Asia / Pacific

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat’s invasion threat

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat’s invasion threat

Published 11/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: A pro-China supporter adjusts a China national flag during a rally calling for peaceful reunification, days before the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Tsai [more…]

South Korea fin min says in talks with ministries on regulation of bit

South Korea fin min says in talks with ministries on regulation of bit

Published 11/12/2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s finance minister said on Monday that relevant ministries are in talks to decide whether trading of bitcoins should be regulated. [more…]

Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security

Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security

Published 11/12/2017

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained 18 people with links to militant groups in a bid to cut the risk of attacks during [more…]

German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profil

German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profil

Published 11/12/2017

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather [more…]

China Telecom earmarked as Philippines’ 3rd telecoms player: Manila of

China Telecom earmarked as Philippines’ 3rd telecoms player: Manila of

Published 11/12/2017

MANILA (Reuters) - State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines’ third telecoms player, officials of the Southeast Asian nation said on Sunday, as the [more…]

Mubadala has done 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of th

Mubadala has done 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of th

Published 11/12/2017

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi’s state investor, Mubadala [MUDEV.UL], has made 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of a partnership with [more…]

Samsung Heavy names new CEO after forecasting losses

Samsung Heavy names new CEO after forecasting losses

Published 11/12/2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (010140.KS) named Joonou Nam as its new chief executive officer on Monday after Park Dae-young resigned to [more…]

Ice hockey brothers first bans after NZ drug probe

Ice hockey brothers first bans after NZ drug probe

Published 10/12/2017

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Two brothers who played ice hockey for New Zealand have become the first athletes to be banned after an investigation into the [more…]

Soccer: Born in Japan, playing for North Korea under shadow of missile crisis

Soccer: Born in Japan, playing for North Korea under shadow of missile crisis

Published 08/12/2017

North Korea's national soccer team players Kim Song Gi (R) and Lee Yong Jick pose for a photo after an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, [more…]

Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh central bank building in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman/File PhotoDHAKA (Reuters) - [more…]