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ASEAN FMs welcome improving cooperation with China on South China Sea issue

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) welcomed the continued improving cooperation with China on the South China Sea issue, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 23:20:18

Australia on backfoot over climate change

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Pacific charm offensive went off course on Friday when he was forced to defend Fiji's accusations of inaction over climate change.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/18 22:18:41

Top NK official in US for talks

A top North Korean general paid a rare visit Friday to Washington and was expected to finalize a new summit aimed at denuclearization and easing decades of hostility.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/18 22:13:42

Ghosn received $9 mln in damages

Arrested auto executive Carlos Ghosn improperly received 7.8 million euros ($9 million) in compensation from a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, the companies said on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/18 22:13:40

2 pilots of crashed Russian fighter jets rescued: defense ministry

Two pilots have been found and rescued at sea following a collision between two Su-34 fighter jets over the Sea of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 22:07:01

Japan launches Epsilon-4 rocket carrying private-sector satellites

Japan on Friday launched its Epsilon-4 rocket carrying seven small satellites built by 10 different private-sector organizations and universities, from Kagoshima Prefecture's Uchinoura Space Center, in southwestern Japan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 18:08:45

Russian diplomat dismisses US claim on missile technology transfer to DPRK

Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora on Friday dismissed as unfounded the US allegation that Pyongyang acquired Russian missile defense technology, Sputnik reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 14:06:27

ASEAN works to ensure sustainable, inclusive regional tourism

The 22nd Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers kicked off on Thursday in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province, discussing reports by national tourism organizations (NTOs) of ASEAN state members and regional tourism issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 9:46:46

N.Korean envoy flies to DC for nuclear talks

North Korea's top envoy involved in denuclearization talks with the US boarded a flight in Beijing for Washington on Thursday, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/17 21:44:49

Japan minister encourages G20 to counter protectionism

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Thursday urged the Group of 20 major economies to renew their commitment to sustaining the international ­order based on cooperation and openness that has come under threat from protectionism.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/17 20:18:41

India launches campaign against air pollution, but will it work?

Long troubled by air pollution, India launched a campaign last week to take control of the dangerous PM 2.5 and PM 10 particle levels in the country, as the government eyes cutting pollution by 20 to 30 percent by 2024.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 18:18:40

Myanmar seizes illegal drugs in northeastern state

Myanmar authorities have seized 600 kg ICE, also known as methamphetamine, in Kunhing, Myanmar's northeastern Shan state, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 17:50:26

CPEC to help improve Pakistan's connectivity with the world: finance minister

Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Wednesday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help his country improve its connectivity with the regional countries and beyond to south and central Asia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/17 9:29:34

Land reclamation completed for China-funded port city in Sri Lanka

A China-funded port city being constructed in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo has completed the reclamation of land from the sea and will soon be ready for the second phase, China's CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd. said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 23:05:11

N.Korean officials fly to US

Three North Korean officials, including the top envoy involved in talks with the US, are booked on a flight to Washington, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, suggesting a possible breakthrough in denuclearization talks.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/16 21:49:08

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 19:29:15

Japanese Olympic Committee head denies bribery allegations

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee on Tuesday denied allegations that he used a bribe to help Tokyo secure its bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 22:17:58

NZ strike cripples hospitals

Nearly 80 percent of junior doctors across New Zealand walked off the job at public hospitals on Tuesday after a breakdown in union talks with the government over working conditions and wages.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/15 19:03:41