US & Canada

Woman who entered Trump's Mar-a-Lago pleads not guilty

FBI says Yujing Zhang was arrested at the Florida resort with mobile phones, a laptop and thumb drive carrying malware.

Chinese woman who entered Trump's Mar-a-Lago pleads not guilty

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong Film Festival: Still Human scoops three awards

The film explores the relationship between a paralysed man and a Filipina caregiver who gives up her dream to earn a living.

Malaysia

China signals Belt and Road shift with Malaysia rail project

Major rail project expected to resume next month after the Malaysian government secured a one-third reduction in cost.

China signals Belt and Road shift with Malaysia rail project

China

'Last female' of rare turtle species dies in China zoo

The animal was one of only four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to exist in the world.

'Last female' of rare turtle species dies in China zoo

Malaysia

Malaysia rail project to resume after China agrees to cost cut

Malaysia's new government stopped work on 688km project last year, amid concern about hefty price tag.

Malaysia rail project to resume after China agrees to cost cut

China

US, China 'agree to establish trade deal enforcement offices'

Mnuchin tells US media that the US has 'pretty much' agreed on enforcement mechanism with China to deal with trade deal.

US, China 'agree to establish trade deal enforcement offices'

Women

Exploited at every turn: The lives of Italy's Chinese prostitutes

Female migrants quit factory labour for sex work to survive and provide a better life for relatives back home.

Exploited at every turn: The lives of Italy's Chinese prostitutes

World Bank

Trump's pick to head the World Bank wins election

Malpass has previously criticised global financial institutions, complaining they're overly generous to China.

World Bank board elects US Treasury's Malpass as next president

South China Sea

Duterte tells China to 'lay off' disputed island

Philippine president warns of possible military action if Beijing 'touches' Thitu island in South China Sea.

Back off from Thitu island: President Duterte tells China

United States

Trump says US, China 'rounding the turn' in trade talks

China and the US are working to end a standoff that has shaken financial markets, darkened the world economic outlook.

Trump says US, China 'rounding the turn' in trade talks

NATO

Pompeo urges NATO allies to adapt to new China, Russia threats

Foreign ministers from NATO member countries meet in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary of the alliance.

Latin America

Brazil soy farmers fear end of US-China trade war

Reports that China may buy soy from the US has farmers in Brazil worried about losing a vital client.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong launches new extradition laws despite opposition

The chief executive can order extradition of wanted offenders to China, Macau and Taiwan as well as other countries.

Hong Kong launches new extradition laws despite opposition

IMF

Global growth outlook 'precarious' amid trade tensions: IMF chief

Christine Lagarde says global growth lost momentum, but pauses in rate hikes will help boost activity in late 2019.

Global growth outlook 'precarious' amid trade tensions: IMF chief

Football

China to train toddlers at football kindergartens

Pilot programme with up to 200 football-focused pre-schools aims to cultivate interest in sport, state media reports.

China to train toddlers at football kindergartens