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Iran and India sign port deal, other economic agreement

India said Monday it will invest up to $500 million in a deal to develop a strategic port in Iran and both plan a number of projects they say are worth hundreds of millions of dollars in joint projects.The deal and plans were announced during a visit by an Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mo...

Updated : 2016.05.23 21:52

Japan’s fertility rate inches to highest level since mid-1990s

Japan’s fertility rate rose slightly last year, to the highest level since 1994, indicating Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic program may had some success in slowing the rate of population decline.The total rate rose to 1.46 in 2015, inching up 0.04 percentage points from the...

Updated : 2016.05.23 21:49

Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his 1st visit to Vietnam

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.  Obama announced the full removal of ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 21:36

US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further ...

Updated : 2016.05.22 21:13

Britain says Turkey 'decades' from joining the EU

LONDON (AFP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday it would be decades before Turkey could possibly join the EU, saying that it might happen in the year 3000 on current progress.Even the...

Updated : 2016.05.22 20:50

[Newsmaker] Taliban leader Mansour is man of war, not peace talks

Taliban leader Mansour: man of war, not peace talksKABUL -- Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who according to U.S. officials was probably killed in a drone strike, took over as head of the...

Updated : 2016.05.22 20:05

Global growth tops agenda as G7 meeting kicks off in Japan

SENDAI, Japan (AFP) - Divisions over reigniting global growth were set to surface at the G7 in Japan Friday, with US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew expected to stand firm over any action threatening a currency war.Two days of talks will see host Japan keen to win an endorsement for its posit...

Updated : 2016.05.20 21:50

Egypt army says plane wreckage found near Alexandria

CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian air and naval forces have found some of the passengers' ``personal belongings'' and debris of EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo, the army said Friday.The debris was found around 290 kilometers north of the po...

Updated : 2016.05.20 21:25

EgyptAir plane carrying 66 has crashed: Aviation officials

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek offi...

Updated : 2016.05.19 20:15

French president stands firm on labor reforms amid new protests

French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to stick with his controversial attempts to reform the labor market, even as a new round of violent protests broke out.Police fired tear gas in central Paris as an initially peaceful protest organized by unions and students was disrupted by ...

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:14

U.S. Senate OKs first gay Army secretary

The Senate confirmed the long-stalled nomination of Eric Fanning to be Army secretary, making him the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.The voice vote approval Tuesday came after Sen....

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:14

[Graphic News] World’s biggest cruise ship

PARIS (AP) - Tens of thousands of French well-wishers waved goodbye to the largest cruise ship in the world as it set sail on its maiden voyage to the U.K. after 32 months in a French shipyard.The $1 ...

Updated : 2016.05.18 18:23

World powers discuss mounting IS threat in Libya

Major powers including the United States met in the Austrian capital on Monday to discuss the expanding presence of the Islamic State jihadist group in conflict-ridden Libya, just across the Mediterranean from Europe.IS has taken advantage of the chaos left by the toppling and death of lon...

Updated : 2016.05.16 20:06

6 students killed, 15 missing in western Indonesia floods

Rescuers on Monday found the bodies of six university students who were among nearly two dozen who went missing in rain-triggered floods and landslides at a waterfall in western Indonesia, an official said. The disaster occurred Sunday as more than 70 students were visiting the Air Terjun...

Updated : 2016.05.16 20:02

U.S. alliance with S. Korea, Japan, ‘basis’ for peace in Pacific: ex-secretary

U.S. alliances with South Korea and Japan have been the bedrock for peace and stability in the region, former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker said, rejecting Donald Trump‘s suggestion the U.S. should end its defense support unless the allies pay more. Baker, who served as top U.S. di...

Updated : 2016.05.14 08:53