Asia trades mixed; Shanghai slips; Nikkei up 1.5% – CNBC

Asia markets were mixed on Thursday, as traders digested another round of Chinese data, as well as interest rate decisions from central banks in New Zealand and South Korea. The Japanese Nikkei 225 closed up 210.15 points, or 1.26 percent, at 16,852.35. South Korea’s Kospi added 16.38 points, or 0.84 percent, to 1,969.33, while Down […]

US sends 3 B-2 bombers to Asia-Pacific – CNN

“Strategic bomber deployments ensure our ability to project power at a time and place of our choosing and develop strong interoperability with our regional allies and partners,” Robinson said. During an appearance in Australia on Tuesday, Robinson called on that country and others in the region to assert their rights to fly over the South […]

Europe roars approval as ECB pulls out the bazooka – Reuters

LONDON The euro slumped and shares and bonds rallied on Thursday as traders cheered aggressive stimulus measures by the European Central Bank which cut its main interest rate to zero and souped up its QE program to include corporate bonds. Markets had been wondering what Mario Draghi had left up his sleeve but any doubts […]

Trump’s positions on trade, alliances could roil Asia ties – U.S. News & World Report

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — China is ripping off America in trade and should be slapped with a fat import tax. U.S. military allies Japan and South Korea are freeloading and need to pull their weight. The pan-Pacific trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration is a “total disaster.” With characteristic brashness, […]

Maxim Mitrokhin takes over as Kaspersky Asia Pacific head – Economic Times

MUMBAI: Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow headquartered cyber security major has put Maxim Mitrokhin as the Asia Pacific head, the company said on Thursday. This comes at a time when the Kaspersky is pushing hard to increase its footprint in the cyber security segment and seeing huge growth in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and India. In […]

Islamic State defector brings ‘goldmine’ of details on 22000 supporters – Reuters

LONDON A disillusioned former member of Islamic State has passed a stolen memory stick of documents identifying 22,000 supporters in over 50 countries to a British journalist, a leak that could help the West target Islamist fighters planning attacks. Leaks of such detailed information about Islamic State are rare and give Britain’s spies a potential […]

Shooting Near Pittsburgh Kills 5 and Wounds 3 at Party – New York Times

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Ukrainian Pilot on Hunger Strike Agrees to Take Water – New York Times

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Migrant crisis: Merkel condemns closure of Balkan route – BBC News

Migrant crisis: Merkel condemns closure of Balkan route – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Merkel said “Greece cannot bear the weight for long” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed European nations for “unilaterally” shutting the Balkan route for migrants. She said this had put Greece in a “very difficult situation” and such decisions should be taken by the whole of the EU. Austria, […]