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India's military not as strong as officers claim: expert

India's military was merely bluffing and not as strong as it claims, expert said, after senior Indian military officers made harsh remarks toward China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 22:13:39

Japanese city alerts residents to avoid eating local blowfish

A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 20:58:40

Singapore, Malaysia sign bilateral agreement for Rapid Transit System Link

Singapore and Malaysia signed a bilateral agreement on the Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) on Tuesday which will connect the city-state and Malaysia's city Johor Bahru upon its completion in 2024.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 17:30:07

Vancouver meeting on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue set to kick off

Top diplomats of Canada and the United States will co-host an official dinner Monday welcoming foreign ministers and senior officials representing 20 nations that fought alongside the United States during the 1950-53 Korean War.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 16:23:02

Former Canadian minister says Canada "taking sides" with US by hosting summit on Korean Peninsula

By hosting a foreign ministers' meeting on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Canada risks losing its neutrality as an "honest broker" in any future peace talks, said a former Canadian foreign minister on the eve of the summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 13:34:30

DPRK announces result of working-level talks with S. Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced Monday night the result of its working level talks with South Korea for the dispatch of its art troupe to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 10:39:00

2 parties eye alliance to become Japan's biggest opposition party despite security law rift

Two of Japan's opposition parties on Monday exchanged a document on consensus on their basic policies as they agreed to form an alliance in parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:29:21

Mongolia, South Korea agree to strengthen bilateral ties

Leaders of Mongolia and South Korea on Monday agreed to make more efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, the Mongolian government press office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:09:46

At least 77 injured in Indonesia Stock Exchange collapse

At least 77 people were injured after the floor of Jakarta's Indonesia Stock Exchange collapsed on Monday, Bloomberg reported, citing local police.
Source: CGTN | 2018/1/16 0:41:28

North Korea orchestra to play at Games

A 140-member North Korean orchestra will perform in South Korea during next month's Winter Olympic Games, the two sides announced Monday, amid a tentative rapprochement after months of tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 0:18:40

Making gains

The head of South Korean delegation Lee Woo-sung (right) and his North Korean counterpart Kwon Hook-bong shake hands before their meeting over the North's participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, at the north side of Panmunjom village in North Korea. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/1/15 23:42:48

Chinese, S.Korean lawmakers to set up communication line to repair ties

Chinese and South Korean lawmakers are expected to establish a communication channel to help improve ties that soured two years ago after South Korea agreed to install a US anti-missile system that China regards as a national security threat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 23:23:40

US-led meeting on North Korea useless: experts

A meeting co-hosted by the US to pressure North Korea on its nuclear ambitions is meaningless and useless to resolving the issue as China and Russia are not involved, Chinese experts said Monday, warning that the US should not use the Korean Peninsula issue to hedge China and Russia out of a competing mentality.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 23:23:39

75 hurt from Indonesian stocks building collapse

At least 75 people were injured Monday when a mezzanine floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby, police said, with victims carried out of the debris-filled building on stretchers.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/15 20:08:39

China should prepare for more Indian border clashes: expert

China will exercise its rights in the Doklam area and safeguard territorial sovereignty, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday in response to Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat's remarks that India is preparing for "pressure along border areas" from China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 19:13:40

Vietnam cuts rates for open market operations for first time in 4 years

Vietnam's central bank has cut rates for open market operations (OMO) for the first time since 2014 to help commercial banks lower lending interest rates.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 14:35:01

DPRK offers to S.Korea holding vice ministerial-level talks on Winter Olympics

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) offered Monday to South Korea holding vice ministerial-level talks on Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the DPRK's participation in South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 14:10:48

Talks underway over DPRK's dispatch of art troupe to S.Korea-hosted Winter Olympics

Working-level talks between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were underway Monday over the DPRK's dispatch of art troupe to the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 12:12:42