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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

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

Jun 22, 2018

Vietnamese police have arrested 4 more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years

Stocks mostly lower amid caution over US-China tensions

Jun 21, 2018

Global markets are most lower amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China

Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

Jun 21, 2018

Specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned will be recovered

Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste

Jun 21, 2018

Thai authorities say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of electronic waste for reprocessing

Japan to scrap evacuation drills for NKorean missile threat

Jun 21, 2018

Japan plans to suspend civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands

Malaysia to go ahead with skyscraper despite stolen funds

Jun 21, 2018

Malaysia's government says it will not cancel a skyscraper project billed as the tallest in the region even though $747 million from the project has been misappropriated by the 1MDB state fund set up by former premier Najib Razak

China says US swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

Jun 21, 2018

China has accused the U.S. of using pressure tactics and blackmail in its threats to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

Jun 21, 2018

Asian shares are mostly up due to fading concerns of a possible trade war since a US tariff threat against China so far hasn't materialized