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Moon, Xi agree to closely cooperate for successful 2nd US-NK summit

(Yonhap/The Korea Herald) -- The leaders of South Korea and China agreed to work closely together for the success of a possible second summit between the United States and North Korea during their talks in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, Seoul’s presidential office said.

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November 15, 2018
- Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May’s opponents vow to thwart it
LONDON (China Daily) -- Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks,.. More >>>

November 14, 2018
- After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- When US forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 .. More >>>

November 13, 2018
- China to work with MRC on Mekong management 
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has received a positive response from the Chinese government following .. More >>>

November 12, 2018
- Asean Summit will see region’s leaders discuss ways to take grouping forward
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times) -- Singapore will be in the spotlight as leaders of all 10 Asean members gather for the 33rd Asean Summit and several related meetings at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre next week. The summits, which mark the final milestone of Singapore’s chairmanship of Asean, will be chaired by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong... More >>>

November 10, 2018
- Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A fire that likely blocked a crucial exit at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, according to fire authorities who were investigating possible safety lapses in the building.
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November 9, 2018
- Aim of Xi-Trump meeting: ‘positive outcomes’
China (China Daily) -- China and the United States have agreed to work together to ensure that their state leaders’ meeting, planned for the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina, would yield “positive outcomes”, according to a statement released after a high-level talk in Washington on Wednesday... More >>>

November 8, 2018
- US top diplomat Pompeo’s meeting with DPRK officials postponed
WASHINGTON (China Daily) -- A meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and officials from the.. More >>>

November 7, 2018
- Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa... More >>>

November 6, 2018
- Many Democrats anxious about midterm elections
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Democrats, the midterm elections have been a beacon in the dark, a chance to reemerge from the political wilderness and repudiate a president they view as a dangerous force... More >>>

November 5, 2018
- India is fastest growing Asian economy
New Delhi (Asia News Network) -- India continues its strong economic performance with Asian Development Bank projecting the highest GDP growth rate of 7.3 percent in 2018, which was comparatively less in 2017 (6.7 percent)... More >>>

November 3, 2018
- DPRK top leader to visit Seoul this year: ROK
(China Daily) -- The Republic of Korea said on Thursday that Kim Jongun, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is expected to visit Seoul “soon” as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed at denuclearising the Korean Peninsula, with analysts saying the move may pave the way for a second summit between the DPRK and the United States... More >>>

November 2, 2018
- Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) -- Tired Central American migrants rested in this southern Mexico town while their representatives tried to negotiate bus transportation hundreds of miles ahead, but then came the bad news: They’d be walking again before dawn Thursday.
They planned to take advantage of cool overnight and morning temperatures by hitting the road at 3 a.m. in Juchitan for a trek to Santa Maria Jalapa del Marques, about 57 kilometres to the west... More >>>

November 1, 2018
- Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of.. More >>>

October 31, 2018
- After 13 years, Merkel to step down as chancellor
BERLIN (Xinhua/China Daily) -- Angela Merkel, the veteran German Chancellor and crisis manager, on Monday announced her withdrawal from political career after the chancellorship term ends. The 64-year-old Merkel told a press conference at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) .. More >>>

October 30, 2018
- Aussie PM’s approval rating falls into negatives for first time: poll
CANBERRA (Xinhua/China Daily) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating has fallen into negative territory for the first time since he took office in August... More >>>

October 29, 2018
- Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in US history.
The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood left six others wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said... More >>>

October 27, 2018
- Trump sends troops to border as response to ‘caravan’
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is planning to dispatch 800 or more active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the .. More >>>

October 26, 2018
- Hun Manet can be prime minister if he is elected, says Hun Sen
Cambodia (The Phnom Penh Post) -- Prime Minister Hun Sen added to speculation that his eldest son, Manet, is one day likely to succeed him as Cambodian leader by telling members of the Cambodian diaspora in Switzerland that “if he is elected, he can be prime minister”... More >>>

October 25, 2018
- Deal exit raises global concerns
(China Daily) -- Experts and analysts warned that the world will enter a dangerous situation as US President Donald Trump said that the United States is ready to build up its nuclear arsenal after announcing it is abandoning a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, .. More >>>

October 24, 2018
- Nguyen Phu Trọng sworn in as Vietnam’s new President
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- The newly-elected State President Nguyen Phu Trọng took an oath of office for the 2016-21 tenure on Tuesday afternoon following the result of a morning vote by deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA) during their on-going sixth session... More >>>

October 23, 2018
- Seaplane to boost China’s maritime capability, firefighting
China (China Daily) -- China will have better capability in maritime search, rescue and firefighting as it moves closer to putting the world’s largest amphibious aircraft into use. Developed and built by State-owned aircraft giant Aviation Industry Corp of China, the AG600 carried out its first water- .. More >>>

October 22, 2018
- India’s Punjab state chief minister says train accident killed 59
AMRITSAR, India (China Daily) - India’s northern state of Punjab’s chief minister said 59 people were killed and 57 injured in a railway accident on Friday in which a train ran over scores of people gathered on the railway tracks for a festival in the city of Amritsar... More >>>

October 20, 2018
- UK’s May faces fresh ire at home after being spared by EU
BRUSSELS (China Daily) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May will head home from an inconclusive European Union summit on Brexit to a barrage of criticism that her 27 EU counterparts spared her during the two-day event that ended Thursday... More >>>

October 19, 2018
- 16 Seoul city employees committed suicide under mayor Park Won-soon: lawmaker
South Korea (The Korea Herald) -- A total of 16 low-ranking civil servants working for the Seoul Metropolitan Government took their own lives since Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon took office in 2011, many of them due.. More >>>

