ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakh police detained dozens of people who demonstrated in the Central Asian nation’s biggest city on Thursday after an opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged his followers to protest.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – Singapore is the most likely venue for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. official said, after Pyongyang cleared a major obstacle to the meeting with the release of three American prisoners.
DEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) – A hostage crisis at a high-security jail in Indonesia ended on Thursday after Islamist militant prisoners who killed five police surrendered and released an officer they were holding, police said.
NAIROBI (Reuters) – A dam burst in a Kenyan town after weeks of heavy rain, causing “huge destruction” and deaths, a government official said on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Najib Razak appeared to raise doubt on Thursday that his mentor-turned-foe Mahathir Mohamad would succeed him as prime minister following the stunning defeat of his ruling coalition in the country’s general election.
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – A Cambodian judge on Thursday upheld the “insurrection” convictions of 11 members and supporters of the country’s now dissolved main opposition party.
A slowdown in economic growth seems set to delay any interest rate rise until at least August.
Inspectors hold up agricultural products, luxury cars and pet food ahead of trade talks
The US-China trade talks did little to allay fears of a “trade war”. Beyond a few basic points of agreement and a vague commitment to hold further talks, there seems little real movement on key issues – the bilateral trade deficit and China’s industrial policies. What will happen next?