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November 9, 2017 10:55 AM New Zealand says unclear if TPP agreement can be reached this week

DANANG, Vietnam - It is not clear if countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) can reach an agreement this week at a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders to carry forward the trade pact, New Zealand's trade minister said on Thursday. Ministers from the 11 countries are meeting in Vietnam's central resort of Danang on the sidelines of a summit of the Asia Pacific 18

November 9, 2017 9:25 AM Deutsche Telekom CEO: T-Mobile U.S. can stand alone but open to consolidation

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges said its T-Mobile US unit was ideally positioned for an independent future after the failure of merger talks with Sprint Corp , but left the door open to consolidation. "It was right to make an attempt. But it is just as right for T-Mobile US to continue now along its own path," Hoettges told a conference 9

November 9, 2017 6:40 AM Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA misses debt payments, used Russian bank to pay ONGC

NEW DELHI - Venezuelan state oil-firm PDVSA has not made debt payments to India's top oil producer ONGC for six months, and has previously used a Russian state-owned bank and another Indian energy company as intermediaries to make payments, two sources familiar with the transactions said on Wednesday. ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of ONGC, confirmed 8

November 9, 2017 5:10 AM General Electric signs $3.5 billion deals in China

BEIJING - General Electric Co signed three aviation and engine deals with Chinese partners worth a total of $3.5 billion on the sidelines of a state visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been looking to stir up U.S.-China trade. The partnerships were signed in the presence of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as U.S. Commerce 21

November 2, 2017 4:25 AM Manus Island refugees 'dig for water' in Australia camp

Asylum seekers who are refusing to leave an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea say they are digging into the ground to find water, two days after the camp officially closed. About 600 men at the centre on Manus Island do not want to leave, saying they fear being attacked outside. Meanwhile, New Zealand has reiterated its offer to accept 24

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM Australia has stranded hundreds of refugees on a remote island

For four years, Australia has detained hundreds of refugees on a remote island belonging to Papua New Guinea. From the start, those refugees, who had attempted to reach Australia illegally by boat from all over the world, protested the detention center's terrible conditions. They clamored for the center's closing, and many in Australia took to the streets 10

November 2, 2017 2:30 AM SIA's new A-380s to offer better seats and carry more economy, premium economy passengers

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed - as it unveiled new seats and other in-flight products as part of a US$850 million (S$1.16 billion) investment - that its Airbus 380s will carry more economy and premium economy passengers than they do now. This, though, will not be at the expense of customer comfort and convenience, the airline said. The first 4

November 1, 2017 10:35 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY: Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 4

November 1, 2017 9:50 PM Liverpool meet Klopp's consistency demand to blast past Maribor's parked bus

“Consistency” was the word Jurgen Klopp kept returning to as he previewed Liverpool’s hosting of Maribor, opponents still damaged by their 7-0 annihilation in the reverse Champions League fixture. Having ousted an incredibly obstructive Huddersfield side 3-0 on the weekend, the Reds boss wanted to see regularity in his team’s results and performances 4

November 1, 2017 9:27 PM F1 news: Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari move questioned by former McLaren man Marc Priestley

LEWIS HAMILTON will not join Ferrari before he retires from Formula One. That's the verdict of Marc Priestley, who was a mechanic at McLaren when the 2017 champion first entered the sport a decade ago. Hamilton wrapped up the fourth title of his F1 career at last weekend's Mexican Grand Prix. And he's got 12 months left to run on his current deal with Mercedes 4