October 18, 2018
- Turkey’s Erdogan says to expand military operation in eastern Syria
ANKARA (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that Turkey could take necessary operation against Kurdish militants’ presence east of the Euphrates River in Syria... More >>>

October 17, 2018
- Solidarity appeal aired at La Francaphonie summit in Armenia
Laos joined the 17th Summit of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) to promote greater mutual understanding and solidarity in French-speaking world... More >>>

October 16, 2018
- Merkel’s Bavarian ally suffers great election loss
MUNICH (Xinhua) -- Despite garnering the most votes, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ally, the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union (CSU) suffered great loss in the state election on Sunday.
According to initial forecasts, the CSU took just 35.5 percent of the vote, .. More >>>

October 15, 2018
- Body recovery efforts continue for Korean climbers killed on Himalayan mountain
SEOUL/NEW DELHI (The Korea Herald/Yonhap) -- Efforts to recover the bodies of five South Korean climbers and four local guides continued Sunday, a day after they were found dead on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal, officials said... More >>>

October 13, 2018
- Indonesia’s quakes, tsunami toll 2,073 as search mission extended
JAKARTA (Xinhua) -- The death toll from multiple strong quakes and an ensuing tsunami in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province rose to 2,073 on Thursday as the national disaster agency extended the search mission. The search and rescue operation was extended for another day to Friday at a request of local .. More >>>

October 12, 2018
- Rutte, Merkel hope for more progress in Brexit talks
THE HAGUE (Xinhua) -- Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in The Hague on Wednesday ahead of the mid-October European Council meeting to discuss, among other subjects, the Brexit... More >>>

October 11, 2018
- Lao minister praises regional disaster management efforts
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng has successfully attended the recent 33rd Meeting of the Asean Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) in Malaysia... More >>>

October 10, 2018
- Australia mulls banning arriving immigrants from biggest cities
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Starting a new life in Australia might not come with views of the Sydney Opera House or surfing at Sydney’s Bondi Beach with the government considering a ban on some immigrants from settling in big cities... More >>>

October 9, 2018
- Confirmed deaths near 2,000, still more likely in Indonesia
PALU, Indonesia (AP) -- The confirmed death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more are believed unac-counted for and officials said search teams plan to stop looking for victims later this week.
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October 8, 2018
- Typhoon Kong-rey leaves 2 dead, 1 missing
South Korea (The Korea Herald) -- Typhoon Kong-rey has left two people dead and one missing, displaced hundreds of people and caused power outages to more than 61,000 households across the country, the state disaster management agency said on Saturday... More >>>

October 6, 2018
- Malaysia seeks public input on how political parties should be funded
KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ Asia News Network) -- The government has not found a formula for political parties to finance themselves without inviting elements of corruption and lobbying, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. For this reason, they would like to seek public opinion on how political funding could be done in a clean manner, he said... More >>>

October 5, 2018
- Ex-Malaysian PM Najib’s wife Rosmah pleads not guilty to 17 counts of money laundering and tax evasion
KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times) -- Rosmah Mansor, the wife of disgraced former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, pleaded not guilty on Thursday morning (October 4) to 17 charges of money laundering and tax evasion, amounting to more than RM7 million.. More >>>

October 4, 2018
- Soputan volcano shakes tsunami-hit Sulawesi
PALU, Indonesia (AP) -- A volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island as the devastating earthquake and tsunami last week.
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October 3, 2018
- IMF chief calls for de-escalating trade disputes amid dimming global growth outlook
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday called on economies around the world to.. More >>>

October 2, 2018
- Sulawesi quake: Death toll crosses 1,200 as rescuers race to reach victims
(The Straits Times) -- Rescuers are racing against time to reach victims of last Friday’s earthquake still trapped under rubble two days.. More >>>

October 1, 2018
- At least 405 killed in Indonesian quake-tsunami as rescuers scramble to reach victims
JAKARTA (The Straits Times) -- The death toll of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Central Sulawesi that also spawned a tsunami jumped to 405 on Saturday (Sept 29), as the Indonesian navy deployed several Hercules logistic planes to bring in technicians, supplies and rescue teams to rescue survivors of the natural disaster... More >>>

September 28, 2018
- Israeli PM says Iran hiding radioactive material, equipment
UNITED NATIONS (China Daily/Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that Iran has hidden “massive amounts of equipment and materiel,” indicating that the country is eyeing nuclear weapon programme. .. More >>>
- Medvedev rejects speculation on Russian military plans along Finnish archipelago
HELSINKI (China Daily/Xinhua) -- Visiting Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev on Wednesday in Helsinki strongly dismissed the claim that Russia has military plans concerning the properties in Finland which the Finnish police raided over the weekend... More >>>

September 27, 2018
- Rising seas threaten Vietnam’s top rice province
KIEN GIANG (Vietnam News) -- Because of climate change, Kien Giang province is struggling to maintain its place as Vietnam’s biggest rice producer – a distinction it has held for nearly two decades... More >>>

September 26, 2018
- Instagram co-founders resign from social media company
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation.
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September 25, 2018
- Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global.. More >>>

September 24, 2018
- Condolences pour in over passing of President Tran Dai Quang
 Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- Many countries worldwide have extended condolences to Vietnam over the death of President Tran Dai Quang, while Cuba has declared a national day of mourning for the Vietnamese President.
In an announcement on State television on Friday evening (local time), the Council of the State of Cuba said that the mourning period would extend from 6am on Saturday to midnight on Sunday... More >>>

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