China - ASEAN alliance to promote green region

2015-11-17 19:56:01

China needs to build new alliances among cities in southeastern Asia, a platform to promote environmental cooperation among governments, companies and social organizations, a regional green NGO suggested on Tuesday.

Tax to be levied on overseas online purchases

2015-11-17 07:56:35

A goods and services tax will be charged on overseas purchases such as music and e-books from October next year, New Zealand's revenue minister said on Monday.

UN head said to be planning visit to DPRK

2015-11-17 07:56:35

Meeting with ROK's former foreign minister would be seen as major diplomatic breakthrough for Kim Jong-un

Prehistoric 'sludge' could help implants surgery, Australian scientists say

2015-11-17 07:56:35

Australia scientists have found that a "primordial goo", formed billions of years ago and thought to have been the basis for life on earth, could assist the human body in accepting surgical implants.

ROK closely monitoring possible DPRK missile test-firing

2015-11-16 17:13:41

The Republic of Korea's military is closely monitoring the possible test-firing of missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Seoul's defense ministry said Monday.

UN chief to visit DPRK this week

2015-11-16 10:32:10

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s capital Pyongyang this week, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Monday, quoting a U.N. source, in what could be a rare diplomatic opening by the isolated state.

Chinese economy predicted to grow about 7% this year: Xi

2015-11-16 06:50:10

President Xi Jinping said Sunday that the Chinese economy is predicted to grow about 7 percent this year, which will continue to contribute as high as about one third to the global growth.

Business leaders to promote trust

2015-11-14 08:07:54

Chinese and Japanese business heavyweights and former high-ranking officials agreed in Tokyo on Friday to help promote political mutual trust and economic reciprocity between the two countries.

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits off southern coast of Japan

2015-11-14 09:48:36

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit off the southern coast of Japan, the US Geological Survey said on Friday. No casualties are reported yet.

South Korea's Park urges Japan's Abe to resolve 'comfort women'

2015-11-13 21:41:19

Japan's prime minister must heal the wounds over 'comfort women', most of whom were Korean and forced into prostitution in Japan's military brothels before and during World War II, South Korean President Park Geun-hye says.

DPRK urges US to sign peace treaty before denuclearization talks

2015-11-13 21:08:28

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has once again said that a peace treaty should be signed with the United States in the first place before advancing the denuclearization process, according to the official KCNA news agency.

Kazakhstan suspends tourist flights to Egypt after Russian plane

2015-11-13 21:02:11

Kazakhstan has suspended tourist flights to Egypt due to safety concerns after a Russian passenger plane crashed there killing all 224 people onboard, Kazakh tourist companies and an airline said on Friday.