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China’s economy slows to the worst level in 27 years

by AGENCIES / pic by BLOOMBERG
CHINA’S bubbling and high-speed economy slipped to the slowest pace in 27 years in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) as ...

Constitutional court dismisses appeal against Jokowi’s re-election

by BERNAMA/ pic by BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA – Joko Widodo or Jokowi has been confirmed winner of Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election, to lead the ...

7.3-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami threat

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A powerful magnitude 7.3 quake struck eastern Indonesia on Monday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued ...

Thousands converge on Hong Kong police HQ, parliament in anti-govt demo

Thousands of protesters converged on Hong Kong’s police headquarters and blocked major roads Friday, demanding the resignation of the city’s ...

Trump Announces Re-Election Bid in Grievance-Filled Speech

By BLOOMBERG
President Donald Trump officially announced his campaign for re-election on Tuesday, delivering a speech thick with grievance in which he ...

China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from ...

Egypt former president Morsi dies after falling ill in court

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Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist who was ousted after one year of divisive rule, died ...

Boeing’s embattled chief faces tough crowd at Paris Air Show

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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure airlines and ...

Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader over extradition plan

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Hong Kong’s embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions to ...

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

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The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his lawyers ...

US recession odds jump as Trump trade wars bite: survey

The odds of a US recession by next year have increased sharply, with mounting protectionism continuing to pose the greatest economic threat, according to a ...

Myanmar’s military goes shopping

The army has continued spending, offered discounts by govts with a stake in its strategic location and an eye on a major arms market
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