Oct 11, 2016

Cabinet approves sending Paris climate accord for Diet ratification

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved submitting the Paris Agreement on climate change to the Diet for ratification. The pact aims to curb climate change beyond 2020, but Japan has lagged behind other major emitters in pushing for legislative approval. The government plans to send the ...

Putin signs treaty integrating South Ossetia into Russia

/ Mar 19, 2015

Putin signs treaty integrating South Ossetia into Russia

Russia tightened its control Wednesday over a second breakaway region of Georgia, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leader of South Ossetia signing a new treaty that calls for nearly full integration. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili denounced the signing as a "destructive" move against ...

Nov 3, 2014

Chinese submarine docks in Sri Lanka despite Indian concerns

Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese submarine and a warship to dock at its port in Colombo, officials said on Sunday, despite concerns raised by India about China's warming relations with the Indian Ocean island nation. Submarine Changzheng-2 and warship Chang Xing Dao arrived at ...