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Tibet struggles against slow decline

Hong Kong: Sixty years after the Dalai Lama fled into permanent Indian exile, the cause of Tibetan freedom that earned him a Nobel prize and a celebrity-studded international following has lost much of its momentum – neutralised, analysts say, by the passage of time and China’s rising global power.


Theresa May the servant prime minister

Trick question: Who is in control of Brexit? Theresa May or parliament?


World markets themes for the week ahead

NEW YORK: Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week


Airlines with buyers' remorse may use Boeing 737 MAX ban to revise orders

For airlines that over-ordered the latest version of Boeing's 737 workhorse, the grounding could be a good excuse to delay or cancel purchases, saving cash on the balance sheet, analysts said.


Washington asks Russia: Where's your proof ex-U.S. marine is a spy?

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States on Friday asked why Russia had not provided any evidence to back up its accusation that Paul Whelan, a detained former U.S. marine, was a spy, a day after Whelan alleged he was being mistreated by a "kangaroo court."


Global stocks gain on trade, Brexit optimism, US$ slides

NEW YORK: A gauge of global equity markets hit a five-month high on Friday on investor optimism over U.S.-Chinese trade talks and hopes a new Brexit vote next week will prove successful, but the dollar headed to its biggest weekly loss since early December.


Mueller, in U.S. court filing, says multiple probes continue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Special Counsel's Office on Friday asked a court to delay sentencing for U.S. President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, amid "ongoing investigations" stemming from the Russia investigation.

Corporate News

Buffett's Berkshire says vice chairmen Jain, Abel each make US$18mil

NEW YORK: Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said its newest vice chairmen, Greg Abel and Ajit Jain, were each awarded about US$18 million last year, in the first detailed look at the pay of the men considered the leading candidates to succeed Warren Buffett as the conglomerate's chief executive.


U.S. imposes visa bans on International Criminal Court investigators - Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will withdraw or deny visas to any International Criminal Court personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces or allies in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.


North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' US, rethink nuclear test freeze

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a senior diplomat said on Friday, according to news reports from the North's capital.