Billions welcome in Lunar New Year

25/01/2020 17:05

It's almost Lunar New Year, a 15-day festival that celebrates the beginning of the lunar calendar across Asia. This year, the holiday falls on Saturday, January 25, and is celebrated during the second new moon after the winter solstice, usually between January 21 and February 20 on the Gregorian calendar.

German media highlight resolution asking for ratification of EVFTA

22/01/2020 16:42

A series of German newspapers reported the approval of a resolution by the European Parliament (EP) Committee on International Trade (INTA) on January 21 to ask for the EP’s ratification of the European Union (EU) – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

18/01/2020 16:15

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

China, U.S. sign initial trade pact but doubts and tariffs linger

16/01/2020 16:47

China will boost purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world’s two largest economies, defusing an 18-month row that has hit global growth.

10 great places to spend New Year's Eve

31/12/2019 21:03

Some of the details may change, but year in and year out, these destinations around the world have a well-deserved reputation for traditionally throwing a great New Year's Eve shindig.

Attacker stabs five at rabbi's home in New York

29/12/2019 20:02

An attacker stabbed five people late on Saturday at a Hasidic rabbi’s home in New York state and fled before apparently being arrested, a Jewish organization said, a rampage that came after days of increased tension over anti-Semitic assaults.

Thai pork, chicken exports soar in face of swine fever

28/12/2019 19:42

Thailand's pork and chicken exports have soared significantly as pork production in many countries has dropped due to African swine fever (ASF), said the Thai Ministry of Commerce's Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE).


North Korea warns U.S. could 'pay dearly'

21/12/2019 18:49

North Korea lashed back at the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday, saying Washington’s “malicious words” would only aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state news agency KCNA reported.

U.S. top trade negotiator praises deal, China remains cautious

16/12/2019 20:04

U.S. President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator praised a “phase one” U.S.-China trade deal which is expected to nearly double U.S. exports to China over the next two years, while China remained cautious ahead of the signing of the agreement.