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Business 01 Apr 2019 | 6:48 AM

China announces trade concessions as negotiators head to US

BEIJING: The Chinese government said it will extend a suspension of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. autos and include the opioid fentanyl in a list of controlled substances, two steps that could generate a positive atmosphere for trade negotiations due to resume this week.

Business 06 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ageing Japan defies demographics

JUST returned from a brief trip to Sapporo.

Business 15 May 2019 | 5:31 AM

Malaysia's population increased to 32.66m in Q1

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total population for the first quarter of 2019 rose by 1.1% to 32.66 million from 32.29 million while males outnumbered females by 107 to 100.

Business 29 May 2019 | 12:01 AM

Emails show Trump EPA overruled career staff on Wisconsin air pollution

WASHINGTON: Politically appointed U.S. environmental officials last year overruled concerns of career scientists about air pollution in a Wisconsin county where U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed for a factory to be built by Foxconn Technology Co, newly released internal emails show.

Business 29 May 2019 | 12:06 AM

J&J's greed helped fuel US opioid crisis, Oklahoma claims at trial

NORMAN, Oklahoma: Johnson & Johnson's greed led the drugmaker to use deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, the state of Oklahoma alleged at the start of the first trial to result from lawsuits over the drug crisis.

Business 19 Jun 2019 | 11:27 PM

Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands: Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, the international investigative team said on Wednesday.

One Man's Meat 13 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

A ticking time bomb at sea

WITH Bohey Dulang island in the background, a 30-something divemaster checked his surroundings.

Ceritalah 21 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Water now more expensive than petrol

NEARLY four years ago, the south Indian city of Chennai (capital of Tamil Nadu) was under water. The worst floods in living history – the result of cyclones from the Bay of Bengal – had reduced this manufacturing and services powerhouse of eleven million to a standstill as brackish water lapped at the wheels of the planes parked at the Anna International Airport. The human tragedy was substantial, with over 500 deaths and some 1.8 million people displaced.