Asia

  • U.N. council set to condemn North Korean rocket launch
    Untitled 2012-04-16 04:06:31 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - After days of closed-door haggling, the U.N. Security Council is hoping to adopt a statement on Monday condemning North Korea's botched rocket launch and suggesting an expansion of a U.N. blacklist of North Korean firms ...
  • China gives currency more freedom with new reform
    C31245d6b5949cecf787fff122c0-grande 2012-04-14 05:24:12 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China took a milestone step in turning the yuan into a global currency on Saturday by doubling the size of its trading band against the dollar, pushing through a crucial reform that further liberalizes its nascent financial mar...
  • Finally! Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt get engaged
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-14_um_00.31.02 2012-04-13 22:42:10 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's official: Brangelina is engaged. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't set a wedding date yet, but their engagement "is a promise for the future," Pitt's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, said in an email Friday. Pitt, 48,...
  • Obama: will isolate North Korea further after failed launch
    Obama_nord_korea 2012-04-13 22:33:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States would work with the international community to further isolate North Korea after the country's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile drew worldwide condemnat...
  • Human trafficking victims in Azerbaijan mainly taken out to Turkey and Iran
    Soori20111104134233030 2012-04-13 17:25:44 UTC
    In the first quarter of this year 39 criminal facts in connection with human trafficking were registered in Azerbaijan, the head of department for combating human trafficking of the Interior Ministry, Javad Shikhaliyev, told Trend on Friday. Du...
  • GM Uzbekistan 22 per cent decrease in car sales in Russia
    C150ce81f128 2012-04-13 17:18:37 UTC
    GM Uzbekistan JV sold 14,092 cars in Russia in January-March 2012, or 22.4 per cent less compared to the same period of 2011, the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses said on Wednesday. In particular, 844...
  • British PM, Suu Kyi back suspension of Myanmar sanctions
    Myan 2012-04-13 17:05:54 UTC
    YANGON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gave powerful backing on Friday for suspending sanctions on the country, a stark shift in stance and a boon for a pariah state eager to come in ...
  • U.S. stops food aid to North Korea after missile launch
    Aid 2012-04-13 16:09:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not go forward with planned food aid to North Korea, the White House said on Friday, after the impoverished nation's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile which Washington had warned would have c...
  • Somali pirates release Panama-flagged ship amid ransom reports
    Lugela 2012-04-12 16:07:31 UTC
    HARGEISA (Reuters) - Somali pirates have released a Panama-flagged vessel they seized two months ago allowing it to continue on its way to the breakaway enclave of Somaliland, the ship's agent and a government official said on Thursday. Pirates...
  • Defiant North Korea begins injecting fuel into rocket
    Screen_shot_2012-04-11_at_9.28.04_am 2012-04-11 16:24:51 UTC
    PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Impoverished North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said on Wednesday that it was injecting fuel "as we speak", meaning it could blast off as early as Thursday. If all goe...
  • Japan ship insurer sets new rules on Iran oil voyages
    Oil_tanker_in_japan 2012-04-11 06:32:54 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Ship owners covered by Japan P&I club must alert the maritime insurer in advance of any plans to transport Iranian oil and petrochemicals that could fall foul of Western sanctions, the insurer said. The United States and Europ...
  • Manila summons China's envoy over South China Sea standoff
    Reg_as_pol_lg_1994 2012-04-11 02:56:15 UTC
    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines summoned China's ambassador in Manila on Wednesday for talks over a disputed area in the South China Sea after two large Chinese surveillance ships blocked a Philippine Navy vessel from arresting Chinese fisherme...
  • Clinton warns of "additional provocations" from North Korea
    Hillary-clinton-46_1201962c 2012-04-11 01:06:35 UTC
    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Tuesday that history points to "additional provocations" from North Korea after its expected rocket launch this week, suggesting isolated Pyongyang feared closer rel...
  • Exclusive: China's ZTE planned U.S. computer sale to Iran
    2012-04-10t145606z_1_cbre83915hm00_rtroptp_2_international-us-zte-iran-aryacell 2012-04-10 20:59:25 UTC
    (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp, which recently sold Iran's largest telecommunications firm a powerful surveillance system, later agreed to ship to Iran millions of dollars worth of embargoed U.S. computer equipment, documents show. The American c...
  • China, between a rocket and a hard place on North Korea
    Screen_shot_2012-04-09_at_7.51.22_pm 2012-04-10 02:49:25 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A joke circulating among officials in Beijing pretty much underlines the bind China is in over North Korea's plans to send a satellite into space. North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un phones a Chinese leader to tell him abo...
  • U.S. tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test
    Korea_full_380 2012-04-10 01:05:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged North Korea on Monday not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbor to try to ward off such "provocative actions." North Korea, which...
  • Global business groups press India on technology plan
    R 2012-04-09 19:56:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global business groups urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to rescind new government rules for technology purchases that they said unfairly discriminate against foreign firms and potentially violate World Tr...
  • The "Barbaric" Turkish Strikes Against US-Backed YPG Fighters
    The_%22barbaric%22_turkish_strikes_against_us-backed_ypg_fighters 2017-04-25 16:02:06 UTC
    Syria — The air Turkish strikes in Syria targeted the YPG - a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on ISIS the "Islamic State" bastion of Raqqa. The Turkish raids sh...
  • China's big banks lend nearly 300 billion yuan in March: paper
    Mexican_companies_should_not_participate_in_trump's_border_wall 2012-04-07 07:57:42 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's big four state banks extended almost 300 billion yuan ($47.50 billion) in new local-currency loans last month, the official Securities Times reported on Saturday, citing unidentified sources. The newspaper also estimat...
  • Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Strikes in Northeast India: USGS
    Magnitude_5.5_earthquake_strikes_in_northeast_india-_usgs 2018-01-07 08:15:19 UTC
    (Reuters) - A earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck east of Imphal, capital of India’s northeastern state of Manipur, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was 22.8 ...
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
    Archduke_franz_ferdinand_and_his_beloved_wife__sophie 2017-02-03 09:01:47 UTC
    <strong>World War I 1914</strong><h2> Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated</h2> In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Au...
  • MH370 Search: Airplane debris arrives in Paris
    Mh370 2015-08-01 07:37:08 UTC
    Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. According to a Reuters witness and Agence Fran...
  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...
  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8....