The Republic of Korea (ROK) proposed Wednesday holding Red Cross talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) next week.
International organizations and countries are continuing their consultations over Libya as NATO continues its air strikes on Gaddafi's forces.
Standard and Poor's threatened to cut Japan's sovereign credit rating again.
HSBC, Europe's largest bank, plans to cut its Middle East workforce by up to 3 percent, the lender said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.
South Korea proposed Wednesday holding Red Cross talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) next week to discuss confirming the "free will" of DPRK nationals who officials here say wish to defect, local media reported.
The border clash occurring early Wednesday morning marked the sixth straight day of fighting between Thailand and Cambodia.
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are visiting Japan's tsunami-battered northeastern coast.
Remote-controlled robots took photos of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant No 1 reactor building in Fukushima Prefecture.
Senior defense and foreign affairs officials of South Korea and the United States held talks over issues ranging from their alliance and DPRK.
Beginning at 1 pm Wednesday, the city of Altoona will change its name to "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold."
High radiation levels recorded at a nuclear reactor in northeast Ohio have prompted a special inspection by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brazil government planned to offer 75,000 scholarships for youngsters to study abroad in the next four years.