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Most Southeast Asian economies will struggle to grow New! 2020-08-05 23:58:08The Southeast Asian region would experience a "U-shape" economic recovery at best, said Euben Paracuelles, chief Asean economist at Nomura.

China says it has no intention of 'becoming New! 2020-08-05 23:22:53Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "today's China is not the former Soviet Union" and accused the U.S. for attempting to sta

South Korea stocks lead gains as Asia Pacific 2020-08-05 21:56:15Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed Thursday morning as investors continued to watch tensions between the U.S. and China.

Singapore's largest bank reports 22% fall in quarterly 2020-08-05 20:29:01Net profit at DBS fell to 1.25 billion Singapore dollars ($912.9 million) in the second quarter — down from 1.6 billion Singapore dollars a year

Asia Pacific stocks mixed as uncertainty over U.S. 2020-08-05 03:24:42A private survey of China's services sector in July showed a slower expansion as compared to the previous month, according to Reuters. The Caixin/Mar

Taiwan is in a 'delicate' situation with China 2020-08-05 00:02:23Taiwan appears to be distancing itself from China in recent months, as military activities around the island intensify amid heightened U.S.-China tens

Singapore's top banks are reporting earnings this week. 2020-08-04 22:54:01The three largest Singapore-listed banks are expected to report another quarter of lackluster financial results due to the coronavirus pandemic and ul

Trump says Microsoft should pay 'key money' to 2020-08-04 07:17:07Microsoft had previously said it could buy TikTok's operations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Hong Kong jumps 2% as Asia Pacific stocks 2020-08-04 04:39:12The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday announced its decision to maintain the current policy settings.

China wants a seat in an international tribunal 2020-08-03 19:38:17The U.S. suggested that China shouldn't be given a seat in the tribunal because it disregards international sea laws in the South China Sea.

Microsoft has until Sept. 15 to resolve a 2020-08-03 14:21:05There are still a number of questions that need to be answered before Microsoft can seal a deal to acquire TikTok's U.S. operations.

Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds 2020-08-03 12:57:02New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press briefing on Monday as the state continues with its reopening plan amid outbreaks in other part

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Today: The widening coronavirus gap New! 2020-08-06 08:00:20Amid the pandemic, the divide between more and less affluent areas in California grows.

1st Alaska cruise of the season turns back New! 2020-08-06 07:27:43The first cruise of a decimated Alaska cruise season came to a sad end after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a snub to Trump, Obama's Medicaid expansion New! 2020-08-06 06:11:01President Trump still wants to overturn Obamacare, but his predecessor’s healthcare law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelco

Downtown Portland quiets down, but skirmishes crop up New! 2020-08-06 05:36:21Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland have largely stopped, but confrontations have arisen in other parts of Oregon's largest city.

Amid growing hostility, some in Poland's LGBTQ community New! 2020-08-06 05:05:05Some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are leaving Poland following the anti-LGBTQ campaign rhetoric the president used to get reelected.

3 teens inadvertently jump wall into Mar-a-Lago, police New! 2020-08-06 03:21:38Florida police say teenagers fleeing officers while carrying a semiautomatic gun inadvertently jumped a wall at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago res

Fire kills 8 coronavirus patients in Indian hospital New! 2020-08-06 02:57:13A fire killed eight coronavirus patients at a hospital in western India early Thursday, officials said.

Porn and rap interrupt Zoom hearing of Twitter New! 2020-08-06 02:05:52An online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted by rap music and pornographic videos from user

Seattle City Council takes steps to cut police New! 2020-08-06 00:34:03The Seattle City Council in a preliminary vote decided unanimously to reduce the police department by up to 100 officers through layoffs and attrition

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's first atomic New! 2020-08-06 00:32:41The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday in Hiroshima, Japan.

Georgia governor signs law to protect police 2020-08-05 20:57:39Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is signing into law a new measure providing additional legal protections for police officers.

