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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 23

November 9, 2017 2:00 AM Commuters report delays on NSL

SINGAPORE — Commuters reported delays at various sections of the ageing North-South Line (NSL) on Thursday (Nov 9) morning, even though the SMRT has yet to make any official announcement regarding track or train faults. Marketing communications executive Charlene Liu told TODAY that she was on her way to work when an announcement was made for commuters 19

November 8, 2017 10:20 PM Egypt's Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah

Sharm el-Sheikh - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against the idea of military strikes against Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah as there was enough turmoil already in the Middle East. He was asked what he thought of the prospect of such strikes in a question and answer session with journalists - two days after 20

November 8, 2017 3:55 AM Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert state-supervised branches into federally regulated ones, a U.S. spokesman for the bank confirmed late on Tuesday. As a result, MUFG's Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd branches in New York, Illinois 7

November 6, 2017 2:05 PM At least five dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

TRIPOLI - At least five migrants died and an unknown number were feared missing after their boat capsized off western Libya on Monday, Libyan coastguard officials and a charity said. The rubber boat was carrying about 140 people when it overturned close to the border between Libyan and international waters, Libyan officials said. The Libyan coastguard 20

November 6, 2017 10:05 AM Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh

RIYADH - Saudi King Salman received former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Riyadh on Monday following his resignation, Saudi media reported. Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday from Riyadh, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing 21

November 5, 2017 1:25 AM Factbox: Kobe Steel's 10 largest shareholders

- Asset Management One Co Ltd and other Mizuho Financial Group Inc companies 6.54 pct (23.83 mln shares) - Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp and other Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc companies 6.09 percent (22.2 mln shares) - BlackRock Japan Co Ltd and other BlackRock Inc companies 5.16 pct (18.8 mln shares) - Japan Trustee Services Bank Ltd (Trust 21

November 2, 2017 1:41 PM New York truck attack: Donald Trump wants the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov

THE wife of the Uzbeki national accused of murdering eight people in Manhattan denied any knowledge of her husband’s planned rampage. The Washington Post reports that a person who spoke to Sayfullo Saipov’s 24-year-old wife, Nozima Odilova, on Tuesday evening said she seemed “shocked” and had no idea of what her husband was planning. At the time, the feds were at her Paterson 5

November 2, 2017 12:45 PM The Latest: Central bank warns of cost of Catalan crisis

Spain’s central bank is warning of the economic costs of the Catalan political crisis, which it says could damage the country’s growth. The Bank of Spain assesses the consequences of two possible scenarios. The first is a temporary period of uncertainty in the fourth quarter of 2017, which it predicts could shave 0.3 percentage points off forecast growth 12

November 2, 2017 8:55 AM Scottish lawmakers call for international recognition for Catalan independence

EDINBURGH - A group of pro-independence lawmakers in Scotland have presented a motion calling for international recognition of Catalonia's parliamentary vote for independence from Spain, putting pressure on Scotland's leader to endorse the movement. According to the website of the Scottish parliament, the motion called on "the international community 4