Asia

  • Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
    Germany-_chinese_pressure_on_north_korea_works 2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Korea made him more upbeat. "Since yesterday we a...

  • North Korea delayed its decision on firing missiles towards Guam
    16088_north_korea_is_not_interested_in_an_iran-like_dialogue_with_the_united_states 2017-08-15 08:15:45 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea's president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. Signs of an ea...

  • Russia, China and Germany alarmed at escalating rhetoric of Trump, North Korea
    Russia__china_and_germany_alarmed_at_escalating_rhetoric_of_trump__north_korea 2017-08-11 17:05:03 UTC
    Russia, China and Germany expressed alarm at the escalating rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington, while the Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would move ahead as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to further antagonize North Korea. Trump, vacation...

  • North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'
    North_korea_calls_trump's_threat_a_'load_of_nonsense' 2017-08-10 01:52:26 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam. North Korea...

  • Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
    Who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
    Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his eccentricities, often relying on dubious sourcing....

  • Trump: North Korea will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen
    Trump_wants_to_cut_legal_immigration_by_50_percent 2017-08-09 07:19:36 UTC
    GUAM/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury". The sharp increase in...

  • UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on N. Korea
    North_korea_willing_to_use_nuclear_weapons_if_provoked 2017-08-06 03:55:26 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. The U.S.-drafted resolution bans...

  • Robots rebel in China
    Robots_rebel_in_china 2017-08-04 16:02:35 UTC
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI - A pair of 'chatbots' in China have been taken offline and possibly re-educated. In response to users' questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn't a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party. The two chatbots, BabyQ and XiaoB...

  • 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. The new law was signed by President Vladimir Putin...

  • 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' following North Korea's launch. North Korea said it ...

  • 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, announcing the second intercontinental ballistic m...

  • 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 in charge in the former British colony since inde...

  • 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 said. The launch took place at 11:41 p.m. (144...

  • Toyota long-range electric car needs just minutes for charging
    Wto 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. Toyota's new electric car, to be built on an a...

  • 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 are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sus...

  • 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 1911, a year before the Titanic sank, Shigeaki Hino...

  • 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 with Chinese society. Liu, 61, died of multiple or...

  • 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. The news of Liu Xiaobo's ailing health grew incr...

  • 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 launching a ballistic missile that could hit Alaska. U....

  • 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 North Korea suspend its ballistic missile program and...

  • 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 missile flew 930 kilometers (580 miles) before land...

  • 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 Pincus. The $10 billion-valued firm is Asia's bigg...

  • 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 to Chinese rule in 1997 under a "one country, two s...

  • 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. Trump has held high hopes for greater cooperation fr...

  • 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 manufacturing investment decision made by new Chi...