Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Xi seals $62bn in deals during UK visit – Cameron, Xi address steel crisis...

LONDON: Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister...

South East Asia fires ‘produce more greenhouse gas than US’; Suffocating vast expanses of...

JAKARTA: Indonesian forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in acrid haze are spewing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each day than all...

Cambodian on trial for infecting 200 with HIV

PHNOM PENH: An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 200 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial...

Flood misery in Philippines after Koppu typhoon kills 22 – Second strongest storm to...

LA PAZ: Head-high floodwaters churned across vast farming regions of the northern Philippines yesterday as heavy rain compounded the misery of a typhoon that...

Typhoon Koppu kills at least 16, thousands still left stranded – ‘The worst flood...

SANTA ROSA: Residents of flooded farming villages in the Philippines were trapped on their rooftops yesterday and animals floated down fast-rising rivers, as the...

Chinese cyberattacks on US companies continue

WASHINGTON: Chinese hacking attempts on American corporate intellectual property have occurred with regularity over the past three weeks, suggesting that China almost immediately began...

Aceh close churches after pressure

ACEH SINGKIL: Authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province said on Sunday several Christian churches would be shut down this week, just days after a...

Cambodian deminers bring expertise to Cyprus

MAMMARI, Cyprus: Half a world from home, Cambodian experts toil under a beating sun to demine the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, using skills they...

Afghanistan welcomes Obama pledge to keep US troops – US troops accused of damaging...

KABUL: Kabul welcomed the US decision to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan past 2016, vowing to respond to a resurgent Taleban "with full...

China warns against US South China Sea move – ‘Firmly oppose’ infringement of sovereignty

BEIJING: Beijing warned yesterday that it would "firmly oppose" infringement of its sovereignty after indications Washington will soon send warships close to its artificial...

China’s billionaires overtake US: Survey – Turning point for the super-wealthy

SHANGHAI: The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said yesterday, calling...

Three foreign hostages in Philippines appear in video

MANILA: Three foreign men and a Filipina kidnapped last month in the southern Philippines have appeared in a video posted online, making demands for...

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