Maldives opposition wins election in potential blow to China

By Mohamed Junayd MALE, Sep 24 : Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Indian Ocean archipelago nation’s presidential election on Monday, delivering a possible blow for China which has invested millions of dollars in projects under the outgoing administration. Incumbent Abdulla Yameen, who had cultivated ties with both Beijing and Saudi Arabia, conceded […]

Asian shares wobble on fear of long U.S.-China trade war; oil rallies

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY, Sep 24 : Asian shares stumbled in holiday-thinned trading on Monday as China’s decision to cancel talks with the United States sparked fears of a protracted trade war, while oil rallied as Saudi Arabia ruled out increasing supplies to cool crude prices. U.S. stock futures slipped 0.2 percent, while spreadbetters pointed […]

Testimony by Trump court nominee’s accuser set; new allegation surfaces

By Doina Chiacu and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 24 : The university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday. The agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came […]