[GENEVA] The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with a fishing boat before being detained on Friday, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official.

[SEOUL] South Korea is seeking to ratchet up penalties against lawmakers who increase their wealth by leveraging secrets obtained in office.

[SEOUL] North Korea's state media has slammed Japan for its recent trade restrictions against Seoul over wartime slavery disputes, accusing Tokyo of "destroying the trend of peace" on the Korean...

[SHANGHAI] China's state pension fund surplus stood at more than 5 trillion yuan (S$987.23 billion) in the first half of 2019, a government official said as Beijing tries to allay fears that it...

[SHANGHAI] The United States should reject "prejudice" and respect facts instead of vilifying China's record on religious rights, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily said on Saturday...

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's embattled leader will not be making further concessions to the city's protesters, two of her top advisers said, as the government digs in despite several large...

[BRASÍLIA] Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday there was no hunger in the country, citing the lack of rail-thin poor people in the streets as proof.

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Friday offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threatens global supplies of memory chips...

[WASHINGTON] Equifax Inc is poised to reach a roughly US$700 million deal to settle investigations into its massive data breach, in line with what the credit-reporting company previously set aside...

[LONDON] The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations.