Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns
An international financial monitor is warning that wider use of cryptocurrencies by retail shoppers would call for "close scrutiny" by regulators and should be subjected to tough regulation.
China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge differences
China's foreign ministry says it hopes a meeting later this week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will help build trust and resolve "outstanding issues.".
Australia media demand press freedom law reforms after raids
Australia's three largest media organizations have joined forces to demand press freedom law reforms that would prevent journalists from risking prison for doing their job.
Asian shares mostly lower as investors look to G-20 meeting
U.S. stocks moved broadly lower as investors pull back and watch for developments on trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.
Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit
Japan, as host of the Group of 20 Summit this weekend, hopes to lead the world in reducing plastic waste.