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South Korea’s Moon urges ‘restrained’ language in forced labour row with Japan

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in told Japanese lawmakers on Friday "cautious, restrained" language is needed when discussing wartime forced labour to avoid "inciting antagonistic emotions" between the people of the two East Asian countries.

Indian, Chinese troops share dance year after standoff

Indian and Chinese soldiers looked to have hit it off in their first joint exercises since a dangerous standoff last year, with videos released by the Indian military showing them dancing and playing football.

Asia markets tumble as dealers buffeted by negative issues

Asian markets sank Monday as investors juggle a number of negative issues that have fuelled worries about the global outlook

Asia stocks stage relief rally after China-US deal

Hong Kong and Shanghai led a surge across Asian markets Monday after the United States agreed to suspend imposing tariffs on China for three months, while oil prices soared on expectations of a big production cut

Deep 6.3-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia

A deep 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in eastern Indonesia Saturday night, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Countering China: US, Japan and India push for open Asia

The leaders of the United States, Japan and India met jointly Friday for the first time and called for open navigation in Asia, a show of unity with China clearly in mind

India economic growth slows to 7.1%

India's economic growth slowed to 7.1 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Friday, as its banks endure a liquidity crunch that is hampering investment in Asia's third-largest economy.

Asia markets mixed as Trump-Xi takes centre stage

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday as they await this weekend's high-stakes meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, but dealers remain cautious with the threat of an escalation in the trade war if the pair fail to reach a deal

China leads Asian sell-off as fears grow over global economy

Fresh fears over headwinds facing the global economy saw Asian stocks plunge into the red Friday, in light holiday trading after US markets were closed for Thanksgiving

Stars gather for Chinese ‘Oscars’ in Taiwan

Asian cinema's top stars gathered in Taipei on Saturday for Taiwan's Golden Horse film awards, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars", with acclaimed director Zhang Yimou's "Shadow" leading the race.

Stigma or separation: painful choice for Myanmar’s single mums

Myanmar's unmarried mothers face a bleak choice -- either to give up their child or face the ostracising social stigma of raising their child without a husband.

Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

U.S. President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city.

U.N.-backed court rules Khmer Rouge leaders committed genocide

A U.N.-backed court found two leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guilty of genocide on Friday, almost four decades after the ultra-Maoist regime which oversaw the "Killing Fields" was overthrown

Energy firms dive in Asia after oil slump, broader markets slip

Asian energy firms took another battering after oil prices suffered their worst day in three years, while the region's equity markets fell into negative territory.

Warnings of a ‘domino effect’ of protectionism as Asian leaders meet

Asian leaders gathered for a a summit amid warnings that the post-World War Two international order is in jeopardy and trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures by other countries.

S.Korea group says govt should expand renewable power to 40 percent by 2040

A South Korean advisory group said the government should plan to increase the nation's share of renewable power generation in its generating mix to as much as 40 percent by 2040 to keep abreast with global trends and lower its fuel import dependency

Trade war’s bark turns to bite in Asia

The US-China tariff slugfest has for months triggered warnings that it could impact global economic growth, and recent data indicates the trade tension is indeed beginning to bite.

Hunger stalks Asia’s booming cities – U.N. agencies

Hundreds of millions of children and adults in Asia's rapidly expanding cities are undernourished, and will remain so without "inclusive, sustainable and nutrition-sensitive" urban planning, United Nations officials said.

Asian markets enjoy bounce but traders remain on edge

Asian markets staged a rare rally Wednesday following a bounce on Wall Street, with attention turning to the release of key US jobs data later in the week.

U.N. sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia

Asia could reap massive benefits in health, environment, agriculture and economic growth if governments implement 25 policies such as banning the burning of household waste and cutting industrial emissions
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