The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding on Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the US territory deeper into…
British prime minister Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and…
US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to China will help to settle trade and other disputes between the two countries and may pave the way for more American investment in a massive regional infrastructure initiative, China’s…
Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong found time to meet anti-graft tsar Wang Qishan on Wednesday during a hectic three-day visit to China – to the surprise of many China watchers and apparently even to Wang himself.
Bangladesh’s army was ordered on Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.
US-backed fighters have seized 90 per cent of Raqqa from Islamic State (IS), a monitor said on Wednesday, as they announced they were in the “final stages” of capturing the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold.
A diamond ring worth about HK$1 million has been found in a Tsim Sha Tsui park and confirmed to be one of nine pieces of jewellery stolen in a daring daylight smash-and-grab robbery, according to police sources.
The United States’ closest allies in Asia seemed blindsided by US President Donald Trump’s latest outburst against North Korea, in which he threatened not just to act against Kim Jong-un’s regime but to destroy an entire country of 25…
Rescue teams kept up a desperate search on Wednesday for survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed at least 217 people in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake that still haunts the country.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang welcomed Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Beijing on Tuesday, saying he hoped to “inject new energy” into China’s ties both with the city state and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday as he opened a gathering of world leaders dominated by the crisis with North Korea.
The sale of former White House communications director and investor Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital to a consortium that includes a Chinese buyer is still on track, with the closing date set for month’s end, the firm’s chief…
Many of our streets have been buried in paper and plastic waste in the past week. Barges bound for the mainland are filled to the brim with bushels of scrap newspapers and cardboard with nowhere to go.
The US flew four F-35B stealth fighter jets and two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force after North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s defence ministry said.
The Japanese, like other nations, have long placed food and farming at the heart of their traditional culture. They have long regarded rice, especially, with a semi-mystical reverence, performing a whole series of seasonal rituals to…
Is the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) being sneaky again? The new and improved URA is supposed to be more people-oriented, caring and responsive to local needs, and to stop being overly-friendly to big developers.
Macau looked to be heading for the history books on Sunday night as observers predicted voters had turned out in record numbers for the crucial Legislative Assembly elections in the former Portuguese enclave.
Mark McGinnis, a 22-year-old graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, dreams of becoming secretary of state someday and has spent lots of time in Washington, accumulating experience in Congress and the Supreme Court.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war and armed Islamist rebellion pose “rising” risks to the Philippine economy, though it should continue to grow robustly in the short term, Moody’s Investors Service said.
Back in the early 1990s, Lu Enguang was a peasant turned small time entrepreneur in a village in Shandong, China, who had made his first pot of gold by selling school drawing instruments and double-glazed drinking glasses to students.