Noble Group is said to work on pre-agreed insolvency process

Noble Group Ltd. is preparing for an insolvency filing after Singaporean regulators blocked a key element of its USD3.5 billion debt restructuring, according to people familiar

Canadian telecoms face USD1b to remove Huawei tech: G&M

Canada’s Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. may face at least $1 billion in costs if the country bans telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. from

Corporate bits | MGM promotes responsible gaming

To further support the “Responsible Gambling Promotions 2018”, MGM has hosted a two-week program themed “Gambling is Not Business, Stay in Control” for its Golden Lion Team

Pioneering mission to far side of moon launched

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to

Chinese group to buy Wilson tennis racket maker for USD5.2 billion

A Chinese investor group led by Anta Sports Products Ltd. reached a USD5.2 billion deal to acquire the maker of Wilson tennis rackets and Louisville Slugger baseball bats,

Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in

Meng Wanzhou’s rise through the company’s ranks

Before her dramatic arrest in Canada, few in the U.S. had heard of Meng Wanzhou. Meng, 46, is chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the

Yoon says languages needed for ‘next level’ career

Lim Yoon A, also known as Yoona, is one of the most recognizable names in Asian entertainment and one of the talent ambassadors for this year’s International Film

Q&A | Nicolas Cage: Chinese cinema is musical, operatic… and violent

Prolific actor, director and producer Nicolas Cage was asked this year to become a talent ambassador for the International Film Festival and Awards – Macau and


Japan | Divisive bill allowing more foreign workers approved

Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders.

New Zealand | Police find body they believe is British tourist

New Zealand police said yesterday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane. Police said the body was

Malaysia | Big rally by Muslims calls for upholding privileges

Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive

Philippines | Duterte seeks martial law extension in the country’s south

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the country’s south by another year amid continuing concerns over possible militant attacks, although democracy

In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs

Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel’s long-running blockade of

France | Paris cleans up after latest riot as pressure builds on Macron

Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again yesterday, a day after

This Day in History | 1990: Iraq frees British hostages

The first of the hostages held in the Gulf for four-and-a-half months have arrived in Britain after their release by Saddam Hussein. A total of 100 British hostages

Offbeat | California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy’s hair

A high school teacher in central California was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after forcibly cutting the hair of one of her students while singing the

Baseball | Ex-major leaguers Valbuena, Castillo die in Venezuela crash

Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash in Venezuela caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday.

Man City’s Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

British newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused

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