EXCLUSIVE US warships making Taiwan Strait crossing, first since Pelosi’s visit – officials

The flags of Taiwan and the United States are placed for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Two U.S. Navy warships are navigating international waters in the Taiwan Strait, three U.S. officials told Reuters, the first … Read more

Stocks slide and dollar firm ahead of Jackson Hole conference

Fed sticks to hawkish tone – analysts U.S. Terminal Rate Expectations Rise, Dollar Gains New swings hit property stocks in China SINGAPORE, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets fell for an eighth consecutive session on Wednesday as investors worried about the scale of the problems in China’s property sector and braced for a hawkish … Read more

From PM to prison: Malaysian Najib feels alone and burdened by ‘betrayal’

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Reuters) – After playing golf with U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak now counts convicted murderers and drug traffickers among his neighbors. The Federal Court on Tuesday ordered Najib to begin a 12-year prison sentence after upholding a conviction on charges related to a … Read more

Eurozone slide into recession puts euro at 20-year low

PMI data bolsters European recession expectations Dollar leads after euro hits 20-year low, sterling slips Investors ask how hawkish the Fed will be in Jackson Hole Oil rebounds as Saudis talk production cuts US PMI expected just after Wall Street opens LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The contraction of the euro zone economy for a … Read more

Singapore to decriminalize sex between men, PM says

Under current law, men face up to 2 years in prison for same-sex relationships The law has not been actively enforced for decades Prime Minister Lee says Singaporean society is ready for this change Reaffirms support for the traditional definition of marriage SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Singapore will decriminalize sex between men but is … Read more

Asia shares mixed shares, China cuts rates as data disappoints

FILE PHOTO – People walk past an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei stock price index at a conference room in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Nikkei edge higher, S&P 500 futures plunge PBOC lowers key rates, Chinese data sorely lacking in forecasts Eyes … Read more

Oil rises as Russian pipeline shutdown reignites supply fears

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia’s oil exports halted via southern section of Druzhba pipeline EU proposes ‘final’ text to resuscitate Iran nuclear deal Recession, … Read more

Myanmar generals banned from ASEAN until peace plan advances | ASEAN News

Foreign ministers express their disappointment at the inability of the military administration to implement the crisis plan agreed in April 2021. Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to ban Myanmar’s ruling generals from participating in the group’s meetings until They are making progress on a 15-month-old plan to … Read more

US calls China’s military action on Taiwan unjustified, Beijing sanctions Pelosi

Taiwan downplays concerns China holds unprecedented military drills around Taiwan Follows US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei China says it will sanction Pelosi for his ‘violent’ actions Japan’s Pelosi joins PM Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China’s missile fire during military exercises around Taiwan constitutes an unwarranted escalation, U.S. Secretary … Read more