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Iran: Lifting US sanctions will help salvage nuclear deal

Aug 29, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says Iran's supreme leader will not meet President Donald Trump unless Washington halts its "economic terrorism" that has hurt ordinary Iranians

Police say 1 soldier killed in protest in Indonesia's Papua

Aug 28, 2019

Police say an Indonesian soldier has been killed and five police officers injured in a violent protest in the restive Papua region

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Aug 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a sparsely populated part of Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans

Judge postpones 2nd corruption trial of Malaysia's former PM

Aug 19, 2019

A judge has delayed by a week the second trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for alleged corruption linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Malaysia charges 17 Goldman Sachs figures over 1MDB scandal

Aug 9, 2019

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB

Indonesia's leader says sinking Jakarta needs giant sea wall

Jul 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says he wants to see the speedy construction of a giant sea wall to prevent the low-lying capital of Jakarta from sinking under the sea

Indonesia's Widodo tells AP he'll push economy, labor reform

Jul 26, 2019

Indonesia's president is vowing to push sweeping economic reforms, saying he will not have political constraints in his final term in office

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

Jun 7, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times

Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

Jun 6, 2019

Asian markets mixed after Trump threatens to push ahead with tariffs on Mexican goods

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

Jun 2, 2019

China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters