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Chinese U.N. ambassador urges India, Pakistan to avoid unilateral action on Kashmir

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:48am
The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said on Friday that members of the Security Council generally feel India and Pakistan should both refrain from unilateral action over Kashmir.

Cathay CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protest blowback as more rallies planned

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:46am
The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff involvement in mass protests.

A birth and a death amid Kashmir's harsh lockdown

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:23am
Around the time Mohammad Sikander Bhat lay dying at home in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Shafiq Ahmed was racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital, negotiating about 85 km (53 miles) of highways through a maze of heavily guarded checkpoints.

Two women sue Jeffrey Epstein's estate for $100 million over alleged sex abuse

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:03am
Two women who said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages to Jeffrey Epstein, only to be later sexually molested by him at his Manhattan mansion, have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the financier's estate.

Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:53am
Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world's biggest island.

Iranian tanker moving, but still anchored in Gibraltar: witness

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:33am
The Grace 1 Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West started to move on Friday, but its anchor was still down in the port of Gibraltar, a Reuters reporter saw a day after its detention was lifted.

Grace 1 tanker starts to move: Reuters reporter

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:11am
The Grace 1 Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West started to move on Friday and there was more smoke from the tanker's chimney, a Reuters reporter saw a day after its detention was lifted.

Special Report: Rudderless rebellion - Inside the Hong Kong protesters' anarchic campaign against China

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:53am
By James Pomfret, Greg Torode, Clare Jim and Anne Marie Roantree

OPEC sees bearish oil outlook for rest of 2019, points to 2020 surplus

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:41am
OPEC delivered a downbeat oil market outlook for the rest of 2019 on Friday as economic growth slows and highlighted challenges in 2020 as rivals pump more, building a case to keep up an OPEC-led pact to curb supply.

Tlaib will not visit West Bank under Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:28am
U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib on Friday said she would not visit her family in the West Bank as planned despite a reprieve by the Israeli government allowing her visit.

Some telephone connectivity in Kashmir to resume from Friday night, says official

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:12am
Some telephone connections in Indian Kashmir will be restored from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar, the top state government official said, after a lengthy communications shutdown.

French 'spiderman' climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:09am
French "spiderman" climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolizing reconciliation between China and the territory as weeks of escalating pro-democracy protests show no signs of abating.

Democrat O'Rourke proposes domestic terrorism agencies to combat hate, gun massacres

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:03am
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States.

Exclusive: China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:45am
While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and direction to other ships, ship-tracking data showed.

Asia stocks take heart in stimulus speculation

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:56pm
Asian shares found some footing on Friday after a turbulent week as China hinted at more support for its economy, amid growing expectations of aggressive stimulus from all the major central banks.

North Korea fires projectiles, rejects South Korea's 'senseless' dialogue pledge

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:20pm
North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over.

Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker; U.S. seeks to hold it

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:53pm
Britain's Mediterranean territory Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free a seized Iranian oil tanker, but did not immediately indicate when or if the ship would set sail after the United States launched a new, last-minute legal bid to hold it.

Trump says China talks 'productive'; Beijing vows tariff retaliation

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:20pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that U.S. and Chinese negotiators were holding "productive" trade talks and expected them to meet in September despite U.S. tariffs on over $125 billion worth of Chinese imports taking effect Sept 1.

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:06pm
Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions.

Trump's praise of Lewandowski for U.S. Senate sparks scrutiny of his lobbying

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:04pm
President Donald Trump waded into an internal Republican fight in New Hampshire ahead of his trip there on Thursday, advocating that his former presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski seek the party's nomination for a U.S. Senate seat to challenge Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen.