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Taiwan angry over 'emotional' female president comments

Outraged Taiwanese took to the Internet Thursday to slam sexist comments by a Chinese analyst saying the island's new president practises "emotional" politics because she is a single woman.


Duterte vows economic growth outside of 'dead' Philippine capital

Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte pledged Thursday to spread economic activity beyond the overpopulated capital of Manila, calling it a "dead" city overrun by shantytowns.


More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia

Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Thursday.


Smart home gadgets need to live together

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say.


Microsoft to end smartphone manufacturing: union

Microsoft announced Wednesday it was let go up to 1,850 employees and the Finnish union called it the end of the company's smartphone manufacturing business, bought from Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia.


G7 leaders make stop at Shinto shrine

World leaders indulged in a spot of tourism Thursday, wandering through an ancient shrine, in a visit that took them to the heart of Japan's native Shinto religion.


Hot topics at the G7 summit in Japan

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial democracies meet in Japan Thursday for two days of talks.


WTO chief warns UK over risks of leaving EU

Britain would face gruelling negotiations to set the terms of its World Trade Organization membership if it decided to leave the European Union, the group's chief warned in Thursday's Financial Times.


Cuba considers legalizing small private businesses

The Cuban authorities are considering legalizing certain private businesses, a potentially transformative move for the communist island as it liberalizes its economy.


Nazri: Common for countries to issue travel warnings

Tourism minister says many countries in the world are facing terrorist threats, including Malaysia, and as such it is very common for countries to issue travel warnings to their citizens.


 

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