#OPINION

Regional Solutions, Key for Asia-Pacific’s Transition to Sustainable Energy

The Asia-Pacific region is at a turning point in its energy trajectory. The energy solutions that have fueled growth in the region over the past few decades are no longer compatible with the sustainable development aspirations of our nations and their people. In transitioning to a new era of sustainable energy, policymakers across the region face complex decisions.

19 January 2017 | 10:00 AM

#LIFESTYLE

Sporty, Couture and 1980s-Inspired Fashion Dominate Berlin Catwalks

Sporty, couture and 1980s-inspired looks dominated the catwalks at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, with a wide selection of designers offering creations for women's winter wardrobes.

19 January 2017 | 09:37 AM

#POLICY

OIC Envoy Calls for UN Intervention to Avoid Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar's Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's special envoy to Myanmar.

19 January 2017 | 09:00 AM

#POLICY

New Zealand Choppers Save Cherries for China in Lunar New Year Rush

New Zealand cherry producers are flying helicopters low over their orchards to dry off raindrops and protect thousands of tonnes of their product headed to Asia to feed rapidly growing demand from Chinese New Year revelers.

19 January 2017 | 08:00 AM

#POLICY

Philippines Launches 25-Year US Dollar Bond

The Philippines is marketing a 25-year US dollar benchmark bond, IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication, reported on Wednesday (18/01).

19 January 2017 | 07:00 AM

#POLICY

Suspended MH370 Search Could Be Restarted in the Future: Australian Minister

The Australian government said on Wednesday (18/01) it was not ruling out a future underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but added there was currently no credible new evidence to warrant that.

19 January 2017 | 06:00 AM

#POLICY

Malaysian Court Revives Clemency Option for Jailed Leader Anwar

Malaysia's jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim scored a minor legal victory on Wednesday (18/01), as a court ruled that he can proceed with his bid to challenge the rejection of his petition for a royal pardon.

19 January 2017 | 05:00 AM

#POLICY

First Freight Train From China to Britain Arrives in London

The first China-to-Britain freight train arrived in London on Wednesday (18/01) after a 7,500-mile journey, marking a milestone in China's push to build commercial links across Europe and Asia.

19 January 2017 | 04:00 AM

#POLICY

Australian PM Resists Major Cabinet Reshuffle as He Names New Health Minister

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday (18/01) resisted a major cabinet reshuffle despite his waning poll numbers as he named Greg Hunt the new health minister to replace Sussan Ley, who resigned last week amid an expenses scandal.

19 January 2017 | 03:00 AM

#POLICY

Cambodia PM Files Fresh Lawsuit Against Opposition Leader

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen filed a $1-million defamation lawsuit against opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday (18/01), keeping up pressure ahead of elections.

19 January 2017 | 02:00 AM