Bangkok, Thailand - Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends press conference on CONRAD Hotel during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, November 19, 2022. (EyePress/Alan Siu)
Bali, Indonesia - U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they meet on the sidelines of the G20 leaders' summit in Bali, Indonesia, November 14, 2022. White House/Handout via EYEPRESS
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - A general view of the Hong Kong Exchange in Central on Friday Nov 11, 2022. Hong Kong on Friday Nov 11, 2022 downgraded its full-year economic forecast from between 0.5 per cent growth and 0.5 per cent contraction to a 3.2 per cent drop amid an ongoing recession, citing a deteriorating external environment and the Covid-19 pandemic. The city will be among the worst performers in the region compared to its neighbouring rivals which have already opened up. Singapore, whose economy grew 4.4 per cent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, earlier revised its GDP forecast for this year to 3-4 per cent. (Vicky Tsui/EYEPRESS)
Berlin, Germany - People pose for photos in front of a painting in the largest remaining part of the former Berlin Wall in Berlin, German, on Tuesday Oct 18, 2022. The German government and leading economists say that Germany is heading toward a recession. The economy ministry expects Germany's gross domestic product to grow by 1.4% this year and then decline by 0.4% next year. That's a far cry from its estimates in late April when it had forecast 2.2% growth in 2022 and 2.5% next year. This scenario could very soon apply to Germany and elsewhere in Europe because high energy prices for are taking up too much purchasing power — money that consumers then lack elsewhere. The painting features former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev kissing his East German counterpart Erich Honecker (R) on a segment of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. (Jeremy Chan/EYEPRESS)
RELEASED UKRAINE SOLDIERS UNITED WITH FAMILY IN TURKEY
October 1, 2022 By HO/EYEPRESS
Unknown, Turkey - Serhiy Volynsky, the commander of the 36th Marine Brigade, reunites with his family in Turkey on Oct 1, 2022 after being released from Russian captivity. The release of the Azov fighters, who defended the Azovstal steel plant in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, was secured in a high-profile prisoner swap in September. In exchange for releasing 200 Ukrainian citizens and 15 foreign nationals. The head of Ukraine's presidential office, Andriy Yermak, met with five Ukrainian service members, according to the photos released by the presidential office. The freed soldiers include Lieutenant Colonel Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov battalion that did much of the fighting, and his deputy, Svyatoslav Palamar. Also freed was Serhiy Volynsky, the commander of the 36th Marine Brigade, senior officer Oleg Khomenko and commander Denys Shlega.
Kharkiv, Ukraine - Aftermath of Russia shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 18, 2022. Russia has been relentlessly bombing Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-biggest city, for weeks now. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy says it's unlikely to end anytime soon, as civilians who remain there struggle to adapt. (Kaoru Ng/EYEPRESS)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Damaged cars are seen after the massive floods at Hulu Langat, the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 26, 2021. The death toll due to the flood disaster in the country has risen to forty-seven, five are still missing. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Bangkok, Thailand - Protesters burn effigies of judges from the Thai Constitutional Court during a demonstration in Bangkok on November 14, 2021, after the court ruled that speeches by protest leaders calling for royal reforms amounted to a bid to overthrow the country's monarchy. Thikamporn Tamtiang/EYEPRESS
Bhubaneswar, India - Local village voters are seen in the queue with the proper Covid-19 guidelines as they wait to cast their votes on the bi-election as one of a winning candidate had died before the assembly election term ends at Pipili election constituency of Puri district neighbored of the eastern Indian state Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar. Local volunteers help voters to cast their votes smoothly as these areas in today surrounded and keep alerts by the police forces after a little bit violence happened before the polling. EYEPRESS/Biswaranjan Rout
BANGLADESH SCHOOLS REOPEN AFTER 18-MONTH COVID SHUTDOWN
September 12, 2021 By Md Niamul Hossain Rifat/EYEPRESS
Barishal, Bangladesh - Students attend a class at the Rasulpur Government Primary School in Barishal, Bangladesh, on Sunday Sept 12, 2021. Schools all over Bangladesh are are open on Sunday Sept 12, 2021 after 18-month of closure due to the Covid19 situation in the country, one of the world's longest coronavirus shutdowns. The resumption came after UNICEF warned that prolonged school closures during the Covid-19 crisis were worsening inequities for millions of children across South Asia. EYEPRESS/Niamul Hossain Rifat
JAPAN PUBLIC OPPOSITION AGAINST STATE FUNERAL FOR ABE
August 20, 2022 By Alan Siu Mui Lun/EyePress
Tokyo, Japan - Japanese women hold placard during a protest against the upcoming state funeral for Japan former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Urawa Station in Tokyo, Japan, 19 August 2022. The cabinet on July approved arrangements for the funeral – only the second of its kind for a former Japanese leader in the postwar period – on 27 September. Abe, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, died a fortnight ago after being shot from behind while making a campaign speech in the western city of Nara. (Alan Siu Mui Lun/EyePress)
BEIJING WINTER OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY
February 5, 2022 > China By IOC/EYEPRESS
Opening ceremony of the 24th Olympic Winter Games Beijing2022 at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Feb 4, 2022. Almost 3,000 athletes from 91 nations will compete to get their hands on one of 109 gold medals on offer across seven sports. Beijing is the first city to host both the summer and winter Games, 14 years after it hosted the 2008 summer Olympics. The ...
HONG KONG COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
January 22, 2022 > China By Alan Siu Mui Lun/EyePress
Heath workers perform Covid-19 tests for residents as a cluster of Omicron infections tore through a locked-down Kwai Chung public housing block in Hong Kong on Saturday Jan 22, 2022, with authorities reporting that almost 100 people have tested preliminary positive for Covid – up from around 20 the day before. Authorities had on Friday imposed a five-day lockdown at ...
HKFA SAPLING COUP FINAL
April 7, 2021 > China By Alan Siu/EyePress
Eastern Long Lions player and Happy Valley ( L ) player in action during the Sapling Cup Final in Mongkok Stadium, Hong Kong, Wednesday April 07, 2021 ...
INDIA COVID CASES HIT 8-MONTH HIGH
January 19, 2022 > Asia By Biswaranjan Rout/EYEPRESS
Pedestrians and other commuters are seen on the road as they wear protective masks in the daily market area in between the Covid-19 coronavirus new variant cases in Bhubaneswar, India, on Wednesday Jan 19, 2022. India reported new coronavirus infections at an eight-month high on Wednesday and a government scientist warned it will take weeks before data on hospitalisat ...
RUSSIA BELARUS JOINT EXERCISE
February 4, 2022 > Europe By Belarus MOD/EYEPRESS
Russia and Belarus troops held joint combat training drills at Brestsky firing range in Belarus on Thursday February 3, 2022. NATO said Russia had stepped up deployments to Ukraine's northern neighbour Belarus in recent days and was expected to have 30,000 troops there for joint military exercises this month. The Russia-Belarus exercises, running until Feb. 20, have p ...
EUROPE COVID-19 VACCINATION
February 16, 2022 > Europe By Martin Bertrand/EYEPRESS
A file photo of a health workers prepare to vaccinate people at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in France. Martin Bertrand/EYEPRESS ...