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China's slowdown rolls on into October, early indicators show

Business / Economy Oct 28, 2019

China's slowdown rolls on into October, early indicators show

China's third-quarter slowdown continued into October, with only a few signs of stabilization evident amid the weakest pace of expansion in almost thirty years. Bloomberg Economics' gauge aggregating the earliest available indicators from financial markets and businesses showed the economy cooling for a sixth month, ...

Netflix and global warming? Not actually that chill

World Oct 28, 2019

Netflix and global warming? Not actually that chill

Movie nights once required driving to the local video store to rent, rewind and return the latest blockbuster. Now on-demand video content providers offer countless binge-worthy options at the touch of a finger. But experts say the ease of streaming services comes with a hefty ...

Yale tied up in academic censorship row in Singapore

Asia Pacific Oct 28, 2019

Yale tied up in academic censorship row in Singapore

Yale's Singapore college has become embroiled in a row about academic freedom after axing a course on dissent, with the controversy fueling a wider debate on whether universities are compromising their values to expand abroad. The Yale-NUS College, a partnership with the National University of ...

What is China's Communist Party plenum?

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 28, 2019

What is China's Communist Party plenum?

The elite Central Committee of China's ruling Communist Party will hold a closed-door meeting from Monday to Thursday to set the major policies for the year ahead and beyond, and will probably discuss crises ranging from Hong Kong to the trade war with Washington. Formally, ...

Editorials Oct 28, 2019

A revealing ride by Kim Jong Un

Experts warn that photos of Kim Jong Un charging up Mount Paektu could anticipate a bold move from North Korea's leader that could have profound consequences for the region.

Taekwondo officials call for board to resign

More Sports Oct 28, 2019

Taekwondo officials call for board to resign

The All Japan Taekwondo Association decided Monday to call for the mass resignation of its entire board of directors, including President Noboru Kanehara, amid an ongoing dispute with athletes over training policies. The decision was made at an extraordinary board meeting in Tokyo, where it ...

Kakuryu sits atop latest rankings

Sumo Oct 28, 2019

Kakuryu sits atop latest rankings

Kakuryu will go into next month's Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in pole position as he searches for his seventh career championship, while Takakeisho returns at the sport's second-highest rank of ozeki, according to the latest rankings released by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday. Kakuryu ...