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DPRK says dialogue with US result of peacemaking efforts by Kim Jong Un

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday that the ongoing dialogue between the DPRK and the United States is the result of peace-making efforts by its top leader Kim Jong Un, rather than that of outside pressure.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 21:03:09

Australian police probe unprecedented suburban hand-grenade attack

Police in Australia's Victoria state released on Tuesday details of an ongoing investigation into a gang violence case that involved an unprecedented explosion caused by a hand grenade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 11:11:05

New Zealand's electronics spending up, clothing spending falls

New Zealand consumers spent more on electronics and appliances, but less on clothing and footwear in the March 2018 quarter, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:20:48

DPRK refuses to grant S.Korean reporters access to nuke site dismantlement

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday refused to receive a list of South Korean journalists who could witness the dismantlement of its nuclear test site, Seoul's unification ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 17:12:10

Nepal launches tourism website in Chinese language

Nepal on Monday launched an interactive tourism website, the first of its kind, in Chinese language to attract more Chinese tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 15:54:29

Najib fears for safety after police search his properties

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/20 23:18:40

Sri Lankan remembers

A Sri Lankan woman reacts in a memorial for the fallen soldier who died in the decades-long conflict against the Tamil Tigers, during a commemorative ceremony marking the 9th anniversary of the end of the island's civil war, in the capital Colombo on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 22:43:39

Malaysia's anti-corruption agency demands former PM Najib's presence next week

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed Saturday that it had delivered a notice to former Prime Minister Najib Razak, requiring him to report to the agency on May 22.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 22:54:53

Myanmar invites foreign investments in insurance sector

Myanmar authorities are inviting foreign investments in the country's insurance sector, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 18:14:56

Aussie Navy launches new warfare destroyer in South Australia

The Australian Warfare Destroyer, named Sydney, was launched on Saturday to close the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program and complete a trio of Australia's most potent warships.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 18:01:56

Malaysian PM meets with Singaporean PM

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid a visit to his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday, becoming the second Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leader after Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei to call on the newly elected Malaysian prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 17:10:09

Japan notifies WTO of planned retaliatory measures against US steel tariffs

Japan has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its consideration of retaliatory measures against the U.S. imposition of higher tariffs on steel imports, Japan's foreign ministry said in a press release on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 23:13:58

Australia plans new runway to give Antarctic research base year-round flight access

After more than two years of detailed research, the Australian government has decided on a location for a new permanent runway near the country's Davis Research Station in East Antarctica.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 12:50:16

Top DPRK leader asks troops to support economic construction

Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), demanded the troops provide support for the country's economic construction, official media reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 12:48:58

EU welcomes release of former Malaysian deputy PM Anwar

The European Union (EU) on Thursday welcomed the "long-overdue" pardon and release of Anwar Ibrahim, former Malaysian deputy prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 21:04:53

Laos, Cambodia vow to jointly resolve border dispute

Laos and Cambodia have agreed to work together to resolve the issue of their disputed border area as the two countries foreign ministers met for talks in Lao capital Vientiane on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 20:31:42

S.Korean president approval rating stays high despite DPRK's delay of inter-Korean talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating stayed high this week despite the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s suspension of high-level inter-Korean talks, a weekly survey showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 18:15:39

S. Korea to continue consultation with DPRK for rapid resumption of inter-Korean talks: Blue House

South Korea planned to continue consultation with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for a rapid resumption of high-level inter-Korean talks, the Blue House of South Korea said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 10:51:59