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AIIB: Hard money, soft standards?

China scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bank, but analysts say authoritarian Beijing now faces a daunting task managing a multilateral institution for the first time, with members ranging from the Netherlands to Nepal. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||…

Toyota to recall 1.75M vehicles globally

TOKYO -- Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.75 million vehicles globally over brake problems and other glitches that posed a fire risk, marking the latest in a string of call backs by the world’s biggest automaker. The Japanese giant pointed to three problems in several models including its luxury…
  • Published in Motoring

Teenager cuts off hand to cure Internet addiction

TEENS and young kids nowadays are more exposed to the wonders of the Internet. The ever-evolving technology amazes everyone but it might also had some consequences as some people may get addicted to it and stop being productive. A story of how Internet addiction can affect someone will be brought…

Oil turns higher

Oil turned higher in Asia Wednesday, but the US benchmark remained below $44 a barrel as a pick-up in the dollar and rising Iranian crude production limited gains, while traders await the release of inventories later in the day. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Crude closed lower for the third…

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll climbs to 7,557

KATHMANDU -- Nepalese authorities said Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of a massive earthquake as the death toll from the disaster rose to 7,557. The government said that more than 131,500 Nepalese military and police personnel were now…
  • Published in World

Presumptive president set for wild foreign policy ride

AFTER proposing a jet-ski mission to defend remote islands against China, daring the United States to sever ties and joking about burning Singapore’s flag, Rodrigo Duterte is set for a wild foreign policy ride as the next Philippine president. The firebrand politician stormed to victory in national elections this week…

Towelette washed up in Australia unlikely from MH370 — officials

SYDNEY -- A Malaysia Airlines moist towelette that washed up on a Western Australian beach four months after MH370 vanished is unlikely to be linked to the missing plane, investigators said Tuesday. Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board and no sign of the aircraft…
  • Published in World

China's maritime moves cause stir

WASHINGTON — US, Japanese and South Korean diplomats Thursday renewed concerns about moves by China to stake its claim to disputed seas and urged Beijing to preserve freedom of navigation in the key waterways. Deputy US State Secretary Tony Blinken repeated America’s position that all competing claims in the South…
  • Published in World

China not devaluing yuan to boost exports

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to not push the value of the yuan currency lower just to strengthen Chinese exports. Speaking to a large audience of US businessmen and state officials with strong interests in Chinese commerce, Xi said the government was sticking to its plan to let the yuan,…
  • Published in Business

Decades-old frozen meat seized in China food scandal — report

BEIJING -- Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat — some of it rotting and more than 40 years old — has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday. More than 100,000 tonnes of chicken wings, beef and pork worth up to three billion yuan ($483 million)…
  • Published in World
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