Holding back the waves: Asia's land grab

Holding back the waves: Asia's land grab

Earlier this year, Belgium and the Netherlands moved their borders. New meanders in the river Meuse between both countries had created a lawless peninsula of illicit raves that the Dutch couldn’t legally police and the Belgians could reach only by boat. The discovery of a decapitated body precipitated action: in January, the border was redefined […]

Rain Dove, partner of Rose McGowan breaks silence on Asia Argento, leaked text messages

Rain Dove, partner of Rose McGowan breaks silence on Asia Argento, leaked text messages

CLOSE Prominent Harvey Weinstein accuser and MeToo advocate, Asia Argento, allegedly paid off a young actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him. Buzz60 Asia Argento poses on May 19, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.(Photo: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images) Rain Dove, the model who is dating Rose McGowan, is speaking out about […]

Fast Asia Open: Japan retail sales, Australia building approvals

Fast Asia Open: Japan retail sales, Australia building approvals

The Argentine peso has suffered its biggest tumble since its late-2015 devaluation, sending it to a fresh record low and prompting the International Monetary Fund to agree to revise the terms of its $50bn bailout package for the country. Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, said it would “re-examine the phasing of the financial program” after […]

Asia Stocks Mixed After Rally; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap

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Boeing says Asia needs 240000 pilots over next two decades

Boeing says Asia needs 240000 pilots over next two decades

Image caption Commercial airlines pilots will be in high demand in China, South East Asia and India If you need a job, you may want to consider training as an airline pilot and moving to China. Boeing forecasts that the Asia Pacific will need the greatest number of pilots, technicians and cabin crew over the […]

Asia Argento Has Been Fired from X Factor Italy

Asia Argento Has Been Fired from X Factor Italy

Argento photographed attending Rome’s “Non Una Di Meno” march on March 8, 2018. By Christian Minelli/NurPhoto/Getty Images. A week after being accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old and subsequently paying him a pricey $380,000 settlement, Asia Argento has been fired from her gig as a judge on X Factor Italy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, […]

China takes the high ground in Nepal

China takes the high ground in Nepal

While a joint China-Nepal military exercise scheduled for September 15 will only involve a platoon of soldiers from each side, the maneuvers will be warily watched in neighboring India as yet another sign of Beijing’s march to break its long-time strategic hold on the country. China and Nepal conducted their first such exercise, known as […]

Fire kills 19 people at hot springs hotel in northeastern China

Fire kills 19 people at hot springs hotel in northeastern China

Asia A fire tore through a hot springs hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin before dawn on Saturday, killing 19 people and causing 23 others to be taken to hospital, city officials said. The interior of a hot springs hotel which caught fire early in the morning is pictured in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, […]

Southeast Asia officials demand Rohingya crisis investigation

Southeast Asia officials demand Rohingya crisis investigation

More than 130 members of parliament from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor Leste and the Philippines are calling for an International Criminal Court investigation of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, the Guardian reports. Why it matters: The call from the 132 MPs — members of the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights — is the “most united condemnation” of […]

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