Vietnam says South China Sea tensions causing global concerns

Vietnam said “serious developments” in the South China Sea have increased tensions in the region and are triggering concern among the international community. Many countries and

Latest US, Chinese tariff hikes take effect in trade war

The United States and China went ahead with their latest tariff increases on each other’s goods yesterday, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes,

Xi tells Philippines it won’t recognize ruling on sea row

Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Philippine counterpart that Beijing will not recognize an international arbitration ruling that has invalidated most of China’s claims to virtually

North Korea berates Pompeo, says hopes for talks fading

A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behavior as “rogue” and warned that Pyongyang’s hopes

Philippines | All nine aboard medical evac plane killed in crash

All nine people on board a small medical evacuation plane were killed yesterday when the aircraft crashed into a resort area south of the Philippine capital

Sri Lanka court orders reburial of suicide bomber’s remains

A Sri Lankan court on Friday ordered police to exhume the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber from a public cemetery after hundreds of people, including relatives

UK’s reputation takes global hit with Parliament shutdown

It’s long been known that Britain’s Parliament building must be vacated for urgent repairs that will take years and cost billions, but the problem now goes

Offbeat | 250 pigs escape; most back, some with help from hot dog buns

About 250 pigs have been causing a ruckus in a Vermont town the past month after they escaped from their enclosure, but most of them had been returned

This Day in History | 1945 – Japan signs unconditional surrender

Japanese officials have signed the act of unconditional surrender, finally bringing to an end six years of world war. In the presence of 50 Allied generals and

Life & Style | Spanish ex-king says feeling ‘phenomenal’ after heart surgery

Spain’s former monarch Juan Carlos I says he’s feeling “phenomenal” with “new plumbing” after a successful triple bypass heart surgery. “It feels like a truck

China tries to gain traction in its basketball World Cup

The China men’s basketball team was woeful at the last two Olympics. It went 0-5 three years ago in Rio de Janeiro, and had the same abysmal

World briefs

The Buzz | Where’s the pope? Stuck in Vatican elevator

Thousands of people who were gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the traditional Sunday on-the-dot-of-noon appearance by Pope Francis were watching for the window of the Apostolic Palace

Technology | Operation infects iPhones with spyware

Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware for over two years in what security experts on Friday called an alarming security failure for

Rear Window | Courtesy call

Now it is completely official. TUI acknowledged the easy to tally 400-vote small-circle method to select the new Chief Executive. 392 of the 400 happened to cast their

Monday, September 2, 2019 – edition no. 3366

* Ageing population to mean future financial stress * LRT plans for Sai Van Bridge worry engineers * The Municipal Affairs Bureau says it needs 6.34 million patacas for this year’s Mid-Autumn

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