U.S. says Iran is in compliance with nuke deal, wants to review lifting of sanctions
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
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
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
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.
North Korea Says We Are 'Ready For Nuclear Attack' — N. Korean missile launch fails
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
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.
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
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
2017-04-11 07:57:07 UTC
<h2>The Death penalty in 2016: Facts and figures</h2>
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.