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Japan agrees to start consultations with S. Korea over WTO complaint

The Japanese government on Friday said that following South Korea's request, it will enter into bilateral talks over its tighter export controls, with the decision from Japan coming after Seoul filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/21 9:06:43

US files complaint against South Korea

US authorities for the first time filed a complaint against South Korea under environmental rules of the free trade pact between Seoul and Washington, over illegal fishing, the government announced Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/20 21:58:40

Japan court acquits energy bosses over nuke disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday cleared three energy firm bosses of professional negligence in the only criminal trial stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 21:38:41

Japan court acquits ex-TEPCO bosses of negligence over Fukushima disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday cleared three former executives of professional negligence in the only criminal trial stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 19:38:40

Haze forces shutting of schools in Indonesia

Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia on Thursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 19:33:43

Ladakh building new identity

India's rise is not directly linked to the move revoking the special status of Kashmir, but it will help the economic rise of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, which is home to 1 percent of the Indian population, Shakti Sinha, director of India's Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 19:13:40

China-Russia relations reach 'special level'

China and Russia are expecting a strong momentum for high-quality cooperation, characterized by projects such as space research and the digital economy, as bilateral ties reach a "new and special" level during the three-day visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Russia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 21:03:41

SK education row embroils opposition

A scandal over educational privilege in South Korea that threatened to derail the new justice minister's appointment has spread to engulf the opposition's parliamentary leader, whose son is a student at Yale.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/18 17:48:41

UN Security Council extends mandate of Afghanistan mission

The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 12:09:53

S.Korea implements removal of Japan from whitelist of trusted export partners

South Korea's trade ministry said Wednesday that it implemented the removal of Japan from its whitelist of trusted export partners beginning midnight.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 11:00:06

Festive smiles

Nepali young artists with painted faces wait to perform in a play based on Hindu mythology at Basantapur Durbar Square on the second to last day of the “Indra Jatra” Hindu festival in Kathmandu on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 19:33:41

South Korea confirms first African swine fever outbreak

South Korea on Tuesday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 18:38:40

World must transform food production or face unrest, scientists warn

The world must diversify its food production and consumption, or face damaging supply disruptions that could lead to suffering and social unrest, scientists warned on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/16 18:38:39

Rescuers search for 39 missing after boat capsizes

Indian authorities were engaged in a major search and rescue operation Monday to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing swollen river.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/16 18:18:39

Pakistan summons Afghan, Indian diplomats after shootings

Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldiers and a civilian woman.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/15 21:53:40

Young Indians reject car slump blame

When India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that a preference by millennials for ride-hailing apps was contributing to a painful slump in car sales, it sparked an online backlash from furious youngsters.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/15 18:03:39

Taliban revoke ban on Red Cross, provide security guarantees

The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its staff doing humanitarian work in areas under their control.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/15 16:58:40

Kathmandu battles new threat as temperatures rise: dengue fever

As climate change brings hotter temperatures, disease threats are shifting - and this year Kathmandu, Nepal's capital in the Himalayan foothills, is seeing an unprecedented surge of dengue.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/15 16:53:39