Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics
Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games. President Joko Widodo revealed Indonesia's intentions after talks with Olympics chief Thomas Bach and Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, head of the Olympic Council of Asia. The announcement came on the penultimate…
Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon
More than 1,200 people have been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms so far this year, according to figures collected by AFP as India counts the rising toll from floods that have devastated southern Kerala state.
Asian markets fall in line with Wall Street as tech firms take a hit
Asian markets mostly fell Friday as investors struggled to maintain the previous day's positive momentum following losses on Wall Street, with technology firms tracking a sharp fall in Apple. While worries about the Syrian crisis and a potential China-US trade war keep dealers on edge, focus has for now moved to the corporate arena as…
Trump hails Asian tour, but ends it abruptly
Donald Trump hailed a "tremendously successful" five-nation tour of Asia in which he made a lot of friends, as he ended it abruptly Tuesday by skipping most of a Philippine summit.
Dollar, equities stutter in Asia after Trump rally
The dollar dipped on Thursday in Asia as investors brushed off another record Wall Street close and upbeat US data while the rally in stock markets stuttered.