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Huawei reportedly fires an employee in Poland following 2019-01-12 15:15:00Chinese tech giant Huawei told The Wall Street Journal that it fired sales director Wang Weijing.

North Korea's Kim appears to have a big 2019-01-11 01:48:00The nuclear-armed nation is seeking millions in foreign investments, and experts say China's Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those

Chinese growth is more of a concern than 2019-01-11 00:10:00VP Bank's Felix Brill said investors should expect more market volatility due to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war negotiations. Still, he ultimately

Nissan cancels lease on ex-Chairman Ghosn's Tokyo apartment 2019-01-10 22:58:00Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has terminated the lease to ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn's luxury apartment in Tokyo, Ghosn's legal team said on Friday.

Asia stocks mostly higher amid improving investor sentiment 2019-01-10 18:43:00Major indexes in Japan, South Korea Hong Kong and China traded up as the Dow and S&P 500 notched gains overnight that put them on a five-day winni

New research shows Coke has led efforts by 2019-01-10 10:22:00Coca-Cola has led efforts by American junk food companies, including PepsiCo, Nestle and McDonald's, to quietly shape China's nutrition policy to fa

Trump's trade war unleashes 'hell' on some Chinese 2019-01-10 02:51:00The ongoing U.S.-China trade war is weighing on Chinese toy exporters. They cite uncertainty, the impact of tariffs already placed on some electronics

After World Bank chief resigns, worries of a 2019-01-10 02:10:00The world's largest economy has traditionally chosen World Bank leaders.

Asia markets mostly lower as China inflation data 2019-01-09 19:00:00Official Chinese inflation data for December, released at the same time as market open in China, came in below expectations.

Nomura downgrades Malaysian shares, warns of possible slip 2019-01-09 01:25:00Nomura downgraded Malaysian stocks from "neutral" to "underweight," saying the government's lack of "significant reform push" could lead to a w

The US is trying to woo back Asian 2019-01-08 23:52:00According to a recent survey, a majority of Southeast Asian stakeholders believe U.S. engagement with the region has decreased — even after Wash

Asia markets gain amid hopes of progress as 2019-01-08 18:49:00China's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that trade negotiations with the U.S. had concluded and the results would soon be released.

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China Warns Citizens About Travel to Canada New! 2019-01-15 13:29:21China issued an advisory to its citizens Tuesday, urging them to "fully assess the risks of travel" to Canada after a Chinese executive was arrested

Hastily Approved Thai Marijuana Patent Causes Outrage New! 2019-01-15 10:36:10Thai Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) officials “rushed” the inspection of a controversial foreign medical marijuana patent appli

'Made in China 2025' Feels Trade War Pinch New! 2019-01-15 09:42:04Although it is unclear if the United States and China will be able to meet a 90-day deadline and strike a deal on trade by March 2, the tussle is clea

Belarus Model Arrested for Thai Sex Seminar Pleads 2019-01-15 08:26:33A model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president has pleaded guilty in

Analysis: China Pulling out All Stops in Canada 2019-01-15 07:42:33Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down ove

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User 2019-01-15 05:39:40The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disc

S. Korea Removes 'Enemy' Reference to N. Korea 2019-01-15 05:31:05South Korea has dropped a reference to North Korea as its “enemy” in the military’s updated policy document, reflecting President Mo

China Says It Exchanged Data with NASA on 2019-01-14 09:27:14China exchanged data with NASA on its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency said Monday, i

China Sentences Canadian to Death for Drug Smuggling 2019-01-14 08:34:47A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges, leading Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of u

Russia Toughens Stance in Islands Dispute With Japan 2019-01-14 07:32:39Russia's top diplomat on Monday threw cold water on Tokyo's hopes for a quick return of disputed islands in the Pacific, warning Japan that it must

Cambodian PM: Western Sanctions Would Hurt Opposition 2019-01-14 07:20:20Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that if Western countries impose threatened economic sanctions on his country, it would cause the death o

China Reports Record Trade Surplus with US, Amid 2019-01-14 04:51:23China’s trade surplus with the United States rose dramatically in 2018, despite a tit-for-tat tariff war with the U.S. that has roiled global ma


