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Lotus ups the ante on the electric hypercar New! 2019-07-18 12:02:00The Lotus Lotus Eviya has four motor-generators, one per wheel, each producing a peak 493 horsepower, 1,971 overall. Torque is rated at a combined 1,2

Mnuchin: Phone call on trade with China set 2019-07-18 07:17:00Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says if the call goes well, he would expect in-person meetings to take place.

Japanese stocks lead decline in Asia amid renewed 2019-07-17 19:33:00Stocks in Japan were the biggest losers among major markets in the region on Thursday, with the other Asian bourses following suit, amid a renewed thr

Dubai International airport installs 15,000 solar panels 2019-07-17 09:51:00A number of airports around the world have installed solar panels on their estates.

Renault invests $144 million into China's electric vehicle 2019-07-17 08:20:00China is home to a large and burgeoning electric vehicle market.

South Korea-Japan trade fight risks 'further escalation' 2019-07-17 00:22:00As the trade battle between South Korea and Japan drags on, Seoul announced it will cut down its economic dependence on Japanese industries.

Asia stocks slip amid renewed US-China trade uncertainty; 2019-07-16 19:30:00U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Washington and Beijing have a long way to go on trade, adding that America could place tariffs on an add

Telecom giants launch 5G roaming service for South 2019-07-16 07:47:00This year has seen a number of major telecoms companies launch 5G networks.

Japan-South Korea dispute is called 'disturbing and unhelpful' 2019-07-16 01:50:00Tensions between Japan and South Korea come as the U.S. and its trading partners are embroiled in a global trade war.

Asia stocks set to trade lower as investors 2019-07-15 19:33:00Investors will watch for the release of the Reserve Bank of Australia's meeting minutes, for clues on the next monetary policy move by the central ba

Asia stocks mixed as RBA meeting minutes show 2019-07-15 19:33:00Minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy meeting in July showed the central bank was ready to adjust interest rates if required.

How boy band BTS went from South Korean 2019-07-15 11:00:00While BTS skyrocketed to popularity in 2017 in the U.S. after performing at the American Music Awards, BTS really is a global sensation.

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Readers remember the historic moon landing, 50 years New! 2019-07-18 12:00:15We asked our readers for their memories of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing as it nears its 50-year anniversary. These are their stories.

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case New! 2019-07-18 11:43:09A federal judge has denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.

Kyoto Animation in Japan New! 2019-07-18 11:16:07

Turkey calls on U.S. to reverse decision on 2019-07-18 09:17:31In a major break with a longtime ally, President Trump's administration on Wednesday said Turkey is being kicked out of the F-35 program

Newsletter: The Big Health Insurance Squeeze 2019-07-18 08:00:10Health expenses keep rising, and the middle class is angry.

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 on 2019-07-18 07:40:10Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state TV reported

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march, demanding that the governor 2019-07-18 01:30:32Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico's most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday, chant

House votes to block Trump's sale of weapons 2019-07-17 19:46:33Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions of disapproval that passed the Democratic-led House largel

Sudanese military and protesters sign power-sharing document 2019-07-17 19:12:48Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal.

Puerto Rico protests turn violent 2019-07-17 16:18:36

N.Y. officer won't face charges in chokehold death 2019-07-16 11:30:51Officers were attempting to arrest Garner on charges he sold loose, untaxed cigarettes outside a Staten Island convenience store

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis 2019-07-16 10:14:02The scandal that is threatening to buckle Ricardo Rossello centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male mem

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US Brings Back Suspected American IS Fighter From New! 2019-07-18 19:34:00The man, flown Thursday to the US, would be at least the fifth American to be charged with joining the Islamic State terror group in Syria or Iraq&nbs

Trump's Latest Target for Ridicule: A Muslim Congressional New! 2019-07-18 18:10:00At a re-election rally, the US leader assails Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee and naturalized American citizen

US Sanctions 4 Iraqis Accused of Rights Abuses, New! 2019-07-18 17:37:00The Treasury said many of the actions that prompted the sanctions occurred in "areas where persecuted religious communities are struggling to recover

Taliban Raid Afghan Provincial Police Headquarters New! 2019-07-18 17:29:00The ongoing attack killed and wounded dozens of people

Paris Exhibit Takes Long View of Soccer and New! 2019-07-18 17:26:56Ahead of AFCON final, show at the Arab World Institute explores soccer's historical, political and cultural dimensions in Africa and the Middle East&

Sudan Urged to Ensure Justice for Raped Women New! 2019-07-18 17:06:00Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces in June, and ongoing sexual harassment on Sudan

Trump Says He's Not Weighing Sanctions Against Turkey New! 2019-07-18 16:49:00But US removed Turkey from stealth jet program after Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense system 

U.N.'s Bachelet Says Congresswomen Opposing Trump Are 'Fantastic' New! 2019-07-18 16:32:24The U.N. human rights chief demurred when asked if she believed Trump was racist

US Shot Down Iranian Drone, Trump Says    New! 2019-07-18 16:17:30President says drone threatened safety and crew of a US warship in international waters in Strait of Hormuz

3 Charged in Killing of Maltese Journalist New! 2019-07-18 15:34:00Daphne Caruana Galizia was responsible for a number of corruption exposes targeting both the current prime minister and opposition figures

Activists Decry Botswana’s Appeal Against Legalizing Gay Sex New! 2019-07-18 13:53:58Members of Botswana's gay and religious communities respond to possible repeal of the first decriminalization of homosexual relations through the cou

Russia Summons US Diplomat in Moscow in Protest New! 2019-07-18 13:47:48Russia summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Thursday to issue a protest after U.S. officials alleged Russia had refused visas to

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Daily roundup: Russian ex-beauty queen shares video about 2019-07-18 04:21:37Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Russian ex-beauty queen shares Instagram video about love life with former Malaysian King

Buzz off: Breakthrough technique eradicates dengue mosquitoes 2019-07-18 02:30:09TOKYO - A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in

Taiwanese 'graffiti village' eases elderly loneliness 2019-07-18 02:09:04Nestled in the mist-covered foothills of Taiwan's central mountain range, Ruan Chiao village is virtually devoid of young people, but artist Wu Tsun-

At least 24 believed dead in suspected arson 2019-07-18 02:00:10TOKYO - At least 24 people are feared dead in a suspected arson attack on an animation company in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday (July 18), a

North Sumatra catches tiger that killed farmer 2019-07-18 01:51:47After two months of hunting, the North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA North Sumatra) has succeeded in catching a Sumatran tiger

Search continues for two Filipino tourists washed away 2019-07-18 01:45:25Officials are continuing to search for two tourists from the Philippines, who were washed out to sea by big waves at the Freedom Beach in Phuket. A g

Thai PM worried about country's image after overcharging 2019-07-18 01:29:43Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned about Thailand's tourism image after two Australian tourists filed a complaint with police that

Plastic cups runneth over at Cambodia's Rubbish Cafe 2019-07-17 23:55:45KOMPONG SPEU, Cambodia - As Southeast Asia grapples with massive tides of rubbish hitting its beaches, a Cambodian coffee shop owner is looking t

Labourers in Indonesia found dead from consuming too 2019-07-17 23:54:48Two workers of a housing complex in East Jakarta were found dead in their rented rooms in Cakung on Tuesday after drinking too many energy drinks, the

Indonesian mother arrested on suspicion of killing son 2019-07-17 23:53:47The police have arrested Siti Wakidah, 30, for allegedly killing her son, identified only as 6-year-old F, in Boyolali, East Java, after the boy's bo

Victim, 58, loses $26,000 Rolex in Hong Kong 2019-07-17 23:45:08A woman who lured a 58-year-old man to a subdivided flat in Hong Kong with the promise of sex has sparked a police hunt after she made off with his HK

Indonesian teenager to have excess skin removed after 2019-07-17 23:21:53Thirteen-year-old Arya Permana from Karawang, West Java, after years of treatment for obesity, has been declared ready for plastic surgery to reduce h