Taiwan shadows China carrier group after Xi warning

By Fabian Hamacher TAIPEI, March 21 : Taiwan has sent ships and aircraft to shadow a Chinese aircraft carrier group through the narrow Taiwan Strait, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his strongest warning against Taiwan separatism to date. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory and considers the […]

China will safeguard national interests in response to U.S. trade probes

By Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo BEIJING, March 21 : China will actively take steps to safeguard its interests as well as those of its industries, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said, in light of what he described as acts of trade protectionism by the United States. The U.S. decision to launch trade investigations is […]

Wall St edges higher on oil jump, tech still soft

By Sruthi Shankar Undated, March 20 : U.S. stocks inched higher on Tuesday with energy stocks leading the way thanks to a jump in oil prices but technology stocks remained on the defensive after the previous day’s bruising selloff. Oil rose to its highest level so far this month, lifted by tension in the Middle […]

In warning for Trump, Democrat claims too-close-to-call Pennsylvania vote

By David Morgan CANONSBURG, Pa., March 14 : The Democrat candidate claimed a congressional election in a Republican heartland in Pennsylvania, as a vote seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s performance as president remained officially too close to call early on Wednesday. In an ominous sign for Republicans eight months before national midterm elections, […]

Wall St strives to bounce back from worst week in two years

By Sruthi Shankar Undated, Feb 12 : U.S. stock index futures held on to gains of more than 1 percent as Wall Street attempts to bounce back from its worst week in two years, while volatility remains relatively elevated and U.S. bond yields hit a new four-year high. By 8:26 a.m. ET (1326 GMT), Dow […]

US urges Cambodia to reverse steps against democracy

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Dec 13 : The United States has called on Cambodia to reverse steps that “backtracked on democracy” before a general election next year, a visiting U.S. official said on Wednesday. Relations between Cambodia and the United States have hit their lowest in years after the arrest of a rival […]