Updated Saturday, December 20, 2014 0:01 am TWN
A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is seeking stronger energy ties with Asia over the West, amid tensions with the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in the Ukraine.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region Thursday, as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan's rivalry ended with little progress towards regional integration.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Afghanistan's new president told the Indian and Pakistani leaders Wednesday he would not let his country become the battleground for a proxy war, as the enmity between South Asia's arch-rivals cast a shadow over a regional summit.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
China's President Xi Jinping committed to greater Antarctic cooperation with Australia Tuesday, while fulfilling a long-held dream to visit the nation's smallest state in a trip that included a close encounter with a Tasmanian devil.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Australia and China sealed a landmark trade deal hailed Monday as a “game-changer,” abolishing tariffs in the lucrative resources and agricultural sectors as Canberra confronts a painful downturn in mining.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Feuding G-20 leaders found common ground on Saturday in vowing to “extinguish” the Ebola outbreak as they worked to revamp the global economy at a summit marked by discord over Ukraine and climate change.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
President Barack Obama vigorously defended his commitment to strengthening U.S. ties with the Asia Pacific, arguing Saturday that while a flurry of crises elsewhere in the world have demanded his attention, those matters have not weakened his dedication to this fast-growing region.
Vladimir Putin faces an icy reception at the G-20 summit with Britain's David Cameron telling the Russian leader to stop bullying smaller states and Australia's Tony Abbott accusing him of trying to relive the “lost glories of czarism.”
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