Fed minutes, Bank of Korea decision, Sri Lanka

Fed minutes, Bank of Korea decision, Sri Lanka

Malaysian stocks rise as state palace announces prime minister Malaysia-listed stocks rose as the the state palace announced Anwar Ibrahim as the nation’s prime minister. The benchmark KLCI-index traded 3.86% higher following previous negative sessions, trading at the highest levels in more than two months. Telecommunications group Axiata Group Bhd rose 12.4%, and Maxis Bhd … Read more

North Korea warns US of ‘fiercer’ military action, tests short-range missile

North Korea warns US of 'fiercer' military action, tests short-range missile

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea tested a ballistic missile on Thursday as it warned the United States of a “fiercer military counteraction” to Washington’s bolstered defense ties with South Korea and Japan amid rising regional tensions. In a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korean Foreign Minister Choe … Read more

Biden to meet with top US allies Japan and South Korea following midterm boost

Biden to meet with top US allies Japan and South Korea following midterm boost

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN — President Joe Biden landed in Cambodia on Saturday still revealing in midterm election results that have produced an unexpected boost at home for his second two years in office. The scale of the challenges abroad, and the effort to translate 21 months of intensive engagement into tangible results for US … Read more

Biden arrives in Cambodia looking to counter China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia

Biden arrives in Cambodia looking to counter China's growing influence in Southeast Asia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN — President Joe Biden underscored the US partnership with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries on Saturday as “the heart of my administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy” as he seeks to counter China’s growing influence ahead of a high-stakes meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping set for Monday. The weekend of meetings … Read more

Hong Kong stocks jump after China trims quarantine period, up more than 7%

Hong Kong stocks jump after China trims quarantine period, up more than 7%

Oil prices rise more than 2% on back of China easing quarantine measures Reopening stocks jump after China’s eased Covid measures reported China trims Covid quarantine time by two days Chinese state media announced on Friday that the country will reduce quarantine time for international travelers by two days. The revised rules state travelers will … Read more

Netflix’s ‘The Carter’ Makes ‘The Gray Man’ Look Like Child’s Play

Netflix's 'The Carter' Makes 'The Gray Man' Look Like Child's Play

There are thousands upon thousands of action movies and yet virtually none deliver the sheer, gonzo pandemonium of The Carter, a film of such bravura showmanship that, with each successive set piece, it feels like it’s actively shaming its genre brethren. South Korean director Jung Byung-gil’s prior The Villainess was his own masterpiece of brutality, … Read more

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on cross-Strait relations that could have further increased regional tensions. Pelosi, the first incumbent House speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years, … Read more

North Korea pushes traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

North Korea pushes traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — As a medical student in North Korea, Lee Gwang-jin said he treated his fevers and other minor ailments with traditional herbal medicine. But bad illness could mean trouble because hospitals in his rural hometown lacked the ambulances, beds, even the electricity at times needed to treat critical or emergency patients. … Read more