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May 23, 2017 3:10 AM Oil prices fall early Tuesday as White House proposes US oil reserve sales

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed the sale of half the country's strategic oil reserves in his budget plan, just as producer club OPEC and its allies are cutting output to tighten the market. After rising in Asian morning trading, Brent crude futures reversed their gains and were at $53.66 per barrel at 0232 GMT, down 21 cents 28

May 22, 2017 11:55 AM EU warns France and Spain on deficits, clears Portugal

Brussels - The EU on Monday kept France and Spain on notice for excessive public spending, but absolved bailed-out Portugal after it stayed within the bloc's deficit limit for the first time since 2007. The European Commission, giving its opinions as part of its annual assessment of EU national budgets, also singled out Italy for running a worryingly 8

May 22, 2017 10:48 AM U.N. experts urge Indonesia to overturn Jakarta governor's blasphemy conviction

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. experts urged Indonesia on Monday to free Jakarta's Christian governor, who was jailed this month for blasphemy - a conviction that risks encouraging Islamists to challenge secularism in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese popularly known as "Ahok", was jailed on May 9 for a longer-than-expected 10

May 21, 2017 12:06 PM Pacific Rim nations fight to save TPP trade pact

HANOI: Asia-Pacific trade ministers agreed Sunday to try to revive a massive free trade pact, even though the US reaffirmed its decision to pull out, as fears grow of a new global era of protectionism. The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership covered 40 percent of the global economy before Trump abruptly abandoned it in January to meet a campaign pledge 11

May 21, 2017 2:15 AM Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world

RIYADH: U.S. President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will attempt a reset on Sunday with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on the campaign trail last year and trying to ban many from the United States. Trump's afternoon speech at an Arab Islamic American Summit (4:20 p.m. local/9:20 a.m. EDT) will include 11

May 21, 2017 1:56 AM Apec trade talks in statement wording dispute, Russia says

Trade ministers pose for a group photo with other trade ministers during the Apec Ministers Responsible For Trade (Apec MRT 23) meeting in Hanoi May 20, 2017. — Reuters picHANOI, May 21 — Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in Vietnam this weekend may fail to issue a joint statement amid a dispute over wording, according to Russian Economy Minister 8

May 20, 2017 10:46 PM Decisively re-elected, Rouhani defies hardliners, pledges to open Iran

BEIRUT: President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second term. Rouhani, long known as a cautious and mild-mannered establishment insider, reinvented himself as a bold champion 20

May 20, 2017 7:25 PM Asia watching fate of Nafta amid Trump review: Malaysia

Asian governments are watching with some anxiety the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement as the Trump administration kicks off a review of the pact. “All of us are keen to know whether America is committed to have an open, liberal trading environment,” Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed said in an interview on Friday on the sidelines 19

May 20, 2017 12:13 PM Iran's Rouhani wins re-election

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli confirmed the result on state television, saying Rouhani had won 23.5 million votes – 57% – compared to 15.8 million – 38.3% – for hardline 13

May 20, 2017 10:20 AM Sultan Nazrin: Teachers a major force in fight against corruption

KUALA KANGSAR: Six decades of development can be destroyed in just a single decade through wrongdoings that result in wastage, warns Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. "It is, therefore, a must and even compulsory to build a Malaysian race which has integrity, is honest, trustworthy and transparent not only to keep the weasel away from the chickens 21