Death toll rises, mass power outages after Tropical 2020-08-05 20:11:35At least nine people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane

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Macron: Lebanon to Get No 'Blank Checks' for New! 2020-08-06 17:38:12International aid pours in after massive explosion at Beirut port

Spain Ex-King’s Exile Reignites Questions on Monarchy’s Future New! 2020-08-06 16:59:13Former King Juan Carlos left Spain this week under a storm of scandal, sparking a surge in republican sentiment

US Sends Relief to Lebanon Via Military Cargo New! 2020-08-06 16:54:39First plane filled with food, water, medical supplies arrives Thursday

This Week’s Space News New! 2020-08-06 16:30:56Two NASA astronauts safely landed back on Earth after a trip to International Space Station and their historic journey aboard commercial craft marked

RFE/RL Journalists Assaulted at Ruling Party Rally in New! 2020-08-06 15:39:50RFE/RL has called for an investigation and for Bulgarian authorities to condemn the incident.

Twitter Announces Labels for State-Controlled Media New! 2020-08-06 15:16:42New designation will apply exclusively to ‘outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct

New York State Attorney General Sues NRA, Seeks New! 2020-08-06 15:15:55Letitia James charges national gun group’s leadership with illegally diverting funds for private use

Trump Ties COVID-19 Vaccine Timing to November Election New! 2020-08-06 15:14:48Scientists predict a vaccine won’t be ready prior to year’s end, but the president seems to be hoping for an earlier date that could boost

Fauci Predicts Millions of Doses of COVID Vaccine New! 2020-08-06 14:40:38But top US infectious disease expert says coronavirus will never be totally eradicated

Former Spain King’s Exile Raises Questions About Monarchy’s New! 2020-08-06 14:34:32Some Spaniards are calling for a referendum on eliminating the monarchy, others worry separatists may seize opportunity to fracture Spain

Colombia President Alvaro Uribe in Self Isolation with New! 2020-08-05 23:54:50Former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe contracts coronavirus before starting court ordered house arrest

NBA Team Owners Commit $300 Million to Black New! 2020-08-05 23:03:13Money will support racial equality and social justice

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Indonesian university expels student over 'sexual mummification' of New! 2020-08-06 08:20:00Airlangga University (Unair) in Surabaya, East Java, has officially expelled a student who had reportedly tricked multiple victims into performing an

Thai man under psychiatric treatment stabs sister to New! 2020-08-06 08:18:00Police in Songkhla’s Ban Na subdistrict arrested Boonya Yama, 39, after his family alerted officials that he allegedly stabbed his sister to dea

Man in Medan sentenced to 3 years in New! 2020-08-06 05:49:11A panel of judges at the Medan District Court in North Sumatra has handed down a three-year imprisonment for a 44-year-old man after finding him guilt

Tourism-reliant Thailand shelves 'travel bubble' plan as Asia New! 2020-08-06 05:12:00BANGKOK  - Thailand has delayed plans for a "travel bubble" agreement with select countries as new daily coronavirus cases rise in parts of Asi

Thai folk drama actor, police officer killed in New! 2020-08-06 04:13:00A policeman and Thai musical folk drama actor Sarawut Phongsawat, 34, were killed in an accident before dawn today (Aug 5) – just as they tied t

Suspect named in rape of 80-year-old steamed sticky New! 2020-08-06 04:06:12Police in Phatthalung province are hunting a suspect over the rape of an 80-year-old woman on July 21. Muang Phatthalung Police Station said an arres

New cases, concert, foreign troops spark virus surge New! 2020-08-06 03:58:59Authorities warned Thailand may have to fight a second wave of Covid-19 infections, after seven more returnees tested positive for the virus on Wednes

No joke: This Indonesian girl is named 'Y' New! 2020-08-06 03:10:31Get your dose of humorous and wacky stories that happened this week. An Indonesian girl named 'Y' Before you break out into the chorus of&nbs

South China Sea: Avoid siding with US or New! 2020-08-06 00:13:00Malaysia on Wednesday warned that the South China Sea dispute that has emerged as a key proxy battle between the US and China could split the Asean bl

Coronavirus: Vietnam says contagion 'under control' in virus 2020-08-05 21:27:00HANOI - A new coronavirus outbreak in Vietnam spread to two more provinces on Wednesday (Aug 5), the country's Health Minister said, as the Covid-19

Gargling solution flies off Japan's shelves after governor 2020-08-05 06:26:25TOKYO - Japanese drugstores were stripped bare of gargling solution on Wednesday (Aug 5), a day after the governor of the western prefecture of O

4-year-old girl and mother narrowly escape death in 2020-08-05 06:14:53A child escaped death after she was thrown from her mother’s car, which first crashed into a truck trailer and then at the side of the road near