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S.Korean president's envoy meets Japanese PM over DPRK, US visits

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoy on Tuesday met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo to explain the result of his visit to Pyongyang and Washington last week, the Blue House of South Korea said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 14:42:02

DPRK media sneers at Japan as "subject state" of US

The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Monday sneered at Japan as a "subject state" of the United States, in view of its continuous attempt to stifle the DPRK economically through sanctions with the backing of Washington.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 8:20:45

Myanmar army allegedly building on razed villages

Myanmar's military is building bases where some of Rohingya Muslims' homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/12 23:28:39

Rare apology

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologizes during a press briefing at his office in Tokyo on Monday. Finance Minister Taro Aso admitted to doctoring key documents related to a favoritism scandal dogging Abe, as a new poll suggested the affair is hitting the prime minister's popularity. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/3/12 23:23:40

Japan PM accused of cover-up

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his close ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso, faced growing pressure on Monday over a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal that has dogged the premier for more than a year.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/12 23:23:40

Polio eradication

An Afghan health worker administers polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad on Monday. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is now endemic in just three countries – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
Source: VCG | 2018/3/12 23:23:39

Indonesian college revokes niqab veil ban after criticism

An Indonesian university whose ban on niqab face veils made global headlines has reversed the policy following criticism that it trampled on personal choice.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/12 23:18:40

Japanese Finance Ministry admits altering sales documents to nationalist school operator

The Japanese Finance Ministry on Monday admitted knowingly altering documents to do with a cut-price sale of state land that had seen allegations of cronyism levied at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ruling party lawmakers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/12 14:56:10

Over 70,000 live in evacuation 7 years after Fukushima disaster

More than 70,000 people are still living as evacuees seven years following triple disasters that hit Fukushima and its neighboring areas on March 11, 2011, said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/12 10:19:55

Disaster remembered

Shoppers mark a minute of silence for victims of the 2011 tsunami and earthquake disaster at the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo on Sunday. Japan on Sunday marked the seventh anniversary of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster which devastated its northeastern coast and left about 18,500 people dead or missing. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/3/11 22:58:39

Trump says N. Korea talks could fail or bring 'greatest deal'

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could fizzle without an agreement or it could result in “the greatest deal for the world” to ease nuclear tensions between the two countries.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/11 22:38:39

Fukushima's forgotten souls

"Everyone used to call her 'Grandma.' She was one of the sweetest, kindest and most generous people you could ever hope to meet, especially under such appalling circumstances in Fukushima," Kana Fujimoto, a Tokyo-based volunteer recalled, sadly.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/11 22:24:31

7th national memorial service for victims of 2011 earthquake, tsunami held in Tokyo, Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during the seventh national memorial service for the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/11 22:23:32

Trump trade policies jeopardize jobs and prosperity: German minister

US President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminium imports will cost jobs and growth, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Europe and other free traders should not let themselves be divided.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/11 21:53:40

White House says "concrete steps" needed before meeting with DPRK's Kim

The White House said Friday that US President Donald Trump will meet with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), after seeing "concrete steps" taken by Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/10 13:57:12

Trump agrees to meet DPRK leader Kim, raising hope amid caution

The planned meeting between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) raised likelihood to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, a positive signal welcomed by the parties concerned, while some experts still remain cautious about the prospect.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/10 8:57:13

Trump-Kim meeting shows positive momentum with lingering uncertainty

US President Donald Trump has agreed to a face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "at a place and time yet to be determined," said the White House in a statement Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/10 7:42:49

EU ready to take US to WTO over steel, aluminum tariff hikes: EC vice-president

The European Union is ready to take the United States to the World Trade Organization (WTO) court if the U.S. imposes higher steel and aluminum import tariffs, European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/10 0:37:50