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[Graphic News] HP is company that sell most PCs worldwide

Research firm IDC put out its latest quarterly report on the state of the PC market, and as the chart here shows, HP is the worldwide leader in terms of market share.The California-based company retoo...

Updated : 2017.04.26 18:33

Former US Ambassador Samantha Power writing a memoir

Former US Ambassador Samantha Power is writing a memoir about her transition from writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning condemnation of foreign policy to becoming a leading public advocate for the governme...

Updated : 2017.04.25 22:00

[Graphic News] US dominates world military spending

The US remained the top military spender last year, with its expenditure growing by 1.7 percent to reach $611 billion between 2015 and 2016, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Ins...

Updated : 2017.04.25 18:22

More calls for shark hunting ban after photo of fins on jetty surfaces

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (The Star) -- Photos of shark hunting and finning in Sabah, known as a dive paradise for its idyllic islands, that surfaced on socail media have led to renewed calls for an ind...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:47

Passion for quality, authenticity propels souvenir business

VIENTIANE, Laos (Vientiane Times) -- An office worker taps into her passion for handmade mementos to create appealing souvenirs that also provide employment opportunities to those who may otherwise be...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:43

'Kampha and the Ivory Princess' stages special performance

The “Kampha and the Ivory Princess” stage play showed in a very special performance at the National Cultural Hall in Vientiane yesterday. “Kampha and the Ivory Princess” is based on a local fable which was modified for the stage, while being billed as “a romantic legend of poignant l...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:42

China, S. Africa talks may result in culture exchanges

The first talks between China and South Africa on people-to-people exchanges and culture were praised Monday by President Xi Jinping, who said it would “build a foundation” of public support for the ties and stimulate cultural exchanges. The talks were led by visiting Vice Premier Liu Y...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:41

Star's editor-in-chief appointed new ANN chairperson

BANGKOK (ANN) -- The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017-2018.  Datuk Leanne Goh, editor-in-chief of The StarT...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:19

As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

WASHINGTON -- With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pa...

Updated : 2017.04.24 21:43

Greece, creditors to resume talks in Athens, seek swift deal

ATHENS -- Representatives of Greece's international creditors are due in Athens to restart talks on further cutbacks required under the country's bailout deal. A European Commission spokesman says that the officials are returning to Athens on Monday, and will aim to reach a preliminary de...

Updated : 2017.04.24 21:31

[Graphic News] Jobless college graduates surpass 500,000

The number of unemployed people with a bachelor‘s degree in South Korea surpassed 500,000 in the first quarter for the first time, Statistics Korea‘s data showed.The number of unemployed college gra...

Updated : 2017.04.24 18:20

[Graphic News] Deaths caused by tobacco still climbing

The total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths worldwide has increased, reported a consortium of researchers. According to the Global Burden of Disease report, the number of deaths attributed ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 18:09

[Newsmaker] Thousands march to fight alternative facts

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an “assault on facts” by populist politicians.  US Pr...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:48

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces on Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program.Pence and Prime Minister Malcolm Tur...

Updated : 2017.04.22 16:06

11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France’s presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism’s global appeal. The traditional left-right contenders are joined -- and often have been overshadowed during the campaign -- by rival...

Updated : 2017.04.22 11:03