Costs for scrapping Japan's nuclear facilities estimated at 2019-01-14 04:55:43The total cost for scrapping the nation's nuclear power facilities - excluding Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plants and other facilities under constr

Hong Kong police arrest man over attack on 2019-01-14 04:23:11A man in Hong Kong was arrested for attacking his wife with a hammer and paper cutter in their public housing flat on Monday, hurting the mainland Chi

Top South Korean animal rights group slammed for 2019-01-14 03:39:52SEOUL - The leader of one of South Korea's largest animal rights groups has been accused of secretly exterminating hundreds of rescued dogs - de

India temple trailblazers braving threats and family anger 2019-01-14 02:47:09KERALA - Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga are living on the run since infuriating Hindu traditionalists by entering one of India's holiest temples t

Cambodian PM warns of "dead" opposition if EU 2019-01-14 02:22:29PHNOM PENH - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday (Jan 14) threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the European Union (EU) withdr

4 girls orphaned after parents killed in Thailand 2019-01-14 00:43:22A couple was killed when their motorcycle crashed into the rear of a trailer truck parked on an Ang Thong roadside early Monday, leaving behind four d

Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion 2019-01-13 23:33:07JAKARTA - Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing Co 737 Max jet crashed into

Unattended bag containing $3,800 found on commuter train 2019-01-13 23:27:57JAKARTA - A bag containing Rp 40 million (S$3,800) was found in a commuter train serving the Tanah Abang-Serpong route on Friday. Commuter train

Wife says ex-Nissan boss Ghosn suffers 'harsh' treatment 2019-01-13 22:42:15The wife of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) chairman Carlos Ghosn has urged New York-based Human Rights Watch to draw attention to his "harsh tre

Tokyo Olympic tickets may go on sale in 2019-01-13 22:37:30General tickets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go on sale as early as late April this year, it has been learned. The Games' organising committee i

Nepal's only library for visually impaired has no 2019-01-13 22:32:28KATHMANDU - The floor of the National Braille Library for the Blind is filled with books. Big, thick volumes of books in Braille are littered all over

Record 31 million tourists visited Japan in 2018 2019-01-13 22:13:51TOKYO - The number of foreign tourists who visited Japan in 2018 marked a record high for the sixth year in a row at 31.19 million, up about 2.5 milli

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US Pompeo meets Saudi leaders, cancels Kuwait visit 2019-01-14 11:44:27Pompeo will return home after meetings in Oman instead of travelling on to Kuwait, deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said. US officials said the death

Iran to launch two satellites in 'coming days' 2019-01-14 10:55:29Iran's president said Monday the Islamic republic plans to launch two domestically made satellites into orbit in the "coming days" to gather inform

US wants accountability for Khashoggi's murder: Mike Pompeo 2019-01-14 06:41:53Pompeo, speaking to reporters at the end of a trip to Riyadh, said he had raised the Khashoggi case in his meetings with Saudi King Salman and Crown P

Jordan king visits Iraq for first time in 2019-01-14 04:27:21The visit is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks, which kicked off with a surprise Christmas trip by US

Yemen, Iran, Khashoggi murder top Pompeo's talks in 2019-01-14 03:25:22Pompeo was meeting with the Saudi king and crown prince in what is the latest stop of his Middle East tour that has been dominated by questions and co

Qatar sees no need to re-open embassy in 2019-01-14 03:19:38Syria’s membership of the Arab League was suspended in 2011 over the government’s violent response to protests at the start of what turned

Yemen, Iran, Khashoggi murder top Pompeo's talks in 2019-01-14 02:45:38Pompeo was meeting with the Saudi king and crown prince on Monday, the latest stop of a Middle East tour that has so far been dominated by questions a

Saudi women, tired of restraints, find ways to 2019-01-14 02:25:29The number of young women considering and taking the enormous risk to flee Saudi Arabia appears to have grown in recent years, rights groups say, as w

Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard: 2019-01-14 01:46:40

Turkey vows to continue fight against Kurdish militia 2019-01-14 01:22:54

Gas explosion in northwestern Turkey, state broadcaster says 2019-01-14 01:10:06

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last king of Iran 2019-01-13 23:22:55The "great leadership of the shah" had made Iran "an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world," US president Jimmy Carte

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