Asia Pacific

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

16 July 2019 – Rescuers say 11 soldiers are among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area...

Thai Parliament convenes for vote likely to keep PM Prayuth

Thai Parliament convenes for vote likely to keep PM Prayuth

05 June 2019 – Thailand’s Parliament convened today for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power in a military...

Nissan, Renault & Mitsubishi Motors to meet in Japan

Nissan Renault Mitsubishi Motors To Meet In Japan

23 May 2019 – The new management body of Nissan Motor Co., Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will hold its second round of meetings next week in Japan,...

Tokyo stocks rise on Japan’s strong GDP data

Tokyo Stocks Rise On Japan's Strong GDP Data

20 May 2019 – Tokyo stocks rose today as Japan’s economic growth in the first quarter beat market expectations, but the gains were limited as the data also reflected weak...

Kim Jong-Un leaves Russia after summit with Putin

Kim Jong-Un leaves Russia after summit with Putin

26 April 2019 – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un boarded his private train today and headed back to Pyongyang after directing some harsh criticism at Washington during his first summit...

Ghosn granted bail but banned from contacting wife

Ghosn granted bail but banned from contacting wife

25 April 2019 – Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn was granted bail today after he was indicted for the fourth time at the start of the week over...

Japan considering foreign workers at Fukushima plant

Japan considering foreign workers at Fukushima plant

18 April 2019 – The operator of the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plans to allow foreigners to work at the complex through a new visa program that started...

Sharp unveils new foldable smartphone prototype

Sharp unveils new foldable smartphone prototype

10 April 2019 – Sharp Corp. unveiled a prototype of its first foldable smartphone today, aiming to commercialize it in a few years’ time, as it followed Chinese and South...

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

08 March 2019 – On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan’s jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently...

Seoul proposes rain project with China to clean air

Seoul proposes rain project with China to clean air

07 March 2019 – South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase...