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  • ROK launches joint maritime drills with US, Japan

    2013-10-11 09:46

    South Korea's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that its naval forces launched a joint maritime drill with the United States and Japan in waters off the Korean Peninsula.

  • US woos Malaysia in TPP talks

    2013-10-11 15:42

    US Secretary of States John Kerry said his country is open to the calls by Malaysia to be flexible in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.

  • Japan used car sales in September falls 4.3 pct

    2013-10-11 14:17

    Japanese secondhand vehicle sales in September slides 4.3 percent on yearly basis to 293,040 units, falling for the fifth consecutive month.

  • Fire at Fukuoka hospital leaves 10 dead

    2013-10-11 10:13

    A fire broke out at an orthopedic hospital in Japan's Fukuoka City early Friday morning, leaving 10 people dead and five others injured, local media reported.

  • Carbon tax to come in China

    2013-10-11 07:26

    As Australia moves to scrap its pioneering carbon-pricing scheme, China is expected to have seven pilot pricing systems in place no later than 2015.

  • World's 1st curved smartphone hits S Korean stores

    2013-10-11 07:15

    Samsung launched the world's first smartphone with a curved display screen on Thursday, as the electronics giant seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market.

  • Chinese overseas trips expected to hit 100m in 2014

    2013-10-11 01:38

    Chinese tourists will make more than 90 million trips by the end of this year, the country's top tourism official said in Chicago on Wednesday.

  • ASEAN leaders endorse haze monitoring system

    2013-10-10 21:33

    ASEAN leaders have endorsed a recommendation by ASEAN environment ministers for a monitoring system for trans-boundary haze, said a press release Thursday.

  • Stronger ties with UN needed for ASEAN development

    2013-10-10 21:00

    The UN and ASEAN need closer ties to form a "bold" plan to address post-2015 ASEAN Community challenges as well as climate change issues.

  • Japanese PM highlights TPP during ASEAN summits

    2013-10-10 19:49

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said here Thursday that the US-led Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) is "a pathway to realize a market befitting the growth center of the 21st century."

  • Kerry says US will work to end fiscal crisis

    2013-10-10 14:21

    US Secretary of State John Kerry assured China's Premier Li Keqiang the United States was committed to resolving a fiscal impasse.

  • Seoul claims Pyongyang has restarted nuke reactor

    2013-10-10 09:54

    The intelligence agency of the Republic of Korea told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor at its main nuclear facility, according to two legislators who attended the closed-door briefing session.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.