Japan PM considering cabinet reshuffle

2010-12-26 07:35:43

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is leaning toward a cabinet reshuffle before a parliament session next month as he tries to woo a tiny opposition party into the coalition, the Nikkei daily reported on Saturday.

India communication satellite launch fails

2010-12-25 20:54:42

India's launch of its latest communication satellite failed Saturday afternoon after the rocket GSLV-F06 carrying it developed a technical snag soon after its take-off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota, sources said.

Over 40 dead in Pakistan suicide blast

2010-12-25 15:17:08

A suicide bomber attacked a gathering of displaced people waiting to get aid in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 40 of them.

DPRK, ROK maintain tough stance

2010-12-25 07:45:10

The DPRK and the ROK are still talking tough one month after the DPRK's artillery bombardment sent tensions soaring.

Survivors of sinking boat arrive in New Zealand

2010-12-24 09:09:51

The 20 survivors from the sinking of the South Korean fishing boat Insung No 1 in the Southern Ocean arrived in New Zealand South Island's southern port of Bluff on Thursday night.

Obama, Medvedev discuss nuke treaty over phone

2010-12-24 08:13:17

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday discussed the new START treaty on the phone, said the White House in a statement.

DPRK threatens 'holy war', raises nuclear specter

2010-12-24 06:54:58

The DPRK warned on Thursday of a "holy war" using its nuclear deterrent against the ROK as Seoul vowed a "merciless counterattack" if its territory is attacked.

ROK holds massive new drills

2010-12-23 14:28:30

The Republic of Korea (ROK) mobilized troops, tanks, helicopters and fighter jets Thursday for its largest air and ground drills this year, a show of force that.

Japan's emperor celebrates 77th birthday

2010-12-23 11:29:51

Japanese Emperor Akihito, who is having therapy to prevent prostate cancer returning, has celebrated his 77th birthday.

US ratifies nuke arms treaty with Russia

2010-12-23 06:18:17

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to ratify a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, delivering President Barack Obama his top foreign policy goal as the lame-duck Congress session draws to an end.

ROK begins 3-day sea maneuvers in East Sea

2010-12-22 19:31:02

South Korea will hold three-day drills in waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula starting Wednesday, two days after it conducted a live-fire exercise near a tense border, defense ministry said.
DPRK praised for not reacting to ROK drills

India tests nuclear-capable missiles

2010-12-22 13:51:55

India Wednesday successfully testfired two nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missiles off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa.