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Aug 25, 2015

China, North Korea to open border trade zone in October

China and North Korea will open a border trade zone in October, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries. The Guomenwan trade zone in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, in Liaoning province, ...

Stock rout costs China's richest man $3.6 billion in one day

Aug 25, 2015

Stock rout costs China's richest man $3.6 billion in one day

China’s richest man lost $3.6 billion (¥432.34 billion) in a single day after global stock markets tanked and Chinese markets erased all their gains for the year. Wang Jianlin, chairman and founder of property and entertainment company Dalian Wanda, lost more than 10 percent ...

Aug 25, 2015

Singapore to hold general election

Singapore’s parliament was dissolved on Tuesday to prepare for a general election as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a fresh mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living in a slowing economy. The People’s Action Party, which has ruled ...

Koreas show brinkmanship mastery to cool latest crisis

Aug 25, 2015

Koreas show brinkmanship mastery to cool latest crisis

The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink — this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days. Authoritarian North Korea previously refused to even admit to, let alone apologize for, Seoul’s ...

Aug 25, 2015

U.S. Marine admits choking transgender Filipino, denies murder

A U.S. Marine charged with murder testified in court Monday that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight that started when he discovered that she was a transgender woman in a Philippine motel but stressed that he didn’t kill her, his lawyer said. ...

Aug 24, 2015

Faulty CCTV cameras hamper Thai bomber hunt

A week after a deadly bomb tore through central Bangkok, Thailand’s police chief Monday admitted that his force’s frantic search for those responsible has been hampered by faulty security cameras. The trail is growing increasing cold seven days after the bombing, which killed 20 ...