China signals more stimulus as economic slowdown deepens

China on Tuesday signaled more stimulus measures in the near term as a tariff war with the United States took a heavy toll on its trade sector and raised the risk of a sharper economic slowdown.


Posted 2019/01/15 08:25:04

Canadian sentenced to death in China for drugs will appeal: lawyer

A Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said on Tuesday, arguing that the court should not have increased his sentence given no new evidence had been introduced during his retrial.


Posted 2019/01/15 07:43:30

China says case against Huawei executive an abuse of legal procedures

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged Canada to immediately release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, saying the case was an abuse of legal procedures.


Posted 2019/01/15 07:42:45

China hits back at Canadian criticism of drug smuggler death sentence

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it was strongly dissatisfied after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of "arbitrarily" sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling.


Posted 2019/01/15 07:30:58

Asia shares up on hopes for China stimulus, Brexit vote awaited

Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, supported by a bounce in Chinese shares amid hopes for government stimulus, while sterling braced for the vote in parliament over the British government's plan to exit the European Union.


Posted 2019/01/15 06:27:22

House Republicans move to reprimand King over white supremacy comments

Senior Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives moved on Monday to strip congressman Steve King of his committee assignments after the Iowa Republican gave a media interview in which he questioned why white supremacy is considered offensive.


Posted 2019/01/15 05:43:13

Hundreds of Hondurans set off toward United States in new caravan

Hundreds of Honduran migrants began the long trek north on Monday, part of new U.S.-bound caravan that hopes to succeed even as a previous wave of Central Americans were unable to quickly enter the United States.


Posted 2019/01/15 04:51:54

U.S. government shutdown drags into fourth week amid stalemate

President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a Republican call for temporarily reopening shuttered U.S. government agencies in order to encourage negotiations with Democrats on border security issues, as a partial government shutdown limped through its 24th day.


Posted 2019/01/15 04:20:32

China court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily.


Posted 2019/01/15 04:14:17

First U.S. crude cargoes head to China since trade breakthrough: sources

Three cargoes of U.S. crude are heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, trade sources said on Monday, the first departures since late September and a 90-day pause in the two countries' trade war that began last month.


Posted 2019/01/15 04:01:26

Eyes on Newcrest as gold dealmaking heats up

Two recent large M&A deals in the gold sector have prompted speculation that Newcrest Mining , Kinross Gold Corp and B2Gold Corp may be among the next gold companies to combine with a rival, bankers and analysts said.


Posted 2019/01/15 03:17:06

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying political uncertainty is costing the industry.


Posted 2019/01/15 02:22:58

Pentagon extends mission to Mexico border through September

The U.S. military will extend a mission to support security along the U.S. border with Mexico through Sept. 30, the Pentagon said on Monday.


Posted 2019/01/15 01:48:15

PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires

PG&E Corp , owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this month amid pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to California's catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018.


Posted 2019/01/15 01:35:29

Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurd militia

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Ankara on Monday and reviving fears of another downturn in ties between the NATO allies.


Posted 2019/01/14 12:03:26

PG&E prepares to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

PG&E Corp said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for all of its businesses, as the company faces pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to catastrophic wildfires.


Posted 2019/01/14 11:49:31

With warning and EU letter, May tries to pull lawmakers behind Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a last ditch effort on Monday to convince rebel lawmakers to back her Brexit divorce deal, warning them that Britain's exit from the EU is now in peril from politicians seeking to thwart it.


Posted 2019/01/14 11:48:51

EU writes to UK providing assurances over Ireland Brexit backstop

European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have written a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May setting out assurances about the so-called Northern Ireland backstop.


Posted 2019/01/14 11:33:49

Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murder

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Saudi leaders assured him everyone responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be held accountable, as Riyadh tries to resolve its biggest political crisis in a generation.


Posted 2019/01/14 11:32:11

Military cargo plane crashes in Iran, 15 killed

A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board, the Iranian army said.


Posted 2019/01/14 11:18:26