Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra delivered a tearful closing statement to a Bangkok court on Tuesday, saying she did not act dishonestly in a multi-billion dollar rice subsidy scheme and that she was being politically persecuted.
India has said that it intends to further liberalize the visa regime in a bid to attract more tourists and businesses to the country.
According to a Food and Health Bureau paper submitted to lawmakers yesterday,the government will provide financial resources, including operational costs, for the scheme to be implemented. But the regulatory body will have to operate on a self-financing basis.
Hong Kong’s top official made clear on Tuesday the government had no plan to reinstate a multiple-entry visa scheme for Shenzhen residents, days after a tourism association quoted him as saying the government was ready to do so if Hongkongers stopped mistreating visitors from the mainland.
"We started off with a cable car ride, and then we went to see the dolphin show," Chow Yong, 82, was thrilled when speaking of her Ocean Park trip with two other elderly friends of her. "Two dollars for a single journey. It's dirt cheap!"
Cross-border e-commerce has been one of the few bright spots of the Chinese economy since its inception. In 2014, this specific trade category has amounted to 71.8 billion USD in terms of volume according to MOFCOM.
Budget increases to HK$75 billion but as a percentage of total government expenditure has dropped from 24.5 per cent in 2005 to 21.5 per cent, says Ip Kin-yuen
Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday found the former director of supply in Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras guilty of money laundering and racketeering.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday that the Individual Visit Scheme for tourists from the Chinese mainland is not expanding and the government is seeking to tighten it up.
Portugal's golden visa scheme attracted 101 million euros (125 million U.S. dollars) in November, the Portuguese Confederation of Construction and Real Estate (CPCI) revealed on Thursday.
Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday defeated incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential runoff.Lula got 50.8 percent of the votes
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said another meeting would be held later this month after meeting Tuesday with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson."We hope to
Top Vatican cardinals tried to put the brakes on the German Catholic Church’s controversial reform process Friday, fearing proposals concerning gays, women and sexual m
South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo vowed on Monday to conduct a thorough investigation into the stampede that killed more than 150 people during Halloween over th
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he intends to run for re-election and would likely make a final decision by early next year, after declaring the results of T
Natasa Pirc Musar, a lawyer, won the second round of Slovenia's presidential election on Sunday and will become its first female head of state, preliminary results show
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U.S. Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday a fourth consecutive, steep interest rate hike, and said while more increases will be needed to tame inflation, it opened th
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed in principle to admit Timor-Leste as the group's 11th member, the bloc said in a statement on Friday.The h
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Saturday called on the United States to prove its "real will" in the negotiations aimed at the revival of 2015 Iran
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday exchanged congratulatory messages with President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of di
Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters on Saturday protested the country's cost-of-living crisis, blaming it on the center-left government.Opposition supporters ga
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the blast that hit Istanbul on Sunday was likely an act of terror."Although it is too early to confirm 100 percent, initial
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said here Thursday that South Korea needs to enhance its economic dynamism through service and labor market reforms.
Technology investment firm Prosus NV and its South African parent Naspers on Tuesday rejected as "untrue" a report that they are in talks to sell their large stake in C
The presidential National Security Council of the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Friday condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s "provocative acts" foll