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Myanmar's trilateral peace talks to be held next week

A trilateral peace talks between the Myanmar government, army and 10 ceasefired ethnic armed organizations (EAO) will take place in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday to continue resolve matters in existence through negotiation, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 11:12:30

Philippines' Duterte names new foreign secretary

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte named on Friday Teodoro Locsin as the new foreign secretary after Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano announced his plans to run for a seat in the House of Representatives in the 2019 mid-term elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 10:07:19

PM opposed to Australia becoming republic

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared himself a proud supporter of the British monarchy ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 10:06:24

Pyongyang's reasonable demands for safety should be responded

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid his third visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 9:28:39

China 'willing to deepen' cooperation with Maldives

China said Thursday it is willing to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with the Maldives, after Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong met Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 22:33:40

Tokyo war shrine priest to quit for criticizing emperor

The chief priest at Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo will quit after "highly inappropriate language" criticizing the emperor was leaked to a magazine, the shrine said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 22:18:40

Thailand arrests two for trying to smuggle tiger body parts to Vietnam

Thai authorities have arrested two men accused of trying to smuggle tiger bones and meat to Vietnam on a bus, police said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 22:03:40

1st tuna auction at new Japan site

The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 21:58:40

Cambodia says EU threat of trade sanctions "extreme injustice"

Cambodia on Thursday expressed its indignation over the European Union's decision to withdraw Cambodia's trade preferences, saying it was an "extreme injustice."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 14:28:16

Myanmar works with UNESCO for enlisting Bagan as world heritage

Myanmar is working with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in an effort to make its ancient city of Bagan to meet the standard to be enlisted as one of the world heritages, said Myanmar Vice President U Myint Swe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 13:27:25

UN chief calls for more attention to mental health

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for more attention directed to people's mental health, especially that of young people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 11:40:01

China, Russia, N.Korea call for adjusting UN sanctions on Pyongyang

China, Russia and North Korea called for a peaceful way to solve the Korean Peninsula issue on Wednesday, after the deputy foreign ministries of the three countries met in Moscow.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 22:28:44

Philippines eyes green energy revival using stockpile of heat from volcanoes

Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 21:18:41

Survival instinct

This handout photo taken on Monday and released on Wednesday by the US Navy Seventh Fleet shows a makeshift bamboo raft lashed together by five Philippine fishermen, whose boat was sunk by a marlin, during the fishermen's rescue by the USS Wally Schirra in the South China Sea. The men were fishing last week when a 1.8-meter marlin punctured their boat.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 21:18:40

S. Korea reviewing lifting of standalone sanctions on DPRK: foreign minister

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa said Wednesday that her ministry was "reviewing with relevant ministries" the lifting of the country's standalone sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 14:25:29

Trump says to meet DPRK's Kim after US mid-term elections

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) , will be held after the mid-term Congressional elections in early November.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 13:20:20

Trump says venue of second meeting with DPRK's Kim narrowed down to "three or four" choices

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his upcoming meeting with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) top leader Kim Jong Un was being set up and about "three or four" locations were being considered.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 9:33:54

Papal visit to N.Korea 'ardently welcomed'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit, saying he would be "ardently welcomed," South Korea's presidency said Tuesday, adding it would pass on Pyongyang's message to the Vatican.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 23:18:40