National Aug 30, 2018

Bridge built with Japanese aid opens in Yangon, easing traffic jams

Japan-funded Dawbon Bridge is now open in central Yangon, easing traffic congestion in Myanmar's commercial capital. The new bridge officially opened last Saturday over a branch of the Bago River in commemoration of Japan-Myanmar Friendship Day. Tokyo and Japanese contractors contributed ¥4.2 billion ($38 million) ...

Italian politician Salvini blasts EU after bridge disaster

World Aug 15, 2018

Italian politician Salvini blasts EU after bridge disaster

The populists setting the agenda in Italy's coalition government have seized on the collapse of a bridge in the north to question whether they should respect European Union budget constraints. The collapse came as the bridge was undergoing maintenance work on Tuesday and as the ...

Economist who fled North Korea says South's plan falls short

Asia Pacific Jul 9, 2018

Economist who fled North Korea says South's plan falls short

South Korea's blueprint for railroad links through North Korea to China and Russia falls well short of Kim Jong Un's vision for developing his impoverished nation, according to a defector who provides economic research to the government in Seoul. While President Moon Jae-in's so-called "three-belts" ...