September 25, 2018
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s latest round of punitive tariffs on China took effect on Monday, adding $200 billion in Chinese imports to the escalating trade war that is clouding the global economic horizon.
September 22, 2018
HANOI -- Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported.
September 22, 2018
KABUL -- Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.
September 22, 2018
SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has embarked on a “dangerous gamble”, analysts said, after he secured only minimal concessions from Kim Jong Un to reboot the North’s nuclear negotiations with Washington.
September 22, 2018
NEW YORK — US bishops have vowed to draw up a code of conduct regarding the sexual abuse of children and set up a reporting system in the wake of damaging scandals.
September 21, 2018
The 63-year-old conservative secured 553 votes against 254 won by former defense minister Shigeru Ishiba, a hawkish self-confessed “military geek”, in a two-horse race for leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.
September 20, 2018
STOCKHOLM -- The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year’s Nobel Literature Prize goes on trial Wednesday for two counts of rape that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
September 18, 2018
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong in Philippines) raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.
September 18, 2018
TOKYO — Japan has carried out its first submarine drill in the South China Sea, local media said on Monday, a move that could provoke Beijing which claims most of the disputed waters.
September 17, 2018
Most of the fatalities occurred in North Carolina, where officials confirmed eight victims. They included three who died “due to flash flooding and swift water on roadways,” the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office reported.