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Asia Pacific stocks set to trade mixed as 2019-09-17 19:29:00Investors await the Fed's latest decision on monetary policy, set to be released on Wednesday stateside. The U.S. central bank is widely expected to

Israel's Netanyahu fights to hang on to power 2019-09-17 03:05:00The ballot comes at a precarious time for the country's longest serving prime minister, with the right-wing incumbent facing formidable challenges.

China says 'vice ministerial' officials will be in 2019-09-16 22:37:00Chinese officials are expected to be in Washington this week to hold consultations with the U.S. ahead of high-level trade talks in October.

Elon Musk testified he worried Thai cave rescuer 2019-09-16 20:05:00New court filings reveal that Elon Musk's family office spent tens of thousands on a private investigator to dig up details about Thai cave rescue he

Asia trades mixed as oil prices remain elevated 2019-09-16 20:00:00West Texas Intermediate futures as well as the international benchmark Brent both gained more than 14% in the overnight session.

Trump set to attend Texas rally for India 2019-09-16 17:17:00The meeting comes amid months of stalled trade talks between Washington and New Delhi, resulting in both sides taking retaliatory measures.

FAA chief to test out changes to Boeing 2019-09-16 14:42:00The new chief of the Federal Aviation Administration says he plans to test out Boeing's software changes to the 737 Max in a simulator.

Asia Pacific stocks mixed; Brent crude spikes more 2019-09-15 19:35:00Oil prices spiked in the afternoon of Asian trading hours after drone strikes on crucial production facilities in Saudi Arabia. Shares of oil companie

Asia stocks rise amid optimism on US-China trade, 2019-09-12 19:41:00U.S. President Donald Trump signaled Thursday he would consider an interim trade deal with China.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says no plan for Trump 2019-09-12 08:25:00Mnuchin tells CNBC that Trump's national security team is "executing on a maximum pressure strategy with Iran."

Hong Kong stock exchange could find London exchange 2019-09-12 03:44:00The Hong Kong stock exchange could find the London stock exchange "potentially unaffordable," according to a chief strategist at Bank of Communicati

Asia stocks rise as Trump delays tariffs on 2019-09-11 19:44:00U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that increased tariffs on 250 billion dollars worth of Chinese goods that were set to kick in on October

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Bleak prospects for Israel's Netanyahu after election yields New! 2019-09-19 03:01:04Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party falls short of a parliamentary majority in Israel's election, putting him in dire political peril.

Bermuda braces for Hurricane Humberto as Tropical Storm New! 2019-09-18 12:05:55People on Bermuda are getting ready for Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused early closings of schools, transportation and gove

Saudi Arabia says missiles and drones that hit New! 2019-09-18 11:00:24The Saudi military has shown journalists what they describe as an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in an attack this weekend that targeted the h

Newsletter: Trump swings through (and at) California 2019-09-18 08:00:57President Trump's visit to California is bringing in campaign money and bringing out more conflict.

‘Do something’: Active shooter trainings teach how to 2019-09-18 07:00:13Following the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, active shooter training sessions are on the rise.

Minority contractors claiming to be 'Native American' to 2019-09-18 06:00:06The U.S. Department of Transportation has called for a review of all Native American companies in its minority contracting program in response to a Ti

Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 2019-09-18 00:01:24Abortion rate falls by 20% from 2011 to 2017 across nation as Republican-led states pursue antiabortion regulations

Israel's Netanyahu refrains from claiming victory as early 2019-09-17 21:51:38In the second national election this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting to keep his job — and avoid criminal charges. E

Trump immigration officials defend tent courts, saying they'll 2019-09-17 21:06:16Trump administration immigration officials praise Texas tent courts during tour

Edward Snowden sued by Justice Department over his 2019-09-17 13:57:00The U.S. government is suing former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a

High drama at Britain's Supreme Court in Brexit 2019-09-17 10:07:22The government's opponents argued that Prime Minister Boris Johnson illegally shut down Parliament weeks before the country is due to leave the 28-na

Colson Whitehead among Kirkus Prize finalists 2019-09-17 08:40:57Colson Whitehead's novel "The Nickel Boys" and Kwame Alexander's picture story "The Undefeated" are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a

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Trump Cancels California's Auto Pollution Rules  New! 2019-09-18 19:30:00Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing California's authority to issue stricter vehicle efficiency rules than the federal government

