3 dead, 200 hurt as strong quake jolts Osaka, Japan

AFP 06/18/2018

A powerful quake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 200, according to an official tally. Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing…

Python swallows Indonesian woman

AP 06/17/2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 7-meter-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in…

Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

AP 06/16/2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm…

New Zealand to tax int’l visitors amid tourism boom

AFP 06/15/2018

New Zealand announced plans Friday to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure development in the face of a tourist boom. Tourism numbers in the country of 4.5 million have…

Hawking’s voice to be beamed into space during memorial

AFP 06/15/2018

A MESSAGE from late British astrophysics giant Stephen Hawking will be beamed towards the nearest black hole as his remains are laid to rest in London’s Westminster Abbey on Friday. As the ashes of the British theoretical…

US seeks to assuage Asian allies

AP 06/14/2018

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the US would halt military exercises with…

Toyota invests $1B in Grab

AP 06/13/2018

Tokyo — Japan’s top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 billion in Grab, the leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, the company said Wednesday. Toyota said it reached a deal with Grab Holdings to strengthen the…

Trump-Kim summit boosts Asia stocks, eyes on central banks

AFP 06/12/2018

Major markets in Asia and Europe rose on Tuesday after Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un held a historic summit, while investors look ahead to key policy meetings at the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank this…

Kim thanks Singapore for hosting summit

Inquirer.net, The Straits Times 06/11/2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yesterday thanked Singapore for hosting the historic summit between him and US President Donald Trump tomorrow. Shortly after arriving in Singapore in the afternoon yesterday, Kim, who is chairman of the…

Trump trade fury torpedoes at Canada’s G7 summit

AFP 06/10/2018

The G7 summit ended in farce and a renewed threat of global trade war on Saturday as US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected the text of a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host. Just minutes…

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