Asia / Pacific

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi oil attack, Trump says ‘locked and loaded’

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi oil attack, Trump says ‘locked and loaded’

Published 16/09/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on [more…]

‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins Toronto film festival’s Oscar-bellwether award

‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins Toronto film festival’s Oscar-bellwether award

Published 16/09/2019

TORONTO (Reuters) - New Zealander Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” on Sunday won the audience award given at the end of the Toronto International Film Festival, [more…]

Tennis: Federer to give Murray early workout at ATP Cup

Tennis: Federer to give Murray early workout at ATP Cup

Published 16/09/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer is set to give Andy Murray’s hip an early season workout, with Switzerland drawn to face Great Britain in the [more…]

Hong Kong reopens after violent weekend of clashes and protests

Hong Kong reopens after violent weekend of clashes and protests

Published 16/09/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s businesses and underground rail stations re-opened as usual on Monday morning, after a chaotic Sunday that saw police fire [more…]

Surfing: Brazil fires warning shot in Olympic qualifier

Surfing: Brazil fires warning shot in Olympic qualifier

Published 16/09/2019

(Reuters) - Powerhouse Brazil showed just what a threat it will be at surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in [more…]

North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in new letter:…

North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in new letter:…

Published 16/09/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South [more…]

Trump to meet with India, Australia leaders in U.S. next week

Trump to meet with India, Australia leaders in U.S. next week

Published 15/09/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet next week with the leaders of India and Australia at events in Texas and Ohio to [more…]

Box Office: ‘Hustlers’ racks up solid $33 million debut,…

Box Office: ‘Hustlers’ racks up solid $33 million debut,…

Published 15/09/2019

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - “Hustlers” rolled in the Benjamins this weekend, collecting $33.2 million when it debuted in 3,250 North American theaters. Boosted by rave [more…]

Japan culls 753 hogs to contain swine fever outbreak

Japan culls 753 hogs to contain swine fever outbreak

Published 15/09/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese officials have culled 753 pigs in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo after detecting an outbreak of swine fever, the Yomiuri newspaper [more…]

‘The Sky is Pink’ stars honor real-life family’s loss at Toronto…

‘The Sky is Pink’ stars honor real-life family’s loss at Toronto…

Published 14/09/2019

TORONTO (Reuters) - Walking the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of “The Sky is Pink” at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, [more…]