Concerns Mount Over Makeshift Prisons for Islamic State New! 2019-09-18 18:35:00US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces keep warning they can't hold thousands of IS militants for much longer; US officials say they're right

2 US Senators Warn Trump Against Nuclear Deal New! 2019-09-18 18:18:43Democrats Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley say a deal could give the Riyadh the tool to develop nuclear weapons

Qatar Airways Reports $639 Million Loss as Boycott New! 2019-09-18 17:53:48The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have enforced an economic boycott of Qatar since June 2017, accusing Doha of links to extrem

First Vaping Hospitalization Reported in Canada  New! 2019-09-18 17:33:00Development follows US outbreak that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds

UN Chief Rules Out Meeting Venezuela's Guaido in New! 2019-09-18 17:32:18Guterres said that the United Nations will not be the setting for negotiations between Maduro and the opposition

Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets With Crown Prince New! 2019-09-18 17:09:00'Iran is behind the attacks and not Yemen's Houthis,' US secretary of state says

US Lawmakers Pledge Support for Hong Kong Pro-Democracy New! 2019-09-18 17:06:56Trump administration official told a Senate panel Wednesday the US had already been successful in supporting the efforts of pro-democracy activists in

World Leaders to Take Stock of 'Faltering' Global New! 2019-09-18 17:02:00A high-level summit in New York next week will be the first to focus on the sustainable development goals since they were adopted by the United Nation

UN Says Deal Reached on Committee for New New! 2019-09-18 16:31:55Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announces that a long-sought agreement has been reached on the composition of a committee to draft a new constituti

Migrant Mothers and Children Sue US Over Asylum 2019-09-18 02:48:23The plaintiffs are 126 women and children from 59 families, mostly from the impoverished and violent Central American countries of El Salvador, Hondur

Nigeria's Diesel-dependent Economy Braces for Clean-fuel Rules 2019-09-18 02:15:47Country is one of world's largest economies where businesses rely so heavily on diesel-powered generators — reliable in a nation where nearly 8


Haze situation: Jokowi calls for culprits to be 2019-09-18 04:35:00PETALING JAYA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a crackdown on those responsible for forest fires in the republic. He held a Cabinet

Parents in Indonesia give toddler 5 glasses of 2019-09-18 03:53:10At first glance, Khadijah Haura looks just like any other toddler her age. At 2 years old, she is capable of walking on her own and actively plays to

It's possible for robots to have feelings, Sophia 2019-09-18 03:18:08Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara got up close and personal with human-like robot Sophia at the 2019 Centre for Strategic and Interna

Hong Kong sex attacker who claimed woman's aborted 2019-09-18 02:21:00A serial fraudster has been jailed for more than three years for duping a saleswoman into having sex with him and bilking her out of HK$106,500 (S$18,

Southeast Asia manufacturing sees opportunity in US-China row 2019-09-18 01:51:00BANGKOK/HANOI - Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their efforts to attract companies planning to move production bases outside China, as the

Vietnamese social network Lotus launches to take on 2019-09-18 01:31:09A new social network has entered the already crowded field in Vietnam as the communist party squeezes US tech giants Facebook and Google with a new cy

South Korea education row embroils opposition leader with 2019-09-18 01:09:35SEOUL - A scandal over educational privilege in South Korea that threatened to derail the new justice minister's appointment has spread to engul

Hong Kong court jails woman for using fake 2019-09-17 23:56:00A local court has jailed a woman from mainland China for 25 months for attempting to bilk a Hong Kong insurance company out of HK$5 million (S$878,400

Chinese tourist sorry for scuba tank 'pranks' on 2019-09-17 23:38:55A Chinese tourist has apologised for closing the valves on two divers' scuba tanks while they were diving on a group trip to the Philippines, saying

Hong Kong doctor turns scalpel on himself after 2019-09-17 23:25:00A doctor has been put on leave after he threatened to harm himself with a scalpel in an apparent reaction to a discussion among colleagues about anti-

"Oi, oi!" Mrbrown yells for help as drunk 2019-09-17 04:00:00Lee Kin Mun, better known as 'Blogfather of Singapore' mrbrown, recently shared his hair-raising experience watching a drunken man stagger off a tra

Google report shows most Hong Kong people do 2019-09-17 02:44:17A majority of Hong Kong residents do not see Hong Kong as a smart city and many companies do not consider the city as having a strong tech talent pool