Trump breaks ice with China’s Xi

US President Donald Trump has broken the ice with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter that said he looked forward to working with him to develop relations, although the pair haven’t spoken ...

Anti-Rohingya protests greet aid ship inYangon

A small group of protesters greeted a ship from Malaysia when it docked in Myanmar on Thursday carrying aid bound for the troubled state of Rakhine, where many members of the stateless Rohingya Muslim ...

‘EU court might make changes to any Brexit deal’

Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union seems likely to end up under review by the EU’s top court, which might insist on changes to any Brexit treaty, its chief justice said in an int ...

Amnesty: Philippines police behave like 'criminal underworld' in drugs war

Police prosecuting the war on drugs in the Philippines have behaved like the criminal underworld they are supposed to be suppressing, taking payments for killings and delivering bodies to funeral home ...

Watchdog: Afghan government controls less than 60% of country

The Afghan government controls less than 60% of the country, a US watchdog agency reported on Wednesday, after security forces retreated from many strongholds last year. Afghan soldiers and police, ...

Trump's defence chief heads to Asia, eying China, North Korea threat

President Donald Trump's defence secretary is expected to underscore US security commitments to key allies South Korea and Japan on his debut trip to Asia this week as concerns mount over North Ko ...

India budgets for recovery, and for the poor, after cash crunch

India is a "bright spot" in the world economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said as he unveiled his annual budget on Wednesday, adding the impact on growth from the government's cash cr ...

Only a third of Americans think Trump's travel ban will make them safer

Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism. But less than one-third of Americans ...

Dollar caught in crossfire as Trump talks currency wars

The dollar was put on the defensive in Asia on Wednesday after the Trump administration accused Germany and Japan of devaluing their currencies to gain a trade advantage, fuelling a risk-off mood that ...

Trump picks conservative judge Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the US Supreme Court, picking the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge to restore the court's conservative majorit ...

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