General News

Global markets, oil rise as OPEC mulls output increase

Jun 22, 2018

Global stocks and oil prices are higher as investors monitor OPEC's discussion on increasing crude production.

Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

Jun 22, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families

Jun 22, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis

Seoul says rival Koreas agree to hold reunions of war-separated families on Aug. 20-26

Jun 22, 2018

Seoul says rival Koreas agree to hold reunions of war-separated families on Aug. 20-26

Malaysia names new central bank governor

Jun 22, 2018

Malaysia has named an experienced former central bank official, Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, as the new central bank governor

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Jun 22, 2018

An Indonesian court has sentenced radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

Jun 22, 2018

A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about "Last Week Tonight" and its host John Oliver after the HBO news satire program aired a segment making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping

2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

Jun 22, 2018

North and South Korea are discussing the arrangements for reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis

Indonesian court sentences radical cleric who instigated 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks, other attacks to death

Jun 22, 2018

Indonesian court sentences radical cleric who instigated 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks, other attacks to death

Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors

Jun 22, 2018

Asian stocks are trading lower as investors were still wary over global trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs