Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rally ahead of US debate

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street recovered some of this month's losses as investors looked ahead to a debate between President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November election...

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted sc...

Asia shares up ahead of China holiday, presidential debate

Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday (Sept. 28), ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 r...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global environmental damage and has reneged on its promise n...

Saudi Arabia: G-20 gathering of world leaders to be virtual

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, which is presiding over the Group of 20 countries this year, said Monday that the upcoming November gathering of world leaders will be held virtually a...

Maritime Fairtrade Launches Localised Websites Across ASEAN, Advocating Ethical Shipping Practices

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 September 2020 - By launching localised websites across ASEAN countries like Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, Maritime Fairtrade aims at reducing corrupt p...

Pope to UN: Use COVID crisis to come out better, not worse

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged world leaders Friday to use the coronavirus emergency as an opportunity to reform the injustices of the global economy and the “perverse logic” of the nuclear deterrence...

The Latest: Abbas asks for launch of 'genuine peace process'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 10:30 a.m. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conf...

Drug companies work jointly to boost vaccine confidence

LONDON (AP) — Two firms developing COVID-19 vaccines say pharmaceutical companies are trying to give the public as much information as possible about their testing regimes as drugmakers and public hea...

'Are people to be left to die?' Vaccine pleas fill UN summit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week’s virtual...

Saudi king's rare address to UN showcases monarch in charge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made a rare address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, using the moment to highlight the foundational notions of his regime — his ...

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday (Sept. 22) for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted the...

Asian shares track Wall Street retreat; big banks tumble

Shares slipped Tuesday (Sept. 22) in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. Shares declined in Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney and Shanghai while Japanes...

Asian markets lower after Wall St declines for third week

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Monday after Wall Street declined for a third straight week and Britain reported a rise in coronavirus infections. Benchmarks in Shangha...

Asian markets lower after Wall St declines for third week

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street declined for a third week and Britain reported a rise in coronavirus infections. Benchmarks in Shanghai,...