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Biden meets today with executives on chip shortage 2021-04-13 07:01:30Biden could try to pressure chipmakers; he's also backed proposals for tax incentives to U.S. manufacturers to make the critical parts in America.&nb

South Korea jumps 1%; Alibaba shares rise as 2021-04-13 04:48:54Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba rose 0.43% on Tuesday, adding to gains of more than 6% on Monday.

Alibaba shares close higher after Beijing orders Ant 2021-04-13 04:29:23The Ant Group restructuring and a $2.8 billion anti-monopoly fine for Alibaba removed a major source of uncertainty for investors in the e-commerce gi

China's Huawei tries to blame global chip shortage 2021-04-13 04:12:19The global chip shortage is a highly-complex and multifaceted issue, but Chinese tech company Huawei attempted to blame the U.S. for it on Monday.

Exports shielded China's economy in 2020, but they 2021-04-13 02:55:31National exports rose 3.6% last year, while China's GDP grew 2.3% as the only major economy to expand amid the pandemic.

China's exports missed forecast in March, while imports 2021-04-13 00:02:44China's trade surplus shrank to $13.8 billion in March, much narrower than the $52.05 billion forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll.

JPMorgan sees Asia's sustainability funds doubling in the 2021-04-12 20:25:02Assets managed with environmental, social and governance considerations have soared and are set to double in Asia this year, said Elaine Wu of JPMorga

The Masters: Hideki Matsuyama survives late mistakes to 2021-04-12 07:18:53Hideki Matsuyama overcame a nervy start and a pressure-induced back-nine stutter to become the first Japanese player to win a men's major.

Asia-Pacific mostly decline; Alibaba shares surge more than 2021-04-12 04:32:01Asia-Pacific stocks mostly declined on Monday, with shares in India and China seeing sizable losses.

Asian companies are catching up on sustainable practices, 2021-04-12 01:56:16The chief executive of the SGX, Loh Boon Chye, said 2020 was an inflection point as Asian firms gained greater awareness of sustainability issues.

Indian Premier League 2021 Season Preview: Will Mumbai 2021-04-11 21:34:12The 2021 Indian Premier League season gets under way on Friday. Here's everything you need to know about the eight teams battling it out for the titl

China slaps Alibaba with $2.8 billion fine in 2021-04-10 18:19:38In a Saturday statement, China's State Administration for Market Regulation accused Alibaba of abusing its market dominance.

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Expert in Derek Chauvin trial blames George Floyd's New! 2021-04-14 14:11:56A former medical examiner says George Floyd died from a heart problem while being restrained by officers, not from Derek Chauvin knee on his neck.

Capitol Police officer who fatally shot woman during New! 2021-04-14 13:52:04Federal prosecutors won’t charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6

Giant cargo ship that blocked Suez Canal impounded New! 2021-04-14 09:40:39Egypt has impounded a massive cargo vessel that got stuck in the Suez Canal, and has demanded $900 billion in compensation for the blockage.

Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in England New! 2021-04-14 08:52:21British police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies — more than 4 feet long at full stretch — has been stolen from its home in cen

Today's Headlines: An endgame to an endless war New! 2021-04-14 08:00:44President Biden is expected to announce his plan to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year.

As defense begins, all eyes on whether Derek 2021-04-14 07:47:36A decision looms for former Officer Derek Chauvin: Should he speak to jurors directly at his trial for the killing of George Floyd?

Former Minnesota officer charged in shooting of Black 2021-04-14 07:14:37A Minnesota prosecutor said he will charge a white former officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.

Scathing report details how Capitol Police were caught 2021-04-14 06:51:46The internal report by U.S. Capitol Police cites useless riot shields, outdated weapons, inadequate training and poor intelligence-gathering.

Queen Elizabeth II returns to royal duties after 2021-04-14 06:19:32Britain's long-reigning monarch has returned to fulfilling royal duties four days after the death of her husband and closest confidant, Prince Philip

Former L.A. wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, of 'Sour 2021-04-14 05:18:45The former Southern California man who bilked wine collectors out of millions by selling cheaper, rebottled booze has been sent back to Indonesia.

Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake returned to 2021-04-13 19:15:54A white police officer from Wisconsin who was investigated and cleared for shooting and injuring a Black man during a domestic dispute has returned fr

Biden picks first person of color as permanent 2021-04-13 19:10:38Biden says he'll pick the president of the American Statistical Assn/ to lead the U.S. Census Bureau as it works toward releasing data from the 2020

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South Korea considers use of Covid-19 self-test kits 2021-04-13 06:13:50SEOUL - South Korea's health authorities said on Tuesday (April 13) they would consider the use of coronavirus self-test kits despite their rela

Is Japan downplaying the danger Fukushima water poses 2021-04-13 06:00:14Environmental groups incensed at Japan’s decision to release more than a million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Da

Why is a Singapore firm suing the children 2021-04-13 05:07:59Five children of Suharto, the late Indonesian dictator, are being sued for the second time by a Singapore-based company involved in a project to moder

How Japan plans to release contaminated Fukushima water 2021-04-13 04:48:54TOKYO - Japan plans to release into the sea more than a million tonnes of radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear station, it said

Daily roundup: Free Old Chang Kee curry puffs 2021-04-13 04:00:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Free Old Chang Kee curry puffs for DBS and POSB cardmembers, PayLah! users Fans of O

Japan Olympic adviser urges Covid-19 vaccine option for 2021-04-13 03:39:50TOKYO - A health adviser to Japan’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday (April 13) athletes should have the option of getting Covid-19 vaccin

Myanmar activists cancel new year festivities, hold silent 2021-04-13 03:25:43Opponents of military rule in Myanmar cancelled traditional new year festivities on Tuesday and instead showed their anger at a Feb. 1 coup through si

Thailand's 'father' of cannabis wants small-time growers to 2021-04-12 23:03:10When Aram Limsakul’s son and daughter came down with dengue fever two years ago, he gave the children, then aged five and four, a vaporiser to i

China raises 'deep concerns' over Japan's plan to 2021-04-12 21:51:44China has raised “deep concerns” with Japan over its planned disposal of treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plan

Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water into sea 2021-04-12 21:05:06TOKYO - Japan will release more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear station into the sea, the government

Daily roundup: Is it worth buying a property 2021-04-12 04:13:00Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Is it worth buying a property before it goes en-bloc? Here's what past data suggests

How India's family-run business empires battle over their 2021-04-11 22:58:00India's big industrialist families usually make the news for their billion-dollar deals and high-profile acquisitions, but every now and then they gr

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Greece to provide patriot anti-missile system to Saudi New! 2021-04-14 16:17:11

On Memorial Day, Israel mourns, reflects on vets' New! 2021-04-14 16:06:14Israel marked its national Memorial Day for fallen soldiers on Wednesday, in a year when national attention has been focused on the plight of veterans

Iran nuclear site 'sabotaged' -- what about the New! 2021-04-14 11:06:40The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said a "small explosion" had hit the plant's electricity distribution centre, causing damage that it said wo

Iran says 60% enrichment response to Israel's 'nuclear New! 2021-04-14 10:03:17

How Israel's vaccine rollout curbed Covid-19 spread New! 2021-04-14 09:48:34Israel's quick and effective vaccine rollout has successfully suppressed the spread of Covid-19 with the number of daily new infections continuing to

Iran to enrich uranium to highest level at 2021-04-13 16:11:55

Israel made 'very bad gamble' at nuclear plant: 2021-04-13 08:42:45

Ethiopian Jews' long wait for life in Israel 2021-04-13 05:55:17A recent operation between December and March, in which 2,000 Ethiopian Jews were flown to Israel, was a rare bit of good news for the community.

Ramzan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq 2021-04-13 04:38:26

Jordan royal feud stirs unease in Saudi Arabia 2021-04-13 04:32:26Bassem Awadallah, seen as an influential figure familiar with the inner workings of the Saudi leadership, was ensnared in a rift within Jordan's roya

Explainer: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage 2021-04-12 11:43:59

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramzan 2021-04-12 10:17:43

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