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A ‘no-deal’ Brexit could lead to rise in human trafficking: rights group

As Britain is set to leave the EU, it remains unclear how much access it will retain to the bloc’s security data.

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As Britain is set to leave the EU, it remains unclear how much access it will retain to the bloc’s security data.

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit could lead to rise in human trafficking: rights group
Indian farmers vs Modi: protesters ‘ready to die’ in winter of discontent

Tens of thousands of growers have planted themselves in Delhi to demand that PM Narendra Modi repeal a set of laws affecting grain prices.

4 Dec 2020 - 9:52PM

Tens of thousands of growers have planted themselves in Delhi to demand that PM Narendra Modi repeal a set of laws affecting grain prices.

Indian farmers vs Modi: protesters ‘ready to die’ in winter of discontent
Coronavirus vaccine: from Australia to Malaysia, here’s where Asia stands on the Pfizer shot

Britain’s emergency approval of Pfizer’s vaccine isn’t likely to accelerate the availability of the shot in Asia, as countries work to complete local safety tests.

4 Dec 2020 - 3:29PM

Britain’s emergency approval of Pfizer’s vaccine isn’t likely to accelerate the availability of the shot in Asia, as countries work to complete local safety tests.

Coronavirus vaccine: from Australia to Malaysia, here’s where Asia stands on the Pfizer shot
Coronavirus pandemic pushed 32 million more people into extreme poverty: UN

Least developed countries were hardest hit by the abrupt halt in world trade and tourism, and the impact of lockdowns on migration and remittances.

3 Dec 2020 - 11:04PM

Least developed countries were hardest hit by the abrupt halt in world trade and tourism, and the impact of lockdowns on migration and remittances.

Coronavirus pandemic pushed 32 million more people into extreme poverty: UN
How Hong Kong Christie’s auction broke records and outperformed New York online-only version: a viral tale of two cities

The pandemic has hit New York harder than Hong Kong, and the effects are being felt in art auctions. A recent Christie’s sale – live in Hong Kong and virtual in New York – showed markedly different results.

3 Dec 2020 - 5:03PM

The pandemic has hit New York harder than Hong Kong, and the effects are being felt in art auctions. A recent Christie’s sale – live in Hong Kong and virtual in New York – showed markedly different results.

How Hong Kong Christie’s auction broke records and outperformed New York online-only version: a viral tale of two cities
Grab, Gojek said to close in on terms for Southeast Asia’s biggest internet merger

As Southeast Asia’s two most valuable start-ups, Grab and Gojek are working out a deal that would be the biggest internet merger in the region.

2 Dec 2020 - 6:46PM

As Southeast Asia’s two most valuable start-ups, Grab and Gojek are working out a deal that would be the biggest internet merger in the region.

Grab, Gojek said to close in on terms for Southeast Asia’s biggest internet merger
US accuses China of violating North Korea sanctions, undermining denuclearisation efforts

The comments from Washington’s deputy special representative for North Korea marked an acknowledgement that a central tenet of US policy toward Pyongyang has largely collapsed.

2 Dec 2020 - 12:50PM

The comments from Washington’s deputy special representative for North Korea marked an acknowledgement that a central tenet of US policy toward Pyongyang has largely collapsed.

US accuses China of violating North Korea sanctions, undermining denuclearisation efforts
Coronavirus: Japan to make vaccines free of charge as deadly infection wave threatens elderly

Beds for the most serious cases are already running low in some regions, as increasing numbers of older people catch the coronavirus this time around.

3 Dec 2020 - 12:17AM

Beds for the most serious cases are already running low in some regions, as increasing numbers of older people catch the coronavirus this time around.

Coronavirus: Japan to make vaccines free of charge as deadly infection wave threatens elderly
Singapore approves sale of meat made in a laboratory, becoming first country to do so

The product, created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, will debut as a chicken bite with breading and seasoning in a single restaurant.

4 Dec 2020 - 6:15PM

The product, created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, will debut as a chicken bite with breading and seasoning in a single restaurant.

Singapore approves sale of meat made in a laboratory, becoming first country to do so
Chinese researcher Zheng Zaosong to plead guilty in Harvard cancer-cell case

Zheng Zaosong, who is accused of stealing 21 vials from a Boston hospital, will be permitted to return to China after admitting to a lesser charge, US prosecutors say.

