Asia

  • Apple bends to the will of China after Putin bans Apps
    Apple_bends_to_the_will_of_china_after_putin_banning_apps 2017-08-02 19:47:45 UTC
    Apple Conforms To Chinese Law Pulls Apps From China App Store As Russia Signs Law Banning Their Use. Russia has signed a law banning the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) that enable users to gain access to websites banned in Russia. ...
  • U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula
    U.s._flies_bombers_over_korean_peninsula 2017-07-31 04:47:36 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after Pyongyang's recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles. President Trump said he was 'very disappointed in China' follo...
  • Which U.S. cities is North Korea capable to hit?
    Which_u.s._cities_is_north_korea_capable_to_hit_ 2017-07-30 07:03:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed his country could strike any target in the US after its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. How true are his claims, and what actually is the reach of these ICBMs?</h3> Kim, ...
  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: There is no one with my political stature to replace me
    Zimbabwe's_robert_mugabe-_there_is_no_one_with_my_political_stature_to_replace_me 2017-07-29 16:04:49 UTC
    CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him. The 93-year-old leader has been...
  • North Korea fired a ballistic missile in a late-night test launch
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-07-28 16:18:34 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch from its northern Jangang province that landed in the sea off its east coast, possibly in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korea and Japan...
  • 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...