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Mongolia, DPRK agree to further expand ties

Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar and his Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties between their countries, the Mongolian Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 16:10:56

Myanmar to hold traditional medicine practitioners' conference

Myanmar will hold its 19th traditional medicine practitioners' conference in the capital of Nay Pyi Taw on Dec. 28, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 21:04:08

14 injured as high-speed train derails in S.Korea

A high-speed train with 198 passengers aboard derailed in northeast South Korea Saturday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 17:47:50

42 killed, 23 missing in July dam collapse: Lao state media

The July dam collapse incident in southern Laos has left 42 killed and 23 missing, the state-run Lao News Agency (KPL) reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:53:04

Int'l conference held in Singapore to promote Belt and Road Initiative

A two-day international conference opened here on Friday to discuss the promotion of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:48:18

Chinese senior official meets former Australian prime minister

Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday met with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who was leading an Australian delegation to the fifth session of the China-Australia High-Level Dialogue in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 0:36:41

Japan should not jeopardize mutual trust by rejecting Chinese firms: FM

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged Japan to provide a fair market environment for Chinese companies, following reports concerning a possible ban on China's Huawei and ZTE from government procurement contracts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/7 22:59:03

India's think tank launches global hackathon on AI

India's think tank on policy making -- NITI Aayog has partnered with a Singapore-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm to launch the "AI4All Global Hackathon", inviting developers, students, start-ups and companies to develop AI applications to make significant positive social and economic impact for India.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 22:14:28

Modi faces important tests in key states before his reelection bid

The Indian state of Rajasthan voted Friday in an election that is a key test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with a local princess representing his party facing a tough fight to stay in power.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/7 22:13:43

Myanmar forms steering committee for implementation of Belt and Road projects

Myanmar has formed a steering committee for implementation of tasks relating to the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative, according to the government's Gazette Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 19:14:47

Thailand's electoral campaigns to be allowed after New Year holiday

Thailand's electoral campaigns will be allowed to start after the New Year holiday, confirmed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 19:14:33

S.Korean officials, experts to visit Pyongyang for forest cooperation

A group of South Korean government officials and experts will visit Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), next week for inter-Korean forest cooperation, Seoul's unification ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 14:57:24

S.Korea, US to negotiate cost-sharing for US Forces Korea

South Korea and the United States will hold the 10th round of negotiations next week on how to share costs for US troops stationed in South Korea, South Korea's foreign ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 14:57:07

S.Korea issues 540 mln USD of 50-year gov't bond

South Korea's finance ministry said Friday that it issued 600 billion won (540 million US dollars) worth of government bonds with the country's longest maturity of 50 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 14:00:38

124-year-old Victorian telescope to be restored in New Zealand

One of the world's most famous Victorian telescopes will be restored and available for public viewing in autumn 2019 in Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Island after spending five decades in storage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 13:43:30

S.Korea, DPRK hold liaison office meeting in Kaesong

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a vice-ministerial-level meeting Friday at the inter-Korean liaison office in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 11:51:11

Pompeo meets S. Korean FM on DPRK denuclearization

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha here on Thursday, discussing the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, said the U.S. State Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 7:57:34

Five missing after two US military planes crash off Japan

Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two US military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 21:57:22