S.Korea's chip, display panel, machinery to be hit hard by Japan's export curbs

Japan's export curbs would hit South Korea's semiconductor, display panel and machinery industries hard, a central bank report said Thursday.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.

Iran denies commitments in exchange for release of oil tanker

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday denied that the Islamic republic has made any commitments in exchange for the release of its oil tanker by the Gibraltar authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 8:56:30

Russia, North Korea agree to strengthen cooperation

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and his counterparts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 8:14:58

US stocks trade higher as recession worries fade

US stocks traded higher on Friday, approaching the end of the week in a positive note, as the market appeared somewhat relieved by rebounds in yields of long-dated US treasury bills, which alleviated investors' worries over a potential recession.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 1:29:31

N.Korea fires new missiles as protest

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with Seoul.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2019/8/16 22:28:40

Chinese air conditioners grow popular among Iraqis scorched by blazing summer heat

As a series of sizzling heatwaves engulf Iraq in another muggy summer, Chinese-made air conditioners have become popular among local customers for their advanced technologies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 20:00:55

5 killed, 15 injured in blast in Pakistan's Quetta

A blast hit a mosque in Pakistan's southwest Quetta district on Friday afternoon, killing five people and leaving 15 others injured, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 19:53:56

S.Korea to tighten radioactive tests on imported waste materials

South Korea's environment ministry said Friday that it will tighten radioactive and heavy metal tests on imported battery, tire and plastic wastes, apparently targeting Japan in protest against Tokyo's export curbs.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 15:54:03

Lao PM encourages to control dengue fever, African swine fever outbreak

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told ministries and local authorities to remain vigilant as they attempt to control the outbreaks of dengue fever and African swine fever in southern Laos' Salavan province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 13:58:53

Russian pilots applauded after safe emergency landing near Moscow

Two Russian pilots were hailed as heroes for safely landing an Airbus plane carrying more than 200 people in a corn field near Moscow following a bird strike.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 13:34:52

US gov't launches nuclear energy innovation center

The US Department of Energy announced on Thursday the launch of the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) to assist with the development of advanced nuclear energy technologies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 13:33:18

Venezuelan FM says resumption of talks with opposition possible through "re-thought mechanism"

Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said Thursday that the resumption of the political dialogue with the opposition is possible through a "re-thought mechanism."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 12:13:10

Nazi bomb found in Moscow's Kremlin

An aerial bomb of Nazi troops was retrieved and removed from the Kremlin during archaeological excavation, the Kremlin's commandant Sergei Khlebnikov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 9:25:24

Airbus plane makes hard landing near Moscow, 23 injured

An Airbus plane with over 200 passengers on board made an emergency landing on Thursday near Moscow shortly after taking off, injuring 23 people, including five children, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 9:13:31