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, ...

Stink erupts as Russia bulldozes smuggled cheese, fruit

Aug 7, 2015

Stink erupts as Russia bulldozes smuggled cheese, fruit

Russian officials on Thursday steamrolled tons of cheese, fruit and vegetables, defying public outrage to begin a controversial drive to destroy Western food smuggled into the crisis-hit country. President Vladimir Putin last week signed a decree ordering the trashing of all food — from ...

Jul 30, 2015

Japan mulls lifting sanctions against Iran

The government is considering lifting its sanctions against Iran, depending on Tehran’s progress in fulfilling the terms of the nuclear agreement it reached recently with six world powers, according to informed sources. Iran is an important energy supplier for Japan and is exploring the ...