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  • Macau gaming tycoon veers from Russia toward Japan

    MACAU -- Macau gaming mogul Lawrence Ho Yau-lung has told the Nikkei Asian Review that he gave up control of a casino resort in Russia late last year to improve his chances of winning a license in Japan under the guidance of external advisers.Ho, ch

    May 21, 2018 02:30 pm JST
  • Japan and Russia plan high-level talks on defense, diplomacy

    TOKYO -- Japan and Russia intend to have their top foreign affairs and defense officials meet this year, part of Tokyo's effort to build bilateral ties as it works to settle a long-standing territorial dispute.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and

    May 21, 2018 04:45 am JST
  • Modi to hold informal summit with Putin in Sochi

    NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is traveling to Russia next week for an "informal" summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, where the two leaders are expected to discuss key international issues, includ

    May 18, 2018 10:55 pm JST
  • Trump wants more than just a photo op when he meets Kim

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL As next month's meeting in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un approaches, the U.S. is considering a joint statement that would include verifiable agreements on denuclearization and decl

    May 17, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Japan to give wind power a spin in Russia's Far East

    TOKYO -- Japan will build and conduct trials of a wind power generation system in Russia's Far East, one of the joint projects growing out of a 2016 economic cooperation pact.The wind-diesel hybrid system will be set up in the remote Sakha Republic

    May 15, 2018 01:30 am JST
  • Russia's Putin, India's Modi to meet for talks in Sochi on May 21 -Ifax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for talks in the southern Russian city of Sochi on May 21, the Kremlin said on Monday.

    May 14, 2018 08:56 pm JST
  • Trump seeks joint statement with Kim to lock in gains

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL -- As next month's meeting in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un approaches, the U.S. is considering a joint statement that would include agreements on denuclearization and declaring an end

    May 12, 2018 06:17 am JST
  • Trump unites steel-exporting countries against the US

    BANGKOK/NEW DELHI -- Opposition to the steel and aluminum tariffs that U.S. President Donald Trump put into effect in March is mounting.India, the world's 10th largest steel exporter in value terms, is considering countermeasures, including the poss

    May 7, 2018 10:33 pm JST
  • Japan and China shippers open Arctic LNG transport route

    TOKYO -- Chinese and Japanese marine transport companies are partnering to open an Arctic Ocean route to ship liquefied natural gas to Asian markets, a move that promises to cut transport time by more than half.The tie-up between Japan's Mitsui O.S.

    May 4, 2018 11:55 am JST
  • Central Group plans Thailand's largest outlet mall

    BANGKOK -- Thai retail conglomerate Central Group will build the country's largest outlet mall near Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport with an eye on the influx of tourists and the rise of the local middle-income consumers.The 160,000 sq.-

    May 3, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Modi's arms export ambitions depend on unblocking policy bottlenecks

    CHENNAI, India -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to turn his country into a major weapons exporter by attracting foreign investment and expertise, but India's lumbering bureaucracy and a complex procurement process stand in the way."India will no

    April 26, 2018 04:50 pm JST
  • India and China vie for access to Iranian trade corridor

    NEW DELHI/ISTANBUL The modern Great Game between China and India has reached the playing field of the original imperial rivalry in the 19th century: Iran and Central Asia.The rising giants each want to be the one to shape a new regional order. Their

    April 26, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Central Group plans Thailand's largest outlet mall

    BANGKOK -- Thai retail conglomerate Central Group will build the country's largest outlet mall near Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport with an eye on the influx of tourists and the rise of the local middle-income consumers.The 160,000 sq.-

    April 24, 2018 08:11 pm JST
  • India and China jostle for influence in Iran and Central Asia

    NEW DELHI/ISTANBUL -- China and India's new Great Game has reached the playing field of the original imperial power rivalry in the 19th century: Iran and Central Asia.Each of the rising giants wants to be the one to shape a new regional order. Their

    April 24, 2018 04:26 pm JST
  • Syria strikes cast a shadow over North Korea talks

    TOKYO Military strikes against chemical weapons facilities in Syria launched by the U.S., U.K. and France on April 13 drew mixed responses from Asian governments, while many experts see the attacks complicating talks on North Korean denuclearization

    April 19, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Eswar Prasad and Karim Foda

    New measures critical to keeping growth momentum from faltering

    The world economy's growth momentum remains strong but is leveling off as the winds of trade war and other geopolitical risks, domestic political fractures and debt-related dangers loom, with financial markets already reflecting mounting vulnerabili

    April 15, 2018 01:00 pm JST
  • Syria strikes cast shadow over North Korea denuclearization talks

    TOKYO -- Military strikes against chemical weapons facilities in Syria launched by the U.S., U.K. and France on Friday drew mixed responses from Asian governments, while many experts see the attacks complicating talks on North Korean denuclearizatio

    April 15, 2018 01:53 am JST
  • China and Russia go to the ends of the earth for control of the Arctic

    BEIJING Temperatures are rising in the Arctic, in both the literal and geopolitical senses.As global warming melts sea ice across the far north, the region is becoming a development hot spot, with major powers like Russia and China seeking control o

    April 12, 2018 10:00 am JST
  • Russia backs US-North Korea contacts, sending foreign minister to Pyongyang

    MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, on Tuesday, and said afterwards that Moscow supported contacts between North Korea and the United States.Lavrov told reporters he ha

    April 10, 2018 08:49 pm JST
  • North Korean foreign minister, on Moscow visit, calls for closer Russia ties

    MOSCOW (Reuters) -- North Korea's foreign minister, on a visit to Moscow, said on Tuesday that the situation on the Korean Peninsula and world events showed that his country and Russia needed to forge stronger ties.Ri Yong Ho spoke before holding ta

    April 10, 2018 07:25 pm JST