Category Archives: Asia

Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

SYDNEY (AP) — Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump's decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its…

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Donald Trump set to be sworn in as US president

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump was on the cusp of taking power as the 45th president of the United States Friday — ushering in a new political era that has…

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Indonesian authorities detain 17 nationals returning from Syria

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities have detained 17 nationals returning from Syria, including children, suspected of being involved in radical activity, officials told Reuters on Sunday. Immigration office spokesman Agung…

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Thousands protest Trump as 'sister marches' begin in Australia and New Zealand

By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters in Australia & New Zealand on Saturday joined the first of hundreds of womens' marches organized around the world in a…

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Asia shares falter as investors watch dollar, await job data

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares wavered Friday, with the dollar's recent weakness dampening sentiment among investors who are moreover shying away from risky positions before the release of key…

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US stocks end modestly lower on final trading day of 2016

Investors capped a year of solid gains on Wall Street Friday in a selling mood, sending the major U.S. stock indexes modestly lower on the final trading day of 2016….

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After Hiroshima, Abe and Obama to pay respects at Pearl Harbor

Honolulu (AFP) – Seven months after President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima, the city where World War II all yet ended, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe is paying his respects at…

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