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.

Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine, clash on Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the chances of peace in its east but clashed on Syria, as the Russian leader made a rare bilateral visit to the key EU power.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:33:40

Delhi's moon probe enters lunar orbit

India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest maneuvers on its historic mission to the moon.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:18:41

Japan allows further exports of high-tech material to South Korea

Japan has approved shipments of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, two sources said, ahead of talks by government officials this week to resolve a dispute stemming from their wartime past.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/20 21:18:40

Trump calls India, Pakistan leaders

US President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/20 21:13:41

'Environmental tragedy'

A firefighter observes flames rising from a forest near the village of Ayacata in Tejeda on the island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday. The fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an “environmental tragedy.”
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:13:40

More than chums

Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes his debut on the global stage at the G7 summit this weekend, where all eyes will be on his chumminess with US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:08:40

Epstein put assets in trust two days before suicide: report

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein wrote a will two days before he died, putting his $578 million in assets into a trust with unnamed beneficiaries, the New York Post reported Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 18:53:40

Foreigners arrested over ivory bangles

A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 18:48:42

Tech giants decry French digital tax

American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 18:48:41

Uruguayan Embassy hosts Student Culture Exchange Day

The Uruguayan Embassy in China hosted the Chinese-Uruguayan Student Culture Exchange Day for a group of Uruguayan primary school students from the People's Republic of China school in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, on August 14.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 17:18:40

Every 14th new marriage in Germany is same-sex

Every 14th wedding celebrated in Germany between October 2017 and December 2018 was for same-sex couples, according to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:48:02

Russian modernized MiG-31BM fighters conduct stratosphere interception drill

Russian modernized MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors based in the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula conducted a drill of intercepting an airspace intruder, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:44:06

Havana carnival draws thousands despite constant rain

Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 10:39:11