DPRK to further develop nuke weapons both in quality, quantity

2015-09-15 14:29:15

DPRK said Tuesday that country's scientists in atomic energy are "steadily improving the levels of nuclear weapons with various missions in quality and quantity".

Abe's approval rating declines to lowest since late 2012

2015-09-15 12:50:16

A latest poll result showed that the approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has declined to 36 percent, the lowest level since he took office in December 2012, local media reported on Tuesday.

Myanmar gov't promises to hold free, fair election

2015-09-15 10:36:46

The Myanmar government will make all its efforts to ensure that the Nov. 8 general election will be free and fair.

New Zealand PM confident of strong relationship with new Australian leader

2015-09-15 09:45:22

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday congratulated Malcolm Turnbull on becoming Australia's new prime minister, saying the two countries' close relationship would continue.

45,000 Japanese protestors rally against Abe's security bills

2015-09-15 09:16:05

Some 45,000 Japanese protestors rallied in front of the country's parliament building in downtown Tokyo late Monday against the government-backed security bills, trying to stop a possible passage of the controversial legislation in the Diet's upper house this week.

China, India border 'confrontation' reports dismissed

2015-09-15 07:58:06

Beijing dismissed reports of a border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops on Monday, asking for clarifi­cation from the Indians.

Hopes rise for trilateral summit to resume

2015-09-15 07:14:01

Hopes are growing for a trilateral summit to be held before the end of this year involving leaders from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, according to observers.

DPRK hints at satellites launch

2015-09-15 00:08:12

The DPRK says that it is accelerating efforts at the final stage of development for satellites for earth observations.

Thousands protest against Japanese gov't-backed security bills

2015-09-14 23:09:38

Some 45,000 Japanese protestors rallied in front of the country's parliament building in downtown Tokyo, trying to stop a possible passage of the controversial legislation.

Poll show majority of Japanese oppose security bills as vote looms

2015-09-14 21:50:56

More than half of voters in Japan are opposed to their government's plans to enact legislation that would allow Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II.

Malcolm Turnbull wins party ballot to become Australian PM

2015-09-14 20:15:26

Australia will get its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party voted out Tony Abbott in favour of longtime rival Malcolm Turnbull.

Australian minister Turnbull announces leadership challenge to PM

2015-09-14 16:02:48

Senior Australian government minister Malcolm Turnbull launched a leadership challenge against Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday.