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Decision to end preferential status for South Korea fuels trade spat

​BANGKOK (The Japan News/ANN) — Friday’s decision by the Japanese government to take further export control measures against South Korea has prompted fierce opposition...

China repeats warning to US against arms sale to Taiwan

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) – Reports last week said the U.S. is pursuing a US$2 billion arms sale to Taiwan angering Beijing. China has...
"Singapore is already a significant source of funds and expertise for infrastructure projects in the region," Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said, citing that Singapore-based banks have provided loans or advisory services for an estimated 60 per cent of infrastructure projects in South-east Asia. (The Straits Times/ANN)

Singapore well-positioned to facilitate Asia’s infrastructure development and growth: Teo Chee Hean

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) — In his keynote address at the fifth Singapore Regional Business Forum (SRBF), Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean outlined three...

Yomiuri Poll | Two-thirds in Japan want debate on constitutional reform

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — According to a survey conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun, two-thirds of respondents are hoping for active debate on revising...
Garbage scavengers sort through plastic waste in the area Landfill Alue Lim, Lhokseumawe, Aceh in Indonesia on October 17, 2016. Indonesia was included in the rankings as the second in the world as a producer of plastic waste. Currently the government is making various efforts such as restricting the use of plastic shopping bags, in both modern and traditional market retailers. (Photo by Azwar Azwar/Pacific Press, ipa via AP Images)

Indonesian pre-teen writes to Trump

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) — A surge of waste imports into cities in East Java has prompted a teenager to write to United States...

Seoul maximises financial support for firms threatened by Japan’s export curbs

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Seeking to minimise the impact from the aggravating South Korea-Japan economic relations, financial policymakers have made actions over the...

Dengue Outbreak | Number of patients at around 50,000 in Bangladesh

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) — The number of patients soars and despite all the cries and warnings, sadly, hospitals and transport hubs remain major...
In this file photo, foreign tourists are seen wearing face masks past walk at district shopping town of Myeongdong in Seoul, South Korea on June 7, 2015. High non-citizen districts in Seoul designated for increased policy security include Itaewon in Yongsan-gu, Daerim-dong in Yeongdeungpo and Garibong-dong in Guro-gu. There are currently 19 such districts nationwide. (Sipa via AP Images)

Korean police aims to improve safety in areas with large foreign populations

Seoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Police are expanding efforts to improve safety in neighborhoods with large foreign-born populations. The Korean National Police Agency rolled out...

Civilian rule officially restored as King swears in Prayut II govt

BANGKOK (ANN) — The government is made up of many of the same advisors and ministers as the previous military government. The new Prayut Chan-o-cha...
Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions

Iran Embassy rejects Pompeo’s accusations on terrorism

New Delhi, India (The Statesman/ANN) — Pompeo had accused the Iranians of attacking an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. Iran on Thursday categorically rejected...

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