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Is Taiwan ally Solomon Islands considering a switch to China?

Review task force chairman promises study tour of Pacific neighbours with China ties will do ‘due diligence’.

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Review task force chairman promises study tour of Pacific neighbours with China ties will do ‘due diligence’.

Is Taiwan ally Solomon Islands considering a switch to China?
US man Michael Nguyen jailed for 12 years in Vietnam for ‘attempting to overthrow the state’

Nguyen, who was born in Vietnam and has lived in the US since he was a child, was detained in Vietnam in July 2018 on suspicion of activity against the government.

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Nguyen, who was born in Vietnam and has lived in the US since he was a child, was detained in Vietnam in July 2018 on suspicion of activity against the government.

US man Michael Nguyen jailed for 12 years in Vietnam for ‘attempting to overthrow the state’
1MDB scandal: Malaysia’s criminal case against Goldman Sachs delayed until September after Mahathir Mohamad dismisses US$241 million compensation as ‘peanuts’

The US Department of Justice estimates US$4.5 billion was misappropriated from state fund 1MDB between 2009 and 2014, including some of the funds that Goldman Sachs helped raise.

24 Jun 2019 - 2:34PM

The US Department of Justice estimates US$4.5 billion was misappropriated from state fund 1MDB between 2009 and 2014, including some of the funds that Goldman Sachs helped raise.

1MDB scandal: Malaysia’s criminal case against Goldman Sachs delayed until September after Mahathir Mohamad dismisses US$241 million compensation as ‘peanuts’
China’s pork imports rise to highest since 2016

Year-on-year surge as world’s largest pork consumer stocks up amid continuing African swine fever outbreaks, with agriculture ministry confirming latest case on Friday.

24 Jun 2019 - 1:38PM

Year-on-year surge as world’s largest pork consumer stocks up amid continuing African swine fever outbreaks, with agriculture ministry confirming latest case on Friday.

China’s pork imports rise to highest since 2016
FedEx misses delivery of another Huawei package to US, blaming an ‘operational error’

China’s Global Times newspaper said in a tweet later that FedEx is likely to be added to China’s ‘unreliable entities list’ due to the incident.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:19AM

China’s Global Times newspaper said in a tweet later that FedEx is likely to be added to China’s ‘unreliable entities list’ due to the incident.

FedEx misses delivery of another Huawei package to US, blaming an ‘operational error’
Israel says it will consider Trump’s Middle East economic peace plan but Palestinians to boycott

Full details of US$50 billion plan are set to be announced by the US this week at a workshop in Bahrain.

24 Jun 2019 - 6:16AM

Full details of US$50 billion plan are set to be announced by the US this week at a workshop in Bahrain.

Israel says it will consider Trump’s Middle East economic peace plan but Palestinians to boycott
President Donald Trump considers move to require 5G equipment for US sale to be made outside China, report claims

Drastic proposal comes in wake of ongoing dispute between the US and Chinese manufacturer Huawei.

24 Jun 2019 - 3:35AM

Drastic proposal comes in wake of ongoing dispute between the US and Chinese manufacturer Huawei.

President Donald Trump considers move to require 5G equipment for US sale to be made outside China, report claims
250,000 Czechs take to the streets of Prague to demand Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit in biggest protest since communist era

Babis has recently faced investigations over alleged fraud and conflicts of interest.

24 Jun 2019 - 2:29AM

Babis has recently faced investigations over alleged fraud and conflicts of interest.

250,000 Czechs take to the streets of Prague to demand Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit in biggest protest since communist era
Ekrem Imamoglu wins Istanbul mayoral election, says victory marks ‘new beginning’ for Turkey

Imamoglu, candidate of the opposition Republican People’s Party, vows to work closely with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Imamoglu, candidate of the opposition Republican People’s Party, vows to work closely with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ekrem Imamoglu wins Istanbul mayoral election, says victory marks ‘new beginning’ for Turkey
Ethiopian army chief Seare Mekonnen and three others killed in failed Amhara coup

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office named Amhara state security head General Asamnew Tsige as responsible for the foiled coup.

