TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s factory activity contracted for a ninth straight month in January but at the slowest pace in five months, possibly reflecting easing…View More Slowing contraction in Japan factory activity eases fears of recession: flash PMI
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The safe-haven yen held firm and riskier Asian currencies softened a little on Wednesday, as currency investors awaited the signing of the…View More Yen holds firm while investors wait for trade deal signing
British TV reporter puts on body armour and safety goggles to hold a koala after being told it was a ‘really vicious’ DROP BEAR with…View More ITV News Asia correspondent Debi Edward pranked about a 'drop bear'
BEIJING (Reuters) – China is expected to post stronger export and import growth in December, helped by a rebound from a low base, a Reuters…View More China December trade growth seen rebounding, but analysts remain cautious: Reuters poll
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has invited at least 200 people to a Jan. 15 ceremony to witness the signing of the Phase 1…View More As White House plans U.S.-China Phase 1 ceremony, still no final deal text
TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese yen and Swiss franc retreated on Thursday as the United States and Iran backed away from further conflict, with markets…View More Yen, Swiss franc on retreat as U.S.-Iran tensions subside
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will encourage the development of annuities and endowment insurance to diversify people’s investment into the stock market, instead of direct share…View More China pushes to diversify stock market investment: Securities Times
Some 30 members of Tamil minority protest to reclaim their lands occupied by the army in Mullaitivu, northern Sri Lanka. Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka – On…View More Ten years after end of war, Tamils still waiting to return home
Afghan and Pakistani officials talk about peace as Taliban offensives continue in Afghanistan. A series of Taliban attacks in western and northern Afghanistan has killed…View More Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces as peace efforts continue
Mohamed Jubair Monir accused of murder and rape while family claims he was just 13 during the 1971 war of independence. A United States citizen…View More US citizen of Bangladeshi origin arrested for 1971 'war crimes'
Counterterrorism officers arrested over killing of a couple, their teenage daughter and another man in Punjab province. Authorities in Pakistan have arrested counterterrorism police officers…View More Pakistan arrests police officers after shooting that left 4 dead
Centuries-old ban on the entry of women of reproductive age breached at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. New Delhi, India – Two women in India’s southern Kerala state…View More Two Indian women enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala amid protests
Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy on Afghan reconciliation, met Taliban representatives in Doha, US State Department says. The United States has confirmed that its envoy met the…View More US confirms its envoy held talks with Taliban in Qatar
A report on the incident that killed 51 people says that ‘miscommunication’ was not the solely cause of the crash. The pilot of a doomed Bangladeshi…View More Pilot 'disoriented' before 2018 plane crash in Nepal