Pope Francis arrives in Thailand, to meet King, PM Prayut today

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Pope Francis arriving at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport yesterday. He is the first pontiff to visit Thailand in 35 years. PHOTO: EPA-EFE BANGKOK • Pope Francis arrived in Thailand yesterday and was greeted by the cheering faithful on the … Read More

Typhoon Hagibis: At least 10 dead, 16 missing

At least 10 people were killed and 16 missing as a powerful typhoon slammed Japan, causing major flooding and landslides across the central and eastern parts of the country and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. More than 120 people … Read More

Typhoon Hagibis: Tokyo braced for battering as ‘worst storm in 60 years’ roars in

The threat of widespread flooding and landslides compounded by an earthquake in nearby Chiba prefecture. Damaged caused by typhoon Hagibis in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Photograph: Jiji Press/EPA Evacuation orders were issued to more than 800,000 households in Tokyo … Read More

Japan struggles to avoid Trump’s tariff threat as deadline looms

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Higher tariffs on Japanese cars, the country’s biggest export to the US, are still being negotiated. US President Donald Trump has been adamant about reducing its trade deficit with other nations, while two-thirds of Japan’s trade surplus with the US … Read More

Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status ‘regrettable’

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Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status ‘regrettable’ TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Wednesday said South Korea’s decision to remove Tokyo’s fast-track trade status without sufficient explanation was “regrettable”, as a diplomatic and trade row between the two … Read More

Russia Open to Dialogue, Putin Invites G7

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Vladivostok, Russia, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin invited the countries of the Group of Seven (G7) to Russia and assured that Moscow is open to dialogue with its members, during his speech on Thursday at the Eastern Economic … Read More

Japan warns North Korea now has miniaturized nukes small enough to fit on its ballistic missiles and is a ‘serious and imminent threat’

North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads and made them small enough to fit on ballistic missiles, Japan believes. Tokyo defense chiefs warn in a new white paper that North Korea’s military activities pose a ‘serious and imminent threat’. In last year’s report, … Read More

South Korea’s Moon Calls for Talks to End Trade Dispute With Japan

People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul … Read More

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