Japan intervenes to stem yen's rise

2011-08-04 13:56:34

Japan intervened in the foreign currency market Thursday to stem the yen's rise against the dollar.

Debt is a done deal, but peace truce fades

2011-08-03 09:29:19

US President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday to avoid an unprecedented national default.

Honeymoon over, Yingluck treads tightrope

2011-08-03 17:11:21

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 offers flood relief aid to DPRK

2011-08-03 15:55:19

ROK's Red Cross on Wednesday offered flood relief supplies worth 5 billion won ($4.7 million) to DPRK.

Japan to announce new nuclear watchdog

2011-08-03 15:17:58

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.

Seoul summons Japan envoy over dispute

2011-08-03 15:17:58

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 tries to keep elderly from dying alone

2011-08-03 15:06:47

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.

Thai parliament to choose new PM Friday

2011-08-03 13:42:44

Thailand's parliament will hold a vote on Friday, August 5, to select a prime minister to lead a new government.

Japan seals area with high radiation level

2011-08-03 12:43:27

The operator of Japan's damaged nuclear power plant says an area where potentially lethal levels of radiation were detected has been sealed.

Bomb blast kills 1, wounds 12 in Philippines

2011-08-03 11:18:24

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.

Chinese agency downgrades US credit rating

2011-08-03 08:54:53

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.

Obama bruised in debt deal battle

2011-08-03 13:50:34

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.