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Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

Jan 18, 2019

Thailand's military has held its annual Armed Forces Day parade as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government

Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations

Jan 18, 2019

The U.S. Navy's top officer says he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait

Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Jan 18, 2019

Global stocks rise on hopes for progress in settling U.S.-Chinese tariff war

ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea

Jan 18, 2019

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have hewed to the practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar's Rohingya crisis and China's claims in the South China Sea

Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Jan 18, 2019

Indonesia's president says the ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison

China, Germany promise closer financial cooperation

Jan 18, 2019

China, Germany promise to open markets wider to each other's banks and insurers in victory for Beijing amid tension with Washington

Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov't will release him from prison next week

Jan 18, 2019

Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov't will release him from prison next week

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

Jan 18, 2019

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay for 1MDB role, apology not enough

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

Jan 18, 2019

Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says the apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it has to pay $7.5 billion as compensation

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn

Jan 18, 2019

Mitsubishi Motors Chief Osamu Masuko says the Japanese automaker's board met Friday to examine new allegations of wrongdoing by Carlos Ghosn