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World markets turn lower ahead of comments by Fed chair

Jul 17, 2018

World stock markets are mostly lower as investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress for clues on U.S. interest rates.

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Indonesia police kill 11 in crime fight ahead of Asian Games

Jul 17, 2018

Indonesian police have killed 11 suspected petty criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free Jakarta of street crime before next month's Asian Games

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Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

Jul 17, 2018

Asian markets are lower as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track

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Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

Jul 16, 2018

Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat

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Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Jul 15, 2018

Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years

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Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

Jul 13, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged Trump and Kim to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations, while Trump suggests disarmament will take longer than anyone will like

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Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Jul 13, 2018

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public

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Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

Jul 12, 2018

South Korea's president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region

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World markets tumble as US, China intensify their trade war

Jul 11, 2018

Global stocks are sharply lower after Beijing hit back at U.S. plans for tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese exports

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Malaysia says mastermind behind 1MDB looting fled Macau

Jul 11, 2018

Malaysian police say fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, wanted over the looting of state investment fund 1MDB, has fled Macau to an unknown destination

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