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Closer NK-US ties 'fit China's intention'

Choosing Hanoi for the venue of the second US-North Korea summit shows that the US hopes North Korea will choose the path of Vietnam, which has embraced economic globalization, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 21:58:39

S.Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops after Trump demand

Seoul said Sunday it agreed to hike its payment for maintaining American troops on its soil, ­settling a dispute with its longtime ally ahead of a second summit between the US and North Korea.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/10 21:43:40

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king's rebuke

The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from the general election in March after an activist said Sunday he would file a petition seeking its dissolution.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/10 21:43:40

US-backed forces make final push against IS stronghold

US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting Sunday as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State (IS) group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/10 21:38:40

Technology answering environmental burden

Staying at a hotel on the Thai island of Koh Samui in 2015, Meghan Kerrigan noticed the four bottles of water she was given every day were clogging her bin with plastic.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/10 20:38:39

Land is key ingredient missing from US 'Green New Deal': experts

Amid the rollout of a high-profile climate proposal in the US Congress, some are warning that a major gap exists around urban land policy.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/10 20:28:41

Australia to tighten laws in wake of 'cracked' tower

Australia's most populous state said Sunday it would embark on the “biggest overhaul of building laws” in its history, months after residents were evacuated from a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment that made “cracking noises.”
Source: AFP | 2019/2/10 20:28:40

Boat crash ruffles Malaysia, Singapore ties

A Malaysian government vessel has collided with a ship in waters disputed by Singapore and Malaysia, sparking a fresh flare-up of maritime tensions on Sunday between the neighbors.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/10 20:23:40

S.Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for US forces in S.Korea

South Korea and the United States on Sunday signed a deal to share defense costs for US forces stationed in South Korea, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/10 15:18:52

72 killed after consuming illicit liquor in India

The death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor in northern India has risen to 72, officials has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/10 11:20:10

Chinese ships participate as multinational naval exercise kicks off in Pakistan

The sixth Pakistan-led multinational maritime naval drills, Aman 19, kicked off on Friday at the Pakistan Navy Dockyard in Karachi with a colorful flag hoisting ceremony, with navies and observers from 46 countries including China, Russia and the US participating in the five-day exercise.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/2/9 15:05:05

Chinese contractor vows to ensure natural preservation in Brunei bridge construction

Chinese contractor vows to ensure natural preservation in Brunei bridge construction
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/9 11:53:29

Thai princess confirms status as commoner to run for PM

Thailand's Princess Ubolratana Mahidol reassured on Friday that she is constitutionally a commoner who has decided to run for prime minister in the March 24 election.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 23:29:34

Prayut accepts nomination as PM candidate for Thai general election

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday accepted the nomination by the Palang Pracharath Party as its candidate for prime minister in the upcoming general election.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 21:43:13

S.Korea, US joint military drill announcement to be delayed after 2nd DPRK-US summit: media

The announcement of schedule for the joint springtime military drill between South Korea and the United States would be delayed until after the upcoming second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 21:39:56

Prayut accepts nomination as PM candidate for Thai general election

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday accepted the nomination by the Palang Pracharath Party as its candidate for prime minister in the upcoming general election.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 17:33:23

S.Korea approves civic activists' visit to DPRK for joint new year's event

South Korea's unification ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs on Friday approved the visit by civic activists to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to hold a joint new year's event with their DPRK counterparts next week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 14:06:35

S.Korea anticipates concrete, substantial progress in 2nd DPRK-US summit

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said Friday that the planned second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States was anticipated to make a concrete, substantial progress for denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 14:01:38