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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…]

TPP leaders` meeting fails to materialise amid disputes

TPP leaders` meeting fails to materialise amid disputes

Published 10/11/2017

A planned meeting of leaders of the 11 countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to decide on the fate of the trade pact did not take place on Friday, amid disagreements over how to take it forward without the United States. [more…]

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

Published 04/11/2017

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. [more…]

Motor racing: Verstappen wins big after week of controversy

Motor racing: Verstappen wins big after week of controversy

Published 30/10/2017

Max Verstappen might have cause to thank the Formula One stewards, even if only as a backhanded compliment, for giving him plenty to get stirred up about ahead of Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix. [more…]

Motor racing: Hartley under more pressure with 2018 seat in sight

Motor racing: Hartley under more pressure with 2018 seat in sight

Published 27/10/2017

Brendon Hartley was relaxed about his Formula One debut with Toro Rosso in Texas last weekend but the pressure is rising now it has turned into an extended run with a 2018 race seat up for grabs. [more…]

Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap Southeast Asia e-commerce boom

Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap Southeast Asia e-commerce boom

Published 22/10/2017

When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N). [more…]

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Published 17/10/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. [more…]

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

Published 17/10/2017

The new governor of Indonesia's capital faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country. [more…]

Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Published 12/10/2017

The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly's availability for next week's U.S. Grand Prix. [more…]