Asia / Pacific

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - The Dalai Lama made a bid for music chart stardom on Monday, his 85th birthday, with the release of an album of mantras [more…]

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Published 06/07/2020

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan would welcome a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a trip that [more…]

Indonesia reports 70 new coronavirus deaths, 1,209 new cases

Indonesia reports 70 new coronavirus deaths, 1,209 new cases

Published 06/07/2020

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,209 new coronavirus infections and 70 new deaths on Monday, its health ministry said. The case total is currently 64,958 [more…]

World shares rally to four-week highs as investors bet on China revival

World shares rally to four-week highs as investors bet on China revival

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Global stock markets rallied to four-week highs on Monday as investors counted on a revival in Chinese activity to boost global growth, [more…]

UK decision on Huawei not set in stone, British minister says

UK decision on Huawei not set in stone, British minister says

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s decision to allow China’s Huawei to play a limited role in building its 5G network is not “fixed in stone” and [more…]

Make a vaccine? I’m trying to teach my kids the alphabet

Make a vaccine? I’m trying to teach my kids the alphabet

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON/BERLIN/MILAN (Reuters) - It’s tough to do any useful work when you’re stuck at home, struggling to home-school bickering kids, let alone when you’re trying [more…]

Ford’s China ventures extend auto sales recovery in June

Ford’s China ventures extend auto sales recovery in June

Published 06/07/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor’s (F.N) China ventures reported year-on-year sales growth for June as the world’s biggest auto market continues to recover from coronavirus-induced [more…]

Survey finds 77% of Japanese think Olympics ‘cannot be held’ next year

Survey finds 77% of Japanese think Olympics ‘cannot be held’ next year

Published 06/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A wide-ranging survey conducted by the Japan News Network (JNN) found that 77% of those questioned said that the Tokyo Olympics “cannot [more…]

Late South Korea triathlete’s team mates detail abuse allegations

Late South Korea triathlete’s team mates detail abuse allegations

Published 06/07/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former team mates of a South Korean triathlete found dead last month after alleging she had been abused by her coaching staff [more…]

Fujitsu to halve office space in three years citing ‘new normal’

Fujitsu to halve office space in three years citing ‘new normal’

Published 06/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd (6702.T) said on Monday it would halve its office space in three years as it rewrites the way employees [more…]