Ukraine says bodies of all 11 Ukrainians in Iran plane crash identified

World News - Fri, 2020-01-17 02:21
The bodies of all 11 Ukrainians who died in last week's plane crash in Iran have been identified and will be transported back to Ukraine on Jan. 19, the interior ministry said in a statement to Reuters on Thursday.
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Canadian, UK ministers pay respects to victims of plane downed by Iran

World News - Fri, 2020-01-17 02:21
Foreign ministers from Canada and Britain paid their respects on Thursday to those who died when Iran shot down an airliner last week, ahead of talks between the affected countries to discuss their response.
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Asian shares firm as China data show signs of easing economic strains

World News - Fri, 2020-01-17 02:18
Asian shares rose on Friday after data in China showed pressure on the world's second biggest economy may be starting to diminish.
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China markets split on outcome of LPR lending benchmark in January

World News - Fri, 2020-01-17 02:12
China's financial markets are nearly evenly divided over whether the benchmark lending rate will be lowered or kept steady next Monday, a survey of participants showed, after the central bank kept rates on medium-term loans unchanged this week.
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Australia town mourns volunteer firefighter fallen in bushfires

World News - Fri, 2020-01-17 02:10
Firefighters, family and the small Australian town of Holbrook hailed fallen volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul a hero in a solemn funeral on Friday, as long awaited rains started to extinguish some of the deadly bushfires raging for months.
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China fourth-quarter GDP grows 6%, in line with expectations and hovering near 30-year low

World News - Fri, 2020-01-17 02:02
China's economy grew 6.0% in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a year earlier, official data showed on Friday, in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous quarter's pace.
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China 2019 crude steel output jumps 8.3%, sets second straight annual record

World News - Fri, 2020-01-17 01:57
Crude steel production in China climbed to a record just shy of 1 billion tonnes in 2019, boosted by a resilient property market and robust demand as Beijing beefed up infrastructure spending in a bid to weather a slowdown in economic growth.
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Instant View: China's economic growth slows to 6.1% in 2019, near 30-year low

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 23:31
China's economy grew 6.0% in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a year earlier, official data showed on Friday, in line with expectations and steadying from the previous quarter's pace.
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China's annual aluminum output slips for first time in decade

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:40
China's annual aluminum production fell for the first time in 10 years in 2019, official data showed on Friday, hit by softer demand amid the Sino-U.S. trade row and large-scale smelter outages.
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China's 2019 pork output plunges to 16-year low as disease culls herd

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:37
China's 2019 pork output plunged to a 16-year low, official data showed on Friday, as the fatal hog disease African swine fever killed millions of pigs in the world's top producer.
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China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites, but ends 2019 on firmer note

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:29
China's economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and more stimulus steps are expected this year to help avert a sharper slowdown.
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Asian shares firm as China's GDP raises hopes of recovery

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:25
Asian shares rose on Friday after global stock indexes and Wall Street posted more records, and as China's economic growth matched expectations in spite of U.S. trade pressures.
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China to roll out more support measures as economy faces pressure: statistics head

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:24
China will maintain a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy in 2020 and roll out more support measures this year as the economy faces downward pressure, the chief of the country's statistics bureau said on Friday.
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China's 2019 property investment solid, but first sales drop in 5 years dents outlook

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:20
China's property investment hit a two-year low in December even as it grew at a solid pace in 2019, adding to recent signs of a slackening in the sector and suggested Beijing might need to offer more stimulus to stabilize a cooling economy.
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China's 2019 and December crude oil runs hit record highs

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:05
China's crude oil throughput rose to a record high in 2019 following the start-up of two mega-refineries, official data showed on Friday, with December posting the highest daily run-rate on record.
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Pentagon gets request to build roughly 270 miles of Trump border wall

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:46
The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles (435 km) of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability, a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday.
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Special Report: How secrecy in U.S. courts hobbles regulators

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:46
Something wasn’t right with the Rhino.
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Trump might raise Burisma hacking with Putin: White House

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:45
U.S. President Donald Trump may discuss the reported hacking of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma the next time he talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House on Thursday.
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Ukraine asks FBI to help probe suspected Russian hack of Burisma

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:45
Ukraine has asked the FBI in the United States for help investigating a suspected cyberattack by Russian military hackers on Burisma, an energy company caught up in the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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China's 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 years: stats bureau

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:41
China's birth rate fell to its lowest last year since the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago, posing a long-term challenge for its government.
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