2 Dec 2020 - 7:14AM

Zheng Zaosong, who is accused of stealing 21 vials from a Boston hospital, will be permitted to return to China after admitting to a lesser charge, US prosecutors say.

Chinese researcher Zheng Zaosong to plead guilty in Harvard cancer-cell case
Apple hires venture capitalist, who led early investments in TikTok precursor Musical.ly, for App Store role

Josh Elman led early investments in teen social media app Musical.ly, which was bought by ByteDance and merged with its video-sharing service TikTok.

1 Dec 2020 - 1:58PM

Josh Elman led early investments in teen social media app Musical.ly, which was bought by ByteDance and merged with its video-sharing service TikTok.

Apple hires venture capitalist, who led early investments in TikTok precursor Musical.ly, for App Store role
Amid China curbs, India’s beer boom offers Australia new market for its barley exports

India has the potential to grow into one of the world’s largest consumers of beer, and a lucrative destination for Australia’s excess barley stocks.

1 Dec 2020 - 1:00PM

India has the potential to grow into one of the world’s largest consumers of beer, and a lucrative destination for Australia’s excess barley stocks.

Amid China curbs, India’s beer boom offers Australia new market for its barley exports
Coronavirus: Asia’s grounded pilots spark airline safety fears over lack of flying practice

Thousands of pilots have been laid off or furloughed amid the pandemic, and those still in work are flying a lot less because there is so little demand,

1 Dec 2020 - 8:17PM

Thousands of pilots have been laid off or furloughed amid the pandemic, and those still in work are flying a lot less because there is so little demand,

Coronavirus: Asia’s grounded pilots spark airline safety fears over lack of flying practice
DeepMind AI breakthrough helps solve how diseases invade cells by predicting protein structures

Google’s artificial intelligence unit takes a giant step to predict the structure of proteins, in a development that has implications for research on new diseases like Covid-19.

1 Dec 2020 - 9:52AM

Google’s artificial intelligence unit takes a giant step to predict the structure of proteins, in a development that has implications for research on new diseases like Covid-19.

DeepMind AI breakthrough helps solve how diseases invade cells by predicting protein structures
France’s Emmanuel Macron retreats over police protection law after clashes

Government will rewrite controversial legislation that would have made it harder to film officers.

1 Dec 2020 - 8:16PM

Government will rewrite controversial legislation that would have made it harder to film officers.

France’s Emmanuel Macron retreats over police protection law after clashes
Coronavirus: India vaccine giant sues after trial volunteer claims illness

The Serum Institute of India is testing a Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, and said the symptoms were not related to the trial.

30 Nov 2020 - 10:23PM

The Serum Institute of India is testing a Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, and said the symptoms were not related to the trial.

Coronavirus: India vaccine giant sues after trial volunteer claims illness
‘Exterminating the Japanese race’: baseless QAnon conspiracy theories spread, mutate in Japan

Japanese QAnon followers have also incorporated domestic conspiracy theories involving WWII, the 2011 nuclear disaster and Emperor Emeritus Akihito.

30 Nov 2020 - 11:13AM

Japanese QAnon followers have also incorporated domestic conspiracy theories involving WWII, the 2011 nuclear disaster and Emperor Emeritus Akihito.

‘Exterminating the Japanese race’: baseless QAnon conspiracy theories spread, mutate in Japan
JPMorgan to double private bankers in Singapore to serve wealthy mainland Chinese

JPMorgan plans to double the number of Singapore private bankers serving Asia’s second-largest wealth market.

30 Nov 2020 - 10:31AM

JPMorgan plans to double the number of Singapore private bankers serving Asia’s second-largest wealth market.

JPMorgan to double private bankers in Singapore to serve wealthy mainland Chinese
UK unveils 5G plan banning Huawei gear installation from September 2021

The crackdown follows a US push for allies to exclude Huawei on the grounds it was an unacceptable security threat, which the company denies.

30 Nov 2020 - 9:58AM

The crackdown follows a US push for allies to exclude Huawei on the grounds it was an unacceptable security threat, which the company denies.

UK unveils 5G plan banning Huawei gear installation from September 2021
US House of Representatives to vote on bill that could threaten future of Chinese firms on US stock exchange

Legislation will requires companies listed on the US stock exchange to open their books and prove they are not under government control.

