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Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department’s top diplomat for East [more…]

Go-Jek aims to raise $2 billion for Southeast Asia expansion: sources

Go-Jek aims to raise $2 billion for Southeast Asia expansion: sources

Published 17/09/2018

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek is seeking to raise about $2 billion from existing investors, including Tencent Holdings Ltd and JD.com, to fund [more…]

Indonesia’s Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except…

Indonesia’s Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except…

Published 18/08/2018

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Go-Jek, Indonesia’s first billion-dollar startup, is “extremely close” to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem [more…]

Singapore tests eye scans at immigration checkpoints: media

Singapore tests eye scans at immigration checkpoints: media

Published 06/08/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore will scan travelers’ eyes at some of its border checkpoints, local media reported on Monday, in a trial of expensive technology [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Published 14/11/2017

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments. [more…]

Tillerson tells Myanmar army chief U.S. concerned about reported atrocities

Tillerson tells Myanmar army chief U.S. concerned about reported atrocities

Published 27/10/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar's army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. [more…]

U.S. Navy fires two commanders after Asia sea accidents

U.S. Navy fires two commanders after Asia sea accidents

Published 18/09/2017

The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to command. [more…]

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

Published 07/08/2017

Southeast Asian foreign ministers ended an impasse on Sunday over how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, issuing a communique that called for militarization to be avoided and noting concern about island-building. [more…]

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

Published 07/08/2017

The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday urged the international community to pressure North Korea to abandon its "threatening and provocative path" and apply additional diplomatic and economic measures on Pyongyang over its missile tests. [more…]