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Sri Lanka's Central Bank governor resigns

-- November 26, 2019 13:36:49

Sri Lanka's Central Bank Chief Indrajit Coomaraswamy has tendered his resignation and will step down from the post next month, local media reports said on Tuesday. Coomaraswamy tendered his resignati...

Denmark to provide $11m to strengthen EU action in Africa

-- November 26, 2019 13:29:39

The Danish government is to provide 75 million Danish Krones (around 11 million US dollars) to strengthen European Union (EU) action in Africa, said a press release. According to the statement, relea...

China, US hold talks on 'phase one' trade deal

Xinhua November 26, 2019 12:52:48

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue, held a phone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary...

Four dead as strongest quake in decades batters Albania

-- November 26, 2019 12:02:39

At least four people died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse and b...

UK urges China to give UN access to Xinjiang region

-- November 26, 2019 11:06:55

The UK has called on China to allow UN observers "immediate and unfettered access" to the Xinjiang region. It follows a data leak that revealed how hundreds of thousands of Muslims were mistreated in...

Trade optimism lifts world shares

Reuters November 25, 2019 16:35:25

World shares staged a cautious rally on Monday as investors held out for some progress in US-China trade talks, while the dollar dipped after its latest rally on the back of strong US economic data....

Kazakhstan to modernise 3,477 villages by 2024

-- November 25, 2019 14:09:55

Kazakhstan plans to modernise 3,477 villages by 2024 in accordance with new regional standards, making drinking water, repaired roads and basic social facilities available in the most remote rural are...

More secrets of China’s Xinjiang camps leaked to foreign media

-- November 25, 2019 13:30:18

Classified Chinese government documents made public by an international group of journalists describe the repressive inner workings of detention camps in Xinjiang, in a second rare leak in days of sec...

South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

-- November 25, 2019 11:14:32

South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies...

China's economic health important to world: IMF chief

Xinhua November 24, 2019 16:54:19

China has been a major growth engine for the world economy, and its economic health bears global significance, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told Xinhua in a...

Plane crashes in eastern Congo with 17 aboard

-- November 24, 2019 15:20:28

A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in several deaths, the office of the provincial governor sa...

149 migrants rescued in shipwreck off Italian coast

Xinhua November 24, 2019 14:57:39

A total of 149 migrants have been rescued and some 20 are missing after a boat capsized late Saturday in stormy seas near the Italian island of Lampedusa, authorities and local media said Sunday. The...

Still hope for US-China trade deal this year: US official

-- November 24, 2019 12:56:57

United States national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Saturday that an initial trade agreement with China is still possible by the end of the year, but warned Washington would not turn...

US, France vie to bolster Gulf security after Saudi oil attack

-- November 24, 2019 12:25:48

The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabia’s radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September, which Washington blames on I...

South Korea to continue intelligence-sharing pact with Japan

-- November 23, 2019 13:38:50

South Korea says it is to continue a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan that had been threatened by a long-running dispute. The move was welcomed by the US which had urged the two countrie...

Croatia to hire over 78,000 foreign workers in 2020

-- November 23, 2019 12:45:45

The Croatian government has set an annual quota of 78,470 permits for hiring foreign workers in 2020. The government unveiled the quota after a regular meeting on Friday, reports Xinhua. A total of...

Two dead, nine missing as fishing boat sinks off Morocco

-- November 23, 2019 12:23:06

A boat capsized off the coast of Morocco’s port of Tan Tan, 856 km (537 miles), south of capital Rabat, leaving two fishermen dead while at least nine others were still missing, the fisheries de...

Australia gives $300m loan to PNG for budget support

-- November 23, 2019 11:49:51

Australia on Saturday said it would provide a loan of $300 million as direct budget assistance for the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and aid its economic reforms and government financing....

China approves two new IPOs

-- November 23, 2019 11:37:06

China's top securities watchdog has approved the initial public offering (IPO) applications of two companies. The two companies, Chengdu Gas Group Co, Ltd. and Streamax Technology Co, Ltd., and their...

Trump accuses impeachment witness of lying

-- November 23, 2019 11:09:02

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Uk...

Fed official sees biggest risk to US economy from tariffs

-- November 22, 2019 12:46:14

The biggest risk to the overall US economy remains tariffs and trade as businesses have cut back on investment, a US Federal Reserve official has said. "Right now, overall, my base case scenario is c...

Malaysia arrests 680 suspected members of Chinese fraud gang

-- November 21, 2019 14:39:34

Malaysian authorities have arrested 680 Chinese nationals suspected of operating an extensive online fraud operation cheating people in their homeland, officials said on Thursday. A team of 150 Immig...

BMW orders over 10 billion euros’ worth of battery cells

-- November 21, 2019 14:06:25

German carmaker BMW on Thursday said it had ordered more than 10 billion euros’ ($11.07 billion) worth of battery cells from Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL)...

ADB introduces new loan pricing for higher income countries

-- November 21, 2019 13:55:37

The ADB has introduced a new loan pricing for its developing member countries and economies with higher income sub-groups paying higher maturity premiums for longer term loans. The Asian Development...

Taiwan courting ‘disaster’ after election independence comment: China

-- November 21, 2019 13:47:08

The Chinese government warned self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting “disaster”, after the running mate for President Tsai Ing-wen in January elections said he was working towa...

China 'not stepping up' in trade talks, Trump says

Reuters November 21, 2019 10:42:31

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has not made a trade deal with China yet because Beijing is not “stepping up” in negotiations. “I don’t think they’re step...

UK outraged at ‘torture’ of ex-Hong Kong consulate employee

-- November 20, 2019 14:34:35

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned China’s treatment of a former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate who told a newspaper Chinese secret police beat him as...

‘Catastrophic’ fire alerts in South Australia, Victoria

-- November 20, 2019 13:44:41

Heat and winds are threatening to widen Australia's bushfire crisis, with three states warned to expect their worst conditions of the season so far. Soaring temperatures in South Australia prompted "...

Afghanistan chopper crash kills two US service members

-- November 20, 2019 12:36:25

Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US military said in a statement. “The cause of the crash is under investigation, however pre...

Thousands of Canadian railway workers go on strike

-- November 19, 2019 15:02:17

About 3,000 workers of Canadian National Railway, the country’s largest railroad operator, went on strike on Tuesday, labour union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve cont...