Asia

  • 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...
  • China's factory output rose 7.6 percent, asset investment grew 9.2 percent
    China's_factory_output_rose_7.6_percent__asset_investment_grew_9.2_percent 2017-04-17 03:27:13 UTC
    China's factory output rose 7.6 percent in March from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment grew 9.2 percent in the first quarter, both beating expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted factory output would grow by 6.3 perce...
  • Trump's Options Limited In Dealing With North Korea, Despite His Rhetoric
    Trump's_options_limited_in_dealing_with_north_korea__despite_his_rhetoric 2017-04-17 02:57:58 UTC
    North Korea denounced the United States for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the region as the Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer, and said it stood ready to strike back. China s...
  • North Korea Says We Are 'Ready For Nuclear Attack' — N. Korean missile launch fails
    North_korea_says_we_are_'ready_for_nuclear_attack' 2017-04-16 05:07:12 UTC
    PYONGYANG/SEOUL — Choe Ryong Hae, a close aide to Kim Jong Un, addressed the packed square with a characteristically bellicose warning to the United States. "If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power wi...
  • China Warns US & N-Korea Not To Let The Situation Get To An Irreversible Stage
    China_warns_us___n-korea_not_let_the_situation_get_to_an_irreversible_stage 2017-04-15 07:15:54 UTC
    China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. "We...
  • Japan discusses how to evacuate its citizens from South Korea, If needed
    Japan_discusses_how_to_evacuate_its_citizens_from_south_korea__if_needed 2017-04-14 06:40:56 UTC
    Japan's National Security Council discussed how to evacuate its nearly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis, a government official said on Friday, amid rising concern over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. North Korea ...
  • North Korea Willing To Use Nuclear Weapons If Provoked
    North_korea_willing_to_use_nuclear_weapons_if_provoked 2017-04-11 19:38:20 UTC
    By Sue-Lin Wong | PYONGYANG — North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump...
  • World’s Top Executioners 2016: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan
    World%e2%80%99s_top_executioner-_china__iran__saudi_arabia__iraq_and_pakistan 2017-04-11 07:57:07 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>Amnesty International</strong> <h2>The Death penalty in 2016: Facts and figures</h2> <h3>Global figures</h3> At least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries in 2016. In 2015 Amnesty International recorded 1,634 exe...
  • Global Stocks Slide, Treasuries and Yen Up
    Global_stocks_slide__treasuries_and_yen_up 2017-04-11 05:04:09 UTC
    Asian stocks fell in choppy trade on Tuesday as the political tinderbox in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula added to uncertainty over the looming French vote, pushing edgy investors into safer assets such as the yen and Treasuries. Oil ...
  • France, Airbus and Leonardo, Italy major deal with Iran Air
    France__airbus_and_leonardo__italy_major_deal_with_iran_air 2017-04-10 07:09:56 UTC
    IranAir has signed a contract to buy 20 planes from turboprop maker ATR, Iranian deputy transport minister was quoted as saying on Monday. The deal comes after Iran, which had not directly purchased a Western-built plane in nearly 40 years, sig...
  • Separatists called for strike as India clamps down on Kashmir transport
    Separatists_called_for_strike_as_india_clamps_down_on_kashmir_transport 2017-04-10 05:43:45 UTC
    By Fayaz Bukhari | SRINAGAR — Indian police on Monday imposed curfew-like curbs on movement of people across several parts of disputed Kashmir, a day after clashes with protesters during a by-election killed eight people and injured more tha...
  • U.S. Navy Strike Group Moving Toward Korean Peninsula
    U.s._navy_strike_group_moving_toward_korean_peninsula 2017-04-09 08:01:10 UTC
    By Idrees Ali | WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons pro...
  • Dalai Lama criticizes Trump, China and says Tibetan people should decide on his succession
    Dalai_lama_criticizes_trump__china_and_says_tibetan_people_should_decide_on_his_succession 2017-04-08 18:42:18 UTC
    By Sunil Kataria | TAWANG, INDIA — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Saturday he disagreed with U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy and the recent curbs on immigration saying that he admired America as a leader...
