Date
23 February 2018

International

  • TV screens show a news broadcast on North Korea's nuclear test at an electronics store in Seoul, South Korea, in February last year. Photo: Bloomberg

    North Korea ‘close’ to developing nuclear missile

    May 21, 2014 9:07am
    North Korea could be on the brink of fitting a nuclear warhead into a ballistic missile, a major advance in its weapons program, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing a South Korean nuclear expert.  The report quoted Kim...
  • Soldiers take up positions at a road intersection in Bangkok's shopping district Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

    Business as usual in Bangkok after martial law imposed

    - May 20, 2014 6:50pm
    Life in Bangkok appears business as usual after the army imposed martial law nationwide, RTHK reported Tuesday, quoting Roger Wu Wai-chung, a Hong Kong citizen living in the capital. “The tourist sites are open as usual,...
  • Indonesian and Philippine negotiators concluded their talks over the weekend in Jakarta, with a draft accord and a chart setting the boundary of their overlapping exclusive economic zones in the Celebes Sea and Mindanao Sea. Photo: AFP

    Philippines, Indonesia reach pact on sea dispute

    May 20, 2014 4:30pm
    After 20 years of negotiations, the Philippines and Indonesia have reached an agreement on a sea border dispute, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The Southeast Asian neighbors concluded their talks over the weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia,...
  • An Australian naval ship and an Orion P-3K of the Royal New Zealand Air Force search for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Data from the final hours of the civilian flight will be made public. Photo: AFP

    Malaysia to release satellite data on missing jet

    May 20, 2014 4:21pm
    The Malaysian authorities and telecommunications company Inmarsat will release satellite data used to narrow the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Relatives of some of the 239 people on board...
  • Jordan Belfort spent 22 months in jail after he was convicted of money laundering and securities fraud in the 1990s. Photo: Reuters

    Wolf of Wall Street Belfort eyes US$100 mln haul

    May 20, 2014 10:42am
    Jordan Belfort, whose memoir “The Wolf of Wall Street” was made into a Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Leonardo di Caprio, aims to earn more than US$100 million this year and use the money to repay victims of his...
  • Thailand's political crisis is weighing on its economy. Photo: Bloomberg

    Thai GDP shrinks in first quarter amid political turmoil

    May 20, 2014 10:18am
    Thailand’s gross domestic product contracted sharply in the first quarter as its political impasse weighed on the country’s economy. First-quarter gross domestic product shrank 0.6 percent from a year earlier, the National Economic and Social Development...
  • Google's latest acquisition allows users to securely separate office and personal data in Android tablets and smartphones. Photo: Bloomberg

    Google gives new meaning to office work

    May 20, 2014 8:56am
    If you’re slaving over office work and not getting enough time for your own stuff, Google might have something for you. The world’s largest search engine has snapped up Divide, a New York start-up that lets...
  • An opposition leader is hugged by a protester during a demonstration in Bangkok Monday as Thailand plunged deeper into political turmoil. Photo: AP

    Thai army declares martial law

    May 20, 2014 7:46am
    Thailand’s army declared martial law before dawn on Tuesday, deepening a political crisis that has gripped the nation in recent weeks, Associated Press reported. However, the military denied a coup d’etat is under way. The move...
  • The International Civil Aviation Organization wants to clarify rules and roles for aviation search and rescue operations. Photo: Bloomberg

    MH370 response prompts search and rescue rethink

    May 19, 2014 2:46pm
    The confusion and chaos that followed the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has prompted an industry-wide rethink of search and rescue operations, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization...
  • Relatives of MH370 passengers say the book does nothing to ease their pain.Photo: Bloomberg

    Book claims MH370 accidentally shot down in military drill

    May 19, 2014 12:43pm
    More than two months after Flight MH370 vanished without a trace, several theories — both credible and ridiculous — have emerged to explain the mystery.  Add to this a new theory by writer Nigel Cawthorne, who...
  • "Surfing the internet can be a colossal time suck." Photo: Bloomberg

    Somebody may want to “ship” you two for a good cause

    - May 19, 2014 12:18pm
    When you hear a friend say she is “shipping” you and another friend, she doesn’t mean she will send you two away by sea. The word’s relationship-linked meaning has just been officially recognized by the Oxford Dictionary in...
  • Jill Abramson has emerged as a poster child for gender equality after her firing from the New York Times. Photo: Bloomberg

    Jill Abramson saga: Could Bloomberg be her next stop?

    May 19, 2014 10:39am
    He said, she said — so went the biggest story out of the New York Times last week. Jill Abramson said she had been a victim of gender bias while publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. insisted the...
  • US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces a record US$35 million fine on GM. Photo: Bloomberg

    NY Times: GM legal department eyed in vehicle recall probe

    May 19, 2014 7:39am
    An internal inquiry into how General Motors handled a safety defect linked to 13 deaths will focus on the carmaker’s legal department. On Friday, US regulators slapped a US$35 million fine on GM for its deayed...
  • Funding problems forced delays to the project. Photo: CNN

    911 memorial museum opens to 911 families, survivors

    May 16, 2014 1:30pm
    US President Barack Obama was among the guests in New York Thursday for the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial Museum on the site of what was the World Trade Center.  The dedication, attended by survivors and...
  • More than 1,000 people died in a wave of rioting in Indonesia in May 1998. Photo: Wikipedia

    Vietnam riots tug at Taiwanese woman an ocean away

    - May 15, 2014 2:56pm
    A wave of violent anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam this week brought back painful memories for Bai Jiali, an ocean away in Indonesia and 16 years removed from her own tragedy. Bai and her husband suffered pain and...
  • Voters turn out in record numbers in India's general elections. Photo: China Review News Agency

    Modi cruising to victory in India vote

    - May 14, 2014 5:47pm
    If exit polls hold, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi should be India’s next prime minister. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led Democratic Alliance holds a clear majority in exit polls after the first round of general election voting. The world’s...
  • Manchester City claims a second Premier League title in three years. Photo: Reuters.

    The Premier League business

    - May 12, 2014 3:44pm
    Sunday night was a big win for Abu Dhabi but a tough loss for the United States, so much so that you wonder if any Europeans can beat Manuel Pellegrini’s men in the next two months. Welcome...
  • Premier Li Keqiang (center) looks on as representatives from China and Kenya sign a deal to build a rail line. Photo: Xinhua

    China, Kenya get rolling on US$3.8 bln rail line

    May 12, 2014 12:58pm
    Kenya has signed a US$3.8 billion deal with China to build a standard-gauge rail line linking its Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa to Nairobi. Premier Li Keqiang, together with presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and...
  • Protesters demand Beijing remove an oil rig in disputed waters off the Vietnamese coast.  Photo: AFP

    Vietnam gets muted ASEAN support on China dispute

    May 12, 2014 12:12pm
    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung delivered a withering criticism of China over the weekend but his regional allies appeared less keen to antagonize Beijing. Dung took China to task at a leaders’ meeting of the...
  • Many Chinese tourists have fallen prey to muggers and pickpockets in Paris. Photo: Bloomberg

    Chinese police to help patrol Paris streets to protect tourists

    - May 9, 2014 6:45pm
    Chinese police will join their French counterparts in patrolling key tourist sites in Paris this summer to protect Chinese tourists, the New York Times reported. However, French authorities have yet to decide the number of Chinese...

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