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Mongolia to suspend KFC outlets for inquiry after 2019-02-19 04:45:00A Mongolian regulator said it will suspend operations at KFC restaurants temporarily to conduct inquiries, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds

Singapore's new budget is offering 'something for everyone,' 2019-02-19 04:01:00Rohan Solapurkar, a Deloitte tax partner, said the raft of measures announced Monday by the Singaporean government was largely expected, and it catere

Honda confirms UK factory closure but says it's 2019-02-19 03:35:00Japanese automaker Honda confirmed Tuesday that it plans to close its Swindon car plant in the U.K., risking the loss of 3,500 jobs.

Europe's largest bank, HSBC, misses expectations in 2018 2019-02-18 21:53:00HSBC reported 2018 profit and revenue that came in below expectations following a challenging fourth-quarter.

Asia markets mixed amid renewed US-China tensions 2019-02-18 18:44:00The White House said on Monday that trade talks between the two economic powerhouses will continue in Washington on Tuesday, with higher level negotia

SoftBank invests $200 million in Abu Dhabi fund 2019-02-18 08:47:00The fund will reportedly help Mubadala, Abu Dhabi's state investment firm, invest up to $30 million in European start-ups.

Asia has 'mitigating factors' to counter a global 2019-02-18 02:19:00Asia is still projected to grow at 5.5 percent to 6 percent this year despite the overall softer global environment, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of Singapo

China markets soar as trade talks move to 2019-02-17 18:56:00Mainland Chinese shares were the biggest gainers in Asia on Monday, a day which also saw the other major stock markets in the region advance, with tra

All signs point to more money pouring into 2019-02-15 03:57:00Chinese bond and equity markets recorded record inflows in 2018 and analysts expect that to accelerate this year as global benchmark indexes increase

There are 'encouraging signs' from Singapore Airlines' earnings, 2019-02-15 03:36:00Singapore Airlines reported third-quarter earnings that came in above expectations despite a 27 percent drop in net profit compared to the year-ago pe

Singapore's government will likely spend big ahead of 2019-02-15 00:56:00An impending election and the need to spur economic growth mean Singapore will likely — for the first time in four years — spend more than

WeChat's most censored topics in 2018 include US-China 2019-02-14 22:44:00A new report from a team of researchers at The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, examined the most sensitive topics subj

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China Faces Challenges in Containing Swine Flu Infection 2019-02-20 10:51:54The Year of the Pig is getting off to a rough start in China as the world's largest consumer of pork and home to half the world's pigs struggles to

Thais Give Russia, US Right to Extradite Hacking 2019-02-20 09:54:30A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was in a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be ex

OK for Direct US Flights Moves Vietnam Into 2019-02-20 09:00:57The U.S. decision last week to permit Vietnam to fly its commercial aircraft directly to American airports is seen as a continuation of improving rela

Artist Spreads Mongolian Culture Through Masks 2019-02-20 07:30:00Gankhuyag Natsag, also known as Ganna, has dedicated his life to spreading Mongolian culture abroad. The Buddhist ritual dance masks he makes are disp

Hanoi Summit May Advance North Korea’s Objectives, Experts 2019-02-20 05:36:29With the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un one week away, final preparations are underway in Vietn

China Closes Tibet to Foreigners for Sensitive Anniversaries 2019-02-20 02:30:51China is barring foreign travelers from Tibet over a period of several weeks that includes a pair of sensitive political anniversaries questioning the

Taiwan: No Compromise on Democracy After Opposition's China 2019-02-20 00:15:46Taiwan will not accept any deal that destroys its sovereignty and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday after the island's opposition K

For Trump and Kim in Vietnam, Just Meeting 2019-02-19 22:03:00Perhaps the biggest achievement of the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was that it happened at all. But when the two leaders meet ag

Trump Says No 'Magical Date' for Imposing More 2019-02-19 18:20:34President Donald Trump says there is no "magical date" for reaching a trade deal with China, suggesting again the March 1 deadline for new tariffs c

Trump: 'No Rush' to See North Korea Denuclearize 2019-02-19 17:45:09U.S. President Donald Trump is downplaying expectations for his second summit next week with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, but is predicting "i

