Asia

Sarah Sanders Teaches Media a Lesson After Reporter Says 'Fake News' Is a Term Dictators Use

During a press briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about dictators using the term “fake news.”<p>Politico's Matthew …

Conservative View

Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hike

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike.<p>KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX was off 8 points at 13,183.33 points and France's CAC-40 shed 4 points to 5,424.53. London's FTSE 100 was unchanged at 7,500.28. On …

Markets

5 Surprisingly Affordable — and Warm — Winter Escapes

Exotic vacations don’t need to be expensive.<p>Travelers who want to escape this winter can opt for a vacation a bit off the beaten path. Quicken found …

Holiday Travel

Yat Lok 一樂燒鵝 – Michelin Starred Roast Goose Restaurant. Best Roast In Hong Kong?

[Hong Kong] One swift look at “Hongkong Top Roast Goose”, and you will have Yat Lok 一樂燒鵝appearing in almost every publication.The restaurant has been …

Hong Kong

How China will win the next war

December 13, 2017 8:49AM<p>IT’S a war the United States is not prepared to fight. After decades facing off against Russia in Europe, and a …

War

Uber doubles down on Indonesia after hiring its first country president

As part of its new approach to Asia, Uber has announced its first president for its business in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country.<p>Monika Rudijono will take up the role in January, joining from advertising and marketing firm Grey where she had …

Technology

Philippines' Duterte wins extra year of martial law powers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won martial law powers across the southern third of the country for one more year on Wednesday to combat Islamic …

Rodrigo Duterte

A 6-Year-Old Who Reviews Toys Online Made $11M On YouTube Last Year

Ever feel like you haven't accomplished anything with your life?Maybe your career isn't what you imagined. Or you never backpacked across Southeast …

Kids

Traveling to Japan? Read the Japan Traveler's Companion

Whether you've been to Japan and love it, or can't wait to go, I've got a book for you. <b>Japan Traveler's Companion: Japan's Most Famous Sights from</b> …

Japan

Sri Lanka Hands Major Port to China to Ease Its Debt

NEW DELHI — Struggling to pay its debt to Chinese firms, the nation of Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease last week, in a deal that government critics have said threatens the country’s sovereignty.<p>In recent years, China has shored up its …

China

Baked Tomatoes and Mozzarella Recipe

Place tomatoes and mozzarella in an ovenproof dish that will fit everything very snugly in a single layer. If using a block of mozzarella, you can …

Recipes

Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport under anti-sex tourism law

CANBERRA, Australia - A convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport on Wednesday under new laws aimed at keeping …

Australia

Nigeria docked points, World Cup qualification unaffected

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nigeria have been docked two points for fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier against Algeria but their place at next year’s finals in Russia has not been affected, FIFA said on Tuesday.<p>Nigeria team group before the match Action Images via Reuters / Peter …

FIFA

A Secluded Vietnam Beach Escape (Cooking Lessons, Included)

While the Nam Hai in Hoi An has been a favorite of Asian travelers for years (its beautiful beach is just three hours from Singapore and two from …

Vietnam

Solon wants nationwide martial law but Lorenzana bucks proposal

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Kusug Tausug party-list Rep. Shernee Tan. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO and congress.gov.ph<p>A party-list lawmaker …

Philippines

Uber Is Making Friends With Asia’s Taxi Industry

Uber Technologies Inc. is embracing the taxi industry in Asia, turning some of its former enemies into allies as it tries to win over customers from …

Business

Amaravati Buddhist art to finally be seen in full glory at British Museum

After a two-year declutter and revamp, the Sir Joseph Hotung gallery will allow visitors to view Asian antiquities up close<p>For decades, the Amaravati sculptures, a stupendous collection of early Buddhist art considered one of the greatest treasures in the British Museum, have been poorly lit and …

Culture

The Ultimate Guide to A Week of Adventure in Thailand

Do you guys remember our whirlwind tour of Peru? That time we went to Machu Picchu, the desert dunes of Paracas, and the mesmerizing salt ponds of …

Thailand

Kapil Sibal wrong about Rama Setu? Scientists say bridge likely man-made

<b>Is a there a man-made land bridge between the southern coast of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka? Is there scientific evidence that supports the idea of a</b> …

Sri Lanka

BSF's 'Operation Arjun' forced Pakistan Rangers to commit to peaceful resolution of issues, say defence officials

<b>New Delhi:</b> After a month of heavy exchange of fire with Pakistan, it was finally the BSF's "Operation Arjun" that brought the Pakistani border guards …

Pakistan

After years of battling against city taxis, Uber is embracing them in Asia

Uber’s public enemy No. 1 was once the global taxi industry. “We’re in a political campaign, and the candidate is Uber and the opponent is an asshole named taxi,” former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick once said at a tech conference in 2014.<p>Three years later, Kalanick is out, and in Asia, the company’s …

Uber

Frozen yogurt chain llaollao 'far from finished' in Singapore, it says

SINGAPORE: Spanish frozen yogurt chain llaollao, which saw its 29 Singapore outlets replaced by another froyo brand, Yole, called the closure a …

Frozen

The 10 Best Pools in the World for an Instagram-Worthy Honeymoon

Pack your bikini (and be sure to bring your camera) for a dip in one of the 10 best hotel pools in the world.

Hotels

Jakarta to review bylaws of former governor Djarot

The Jakarta administration is to review several bylaws, including those on job opportunities, city zoning and permits, that were issued by former …

Indonesia

Carlsberg moves closer to Habeco deal in Vietnam

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish brewer Carlsberg (CO:CARLa) has edged closer to reaching an agreement with the Vietnamese government to increase its …

Vietnam

Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes

A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial …

Business

EM ASIA FX-Indonesian rupiah, Thai baht edge lower; Philippine peso rises

Dec 13 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar as of 0152 GMT.<p>CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR<p>Change as of<p>0152 …

Economy

Huge Labor Law Protests in Kaohsiung Threaten DPP Unity

With reportedly more than 30,000 people taking to the streets yesterday in Kaohsiung in demonstration against planned changes to the Labor Standards Act, significantly larger than any protest in Taipei to date, pressure upon the DPP regarding planned changes will continue, increasing the likelihood …

Taiwan

Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine?

CHICAGO/LONDON - When French drugmaker Sanofi published the results of clinical trials of children given its dengue vaccine two years ago, the …

Viruses

Proof: It’s Dumping in Hokkaido, Japan

Cue the feelings of FOMO. While we've had a rather slow start to the season in many parts of Northern America, Japan is enjoying bountiful snow, and …

Snowboarding