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SEOUL (Reuters) - While a North Korean deadline for the United States to soften its stand on denuclearisation talks passed uneventfully over the New Year, state media and propaganda efforts have been focussing on the prospect of a long confrontation with the United States.
WINNIPEG: Food company Nestle SA said it has teamed up with small Canadian plant-based food ingredient makers Burcon and Merit Functional Foods, the second such supply agreement this month that targets Canadian crops.
BANGKOK (AP): When Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the International Court of Justice last month, she gambled the remaining shreds of her hard-won international reputation on a rebuttal of accusations that her country's military committed genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims.
NEW YORK (Bloomberg): More than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in China and dozens of others are dead, while the United States, Europe and South Asia confirmed new cases as travelers return home from the outbreak’s center in Wuhan.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia ranks third among 20 countries that provide an education system with equal opportunities for all, after Finland and China, a study found.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly lower against the greenback as investors await for the release of key economic data by the Statistics Department today.
JAKARTA: The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has said it is ready to issue a fatwa against popular streaming service Netflix should the platform be reported and found to have hosted “negative” content.
HONG KONG (AFP): Investor nerves over the spread of a deadly new virus from China hammered Asian equities and oil benchmarks on Thursday (Jan 23), as authorities moved to contain the disease.
SINGAPORE: The global shipping market is set for a recovery, benefiting from new global rules on marine fuels that came into effect at the beginning of the year after more than a decade of tough market conditions, according to IHS Markit.
DAVOS (The Straits Times/ANN): At a time when globalisation is under pressure around the world, Singapore has to continue to bet on countries cooperating closely with one another, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Jan 22).