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A not quite fine balance

Russia’s brutal invasion into Ukraine, which has led to the death and displacement of millions, has not come without a cost. As Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine border towns and Western powers began to apply economic sanctions in the hopes…

Asian markets close day in positive territory

Following positive figures from Asian countries, such as Chinese industrial production and Japan’s additional budget developments, Asian stock markets closed Thursday positive. The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the…

How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle…

Nikkei extends losing streak to 8 days

Japan's Nikkei stock benchmark ended lower Wednesday, extending its dropping streak to eight days for the first time because July 2009, as sentiment used to be hurt by deepening uncertainty over the international economic recovery amid…

The complexities of 5G development in Asia

If robotics and cellular communications seem, strange bedfellows, it’s because the fifth generation of wireless, 5G development in Asia, is that the first to wirelessly address the necessity of such applications instead of just increasing…

Are Asian hornet dangerous?

A venomous Asian hornet has been spotted in Hampshire just month after experts predicted a plague of the pests. The hornet, also referred to as yellow-legged owing to legs that transition from brown to yellow at the ends, are capable of…

Best Places to Visit in Asia

Looking to live like a king or queen on your global adventures? Head to Asia for some top-class budget travels! Asia is the world’s largest continent, home to 48 countries. While some of Asia’s nations, including Japan and Singapore, are…

Virus forces cancellation of Asian peace prize

BANGKOK A Philippine peace award has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking only the third disruption in six decades for the annual prize regarded as an Asian Nobel. The Manila-based foundation that hands out the…

Sri Lanka reimposes curfew; 12 cases in China

BANGKOK Sri Lanka has reimposed a countrywide 24-hour curfew after a surge in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them navy sailors who were hunting those evading quarantine. The 46 new infections on Friday were the highest…

South Korea continues down trend in new cases

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea reported 32 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continued downward trend in new infections in the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement…

Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Hong Kong Hong Kong will continue to be closed to foreigners, extending the initial two-week entry restrictions on non-residents indefinitely. Non-residents coming from overseas to Hong Kong by plane will be denied entry, and those coming…

Sri Lankan government imposes 2 1/2 day curfew

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or…

Wuhan reports no new cases of virus infection

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 215,000 people and killed more than 8,700. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or…

Beijing quarantine, Merkel issues warning

New clusters of the novel coronavirus are expanding in the United States and Europe as Italy replaces China as the new epicenter of a worldwide outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as…

New Army training team heads to Africa

WASHINGTON The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.…

Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism

HONG KONG Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police and anti-government protesters. The Hong Kong Tourism Board said Wednesday that the numbers of those visiting the Asian…

Asian stocks rise ahead of US-China trade pact

BEIJING Asian stock markets rose Monday ahead of the signing of a U.S.-Chinese trade pact as investors shrugged off weaker-than-expected American jobs data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea advanced. Japanese markets were…