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US, India to go back to WTO in solar power dispute: source

India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the US will tell the WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/20 23:44:36

Korea presidential drama

Choi Seon-sil, who is a key figure in driving the impeachment of South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye, enters the Central District Court in Seoul on Thursday to attend the trial. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/12/14 22:08:39

European Council professor discusses US Jerusalem stance, terrorism in Africa, China mediation on Rohingya crisis and more

Editor's Note: The China-EU Peace and Security Forum, which was organized by the Delegation of the European Union to China, was held at the Chinese Institute for International Studies on Tuesday. Global Times reporter Zhang Xin (GT) talks with Professor François Godement (Godement), Director of the Asia Programme of the European Council on Foreign Relations, in an exclusive interview, in which the prominent European scholar shares his views on various security issues of global concern.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 20:38:39

Suspicious death

Supicha Tanyakan, the sister of Pakapong Tanyakan, a first year cadet in the Thai army, carries his photo during a cremation ceremony in Chonburi on Sunday. The Thai army recruit's murky death has raised concerns about new cadets suffering from physical assault, his family said Sunday, citing the results of an autopsy. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 22:33:39

All going swimmingly

Dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, a diver feeds sardines as part of a series of events to celebrate Christmas at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2017/12/10 22:23:39

Four killed in shooting by comrade at paramilitary camp in Central India

A paramilitary soldier killed four of his comrades and injured another inside a camp in central India, an official said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 22:18:40

13 die in fishing boat collision near Incheon

Thirteen people were killed and two were missing after a fishing boat collided with a tanker off South Korea's west coast and capsized early Sunday, the country's coast guard said.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 23:28:40

Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses 'Rohingya' word

Pope Francis's embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 21:38:39

The race to marry

Thai brides-to-be compete in the “Running of the Brides” race in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday. Six hundred brides-to-be and their grooms participated in the race aimed to win more than 2 million baht ($61,000) of wedding package prizes, including a pair of white gold diamond rings and honeymoon trip to the Maldives. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2017/12/3 20:53:40

Japan's wall of shame

A visitor takes photos with a mobile phone on Saturday at the newly opened memorial and exhibition hall for women in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos of 105 victims, including 22 foreigners, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops during World War II, euphemistically called 'comfort women,' are displayed on a wall of the exhibition, along with the names of 280 other victims, whose photos were unavailable. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/11/19 22:38:40

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of food and illegal encroachment by humans into forested areas has forced the wild elephants to visit populated areas in search of food. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:58:37

Child exploitation rife in Rohingya refugee camps

Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/13 19:33:40

Low visibility take-off

A flock of pigeons take flight amid heavy smog in Lahore on Sunday. Large swathes of Pakistan and north India have seen a spike in pollution with the onset of winter due to crop burning and the fact that cooler air traps particulates close to the ground, preventing them from dispersing – a phenomenon known as inversion. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 23:43:39

Fishing for compliments

Miss International Beauty Pageant contestants pose with Kiyoshi Kimura (C), president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, and a 250-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Sunday. The 69 contestants will compete for the Miss International crown on Tuesday in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 23:32:49

Braving the smog

Belgium's royal couple King Philippe (center) and Queen Mathilde (2L), Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (4L), his wife Savita, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) pose amid heavy smog on Tuesday during the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, India. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/11/8 22:58:39

Candles against corruption

Around 50,000 South Koreans gathered in central Seoul late Saturday for a mass candlelit demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the protests against corruption that ousted the country's former president Park Geun-hye. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2017/10/29 23:28:40

Prohibition predicament

Prem Prakash and his sharp-eyed team cause impatient queues at the border of India's Bihar state where a hard-hitting alcohol ban has left tens of thousands in jail and captured the nation's attention.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/25 0:03:39

Abe election gamble seems to pay off

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday, winning a mandate to harden his North Korea stance and energize the world's number-three economy.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/22 23:23:39