  • China Eyes Plant in Mexico as a New Capital of the Automotive Industries - Fact Check: Trump's Misleading Claims
    Trump's_misleading_claims 2017-04-05 07:31:58 UTC
    China Eyes Plant in Mexico as a New Capital of the Automotive Industries - Fact Check: Trump's Misleading Claims. MEXICO CITY/BEIJING — Trump has criticized carmakers including General Motors for shifting production south of the border. Under...
  • Yusuf Islam, known as Cat Stevens is coming back to New Zealand
    Yusuf_islam__known_as_cat_stevens_is_coming_back_to_new_zealand 2017-04-02 08:34:45 UTC
    Yusuf Islam - better known as Cat Stevens - is coming back to New Zealand. There might never have been a Cat Stevens if it weren't for Jane Fonda. The Beatles, the Yardbirds and even the Monkees also had a hand in his creation - though not n...
  • Australian Mortgage-Financed Housing Bubble Continues To Grow
    Australian_mortgage-financed_housing_bubble_continues_to_grow 2017-04-02 01:43:49 UTC
    By Swati Pandey and Wayne Cole | SYDNEY — In their struggle to cool red-hot property prices in Australia's big cities, authorities are ratcheting up measures that could dent the whole market but avoiding more targeted steps that have had som...
  • US dollar struggles near a four-month low against the yen
    Us_dollar_struggles_near_a_four-month_low_against_the_yen 2017-03-22 03:58:12 UTC
    By Shinichi Saoshiro | TOKYO — The dollar struggled near a four-month low against the yen on Wednesday as a bout of investor risk aversion hit U.S. stocks and sent U.S. Treasury yields sharply lower, eroding the greenback's interest rate allur...
  • U.S. military says North Korean missile launch fails
    U.s._military_says_north_korean_missile_launch_fails 2017-03-22 03:51:52 UTC
    The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean missile launch attempt, with a missile exploding within seconds of it's launch, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. "U.S. Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missi...
  • Only a conservative news site reporter on Tillerson Asia trip
    Rex_tillerson_skipping_first_nato_meeting__visiting_moscow 2017-03-15 04:01:20 UTC
    By Yeganeh Torbati | PACIFIC OCEAN — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is traveling to Asia this week accompanied by only one reporter, a White House correspondent from the Independent Journal Review (IJR), a digital news outlet founded in...
  • Japan to send largest warship to South China Sea
    Japan_to_send_largest_warship_to_south_china_sea 2017-03-13 21:53:46 UTC
    By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo | TOKYO — Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two. ...
  • North Korea fires four ballistic missiles
    North_korea_fires_four_ballistic_missiles 2017-03-06 12:21:09 UTC
    By Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko | SEOUL/TOKYO — North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it...
  • Australia calls its ambassadors home to reshape the foreign policy
    Australia_calls_its_ambassadors_home_to_reshape_the_foreign_policy 2017-03-01 07:41:55 UTC
    By Aaron Bunch and Tom Westbrook | SYDNEY — Australia will call home all of its overseas ambassadors for a meeting, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday, as it reshapes its foreign policy to balance ties with long-time ally the Unit...
  • Australian PM: There is potential for China to join the TPP
    Australian_pm-_there_is_potential_for_china_to_join_the_tpp 2017-01-24 05:53:33 UTC
    By Charlotte Greenfield and Stanley White | WELLINGTON/TOKYO Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Preside...
  • Dollar continues under pressure amid Trump protectionism
    Dollar_continues_under_pressure_amid_trump_protectionism 2017-01-24 06:44:36 UTC
    Dollar struggles, pressured by worries over Trump protectionism. The dollar wallowed near seven-week lows in Asian trade on Tuesday, pressured by concerns about the impact of U.S President Donald Trump's protectionist trade stance. The dolla...