Mahathir says China will sympathize with Malaysia’s problems

BEIJING (Aug 20): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he believed China would sympathize with his country’s “internal fiscal problems” as he seeks to renegotiate, or potentially cancel, more than $20 billion in Chinese-funded projects. Mahathir...

Australian PM under pressure as voter support slides

SYDNEY (Aug 20): Voter support for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull crashed to its lowest level since December, an opinion poll published on Monday showed, further stoking leadership speculation in his ruling centre-right coalition.  The Ipsos poll published...