Tag Archives: Asia

China's Sinopec building filling station in disputed South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese oil major Sinopec is building a filling station on an island in the South China Sea, as China continues to expand its civilian infrastructure in the…

Alibaba agrees on $266 mln acquisition deal with South China Morning Post

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed on a $266 million deal to acquire the South China Morning Post & other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd…

Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador & Sweden have signed a pact that would allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned at Ecuador's embassy in London where he has been for…

Eagles of Death Metal members appear with U2 on Paris stage

PARIS (AP) — Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal have made a surprise return to a Paris stage during a concert by U2, less than a…

Libyan-American group says UN begins investigating ex-envoy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has begun investigating the circumstances surrounding the hiring of the U.N.'s former envoy to Libya by the United Arab Emirates, which backs one…

Caitlyn Jenner sued by family injured in traffic crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family who suffered serious injuries in a fatal traffic collision involving Caitlyn Jenner earlier this year sued the Olympic gold medalist on Friday. The Wolf-Milesi…

Iraq fully briefed on plan to deploy U.S. special forces – Kerry

By Arshad Mohammed & Sabine Siebold BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Iraqi government was fully briefed on U.S. plans to deploy American special forces to Iraq & the two governments will…

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Amazon releases video showcasing unmanned delivery drones

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like with a video launched on Sunday on the prototype of…

Asia shares fall on China caution, yuan jumpy ahead of IMF decision

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Monday as Chinese stocks extended last week's sharp losses, while the yuan bounced in volatile trade hours ahead of an…

Asia shares climb, dollar slips on Fed wagers

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares jumped on Thursday & the dollar backed off highs on expectations the Federal Reserve would be confident enough of the U.S. economy…