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S. Korea drops lawsuit against Jeju island residents for delayed naval base construction2017-12-12
South Korea's government decided Tuesday to drop an indemnity lawsuit against residents in the country's southern resort island of Jeju for delayed naval base construction.
Japanese gov't approves plan to join new U.S.-led space station project2017-12-12
The Japanese government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to join a U.S-led plan to build a new space station in the moon's orbit.
Vietnam to raise minimum salary next year2017-12-12
Vietnam's regional minimum salary will be raised by 6.5 percent in 2018, or each employee will receive additional 180,000-230,000 Vietnamese dong (8-10.1 U.S. dollars) a month, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs said on Tuesday.
S.Korean FM stresses need for effective communication channels with DPRK2017-12-11
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha stressed the need Monday for effective communication channels with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) following the DPRK's test-launch late last month of a long-range ballistic missile.
S.Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for opposition party lawmaker over spy agency bribery allegation2017-12-11
S.Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for opposition party lawmaker over spy agency bribery allegation.
Aussie opposition announces plan to "make HIV history"2017-12-11
The opposition Australian Labor Party(ALP)has unveiled its plan to"make HIV history".
Japan's Cabinet approves emperor's abdication date2017-12-08
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet formally approved on Friday the date of April 30, 2019 as the abdication date for Emperor Akihito.
DPRK said to have launched ballistic missile2017-11-29
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have launched a ballistic missile, theUnited Statesand the Republic of Korea (ROK) said.
Ash from Bali volcanic activity can pose risks for air transport: WMO2017-11-29
The World Meteorological Organization(WMO)said Tuesday that volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, and potential risks to air transport from volcanic ash were being closely monitored.
Aussie grazier under investigation for clearing protected forest near Great Barrier Reef2017-11-24
A proprietor of a cattle station in Australia's Queensland State has been accused of logging 60 hectares of protected forest near the Great Barrier Reef (GBR).
Indian PM calls on nations to ensure digital space not open for terrorism2017-11-23
Terming cyber attacks as a significant threat, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday called on nations to ensure that digital space is not in any way allowed to be used for terrorism.
Cambodia's opposition parliamentary seats reallocated to minor parties2017-11-23
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's (CNRP) 55 parliamentary seats have been redistributed to five minor political parties after the opposition party was disbanded in a treason case last week, an election committee official said on Thursday.
Australians of the Year condemn government's handling of refugee center closure2017-11-23
Twelve former Australians of the Year have condemned the federal government's handling of the closure of the refugee processing center on Manus Island.
Trump designates DPRK as state sponsor of terror2017-11-21
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was designating the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a state sponsor of terror.
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