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New York attack suspect’s Uzbekistan roots put focus on Central Asia’s battle with extremism – Washington Post

MOSCOW — The president of Uzbekistan on Wednesday extended his condolences to President Trump and promised his country’s assistance after an Uzbek immigrant driving a rental truck plowed down people on a Manhattan bike path Tuesday, killing eight and injuring 11.  Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is the only suspect in what authorities are calling a terrorist attack, one […]

Trump Faces Skepticism in Asia – U.S. News & World Report

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Trump advisers try to focus the president’s attention on Asia trip – Politico

President Donald Trump has been holed up in a series of rapid-fire briefing sessions on his upcoming 12-day, five-country tour through Asia — an effort the White House hopes will help avoid the kind of diplomatic snafus that have dogged his presidency. The trip — Trump’s longest yet — comes at a tense moment in […]

Trump advisers try to focus the president’s attention on Asia trip – Politico

President Donald Trump has been holed up in a series of rapid-fire briefing sessions on his upcoming 12-day, five-country tour through Asia — an effort the White House hopes will help avoid the kind of diplomatic snafus that have dogged his presidency. The trip — Trump’s longest yet — comes at a tense moment in […]

Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, is now officially also a digital payments company – TechCrunch

Grab is best known for rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, but today the company took a major step into becoming a fintech player, too. That’s because the ride-sharing firm, which recently raised $2 billion from SoftBank and China’s Didi Chuxing, rolled out support for its GrabPay service among third-party merchants for the first time today. […]

New York attack suspect’s Uzbekistan roots put focus on Central Asia’s battle with extremism – Washington Post

MOSCOW — The president of Uzbekistan on Wednesday extended his condolences to President Trump and promised his country’s assistance after an Uzbek immigrant driving a rental truck plowed down people on a Manhattan bike path Tuesday, killing eight and injuring 11.  Sayfullo Saipov, 29, the main suspect in what authorities are calling a terrorist attack, is believed […]

5 Challenges Trump Will Face in Asia – Center For American Progress

President Donald Trump departs on Friday for his first trip to Asia. He has a grueling 12-day itinerary ahead with stops in five countries that will test both his stamina and his team’s ability to think strategically about the United States’ role in the world’s most dynamic region. To date, the Trump administration’s Asia policy […]

Saudi Arabia may raise December crude oil prices to Asia to highest in few years – Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia will hike December crude prices for customers in Asia to levels last seen in 2013 or 2014, a Reuters survey showed, with OPEC-led output cuts and robust demand re-balancing markets for the commodity. The producer is expected to raise flagship Arab Light’s December official selling price to […]

Trump advisers try to focus the president’s attention on Asia trip – Politico

President Donald Trump has been holed up in a series of rapid-fire briefing sessions on his upcoming 12-day, five-country tour through Asia — an effort the White House hopes will help avoid the kind of diplomatic snafus that have dogged his presidency. The trip — Trump’s longest yet — comes at a tense moment in […]

White House won’t rule out a Trump-Putin meeting in Asia – Politico

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to participate in the APEC summit in Vietnam, which President Donald Trump will also attend. | Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool photo via AP By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 10/31/2017 11:31 AM EDT Updated 10/31/2017 12:17 PM EDT 2017-10-31T12:17-0400 The White House did not rule out the possibility that President Donald Trump will meet […]