[BASTIA] Hundreds of firefighters were battling blazes across southern France on Monday, with one inferno spreading across 900 hectares of forest and threatening homes on the island of Corsica,...

[CHICAGO] A survivor of a horror truck journey in which 10 migrants suffocated to death has told how travellers took turns breathing through a tiny hole in a desperate bid to stay alive, US...

[WASHINGTON] Donald Trump's son-in-law and top White House adviser Jared Kushner denied colluding with Moscow to sway the 2016 election Monday, insisting a string of undisclosed meetings with...

[WASHINGTON] The Federal Reserve announced Monday that it was streamlining part of its Volcker Rule compliance regulations, providing guidelines to banks seeking more time to start up and spin off...

THE global economy is enjoying the "broadest synchronised upswing" it has experienced in the past decade, thanks largely to buoyant growth in world trade which is expected to continue over...

HEADLINE inflation for the middle- and highest-income households has risen for the first time in two years, but has been in a sustained decline since the first half of 2015 for the lowest 20 per cent...

TWO government agencies are jointly investing in a new satellite-based system costing some S$8.4 million to enhance search-and-rescue operations within Singapore's maritime waters and air space. ...

THERE'S a risk of a global trade war should US President Donald Trump decide to restrict imports of steel, according to Japan's leading mills group, which warns any new US curbs on the...

THE former Communist Party boss of one of China's most important cities, the south-western megalopolis of Chongqing, is under investigation for "suspected serious violations of discipline...

IN September 2015, the US Federal Reserve cited risks from China as a key reason for delaying its first interest rate hike in a decade. A wall of Chinese debt maturing in the next few years could...

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