24 Jun 2019 - 12:56AM

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office named Amhara state security head General Asamnew Tsige as responsible for the foiled coup.

Ethiopian army chief Seare Mekonnen and three others killed in failed Amhara coup
Construction of China-backed power plant in Dhaka delayed after deadly clashes between Chinese and Bangladeshi workers

A manager the power plant would not come on line early next year as planned as a result of the damage caused by the violence, which left one dead and at least six others injured.

24 Jun 2019 - 7:13AM

A manager the power plant would not come on line early next year as planned as a result of the damage caused by the violence, which left one dead and at least six others injured.

Construction of China-backed power plant in Dhaka delayed after deadly clashes between Chinese and Bangladeshi workers
Formula E: Swiss win moves Jean-Eric Vergne closer to second title after third win of the season
US President Donald Trump delays mass deportation raids for two weeks, in bid to reach agreement with Democrats

Raids were expected to target families in up to 10 US cities on Sunday.

23 Jun 2019 - 4:11AM

Raids were expected to target families in up to 10 US cities on Sunday.

US President Donald Trump delays mass deportation raids for two weeks, in bid to reach agreement with Democrats
Palestinians reject Jared Kushner’s US$50 billion ‘economy first’ approach to Middle East peace

Senior Palestine official says the US plan was made up of ‘abstract promises’ and calls for political solution to conflict.

23 Jun 2019 - 2:17AM

Senior Palestine official says the US plan was made up of ‘abstract promises’ and calls for political solution to conflict.

Palestinians reject Jared Kushner’s US$50 billion ‘economy first’ approach to Middle East peace
Amazon gets US patent to use delivery drones to spy on property

Patent says delivery drones can be used to video property to check things like whether there are fires, broken windows or garage doors left open.

22 Jun 2019 - 1:33PM

Patent says delivery drones can be used to video property to check things like whether there are fires, broken windows or garage doors left open.

Amazon gets US patent to use delivery drones to spy on property
Huawei files lawsuit against US Commerce Department over seized equipment, insists no licence needed

Court action over export regulations is latest controversy in long-running battle between US government and the Chinese tech giant.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:33PM

Court action over export regulations is latest controversy in long-running battle between US government and the Chinese tech giant.

Huawei files lawsuit against US Commerce Department over seized equipment, insists no licence needed
US state of Missouri orders lone abortion clinic to close, but judge keeps it open for now

The state is one of 12 to pass laws restricting abortion access this year.

22 Jun 2019 - 8:46AM

The state is one of 12 to pass laws restricting abortion access this year.

US state of Missouri orders lone abortion clinic to close, but judge keeps it open for now
Philadelphia emergency services battle massive fire at US East Coast’s largest oil refinery

Several explosions sent a huge fireball into the sky, engulfing the surrounding areas in smoke just after 4am.

22 Jun 2019 - 8:53AM

Several explosions sent a huge fireball into the sky, engulfing the surrounding areas in smoke just after 4am.

Philadelphia emergency services battle massive fire at US East Coast’s largest oil refinery
To weed out Islamists from bureaucracy, Indonesia to vet public servants

The government wants to introduce stricter background checks and a new psychological test to gauge candidates’ political leanings.

22 Jun 2019 - 5:48AM

The government wants to introduce stricter background checks and a new psychological test to gauge candidates’ political leanings.

To weed out Islamists from bureaucracy, Indonesia to vet public servants
Stars like Pharrell Williams and Tilda Swinton come together for Chanel and Fendi’s Karl Lagerfeld tribute

‘Karl For Ever’ event, during Paris men’s fashion week, honours German fashion designer who died in February, aged 85

21 Jun 2019 - 5:39PM

‘Karl For Ever’ event, during Paris men’s fashion week, honours German fashion designer who died in February, aged 85

Stars like Pharrell Williams and Tilda Swinton come together for Chanel and Fendi’s Karl Lagerfeld tribute
Don’t deport North Korean escapees, UN human rights official urges China

Dozens of North Koreans rounded up in China in recent months and those sent back face severe punishment, activists say.

