Asian stocks rose, buyers cautious as markets await US inflation test

An investor looks at an electronic board displaying stock information at a brokerage in Beijing, China, August 25, 2015. Major Chinese stock indexes sank more than 6 percent in early trading Tuesday, after Monday’s disaster that saw Chinese stock exchanges suffer the biggest. Losses since the global financial crisis, destabilizing financial markets around the world. … Read more

Amid global concern, Ukraine and Russia have traded blame for attacks on nuclear plants

Kyiv warns of a Chernobyl-style disaster unless the region is secured The two sides support the visit of the nuclear inspectors UN’s Guterres says any attack on nuclear plant is ‘suicide’ A British scientist says the risk of a major nuclear accident is small Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports according to agreed procedures Kyiv … Read more

China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – China’s military on Monday announced new military exercises in the seas and airspace around Taiwan – a day after the scheduled completion of its largest-ever exercise in protest of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week to Taipei. China’s Eastern Theater Command has said it will conduct joint exercises focusing on … Read more

Air strikes and rocket attacks push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

15 dead and dozens wounded – Palestinian Ministry of Health At least 200 rockets were fired at the Israeli army Israel killed an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli planes bombed Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets into Israel on Saturday, a day after an Israeli operation against Islamic Jihad led … Read more

ASEAN warns of the dangers of Taiwan’s “miscalculation”, ready to help with dialogue

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s ASEAN bloc warned on Thursday that the volatility caused by tensions in the Taiwan Strait could lead to “miscalculation, dangerous confrontation, open conflicts and unpredictable consequences between major powers”. The comments by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a statement of their foreign ministers came after Cambodia’s president … Read more