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Singapore Mint to issue commemorative coins for Trump-Kim meeting

The Singapore Mint has unveiled three types of commemorative coins on Tuesday ahead of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 17:07:55

Discussion on DPRK-US non-aggression issue not underway: Blue House

Non-aggression between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States is an issue to be discussed after declaring an end to the 1950-1953 Korean War, the Blue House of South Korea said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 17:02:36

S. Korean team preparing visit to Kaesong for joint liaison office with DPRK

South Korea's unification ministry said Tuesday that it is preparing for an advance team's visit to Kaesong, an inter-Korean border town of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to set up a joint liaison office with the DPRK.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 17:01:52

Wife of former Malaysian PM appears at anti-corruption agency for questioning

Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrived at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Tuesday morning to be questioned by investigators.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 13:17:31

Nepal eager to develop energy cooperation with China: minister

The Nepali government has strong desire to explore its energy potentials especially in water resources by attracting investment from China, a senior minister told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 10:02:40

Uneasy calm

Pigeons take to the air as Merapi volcano continues to emit smoke from its crater on Monday, 2018 after spewing volcanic ash for days, as seen from Karanganyar in Indonesia's Central Java province. Merapi previously erupted in 2010, killing more than 300 people and forcing 280,000 to flee, in what is considered its most powerful eruption since 1930. Apart from Merapi, there are two other volcanic eruptions taking place in the world on Monday, including Mt Fuego in Guatemala and Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which all caused serious casualties.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/5 0:03:40

S.Korea to refrain from media coverage of joint war games with US

South Korean military planned to refrain from media coverage of the upcoming joint war games with the US though it will conduct joint annual drills as scheduled, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 23:13:39

Ex-sex worker made a dame in N.Zealand honors list

A former sex worker was made a dame in the Queen's Birthday honors list in New Zealand on Monday, in recognition of her services to the sex industry.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/4 22:53:40

Area around Shangri-La Hotel declared "special event area" for Trump-Kim Summit

Singaporean authorities have designated the area surrounding the Shangri-La Hotel a "special event area" from June 10 to June 14, for the summit between U. S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 19:10:34

Japanese city mayor resigns after sexual harassment claims

Komae City Mayor Kunihiko Takahashi resigned on Monday after a lengthy period of sexual harassment allegations, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 13:33:19

DPRK slams S. Korean military for joining war drills with US

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday slammed the South Korean military for running counter to the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration by joining two military drills with the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/3 21:41:49

Syrian president to visit DPRK: KCNA

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he wants to visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to meet with its top leader Kim Jong Un, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/3 20:17:47

Singapore tightens security for Trump-Kim summit

The world's attention has shifted to Singapore, after US President Donald Trump announced his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was back on track and was making preparations for the historic summit, with hotel rooms reportedly being booked and police preparing to lock down the city.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 19:54:35

India's bullet train project faces land acquisition hurdles

India's Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project has hit a land acquisition hurdle as locals are refusing to give their land for the ambitious plan, local newspaper Economic Times reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/2 16:38:42

Withdrawal of US troops in South Korea "not on the table" at Trump-Kim summit: Mattis

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Saturday that discussion about redrawing or reducing US military footprint on the Korean Peninsula will not come up in talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/2 14:58:27

India-China cooperation to benefit Asia, world: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed his country's relationship with China, saying that cooperation between New Delhi and Beijing will benefit Asia and the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/2 10:11:17

Shangri-La Dialogue: No nation can secure itself on its own

Annual security conference, the three-day Shangri-La Dialogue, begins on Friday in Singapore with challenges to Asia's security taking center stage.
Source: CGTN | 2018/6/2 9:38:47

Trump says he will meet DPRK's Kim in Singapore as scheduled

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will meet with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore as originally scheduled after recent twists and turns.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/2 7:37:55