Asia

  • Toyota long-range electric car needs just minutes for charging
    Toyota_long-range_electric_car_needs_just_minutes_for_charging 2017-07-25 04:21:56 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday....
  • China tests space station: Oxygen produced by plants
    China_tests_space_station-_oxygen_produced_by_plants 2017-07-20 05:55:48 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They ...
  • 105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
    105-year-old_japanese_doctor_who_was_still_working_died 2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105. Born in 1...
  • China allows the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife to leave the country
    China_allows_the_wife_of_the_nobel_peace_laureate_liu_xiaobo_to_leave_the_country 2017-07-15 07:05:25 UTC
    SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a state-run newspaper attacked him as a "despised" criminal out of step wit...
  • Death of Liu Xiaobo shows a different side of China
    Death_of_liu_xiaobo_shows_a_different_side_of_china 2017-07-13 19:47:08 UTC
    Beijing has been increasingly successful recently in its attempts to boost its image abroad. However, the death of Liu Xiaobo is a reminder that China locks away peaceful dissidents, says Germany's international broadcaster, DW's Phillip Bilsky. ...
  • U.S. considers military options against North Korea
    U.s._considers_military_options_against_north_korea 2017-07-05 22:30:56 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS — The United States cautioned on Wednesday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea's nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launchin...
  • China and Russia tell N-Korea, S-Korea and U.S. to sign up a de-escalation plan
    China_and_russia_tell_n-korea__s-korea_and_u.s._to_sign_up_a_de-escalation_plan 2017-07-04 17:03:33 UTC
    China and Russia joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse tensions around Pyongyang's missile program. The plan would see Nor...
  • North Korea says it has missile capability to hit anywhere in the world
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-07-04 07:07:58 UTC
    SEOUL — North Korea test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations are due to discuss steps to rein in Pyongyang's weapons programs. The m...
  • Shortlisted bidders in race to buy $10b valued Global Logistic Properties Ltd
    Shortlisted_bidders_in_race_to_buy__10b_valued_global_logistic_properties 2017-07-03 05:50:18 UTC
    SINGAPORE — Global Logistic Properties Ltd said on Monday it had received "firm proposals" from shortlisted bidders, days after sources told Reuters that suitors had narrowed to a management-backed Chinese consortium and a group led by Warburg Pin...
  • China's president Xi arrives for landmark Hong Kong visit
    China's_president_xi_jinping_arrives_in_hong_kong_for_landmark_visit 2017-06-29 06:57:20 UTC
    China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule as the city went into lockdown with a massive security blanket ahead of celebrations and protests on July 1. Britain returned Hong Kong t...
  • U.S. has limited options on North Korea without Chinese
    Us_has_limited_options_on_north_korea_without_chinese 2017-06-21 06:55:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang. Tr...
  • Ford announces a new manufacturing investment in China
    Ford_announces_a_new_manufacturing_investment_in_china 2017-06-20 17:58:55 UTC
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON — Ford will export the next-generation Focus compact car from China to North America in 2019, rather than from Mexico as earlier planned, saving the company $500 million, a top executive said on Tuesday. It is the first major...
  • Iran and China joint military exercise in Persian Gulf
    Iran_and_china_joint_military_exercise_in_persian_gulf 2017-06-18 16:41:18 UTC
    Tehran — Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and U.S. military in the Gulf and is lik...
  • Armed men launched two attacks in Tehran
    Armed_men_launched_two_attacks_in_tehran 2017-06-07 14:42:12 UTC
    Tehran — Armed men and Suicide bombers launched two attacks in Iran on Wednesday morning, 12 people dead and wounding several people in central Tehran and at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometers south of the city, state media repor...
  • Large explosion rocks Afghanistan's capital
    Large_explosion_rocks_afghanistan's_capital 2017-05-31 09:14:52 UTC
    By Mirwais Harooni and Josh Smith | KABUL — A powerful bomb exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing or wounding hundreds of people and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the preside...
  • TPP agreed to move the trade deal forward without U.S.
    Tpp_agreed_to_move_the_trade_deal_forward_without_u.s. 2017-05-21 04:56:58 UTC
    Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed on Sunday to explore ways to move the trade deal forward after U.S. President Donald Trump's pulled out in his switch to an "America First" policy. The so-called TPP-11 countries held thei...
  • Re-elected Rouhani pledges to open Iran to the world
    Re-elected_rouhani_pledges_to_open_iran_to_the_world 2017-05-20 17:51:58 UTC
    Tehran — President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second term. ...
  • China calls for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe
    China_calls_for_closer_cooperation_across_asia_and_europe 2017-05-14 08:05:05 UTC
    BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to finance, as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese trade initiative. He pledged $124 billion on...
  • North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test
    North_korea_has_carried_out_another_ballistic_missile_test 2017-05-14 03:35:47 UTC
    SEOUL — North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang. ...
  • South Korea's President Moon is prepared to visit N. Korea
    South_korea's_new_president_moon_jae-in_is_prepare_to_visit_north_korea 2017-05-10 05:04:11 UTC
    SEOUL — South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he was prepared to visit North Korea and was ready to negotiate with China and the United States over a controversial anti-missile defense system soon after he was sworn in on Wedne...
  • India Is Targeting $100 Billion Investment in Green Energy
    India_is_targeting__100_billion_investment_in_green_energy 2017-04-30 07:01:51 UTC
    By Devidutta Tripathy and Sudarshan Varadhan | MUMBAI/NEW DELHI — Some of the world's biggest pension funds, seeking long-term returns on green investments, are scouting for deals in India's solar power sector, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi i...
  • China: North Korea crisis could escalate or slip out of control
    China_warns_us___n-korea_not_let_the_situation_get_to_an_irreversible_stage 2017-04-28 15:33:51 UTC
    BEIJING/ WASHINGTON — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged North Korea on Friday to stop its nuclear and missile development activities and cautioned all parties that "the use of force does not solve differences and will only lead to bigger dis...
  • Trump demands new sanctions against North Korea
    Trump's_options_limited_in_dealing_with_north_korea__despite_his_rhetoric 2017-04-24 23:25:15 UTC
    By Steve Holland and Ben Blanchard | WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early ...
  • U.S. says Iran is in compliance with nuke deal, wants to review lifting of sanctions
    Secretary_of_state_rex_tillerson_wants_montenegro_to_be_a_member_of_nato 2017-04-19 08:10:31 UTC
    By Lesley Wroughton | WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States' national security interests, while acknowledging tha...
  • Germany's Volkswagen ready for selling more green cars in China
    Germany's_volkswagen_ready_for_selling_more_green_cars_in_china 2017-04-18 06:27:54 UTC
    China has aggressively promoted plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars, dubbed 'new energy vehicles', to fight urban smog but is gradually phasing out subsidies in favor of hard requirements like quotas. Under draft rules released in Septembe...