29 Nov 2020 - 11:07PM

Legislation will requires companies listed on the US stock exchange to open their books and prove they are not under government control.

US House of Representatives to vote on bill that could threaten future of Chinese firms on US stock exchange
Donald Trump vows to press on in Wisconsin despite recount setback

‘The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally,’ tweeted Trump.

29 Nov 2020 - 8:39AM

‘The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally,’ tweeted Trump.

Donald Trump vows to press on in Wisconsin despite recount setback
Coronavirus appears to be hurting North Korea harder than trade sanctions: report

Its trade with China shrank 73 per cent through September and is set to fall 80 per cent for the whole year, says a Seoul trade association.

28 Nov 2020 - 1:30PM

Its trade with China shrank 73 per cent through September and is set to fall 80 per cent for the whole year, says a Seoul trade association.

Coronavirus appears to be hurting North Korea harder than trade sanctions: report
US billionaire Ray Dalio latest to open family office in Singapore, as he seeks Asia base

The Bridgewater founder ‘has had for the last three decades excellent relationships in Singapore and China’, his spokesman said.

28 Nov 2020 - 10:33AM

The Bridgewater founder ‘has had for the last three decades excellent relationships in Singapore and China’, his spokesman said.

US billionaire Ray Dalio latest to open family office in Singapore, as he seeks Asia base
Coronavirus: US cases top 13 million, Black Friday shoppers stay home

New York infections top 8,000 for first time since April; Minnesota reports record daily deaths.

28 Nov 2020 - 7:56AM

New York infections top 8,000 for first time since April; Minnesota reports record daily deaths.

Coronavirus: US cases top 13 million, Black Friday shoppers stay home
US and Taiwan promote alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Taiwanese finance minister Su Jain-rong says private sector’s role in funding infrastructure projects will ensure transparency.

28 Nov 2020 - 12:02AM

Taiwanese finance minister Su Jain-rong says private sector’s role in funding infrastructure projects will ensure transparency.

US and Taiwan promote alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Arrow Electronics denies overseas military ties as US weighs restrictions

US-based electronics distributor Arrow is in talks with Washington about possible restrictions against an Asian subsidiary listed in a draft document as a ‘military end user’

30 Nov 2020 - 11:16AM

US-based electronics distributor Arrow is in talks with Washington about possible restrictions against an Asian subsidiary listed in a draft document as a ‘military end user’

Arrow Electronics denies overseas military ties as US weighs restrictions
Indonesia’s Covid-19 vaccination roll-out challenge could hurt path to immunity

With new cases topping 30,000 a week, Indonesia faces the urgent task of inoculating 270 million people across 17,000 islands once the vaccines are available.

27 Nov 2020 - 1:00PM

With new cases topping 30,000 a week, Indonesia faces the urgent task of inoculating 270 million people across 17,000 islands once the vaccines are available.

Indonesia’s Covid-19 vaccination roll-out challenge could hurt path to immunity
‘Go to hospital’: Japan’s domestic tourism campaign mocked as coronavirus resurges

Critics have ridiculed the government’s ‘Go To Travel’ programme to restart domestic tourism amid Japan’s largest coronavirus surge yet.

27 Nov 2020 - 1:04PM

Critics have ridiculed the government’s ‘Go To Travel’ programme to restart domestic tourism amid Japan’s largest coronavirus surge yet.

‘Go to hospital’: Japan’s domestic tourism campaign mocked as coronavirus resurges
Coronavirus: Football star Diego Maradona’s farewell turns chaotic as fans upend virus restrictions

Crowds flood squares, streets and Argentina’s presidential palace to honour the late soccer icon.

27 Nov 2020 - 6:52AM

Crowds flood squares, streets and Argentina’s presidential palace to honour the late soccer icon.

Coronavirus: Football star Diego Maradona’s farewell turns chaotic as fans upend virus restrictions
Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to run fresh vaccine trial after issues with current test

The drug maker has acknowledged that the lower dosage given in its study was given in error.

27 Nov 2020 - 4:07AM

The drug maker has acknowledged that the lower dosage given in its study was given in error.

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to run fresh vaccine trial after issues with current test