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  • Thai leader cites China as positive example in year-end message

    Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha cited China as a good example of economic development in a year-end speech to government officials seven months after he seized power in a military coup. Prayuth, a former army chief who led the coup, said Thais...
  • BOJ's Kuroda says Japan benefits greatly from oil price fall

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday that recent declines in oil prices offer great benefits for Japan's economy and will help to accelerate inflation in the long run. The global slump in oil prices has created a major headache for the...
  • China adding 13 million jobs in 2014 despite slower growth: Xinhua

    China's economy is creating more than 13 million new jobs this year, the Xinhua news agency cited the labor ministry as saying on Thursday, outstripping the official target despite slower economic growth. China added 10.82 million new jobs in the...
  • A decade of Western aid in Afghanistan - mission unsustainable?

    Afghanistan has new roads, sections of which many deem too dangerous to use. It has a turbine to fill electricity needs that remains in pieces. Sixteen transport planes given to the Air Force were scrapped having barely flown. International aid has...
  • In plot reversal, Sony sends 'The Interview' to 200 theaters

    In plot reversal, Sony sends 'The Interview' to 200 theaters
    Sony Pictures will allow "The Interview" to play in more than 200 U.S. theaters as of Christmas Day, reversing its decision to pull the film, after coming under criticism from President Barack Obama and others for caving into pressure from North Korea....
  • South Korean power supplies to be stable even if reactors close: officials

    South Korea expects power supplies in the peak winter season to remain stable even if some of its 23 nuclear reactors are shut following threats by a hacker, the energy ministry and Korea Power Exchange officials said on Wednesday. The country's...
  • China police stop 'extremists' leaving country, one shot dead

    Police in southwestern China shot dead one person and detained 21 others who were part of a group of "religious extremists" trying to cross the border into Vietnam, state media said on Wednesday. The reports, carried by state television and the...
  • Chinese city probes 'AIDS demolition team' threatening residents

    A city in central China is investigating reports that workers tasked with demolishing homes for a new development are threatening to infect residents with AIDS if they don't move out, state media reported on Wednesday. Forced demolitions are a...
  • South Korea seeks China's cooperation in probe into cyberattack on nuclear operator

    South Korea is seeking the cooperation of Chinese authorities in a probe into a cyberattack on its nuclear power plant operator after tracing multiple Internet addresses involved to a northeastern Chinese city near North Korea, a prosecution official said...
  • China expresses concern after protests at Myanmar mine

    China expressed concern on Wednesday about a protest against a Chinese-run copper mine in Myanmar in which a person was killed and some were wounded saying China urged its companies abroad to act responsibly and protect the environment. Myanmar police on...
  • Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

    Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack
    Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said. The...