Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.
Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a.. Reuters - Published
Thousands of protesters, most clad in black, gathered under a downpour for an anti-government rally at a Hong Kong park on Sunday, in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in.. Reuters - Published
Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police conducted exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across..
Police have fired tear gas to try to disperse a demonstration in Hong Kong as protesters took over streets in three parts of the Asian financial capital, blocking traffic and setting up another night..
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McDonald's Spicy McNuggets go on sale in the UK, but for seven weeks only. The meal-time snacks come with a spicy dip. The fried chicken treat has already been trialled in Asia and the USA, while it's..
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Speaking at a press conference ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash against Liverpool, Man City manager Pep Guardiola talked about the German winger Leroy Sane, who has has been linked with Bayern..
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Under Armour shares sank Tuesday morning after the sportwear maker cut its full-year revenue forecast for North America. As Fred Katayama reports, its quarterly sales in that region also dropped much..
European shares slipped on Tuesday as grim forecasts from German giants Bayer and Lufthansa soured sentiment, while a battered pound and BP helped London's blue-chip index outperform for a second day...
President Trump said on Monday he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping has acted very responsibly with regard the sometimes violent protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that could see people..
The Hong Kong government unveiled a HK$19.1 billion ($2.4 billion) package on Thursday to support a slowing economy as escalating political protests and the prolonged U.S.-China trade war weigh heavily.. Reuters - Published
Hong Kong's government announced an economic support package worth HK$19.1 billion ($2.44 billion) on Thursday as escalating political protests and the prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war weigh heavily on.. Reuters - Published
Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.. Reuters - Published
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city's recovery from protests that have swept the Asian financial hub could take a long time and that she would be responsible for rebuilding its economy.. Reuters - Published