• Asian shares near four-month lows 21 May 2019 01:51 Asian shares are wobbling near four-month lows on fears the White House's black-listing of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies could further inflame relations between Washington and Beijing. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares …
  • Asian shares near four-month lows on Huawei fallout fears 21 May 2019 01:40 TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wobbled near four-month lows on Tuesday on mounting worries the White House’s black-listing of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies could further inflame already tense relations between the Washington and Beijing. FILE …
  • Stephen Adebanji Akintoye: A Teacher Of Teachers. 21 May 2019 00:44 When he set out on his journey for intellectual quest in 1943, the World was not in the position to fathom the magnificence of his brilliance. The World knew that education had great benefits. It knew that with education, one's horizon could be honed. …
  • Southeast Asia Struggles with Trash Rejected by China 21 May 2019 00:43 Southeast Asian nations are facing increased dumping of waste from industrialized nations, with Malaysia and the Philippines threatening to send back trash to countries of origin. Manila has recalled its ambassador and other senior diplomats from Canada …
  • John Bolton, Patrick Shanahan, Mick Mulvaney push U.S. toward Iran war after Trump's generals depart 21 May 2019 00:19 TAMPA, Fla. — President Trump’s brain trust of retired military officers has disappeared just as tensions with Iran, Venezuela and North Korea heat up — and critics say the White House is in danger of rushing to the brink of war under a mostly civilian and …
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Warns Pompeo: 'Don't Go Too Far' 20 May 2019 23:08 A State Department press announcement on the conversation did not provide any details, stating only that the two discussed “elements of the bilateral relationship” and their respective relationships with Iran. Chinese government reports of Wang’s warning …
  • Bay Area political events: Ro Khanna, homelessness and justice 20 May 2019 22:35 A photographed titled "House," taken in Chicago in 2006 by Robert Carley, an artist and photographer, and displayed as part of a museum show in 2013. A photographed titled "House," taken in Chicago in 2006 by Robert Carley, an artist …
  • 'This is not a peace plan': Palestinians shun Bahrain conference 20 May 2019 19:24 The Palestinian leadership has not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month in support of Washington's Middle East peace plan, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said. Washington announced the conference on Sunday, …
  • The Showa Era is growing distant 20 May 2019 18:23 I wrote this piece on a late evening Nozomi superexpress train bound for Tokyo. It was a tough Sunday night after finishing a six-hour class at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. I have been a visiting professor there since 2006. The class I taught was the …
  • Minister: Palestinians won't attend US-led conference in Bahrain 20 May 2019 18:04 “There will be no Palestinian participation in the Manama workshop,” Social Development Minister Ahmed Majdalani, who is also a member of the executive committee of the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization, told Reuters. “Any Palestinian who would …
  • Palestinians to shun U.S.-led economic conference, prelude to Trump peace plan 20 May 2019 17:56 RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians will stay away from a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on …
  • Palestinian gov’t says it was not consulted about US-led economic conference 20 May 2019 15:24 AMMONNEWS - The Palestinians have not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday. Washington …
  • Palestinians to shun U.S.-led economic conference, say they weren't consulted 20 May 2019 13:18 RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinians will not attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as a preliminary roll-out of its plan for them to make peace with Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister …
  • Administration tempts 'Palestinians' as new peace package is partially revealed 20 May 2019 12:49 WASHINGTON - The Trump administration will unveil economic proposals for development in the Palestinian territories next month as part of a proposed Arab-Israeli peace package, it announced Sunday, but it will hold back crucial details about a potential …
  • Turkey, Pakistan upgrade strategic partnership 20 May 2019 11:31 Proactively dealing with the shifting security dynamics in South Asia and the Middle East, the brotherly countries ramped up joint counter-terrorism exercises and drills with Uzbekistan in the last week of April. Simulating terrorist infiltration, the …
  • Palestinians not consulted on conference 20 May 2019 09:25 The Palestinians have not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh says. Washington announced the conference …
  • Commodities Week Ahead: Iran Silence A Worry For Oil; Gold Seeks New Perch 20 May 2019 09:11 As expected, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates aren’t ready to concede a barrel of oil beyond market needs, so that crude prices will not come under undue pressure. Yet, what might help the market more than the two countries’s resolve at Sunday’s …
  • Neverending US-China Trade War Puts Energy Dominance At Risk 20 May 2019 08:58 Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from left, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, speak with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, as he departs the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Friday, May …
  • Australian, Indian elections boost Asian shares, trade fears ease 20 May 2019 07:23 By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares clawed back some of last week's losses as investors cheered apparent election wins for conservative incumbents in Australia and India, while broader global trade worries eased after Washington …