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Confidence in Hong Kong's Future Drops to 25-Year Low: Survey

People in Hong Kong are more pessimistic about the city's future than at any point in the past 25 years, ...


BMW Warns Profits Will Fall Due to Costs, Trade Uncertainty

FRANKFURT - German automaker BMW said Wednesday that profits in 2019 would be well below last years and that it ...


Geothermal Plant 'Triggered Earthquake' in S. Korea

SEOUL - A rare earthquake in South Korea was triggered by the country's first experimental geothermal power plant, a team ...


China Welcomes New Kazakh Leader, An 'Old Friend'

BEIJING - China on Wednesday welcomed the new president of Kazakhstan as an 'old friend' after the sudden resignation of ...


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Laos Deputy Prime Minister Blames PNPC Dam Collapse on Poor Planning

Laos deputy prime minister has identified poor soil analysis for a fatal hydropower dam collapse, often described as the countrys ...

Former Netherlands boss Van Marwijk named UAE coach

Abu Dhabi - Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has been named the new United Arab Emirates coach, the country's football ...

Cameroon Busts Ivory, Pangolin Traffickers

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Police in Cameroon have arrested four wildlife traffickers caught with huge quantities of elephant tusks and scales ...

Samjhauta blast verdict: Pak summons Indian High Commissioner

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 20 (ANI): Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian High Commissioner over the acquittal of four accused persons ...

New Kazakhstan Prez for renaming capital to 'Nursultan'

Astana [Kazakhstan], Mar 20 (ANI): Newly sworn-in President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday suggested renaming the country's capital in ...

Harrington back on track at Maybank Championship

Cape Town - Padraig Harrington is teeing off his 2019 season in buoyant mood at the Maybank Championship as his ...

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U.S. secretary of state telephones Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JERUSALEM, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken time out on his current tour of the Midle ...

Heavy fighting continues in Yemen despite truce

With the UN announcing a  new plan  to shore up the December 2018  Stockholm Agreement between Yemen’s warring parties, the ...

Pompeo renews call for end to isolation of Qatar

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait  - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has renewed a call for Gulf countries to settle their ...

Devastation in south-west Africa growing by the hour

The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said ...

Four road deaths in Ireland on bank holiday weekend

DUBLIN, Ireland - Over the 3-day holiday weekend, 16-18 March 2019, four people died in road traffic collisions in Ireland. ...

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Tokyo stocks rise, rest of Asia slips

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian bourses were mixed on Wednesday with Australian and Chinese indices trading in the red, while markets ...


Creed busy in Brussels on no-deal Brexit impacts on Ireland

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The future of Irish beef exports, and other issues that will face European farmers in the event ...


Mixed markets in U.S. on Tuesday

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday, although moves in either direction were unremarkable. Holding investors ...


Varadkar meets head of EC Donald Tusk in Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland - The leader of the Irish government, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with the President of the European ...


Etihad looking to bail out Jet Airways

MUMBAI, India - India's second largest airline Jet Airways on Monday announced it had grounded four more aircraft and cancelled all ...


Stocks in Asia directionless, dollar also unchanged

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were little changed on Tuesday with the only market making ground being Hong Kong. ...


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