Thai soldier kills 26 in rampage, most inside shopping mall

09/02/2020 14:58

A Thai soldier angry over a land deal went on a shooting spree that killed at least 26 people, most of them in a shopping mall in the northeast that he fled to in a stolen Humvee after shooting his commanding officer, officials said.

WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

04/02/2020 19:52

The World Health Organization (WHO) is having a teleconference this week with travel and tourism industry representatives to work on recommendations on protecting their crews so they can resume flights to China, a senior WHO official said on Tuesday.

U.S., Japan pull nationals from China as virus toll jumps

29/01/2020 19:40

The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the first cases emerged in the Middle East.

China scrambles to contain 'strengthening' virus

26/01/2020 19:52

The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.

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.