Asia / Pacific

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Published 02/09/2020

(This August 31 story is refiled to add dropped word founding to Ertl’s title in paragraph 13) By Allison Martell and Julie Steenhuysen TORONTO/CHICAGO (Reuters) [more…]

Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee indicted in South Korea on allegations linked to 2015 merger

Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee indicted in South Korea on allegations linked to 2015 merger

Published 01/09/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors indicted Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee on Tuesday on suspicion of accounting fraud and stock price manipulation in connection [more…]

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia does not know why Chinese authorities have detained Australian citizen and television anchor Cheng Lei, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said on [more…]

Philippines says won’t stop projects with China firms blacklisted by U.S.

Philippines says won’t stop projects with China firms blacklisted by U.S.

Published 01/09/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will not halt infrastructure projects involving Chinese firms blacklisted by ally the United States and will act in its own [more…]

Telcos get 10 years to pay India dues, pain not over for Vodafone

Telcos get 10 years to pay India dues, pain not over for Vodafone

Published 01/09/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Heavily indebted Indian telecoms firm Vodafone Idea (VODA.NS) won some reprieve on Tuesday as the country’s top court gave mobile carriers [more…]

Betting on Asia’s debt, Europe’s hunt for yield heads east

Betting on Asia’s debt, Europe’s hunt for yield heads east

Published 01/09/2020

SINGAPORE/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Low yields at home are sending some previously shy European investors into Asia’s credit markets, money managers say, lured by the promise [more…]

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Published 01/09/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the Islamic State militant group’s top figure in Turkey, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday. Soylu said [more…]

Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Published 01/09/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police arrested a student leader on Tuesday as part of a continued crackdown against political activists who helped organize an anti-government [more…]

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, moved a step closer to becoming the next premier after the ruling party decided on Tuesday [more…]

Former No. 1 Kerber eyeing improvement after rehiring coach Beltz

Former No. 1 Kerber eyeing improvement after rehiring coach Beltz

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has not won a title since 2018 but the former world number one is hoping better days lie ahead after rehiring [more…]