Asia

  • Kim Jong Un meets high-level delegation of South Korea's President Moon
    Kim_jong_un_meets_high-level_delegation_of_south_korea's_president_moon 2018-03-06 09:45:14 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. A 10-member South Korean delegati...

  • Iran urges West to dismantle its nuclear weapons before any missile talks
    Iran_urges_west_to_dismantle_its_nuclear_weapons_before_any_missile_talks 2018-03-04 01:23:53 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday. Separately, Iran confirmed that the Iranian foreign minister had met his former U.S. cou...

  • The Economic Consequences of Trump's Trade War
    The_economic_consequences_of_trump's_trade_war 2018-03-02 08:37:49 UTC
    SEOUL/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. oil and gas industry slammed President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel, saying the move would kill energy jobs by raising costs for big infrastructure projects. Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum will distort global trade...

  • South Korean prosecutors seek long sentence for ex-President Park Geun-hye
    South_korean_prosecutors_seek_long_sentence_for_ex-president_park_geun-hye 2018-02-27 07:08:31 UTC
    Millions of South Koreans protested for Park Guen-hye's removal from office in response to corruption allegations in late 2016. The country's highest court removed her in March 2017. Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison sentence for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for b...

  • North Korea canceled a secret meeting with US
    North_korea_canceled__a_secret_meeting_with_us 2018-02-21 05:34:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and...

  • North Korean leader invited South Korean President for talks in Pyongyang
    North_korean_leader_invited_south_korean_president_for_talks_in_pyongyang 2018-02-10 20:11:36 UTC
    SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive ...

  • How Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men
    Buddhist_villagers_and_myanmar_troops_killed_10_rohingya_men 2018-04-12 15:03:42 UTC
    A REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT (INN DIN, Myanmar) — <blockquote>On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded. During the reporting of this article, two Reuters jour...

  • Russian police raid opposition leader Alexei Navalny's office amid protests
    Russian_police_raid_opposition_leader_alexei_navalny's_office_amid_protests 2018-01-28 08:46:04 UTC
    MOSCOW — Russian police have forced their way into the Moscow office of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a spokeswoman says. The raid comes as Navalny's supporters plan nationwide rallies to protest "pseudo-elections." Russian police descended on the Moscow headquarters of opposition leader A...

  • Weak US Dollar Struggles, Asian Shares Reach Record Peak
    Weak_us_dollar_struggles__asian_shares_reach_record_peak 2018-01-25 07:27:10 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks hit a record high on Thursday though concerns about the Trump administration’s protectionist stance tempered enthusiasm in financial markets, while the dollar struggled after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin welcomed a weaker currency. European shares are e...

  • Nobel peace laureate Ebadi urges sanctions against Mullahs
    Iranian_nobel_peace_laureate_shirin_ebadi 2018-01-04 21:12:12 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi urged the United States and international community to support nationwide protests in Iran with political sanctions and not economic measures that could hit the general population. The protests, which began over economic hardships su...

  • South Korea holding a ship alleged to have transferred oil to North Korea
    South_korea_holding_a_ship_alleged_to_have_transferred_oil_to_north_korea 2017-12-29 16:41:50 UTC
    The South Korean government announced that it seized the Lighthouse Winmore, a Hong Kong-flagged tanker carrying Japanese oil, in late November. The ship, chartered by the Taiwanese company Billions Bunker Group, was loaded with 600 tons of refined Japanese petroleum and supposedly bound for ...

  • Daughter died in a windowless room where her parents locked her up for 15 years
    Daughter_died_in_a_windowless_room_where_her_parents_locked_her_up_for_15_years 2017-12-28 22:14:21 UTC
    JAPAN, OSAKA – A couple who were arrested after the death of their 33-year-old daughter have confessed to confining her in a tiny room for around 15 years because, they said, she had a form of mental illness that made her violent, according to police sources. The police said that an autopsy sh...

  • China is winning the race for new energy vehicles
    China_is_winning_the_race_for_new_energy_vehicles 2017-12-27 09:26:31 UTC
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will extend a tax rebate on purchases of so-called new-energy vehicles (NEV) until the end of 2020, a boost for hybrid and electric car makers amid a shift by policy-makers away from the traditional internal combustion engine. The finance ministry said in a s...

  • Vietnam to evacuate a million people as typhoon approaches
    Vietnam_to_evacuate_a_million_people_as_a_typhoon_approached_ 2017-12-25 19:34:46 UTC
    HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 people. Typhoon Tembin is expected to slam into ...

  • North Korea: The Latest U.N. Sanctions Are an Act of War
    North_korea_claims_the_latest_u.n._sanctions_are_an_act_of_war 2017-12-24 05:14:52 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. The U.N. Security Council unanimously im...

  • 6.5 magnitude earthquake 43 km from Singaparna, West Java, Indonesia
    6.5_magnitude_earthquake_43_km_from_singaparna__west_java__indonesia 2017-12-15 19:58:13 UTC
    <h3>BREAKING: THE Indonesian island of Java has been struck by a huge earthquake that killed an unknown number of people and resulted in widespread damage.</h3> A STRONG earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook the Indonesian capital and other cities on the country’s most populous island of Java...

  • Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics
    Russia_banned_from_2018_winter_olympics 2017-12-05 19:24:04 UTC
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of widespread doping but some of its athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, the IOC said on Tuesday. The International Olympic Co...

  • North Korea tested a ballistic missile that put "all of the US mainland within range"
    North_korea_tested_a_ballistic_missile_that_put_%22all_of_the_us_mainland_within_range%22 2017-11-29 05:55:22 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that put all of the U.S. mainland within range, declaring it had achieved its long-held goal of becoming a nuclear power. Wednesday’s missile test, North Korea’s fi...

  • Justin Trudeau charming residents of the Philippines capital
    Justin_trudeau_charming_residents_of_the_philippines_capital 2017-11-12 17:58:35 UTC
    MANILA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopped from one table to the next, chatted with people and posed for selfies on Sunday at a fastfood chain store in Manila, charming residents of the Philippines capital for the second time in two years. Trudeau, in Manila for a sum...

  • North Korea: Impact of Sanctions on Women and Children
    North_korea-_impact_of_sanctions_on_women_and_children 2017-11-08 18:25:26 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women’s rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations ...

  • North Korea conflict: A US president who doesn't want to talk and an enemy who shows no interest in listening
    Who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2017-11-03 23:58:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Saddled with the toughest job in American diplomacy, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea stands between a U.S. president who insists he doesn’t want to talk and an enemy who shows no interest in listening. While veteran State Department Asia hand Joseph Yun ...

  • Xi: China Will Relax Market Access for Foreign Investment
    Xi-_china_will_relax_market_access_for_foreign_investment 2017-10-18 05:56:37 UTC
    BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. China will relax market access for foreign investment and expand access ...

  • Russia: North Korea Missiles Can Reach US West Coast
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-10-08 05:41:13 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday. Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of parliament’...

  • Women Deny Murdering Kim Jong Un's Half-brother
    Kim_jong_un_half_brother 2017-10-02 14:44:39 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday. Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a V...

  • More Than 60 Rohingya Feared Drowned: U.S. Pressures Myanmar
    Rohingya_drowned 2017-09-29 13:36:40 UTC
    Tommy Wilkes, Michelle Nichols COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized, the latest victims in what the United Nations says is the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency. ...