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With US absent, world's exporters turn attention to China

There is a notable no-show among the dozens of national pavilions at Shanghai's massive import fair -- the United States -- a metaphor for isolationist Trump policies that attendees say are pushing them closer to China.


Russia seeks to dump dollar as new US sanctions loom

Moscow is intensifying efforts to wean its economy off the dollar as Washington considers tough new sanctions that could deny Russia access to foreign debt markets and cut its banks from the greenback.


Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors

Yogesh Kumar wheezes after life-saving surgery to remove a diseased lung, but his surgeons wonder how long he can last outside hospital breathing some of the world's dirtiest air.


Musa faces 35 corruption charges

Musa Aman faces 35 corruption charges involving a total sum of US$63.3 million. He is released on bail of RM2 million with two sureties.


Musa Aman detained, to face corruption charges today

Former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to face corruption charges.


Elderly Japanese pine for return to 'lost' northern islands

Yoi Hasegawa still remembers when armed Soviet soldiers burst into her house just days after Japan's World War II surrender and tried to drag away her teenaged sister.


Palau plans sunscreen ban to save coral

The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau will ban "reef-toxic" sunscreens from 2020 in what it claims is a world-first initiative to stop chemical pollution killing its famed corals.


Chinese-style digital authoritarianism grows globally: study

Governments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China's model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a human rights watchdog study found.


Pakatan Harapan tables first Budget

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is now tabling the 2019 Budget, the first for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, in the Dewan Rakyat.


Japan cabinet approves bill to accept foreign workers

Japan's cabinet on Friday approved a draft bill to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages.


 

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