‘Havana Syndrome’ caused delay to Harris’ entourage

U.S. 08/24/21, 17:37

Vice President Kamala Harris delayed her trip from Singapore to Vietnam after her entourage was confirmed to have a series of symptoms associated with so-called "Havana syndrome," a rare pathology that has attacked more than 130 U.S. officials since 2016, which it is believed could be the result of an ...

VP Harris criticizes CCP’s intimidation in South China Sea

U.S. 08/24/21, 16:04

Vice President Kamala Harris accused Beijing of using coercion and intimidation to support illegal claims in the South China Sea on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Harris criticized the Chinese regime during a trip to Southeast Asia, which she described as crucial to U.S. security. Harris' seven-day journey to Singapore and Vietnam, only ...

Singapore data shows most COVID-19 infected cases were vaccinated citizens

News 07/24/21, 16:50

Three-quarters of the confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 over the past four weeks in Singapore were among vaccinated people, data from the country’s health ministry revealed. On Thursday, July 22, the data showed that since June 25, the country had recorded 1,096 new locally infected patients. In that, 44% of them ...

Iceland and Singapore lift all coronavirus restrictions

News 06/28/21, 16:31

The Icelandic Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, announced that all restrictions imposed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus (COVID-19) would be lifted after 15 months of applying them, becoming the first European country to do so.  In this regard, the chief epidemiologist, Þórólfur Guðnason, considers as remote the possibility that ...

Update: Shanahan calls out China over South China Sea

Politics 05/31/19, 19:30

The Latest on the U.S.-China relationship (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is describing China's actions to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a "toolkit of coercion." Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, and Chinese Minister of ...

Asian stocks retreat as China-US jitters set in

Business 05/29/19, 02:04

Asian shares slipped Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth. With a lull in economic releases closer to home, investors digested President Donald Trump's comments that the country was "not ready" for a trade deal with China. Trump ...

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

Business 05/22/19, 22:35

Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 0.6% to 2,873.70 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.2% to 27,376.69. The Kospi in South Korea was 0.2% lower ...

Asian shares mixed as Huawei sanctions stir trade fears

Business 05/17/19, 01:57

Asian stocks were mixed on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei may cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. These fears weighed heavily on Chinese benchmarks. The Shanghai composite gave up 2.7% to 2,876.90. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.2% to 27,932.31 and the A-share index on ...

Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

Tech 05/09/19, 00:57

Singapore reportedly has passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content.The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill passed Wednesday night by a vote of 72-9, a lawmaker with the opposition Worker's Party, Daniel Goh, said on ...

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines’ growth plans

World 05/06/19, 22:55

Asian airlines are cutting routes, revamping their schedules and leasing extra aircraft to fill gaps left by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8s after deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.So far, regional carriers have managed to avoid major disruptions, but analysts expect that idling the Max ...

Asian markets mixed following losses on Wall Street

Asia & Pacific 05/03/19, 01:43

Benchmarks in Asia were mixed with thin trading on Friday after a discouraging day on Wall Street. News reports highlighting obstacles in the way of a China-U.S. trade deal also weighed on sentiment.The Kospi in South Korea dropped 0.7% to 2,196.32 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2% to 30,003.18. ...

Asian stocks mixed as Fed steers clear of signaling rate cut

Business 05/02/19, 01:52

Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light with markets in Japan and mainland China closed.Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.6% to 29,882.20 while Australia's S&P ...

Asian markets lower after S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs

Business 04/24/19, 02:46

Major share benchmarks were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the rally on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 logged an all-time record high close, ran out of steam. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.3% to 22,000.00 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.5% to 29,825.03. The Shanghai ...

Asian markets lower after S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs

Business 04/24/19, 00:08

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the rally on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 logged an all-time record high close, ran out of steam. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6% to 22,136.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.9% to 29,707.64. The Shanghai Composite index ...

Asian stocks rise, oil soars on Iran sanctions worries

Business 04/23/19, 01:46

Asian stocks mostly rose Tuesday and oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed 0.2% higher at 22,259.74 and the Kospi in South Korea added 0.2% to 2,220.51. Hong Kong's ...

Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

Business 04/11/19, 01:39

Asian markets were mostly lower on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes of its meeting in March. While most officials believed the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year, several said their views could shift with incoming data.Hong Kong's Hang Seng gave ...

Record Singapore bust puts scrutiny on overlooked pangolin

Asia & Pacific 04/10/19, 04:53

Singapore has seized more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered mammals over the past week, a global record that spurred calls for more protection for pangolins.The scales, which were found in shipping containers, have been linked to four species of pangolins native to ...

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