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  • Japan's Suga: Don't think Sony hack issue to affect Japan-North Korea talks

    Japan's top government spokesman on Thursday said he does not think the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures will directly affect talks on the abduction issue between Japan and North Korea. U.S. investigators have determined North Korea was behind a cyber-...
  • Boroichi bargains provide cheer amid Japan's economic gloom

    "Irasshai, irasshai, irasshai!" The traditional welcome of merchants rings out around Tokyo's Boroichi flea market, one of Japan's oldest. About 200,000 people flock to the market, which is only open for four mid-winter days a year - two in December and...
  • China home prices fall in November, threaten economic growth

    China's new home prices fell again in November and a business survey showed a deep drop in real estate investment plans, adding gloom to a slumping property market that has so far defied government efforts to revive it. Average home prices in 70 major...
  • Indonesia to cut budget deficit to 1 percent of GDP in 2019

    Indonesia's new government plans to cut its budget deficit to one percent of gross domestic product by 2019, partly by reforming the tax system, the finance minister said on Thursday. A shortfall in tax revenue estimated at $6.15 billion threatened to...
  • China FX regulator says closely monitoring Russian rouble slide

    China is closely monitoring the slide in the Russian rouble, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday, as the currency of one of its major energy importers struggles to avoid a free-fall. Wang Yungui, head of policy and regulations for the State...
  • Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

    Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. Hannah...
  • China approves experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials

    China has approved a domestically developed experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, citing the People's Liberation Army logistics unit. Scientists around the world are racing to develop Ebola...
  • Pakistan court bails man accused of masterminding Mumbai attack

    A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is likely to enrage India and may hinder recent...
  • Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation in the southern hemisphere is accelerating global warming and threatening world food production by distorting rainfall patterns across Europe, China and the U.S. Midwest, a...
  • China police chief who let off drunk son charged with graft

    The former police chief of a Chinese city has been charged with corruption, state media said on Thursday, after he was sacked for allowing his son to be set free after attacking a policeman while drunk. Li Yali was the top police officer in Taiyuan,...
  • Pakistan raises death toll in Peshawar school attack to 148

    Children’s shoes and books were bathed in blood. The classroom walls were pocked with bullet holes. Near the administration building lay the remains of one of the suicide bombers who turned the elite school into a scene of horror. Dozens of...