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October 31, 2017 8:27 AM Prince Charles begins Asia tour in Singapore

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived in Singapore Monday to kick off an Asian tour aimed at cementing relations ahead of a meeting of Commonwealth states next year. The heir to the British throne and Camilla are undertaking an 11-day trip that will also include stops in Malaysia and India. British media had said the Foreign Office was originally 98

October 30, 2017 9:10 AM I may not have stayed at Blair House, but I got to play golf with Trump: PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday (Oct 30) brushed off suggestions that he was not invited to stay at the Blair House - the US President's guest house - during his trip to Washington last month because he was not welcomed. "Even though I did not stay at the Blair House, I had an invite to play golf with President Trump. President 79

October 22, 2017 5:57 AM Blair House hosts PM Lee during US visit: All you need to know about the historic President's Guest House

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is staying at Washington's Blair House - also known as the President's Guest House - during his six-day official working visit to the US. In a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 22) morning, PM Lee described the sight of the Singapore flag flying over the historic property as an uplifting one, adding that it was an honour 13

October 20, 2017 5:14 AM Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's Liberation Army. Audiences loved what became China's biggest-grossing movie ever. Some reportedly sang the national anthem 21

October 19, 2017 2:22 AM Rex Tillerson’s speech set tone of India US bilateral ties for 100 years, says American official

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first major India-policy speech set the tone of bilateral relationship between India and the US for 100 years, a State Department official said, observing that the talk had many audiences, including China. “China’s obviously an audience of the speech. But this is a speech, obviously, which we hope all countries 8

October 18, 2017 9:00 PM India's stricter quality controls set to hurt imports from China

Rules come as diplomatic tensions over countries' shared border rise NEW DELHI • India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between the world's two most populous nations over their shared border. The new rules target toys, electronic 13

October 11, 2017 3:48 PM Why Erdogan Doesn't Care About U.S. Good Will

The diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Turkey is a symptom of a much broader phenomenon: Authoritarian rulers everywhere not only thumb their noses at the U.S, but they see no reason not to. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't been a reliable U.S. ally since before the failed 2016 coup attempt, which he blames on the U.S.-based Turkish preacher 16

October 8, 2017 3:01 AM Cancelled beer fest in Malaysia: if Najib is courting Islamic hardliners, are his rivals any better?

As Islamic hardliners grow more influential, political parties hesitate to offend the voting bloc of religious Malays, and the cancelled Oktoberfest-inspired event is likely a sign of things to come Compared to the millions-strong boozy crowd of Munich’s fabled, month-long Oktoberfest, the now-cancelled Better Beer Festival in the Malaysian capital Kuala 216

September 29, 2017 9:03 PM Mumbai stampede triggered by rush to take cover from rain

MUMBAI • A morning rush-hour stampede killed at least 22 people and wounded 36 yesterday during a sudden monsoon downpour at a busy railway station in India's commercial hub of Mumbai, government and emergency officials said. India has the world's fourth-biggest rail network, but it is grappling with underinvestment and overcrowding, especially in the city of 20 million 10

September 14, 2017 11:20 AM India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

AHMEDABAD: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India's first bullet train project - a US$19 billion line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country's vast but dilapidated network. The initiative is seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo, who are seeking to combat 10