Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Dec 25, 2015

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho’s record sumo career has been recognized by Guinness World Records, the champion revealed Thursday on his blog. Hakuho claimed his 33rd career title in January to surpass the 32 wins amassed by Taiho, who claimed his last title in 1971 and ...

Landlocked Mongolia seeks permanent neutrality

Nov 3, 2015

Landlocked Mongolia seeks permanent neutrality

Sandwiched between China and Russia, landlocked Mongolia has long trod a middle path, maintaining a balance between Moscow and Beijing while referring to the U.S. and other remote allies as “third neighbors.” Now, with a wealth of mineral resources set to transform its largely ...

Divided Mongolias find unity in common ancestor Kublai

Sep 21, 2015

Divided Mongolias find unity in common ancestor Kublai

Eight centuries after the ruler of the greatest land empire in human history was born, the mighty Mongol Kublai Khan’s descendants are a people divided between his homeland and the China he conquered, with both claiming him as their own. With Kublai Khan’s 800th ...

Taking one of the world's longest train rides

Aug 29, 2015

Taking one of the world's longest train rides

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It was the realization of a dream from a childhood obsessed with trains: taking one of the world’s longest train rides, on the Trans Mongolian Express and Trans Siberian Railway. The trip went from Beijing, China, via Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and across Russia to Moscow ...

Aug 8, 2015

Russian helicopter that crashed last October found

Russian investigators said Saturday they have found the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed last October with 14 people on board in a remote mountainous region of Siberia. Rescuers “confirmed information that the Mi-8 helicopter of TuvaAvia airline that went missing on Oct. 10 ...

May 15, 2015

Diet OKs trade agreement with Mongolia

The Diet approved an economic partnership agreement with Mongolia on Friday. The Upper House passed the bilateral free trade pact by a majority vote at a plenary session. The Lower House has already approved the pact. The government will draw up relevant ordinances needed ...