General News

Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia

In China, Apple's Cook says he's bullish on global economy

Mar 23, 2019

Speaking in Beijing, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation being carried out and says its essential for China to continue to "open up."

Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

Mar 23, 2019

Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop "soul summoning" and "bad karma eviction" ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar 23, 2019

An explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others is one of China's worst industrial accidents in recent years

Local officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire

Mar 23, 2019

Local authorities say 26 people have been killed and 28 injured after a tour bus caught fire on a highway in central China's Hunan province

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's exiled former prime minister has hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter as he waits to see if voters in his homeland are still fans of his politics

Local authorities report 26 killed, 28 injured after tour bus catches fire on highway in central China's Hunan province

Mar 23, 2019

Local authorities report 26 killed, 28 injured after tour bus catches fire on highway in central China's Hunan province

Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash

Mar 23, 2019

Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after its passengers lost confidence with the model

Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election

Mar 22, 2019

Thailand's main political parties hold their final major rallies ahead of Sunday's general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them victory

Stocks fall on growth worries, Brexit doubts

Mar 22, 2019

Shares fall on Brexit doubts, weaker manufacturing in Germany, France and the Eurozone