessfully sough

Pompeo Tells Turkey of Disappointment About Missile Purchase New! 2019-07-20 17:25:00Washington had opposed Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system and threatened to impose sanctions

Thousands Gather for Pro-Police Rally in Hong Kong New! 2019-07-20 17:17:00Call for end to violence follows wave of protests against an extradition bill; another such rally is set for Sunday

Iraqi Kurdish Officials Arrest Turkish Lawmaker's Brother in New! 2019-07-20 16:52:00Diplomat was one of at least two people shot dead on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in a restaurant where Turkish diplomats were dining

Pakistan Holds Historic Vote in Former 'Epicenter' of New! 2019-07-20 13:41:25Pakistani election officials say 2.8 million registered voters were to choose from 285 candidates for 16 seats in legislative assembly of Khyber Pakht

Saudi Coalition Says it Destroyed Houthi Ballistic Missiles New! 2019-07-20 13:26:04Coalition spokesman Turki al Maliki says five Houthi air defense systems were targeted, overnight

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Garuda Indonesia employees revoke police report against YouTubers 2019-07-19 04:26:11The Garuda Indonesia Workers Union [Sekarga] has revoked a police report it filed against YouTube content creators Rius Vernandes and Elwiyana Monica

Thai doctor warns of flu complications that could 2019-07-19 04:17:08Type A Influenza can be fatal if lung infection sets in, Thai pulmonary disease expert Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs warns. The doctor cited as an exampl

Swine fever sends China's pork prices, imports soaring 2019-07-19 03:37:19BEIJING - Pork prices have been sent soaring and herds devastated as African swine fever tears through China's massive pig-farming industry, forcing

Heavy rains trigger flash floods in Krabi 2019-07-19 02:57:44Several areas of Koh Lanta in Krabi province were hit by flash floods on Friday morning following heavy overnight rains, officials said. Mountain run

Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan 2019-07-19 02:44:38Animation fans gathered at the site of Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, laying flowers and offering prayers for the 33 people killed

South Koreans boycott Japan beer in brewing trade 2019-07-19 02:38:53Beer-loving South Koreans angered by a trade row with Tokyo are boycotting Japanese brews in a surge of patriotism that has even seen popular beauty b

Bus driver dies and 14 injured in crash 2019-07-19 02:15:24A bus driver died and 14 other people were injured in a collision between a Citybus double-decker and a truck on a motorway in northern Hong Kong on T

Tokyo DisneySea unveils new flight simulator attraction 2019-07-18 23:47:22The Tokyo DisneySea theme park will open on Tuesday its new motion-simulator attraction "Soaring: Fantastic Flight," in which guests feel as if they

Mother of reckless Thai driver who killed 9 2019-07-18 23:46:06The mother of a woman who has been condemned publicly for reckless driving that led to the death of nine people in 2010, said each and every member of

33 dead in suspected arson attack on Kyoto 2019-07-18 20:58:51A suspected arson attack at an animation production company in Japan killed 33 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, after a man reportedly dous

Idea to develop nuclear energy receives strong opposition 2019-07-18 12:00:21A lawmaker's revival of an idea to build a nuclear power plant in Indonesia has triggered public debate over the pros and cons of the technology, par

Komodo Island to be closed in 2020: Agency 2019-07-18 05:51:03East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Tourism Agency head Wayan Darmawa announced on Thursday that Komodo Island is to close by the beginning of 2020. "It is def