FILE PHOTO: Taiwan flags can be seen at a square ahead of the national day celebration in Taoyuan, Taiwan, October 8, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang TOKYO — There is no change in U.S. policy towards Taiwan, a White House official said on Monday, after President Joe Biden earlier signaled a willingness to use force to defend the island nation if it came under attack. “As the … [Read more...] about No change in US policy towards Taiwan, says White House official
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Brunei is heavily dependent on its hydrocarbon resource wealth, which provides more than half of the nation’s income. The government has highlighted its concerns about the nation’s oil dependence, which leaves it vulnerable to economic shocks. Brunei sees diversification as integral to its economic development and has outlined plans to reduce oil dependency and develop other … [Read more...] about Moving Away from Oil: How Can Brunei Diversify its Economy?
U.S. President Joe Biden and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend a joint news conference after their bilateral meeting at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TOKYO — U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, in a series of critical comments about China he made in Tokyo that an aide said … [Read more...] about In Tokyo, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s food inflation is set to stay on an upward path in the coming months amid elevated global commodity prices, domestic supply chain disruptions and depreciation of the ringgit. MIDF Research said Malaysia, as a net food-importing country, is highly exposed to global shocks in the food supply-chain. ALSO READ: Prices of chicken dishes may go up … [Read more...] about Malaysia highly exposed to global shocks in food supply chain
PARIS (Reuters) -France's new government will speed up work on a bill to help families with the soaring cost of living, its spokeswoman said on Monday - as the relaunch of Emmanuel Macron's presidency risked being overshadowed by rape allegations against one of his ministers. Weeks before a parliamentary ballot which the newly re-elected Macron needs to win to be able to … [Read more...] about New Macron govt races to ease cost of living crisis ahead of election