[BRUSSELS] The European Commission has proposed setting up a 15-billion-euro (S$23.5 billion) fund to invest in strategic companies that have been weakened by the Covid-19 crisis.

[TAIPEI] Taiwan's top court decriminalised adultery Friday, ruling the law against it breached constitutional protections of sexual autonomy and equality, in a move hailed by rights groups.

[HONG KONG] Embattled Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai - one of the financial hub's most prominent democracy activists - said on Friday he would fight till the last against Beijing's...

[WASHINGTON] Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell will speak in a public webcast on Friday, with the details of the US central bank's coronavirus-era programmes nearly complete and attention...

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