ASEAN warns on risk of Taiwan ‘miscalculation’, ready to help dialogue

ASEAN warns on risk of Taiwan ‘miscalculation’, ready to help dialogue

A woman passes ASEAN Summit flags at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PHNOM PENH, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s regional bloc ASEAN warned on Thursday of a risk that volatility caused by tensions in the Taiwan Strait could lead to … Read more

U.S., Chinese foreign ministers hold first in person talks since October

U.S., Chinese foreign ministers hold first in person talks since October

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 9 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Saturday for the first in-person talks since October after attending a G20 summit where the top U.S. diplomat led efforts to pressure Russia over its war in Ukraine. U.S. officials say Blinken’s meeting with … Read more

Mekong villagers land heaviest ever freshwater fish

Mekong villagers land heaviest ever freshwater fish

June 20 (Reuters) – Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River have caught what researchers say is the world’s biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, a stingray that weighed in at 300kg (661 lb) and took around a dozen men to haul to shore. Christened Boramy – meaning “full moon” in the Khmer language – because of … Read more

Elon Musk sued for $258 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

Elon Musk sued for 8 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk was sued for $258 billion on Thursday by a Dogecoin investor who accused him of running a pyramid scheme to support the cryptocurrency. In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, plaintiff Keith Johnson accused Musk, electric car company Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and space tourism company … Read more

Oil falls on Beijing’s COVID-19 warning, inflation worries

Oil falls on Beijing’s COVID-19 warning, inflation worries

Oil rigs are seen at Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas drilling, in the Patagonian province of Neuquen, Argentina January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Mass COVID testing for Beijing’s Chaoyang district U.S. inflation data heightens fears of further big rate hikes Unrest halves Libyan oil … Read more

China becoming more ‘coercive and aggressive’ – U.S. defence chief

China becoming more ‘coercive and aggressive’ – U.S. defence chief

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States will do its part to manage tensions with China and prevent conflict even though Beijing is becoming increasingly aggressive in the Asian region, including near Taiwan, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday. Relations between China and the United States have been tense in recent months, … Read more

Exclusive: Biden to waive tariffs for 24 months on solar panels hit by probe

Exclusive: Biden to waive tariffs for 24 months on solar panels hit by probe

U.S. President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn after disembarking from Marine One as he returns from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with the first lady at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 5, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will … Read more

Exclusive: General Atlantic plans $2 billion investment in India, Southeast Asia

Exclusive: General Atlantic plans  billion investment in India, Southeast Asia

The logo of the upcoming World Economic Forum 2022 (WEF) is pictured on a window at the congress center, in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 22 (Reuters) – Global private equity firm General Atlantic plans to … Read more

With China in focus, Biden makes $150 million commitment to ASEAN leaders

With China in focus, Biden makes 0 million commitment to ASEAN leaders

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden opened a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a promise to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China. On Thursday, Biden started a two-day summit with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations … Read more

Oil up more than 5%, as Russia-EU energy quarrel intensifies

Oil up more than 5%, as Russia-EU energy quarrel intensifies

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Crude rallies after nearly 10% slide over two days Hungary digs heels in over EU embargo on Russian … Read more