21 Jun 2019 - 4:17PM

Dozens of North Koreans rounded up in China in recent months and those sent back face severe punishment, activists say.

Don’t deport North Korean escapees, UN human rights official urges China
China orders halt to history tests for students seeking credits for US university courses

Test centres confirm they have been told to suspend Advanced Placement tests from next year.

21 Jun 2019 - 10:51PM

Test centres confirm they have been told to suspend Advanced Placement tests from next year.

China orders halt to history tests for students seeking credits for US university courses
Foxconn chairman Terry Gou hands over reins ahead of Taiwan presidential bid

Gou is expected to retain a seat on the company’s new board but his presidential bid is expected to affect future role.

21 Jun 2019 - 10:51PM

Gou is expected to retain a seat on the company’s new board but his presidential bid is expected to affect future role.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou hands over reins ahead of Taiwan presidential bid
Apple and Fitbit among US tech companies pressing Trump administration to drop China tariffs plan

The US and China are resuming talks to end a trade war after more than a month’s hiatus, with leaders Xi and Trump set to meet at next week’s G20 summit.

21 Jun 2019 - 1:42PM

The US and China are resuming talks to end a trade war after more than a month’s hiatus, with leaders Xi and Trump set to meet at next week’s G20 summit.

Apple and Fitbit among US tech companies pressing Trump administration to drop China tariffs plan
US redoubles ‘very viable’ sanctions threat over Turkish purchase of Russian S-400 missile system, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows retaliation

Erdogan says the purchase is a done deal and that the US should think carefully before imposing sanctions on a Nato member.

21 Jun 2019 - 4:46AM

Erdogan says the purchase is a done deal and that the US should think carefully before imposing sanctions on a Nato member.

US redoubles ‘very viable’ sanctions threat over Turkish purchase of Russian S-400 missile system, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows retaliation
China hosts Taliban delegation to discuss Afghan peace process, counterterrorism issues

Beijing has paid great attention to the evolving situation in Afghanistan in recent years, foreign ministry says.

20 Jun 2019 - 11:14PM

Beijing has paid great attention to the evolving situation in Afghanistan in recent years, foreign ministry says.

China hosts Taliban delegation to discuss Afghan peace process, counterterrorism issues
China expert lays out trillion yuan nuclear path for belt and road plan

Senior industry official Wang Shoujun predicts up to 30 reactors could be built over next decade.

20 Jun 2019 - 11:14PM

Senior industry official Wang Shoujun predicts up to 30 reactors could be built over next decade.

China expert lays out trillion yuan nuclear path for belt and road plan
MH17 disaster: Mahathir Mohamad claims Russia was scapegoated for Malaysia Airlines plane crash that left 298 people dead

The international investigative team set up to probe the Malaysia Airlines crash said on Wednesday three Russians and one Ukrainian will face murder charges.

20 Jun 2019 - 10:19PM

The international investigative team set up to probe the Malaysia Airlines crash said on Wednesday three Russians and one Ukrainian will face murder charges.

MH17 disaster: Mahathir Mohamad claims Russia was scapegoated for Malaysia Airlines plane crash that left 298 people dead
Vietnam calls in Russian experts from ‘Lenin Lab’ to help preserve Ho Chi Minh’s corpse

Several countries – including China, North Korea and Vietnam – have embalmed their founding leaders with Russian assistance.

20 Jun 2019 - 9:20PM

Several countries – including China, North Korea and Vietnam – have embalmed their founding leaders with Russian assistance.

Vietnam calls in Russian experts from ‘Lenin Lab’ to help preserve Ho Chi Minh’s corpse
Harley-Davidson strikes deal to build smaller bike in China

Harley to partner with Qianjiang Motorcycle in producing motorcycle with engine displacement of 338 cubic centimetres, for initial release in China

20 Jun 2019 - 10:28PM

Harley to partner with Qianjiang Motorcycle in producing motorcycle with engine displacement of 338 cubic centimetres, for initial release in China

Harley-Davidson strikes deal to build smaller bike in China