Indonesian Forest Fires Highlight President's Campaign Gaffe 2019-02-19 09:35:16Deliberately set fires are burning through peatland forests in the Indonesian province of Riau, the disaster agency said Tuesday, just two days after

Memorial Speaks to North Korea's Ties to Summit 2019-02-19 08:43:18In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original


Daily roundup: Singapore Airlines denies snooping with in-flight 2019-02-21 03:00:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Singapore Airlines denies snooping with in-flight entertainment cameras​

Indonesian girl creates online reviews for soap by 2019-02-21 01:43:13It's pretty hard to admit that some of us have weird taste buds and strange cravings - especially for women who are on their monthly period or worse

3-year-old girl killed as car crashes into house 2019-02-21 01:20:56GEORGE TOWN - A three-year-old girl was killed after she was hit by a car which then rammed into a house in Tanjung Tokong. It is believed that the d

Duterte to Filipino drug lord Peter Lim: 'Don't 2019-02-21 01:20:01MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday offered a hard-nosed advise to alleged big time drug lord Peter Lim: Don't surrender ali

'Die! Die!': Video shows Korean Air 'nut rage' 2019-02-21 01:01:55SEOUL - A video clip showing a woman who appears to be Cho Hyun-ah, formerly Korean Air vice president, shouting at her husband, and photos showing hi

Bangladesh building fire kills at least 56, toll 2019-02-20 21:47:06DHAKA - The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 56 people on Thursday, a fire

Life imprisonment for ex-Thai beauty pageant contestant for 2019-02-20 21:00:00BANGKOK - Former beauty pageant contestant Krisana "Mona" Suwanpitak was jailed for life on Wednesday (Feb 20) after the Ratchadapisek Criminal Cour

Thai police seek to prosecute leader of anti-junta 2019-02-20 20:53:32BANGKOK - Thai police said on Wednesday said they were seeking the prosecution of the leader of a new political party over a speech he made that

Philippines' Duterte warns of harsher drugs war ahead 2019-02-20 20:49:12MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future,

North Korea suspected of kidnapping defector's daughter in 2019-02-20 20:42:17Italy warned on Wednesday there would be consequences if there was any truth to reports that the daughter of a missing North Korean diplomat had been

Tsinghua University takes top spot from National University 2019-02-20 20:31:51Tsinghua University in Beijing has unseated the National University of Singapore (NUS) to become the first institution in mainland China to be ranked

Bangladesh says ISIS teenager Shamima Begum not eligible 2019-02-20 20:29:43DHAKA - A British teen who joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has no claim to Bangladeshi nationality, Dhaka's foreign ministry

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Civilians evacuated from last Islamic State holdout in 2019-02-20 07:05:07Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed militia spearheading the fight against IS in Syria, confirmed the trucks wer

Rouhani says Iran-US tensions are at "a maximum" 2019-02-20 05:10:44Animosity between Washington and Tehran - bitter foes since Iran’s 1979 revolution - has intensified since May when US President Donald Trump wi

Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman looks 2019-02-20 02:07:08Saudi Prince Salman predicted "good things" will come out of talks with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he started a l

Saudi crown prince lauds centuries-old ties with India 2019-02-20 01:56:15

White House pushed Saudi nuclear power plan, report 2019-02-19 14:17:34

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear 2019-02-19 01:32:31

Saudi agrees to free over 2,000 Pak prisoners: 2019-02-18 09:44:08Prime Minister Imran Khan at a ceremony held to welcome the Saudi crown prince at PM House on Sunday night had made a "special request" to him on th

US sanctions are 'economic war' on Iran: Iranian 2019-02-18 09:37:20

Iran arrests militants linked to attack on Revolutionary 2019-02-18 06:51:28"Last night, a terrorist cell was identified and destroyed in an operation," the Corps said in a statement carried by the semi-official Tasnim news

US sanctions are 'economic war' on us: Iranian 2019-02-18 06:42:28Construction of the refinery began in 2006 and it now has the capacity of 400,000 barrels a day, which amounts to about 20 percent of Iran's 2.1 mill

Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince after $20 2019-02-18 01:41:06

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing on 2019-02-17 19:55:22Iran's foreign ministry summoned Pakistan's ambassador on Sunday to protest the attack.

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