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Asian shares near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

1 hour 8 min ago
Asian shares hovered near a four-month peak on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making positive progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks.

'It's like a final': Atletico meet Juve in a clash of high stakes

1 hour 17 min ago
Massimiliano Allegri told Juventus not to be afraid of Atletico Madrid but for one of these teams their worst fears in this season's Champions League are about to become a reality.

US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: Official

1 hour 24 min ago
Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.

Football: Tottenham Hotspur to play in Singapore in July pre-season tour

1 hour 27 min ago
SINGAPORE: English football club Tottenham Hotspur will play in Singapore in July as part of its preparation for the 2019/20 season, the club announced on Tuesday (Feb 19). "We are delighted to announce that the First Team squad will travel to Singapore and Shanghai as part of our pre-season tour ...

Two policemen killed in Cairo explosion: Interior ministry

1 hour 40 min ago
An explosion in Cairo on Monday killed two policemen who were chasing a man believed to have planted an explosive device last week near a mosque, Egypt's interior ministry said.

Former Trump adviser Stone apologises to judge after photo post

1 hour 57 min ago
President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone apologised on Monday after posting on Instagram a photo of the judge overseeing his trial for allegedly making false statements to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

16 states sue Trump over border wall emergency

1 hour 59 min ago
Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump's administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.

Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app: Sources

2 hours 14 min ago
A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation's tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing.

Lightsaber duelling now an officially recognised competitive sport in France

2 hours 17 min ago
The fencing federation hopes this will encourage young people to exercise.

Cuban cigars hit record sales thanks to increasing Chinese demand

2 hours 21 min ago
Boosted by growing demand from China, sales of Cuban cigars reached a record $537 million in 2018, a seven percent increase over the previous year despite global laws against tobacco, the partially state-owned Habanos said Monday.

Meghan Markle is (secretly) in New York for her baby shower

2 hours 24 min ago
The Duchess Of Sussex is due to give birth in late April.

'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

2 hours 26 min ago
Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease.

Huawei founder says CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

2 hours 31 min ago
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday (Feb 18) that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.

As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

2 hours 34 min ago
Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years.

Tycoons tell Mexico's president that unions 'extort' businesses

2 hours 37 min ago
A group representing some of Mexico's biggest companies told left-wing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday that politicians should resist "extortion" by labour unions after strikes and blockades in recent weeks.

Latest additions to the Oscars: Queen and Adam Lambert to rock the show

2 hours 37 min ago
The movie Bohemian Rhapsody will be battling for five awards at the show.

US oil prices hit three-month high amid OPEC-led output cuts

2 hours 42 min ago
US oil prices hit a three-month high on Tuesday, buoyed by production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

'Kissing sailor' in iconic NY picture dies age 95

3 hours 3 min ago
The sailor pictured kissing a woman in Times Square as people celebrated the end of World War II has died at age 95, his daughter told The Providence Journal.

Asian shares hover near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

3 hours 17 min ago
Asian shares hovered near a four-month peak on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making positive progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks.

Mikhy Brochez appears in US court on trespassing charges

3 hours 26 min ago
WINCHESTER, Kentucky: The US citizen accused of leaking details of 14,200 HIV-positive people from Singapore's HIV registry appeared briefly in a Kentucky courtroom on Monday (Feb 18) on trespassing charges, telling the judge he believes the Singapore Government may be interfering in the case ...