Fire Razes Foam Market In Mushin, Lagos, Worship centres to reopen in Lagos on August 7 and more
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Hong Kong, Tokyo among world's most expensive cities for expats
Six of the top 10 most expensive cities for expats are in Asia. Hong Kong claimed the title for the second year in a row, despite being rocked by months of protests. Ashgabat and Tokyo rounded out the top three.
The latest horror of 2020: 'Murder hornets'
Italian papers mark the country's easing of its nearly two-month lockdown, while French papers continue to wonder if schools will be ready to open in a week's time. Across the Atlantic, papers have been abuzz with another threat that's temporarily distracting readers: the presence of Asian giant "murder" hornets in Washington State and British Columbia. And if you need a distraction from that distraction, Tokyo's Sumida aquarium wants you to video chat with their shy eels!
A time for excision: European women visiting 'home' countries face the nightmare of FGM
For families living in Europe and with origins in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, holidays are often synonymous with returning home. But these family reunions sometimes turn into a living nightmare for young girls. Each year, thousands of them suffer female genital mutilation (FGM), without their prior knowledge or consent, in their parents' country.
Sanusi Lamido Ousted, Ado Bayero becomes new Emir of Kano, Nigeria confirms 2nd case of coronavirus and more
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U.S. currency manipulation threat puts Asians on guard
Asia is bracing for the latest U.S. Treasury report on foreign currency manipulators, coming in the middle of a trade war that shows no sign of ending. The twice-yearly report is due in coming weeks and will likely see the return of Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam on the watchlist. Nasreen Seria reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
Exiled Thai activists fear for their lives in Southeast Asia
After years of exile in Laos for violating lese-majeste laws, the Thai protest band Faiyen arrived in France, seeking asylum and singing songs forbidden at home. Their escape comes as more activists are disappearing.
U.S. slaps duties on steel from Asia in trade enforcement action
The U.S. moved to impose additional duties on steel coming from Asia, expanding a crackdown on what the Trump administration views as unfair trading practices by other countries. The U.S. is also hitting back at Huawei's Constitutional Challenge to Sales Ban.
Apple said to mull shifting 15-30% of output from China
Apple is asking major suppliers to evaluate the cost implications of shifting 15% to 30% of production capacity from China to Southeast Asia, Nikkei reports. Meanwhile, A group of chief executive officers of American corporations are set to meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week as the simmering trade war ensnares companies from both countries, sources say.
German fintech Wirecard stock jumps after corruption charge clearance
The German fintech company had been accused of cooking its books to inflate profits. An independent investigation has found that the accusations were false, though individual employees in Asia may be charged with crimes.