JAKARTA - The incumbent governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, was neck and neck with rival Anies Baswedan in the race to lead the Indonesian capital, early counting by private pollsters showed... more
SEOUL - Nintendo Co's smash hit Pokemon Go was unleashed on South Korea on Tuesday, six months after it was released elsewhere in the world, a delay caused by security fears over Google Maps. The... more
FARINDOLA, Italy - Rescuers working through the night pulled three more bodies from the wreck of a hotel in central Italy that was razed by an avalanche last week, bringing the death toll to 12, the... more
SEOUL • Samsung Electronics Co executives have been summoned by South Korean special prosecutors amid a widening influence-peddling scandal that brought about South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s... more
BEIJING • China’s central bank signalled it’s focussing more on preventing syste-matic financial risks, reiterating the pledge announced after a meeting of top economic officials last month, and said... more
BEIJING • Baidu Inc and state-owned Beijing Automotive Group Co’s (BAIC) collaboration on telematics and autonomous driving is almost ready for its coming-out moment, as industry and government join... more
WASHINGTON • The US trade deficit widened to a nine-month high in November as exports fell and companies and governments imported the most since August 2015. The gap grew by 6.8% to US$45.2 billion (... more
SYDNEY • President-elect  Donald Trump says he will meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May in spring as the British leader tries to ease a frosty start to their relationship and expand trade with... more
LONDON • UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she will unveil details of her plan to negotiate Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) in the coming weeks after pressure has mounted for her to... more
BEIJING - The smog-hit Chinese capital of Beijing will establish a police force to deal specifically with environmental offences as part of its efforts to clean up its air and crack down on... more