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Trump reassures Tokyo he will stick to security pact: Japan

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reassured Japan he was committed to a military treaty that both nations have described as a cornerstone of security in Asia, after a media report said he had spoken privately about withdrawing from the pact.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 21:28:40

Goodwill visit

A man looks at a Russian Navy ship as it arrives in Havana, Cuba for an official visit on Monday. During the visit, Russian sailors will complete a program of activities that includes a courtesy call on the chief of the Revolutionary Navy of the island, Rear Admiral Carlos Duque, and tours of places of historical and cultural interest, according to reports.
Source: IC | 2019/6/25 21:28:40

Australia plans new port for use by US Marines: ABC

Australia is planning to build a new deep-water port on its northern coast able to accommodate US Marine deployments, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2019/6/25 21:13:42

Beating the heat

A man cools himself down in a pond at the Trocadero esplanade in Paris on Monday as temperatures soared to 33 C. Forecasters say Europeans will feel sizzling heat this week with temperatures soaring as high as 40 C in an “unprecedented” June heatwave hitting much of Western Europe. Authorities have advised children and the elderly to stay inside.
Source: VCG | 2019/6/25 21:13:40

Folau backed by Christian crowdfund

A Christian group launched a crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday for sacked Australian rugby star Israel Folau, after his original appeal – to fight his sacking for homophobic comments – was shut down over concerns it was discriminatory.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 19:48:41

G20 summit offers chance to exchange views, ease tensions

The upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan, will provide a chance for world leaders to conduct in-depth exchanges of views and put forward policy-oriented solutions, a leading economist from a Saudi think tank told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:20:16

Australia's new underwater hotel to revolutionize Great Barrier Reef tourism

An upcoming eco-tourism experience on Australia's Great Barrier Reef will allow visitors to sleep up to three meters beneath the ocean surface in a sustainable floating hotel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 15:33:45

Inter-Korean summit hard to be held before Trump's visit to Seoul: S. Korean minister

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Tuesday that it would be hard for another inter-Korean summit to be held before U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul later this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 15:01:39

No-confidence motion submitted against Japanese PM Abe's Cabinet

Four Japanese opposition parties and a group jointly submitted a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Lower House on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 14:10:13

Three employees exposed to radiation at Australian nuclear facility

Production at Sydney's Lucas Heights nuclear facility remains on hold Tuesday after three workers were exposed to radiation following a contamination breach.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 13:45:26

Welcome crowd

The banner reads: “We oppose Trump's visit.” Protesters stage a rally near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Monday ahead of the planned visit of the US President. Trump will visit South Korea after the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2019/6/24 23:13:41

Death toll hits 25 in building collapse in Cambodia

The death toll in the collapse of a seven-story under-construction building in southwestern Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk Province early Saturday, has risen to 24, according to the latest report released by the rescue team on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/24 22:18:40

Rescue anniversary

Ekkapol Chantawong, known as “Coach Ek” (third from left) of the Thai “Wild Boars” soccer team offers food to a monk in Mae Sai, Thailand on Monday during a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the team's rescue from a cave. “Wild Boars” soccer players paid respects on Monday to the diver who died during the rescue efforts.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/24 21:48:41

Trump to visit S.Korea as letter exchange with Kim boosts peninsula hopes

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this weekend after an exchange of letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un boosted hopes for talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/24 21:48:40

ABC demands return of files

Australia's national broadcaster went to court Monday to challenge a police raid on its offices and demand the return of files seized during the controversial operation.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/24 19:03:41

New Zealand gunman stand-off continues

New Zealand Police continued to respond to a gunman incident at a property in Napier on Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/24 18:57:16

Powerful quakes hit off E. Indonesia, no damage or casualty report so far

Earthquakes with magnitudes of revised 7.4 and 6.1 rocked Indonesia's eastern Maluku and Papua provinces on Monday, but were not potential for tsunami, the meteorology, climatological and geophysics agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/24 14:57:10

Aussie PM promises "fresh look" at industrial relations after election victory

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised a "fresh look" at trade unions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/24 13:29:31