Government And Politics

Malaysia's Anwar confident PM handover will go as planned

Sep 15, 2018

Malaysia's designated prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, says he has no reason to doubt his former political nemesis will hand over the leadership position within two years as planned after sorting out deep-seated issues like corruption

Dutch ousted Russians for alleged attempt to hack Swiss lab

Sep 14, 2018

Switzerland's intelligence agency says Dutch authorities arrested and expelled two suspected Russian spies who allegedly tried to hack a Swiss laboratory that conducts tests for the U.N.-backed chemical weapons watchdog

China, academics tout Beijing's human rights record at UN

Sep 13, 2018

Pro-Beijing scholars brought together by the Chinese government have briskly defended the country's human rights record as criticism grows over the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslim Uighurs in China's far west

Indian star Abhishek Bachchan on a victory for gay rights

Sep 13, 2018

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan is cheering India's recent decision to strike down its ban on consensual gay sex, calling it "a wonderful step in the right direction."

World stocks rise on report of US-China trade talks

Sep 13, 2018

Many global markets are higher following a report that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China.

Danish top court confirms Uber fines, 1,500 cases more ahead

Sep 13, 2018

Denmark's top court has confirmed that four drivers can be fined for working for Uber in the Scandinavian country, paving the way for some 1,500 other Uber drivers to be prosecuted for illegally operating taxis

Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

Sep 13, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher as a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China boosted sentiment

Stocks mixed on US-China dispute; oil pushed up by hurricane

Sep 12, 2018

World markets are mixed as investors focus on trade tensions, with China delaying licenses to American businesses ahead of expected tariffs from Washington.

Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs

Sep 12, 2018

Asian shares are falling as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington looms

Diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey meet UN envoy on Syria

Sep 11, 2018

The U.N. envoy for Syria has hosted key diplomats from Iran, Russia and Turkey to discuss work toward rewriting the country's constitution, amid concerns about a possibly devastating military offensive on rebel-held Idlib province

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