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Judge postpones 2nd corruption trial of Malaysia's former PM

Aug 19, 2019

A judge has delayed by a week the second trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for alleged corruption linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Asian shares rise as investors watch trade war, economies

Aug 19, 2019

Asian shares are higher as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world

Japan's exports fell in July for 8th straight month

Aug 19, 2019

Japan's exports fell for the 8th straight month in July as worries continued about President Donald Trump's trade policies denting Asian economic growth

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressure

Aug 16, 2019

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns following pressure by Beijing on Hong Kong carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

Aug 16, 2019

Tokyo's famous and efficient rail system is likely to be stressed during next year's Olympics.

China threatens retaliation if US tariff hikes go ahead

Aug 15, 2019

China threatens retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports

Global stocks lower after US falls on recession fear

Aug 15, 2019

Global stock markets mostly lower after Wall Street falls on recession fears

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leader released on bail

Aug 15, 2019

A leader of 2014 pro-democracy protests has been released on bail as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a movement that has paralyzed parts of the city and its airport and led to hundreds of arrests

S. Korea's Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

Aug 15, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls for dialogue

The Latest: Protesters sorry for HK airport disruptions

Aug 14, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong are apologizing to the public after they disrupted flights for two consecutive days at one of the busiest airports in the world