Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tag Archives: Asia

European stock markets join global downtrend

European stock markets join global downtrend

LONDON: Europe’s major stock markets churned lower Wednesday as investors took their cue from broadly downbeat moves on Wall Street and in Asia. Virtual currency bitcoin meanwhile dived, with some traders eyeing sub-$10,000 after what one analyst called a “cryptocalypse” that saw digital units take a hammering. London stocks “opened ...

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Pakistan won’t seek resumption of suspended military aid: Pak army chief

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not seek the resumption of suspended US military aid and feels “betrayed” by the recent critical statements of the American leadership against Islamabad’s fight against terrorism, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. US President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for terror ...

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Macron Calls for China-EU Relationship to ‘Enter 21st Century’

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BEIJING: French President Emmanuel Macron called for an overhaul to relations between China and the European Union, pushing for more balanced trade ties while embracing President Xi Jinping’s signature infrastructure push. Speaking on Monday in the ancient imperial capital of Xian, the eastern departure point of the Silk Road trade ...

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North Korea says new UN sanctions an act of war

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The latest round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade, the country’s foreign ministry has said, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for ...

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Reporters Without Borders says 65 journalists killed in 2017

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PARIS: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says that 65 journalists were killed in 2017, the lowest toll in 14 years. According to figures released by the non-governmental organization on Tuesday, 60 percent of the journalists who were killed were murdered. RSF said the overall decrease is due to journalists leaving countries ...

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16 dead, 100 missing as cyclone hits India, Sri Lanka

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NEW DELHI: A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings Friday that the storm would intensify. Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring Sri Lanka, most crushed by trees ...

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US think tank rules out possibility of Indo-Pak nuclear war

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KARACHI: A US-based think tank has ruled out the possibility of an all-out nuclear war between nuclear-armed states in Asia. Atlantic Council in its new report, ‘Asia in the Second Nuclear Age’ maintained that Pakistan, China and India, despite being enmeshed in a complex rivalry, “are stakeholders in the existing international order, and are committed to an ...

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New Zealand PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau’s wife

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week. Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern attended her first major forum since taking office last month when ...

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Trump Asia tour

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When a president who boasted he could shoot someone in central New York and still get elected meets another president who boasts he has actually killed people, and remains popular and in office, you know not to expect much on human rights. And so it proved in the much-anticipated meeting ...

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Asia pivot helps HSBC post jump in third quarter pretax profit

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HONG KONG: HSBC on Monday signaled its pivot to Asia was paying rich dividends as quarterly profits leapt five-fold, laying a foundation for its new leadership to plan for growth after a tough period of post-crisis restructuring. HSBC earlier this month chose veteran John Flint as its next chief executive, ...

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