Japan intervened in the foreign currency market Thursday to stem the yen's rise against the dollar.
US President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday to avoid an unprecedented national default.
Running a real estate business in the middle of a building boom is one thing. Running a country that's embroiled in a bloody political crisis may be a little more challenging, as Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra is about to discover.
ROK's Red Cross on Wednesday offered flood relief supplies worth 5 billion won ($4.7 million) to DPRK.
Japan will unveil plans as early as this week for a new atomic safety regulator which is expected to lead to tougher safety standards and higher costs for nuclear power operators.
South Korea summoned Japan's second highest-ranking envoy in Seoul to protest Tokyo's latest claim over a set of islets between the countries.
Japan's rapidly ageing society, where nearly one in four people is over 65, means that more elderly are living alone every year -- and also, sadly, dying alone, their bodies sometimes undiscovered for days.
Thailand's parliament will hold a vote on Friday, August 5, to select a prime minister to lead a new government.
The operator of Japan's damaged nuclear power plant says an area where potentially lethal levels of radiation were detected has been sealed.
Al-Qaida-linked militants are among the suspects in a powerful bomb blast that killed one person and wounded 12 others in the southern Philippines.
Dagong Global Credit Rating Co said Wednesday it has cut the US credit rating from A+ to A after its debt limit was announced to be increased.
President Barack Obama suffered a defeat in the battle over raising the US debt limit that may have repercussions for his efforts to restore growth to the US economy and win re-election in 2012.