Xi strengthens control after former top military officer detained
BEIJING--A former officer known as the “don of the military’s northwestern faction” was detained July 30 on suspicion of bribery, a move seen as tightening Chinese President...
OLYMPICS/ Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR--Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on July 31, becoming the first city to be awarded both the Summer and...
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, right, his wife, Lu Qing, left, and his son Ai Lao arrive at the airport in Munich, Germany, on July 30. (AP Photo)
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says Britain denied him visa
MUNICH/ BEIJING--Dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei, whose passport was returned last week four years after it was confiscated, arrived in Germany on July 30 to visit his son and said Britain had...
Ex-envoy to China urges Abe to express regret in war anniversary...
China says 'many' countries sending troops for war anniversary
China stocks tumble, suffer biggest one-day loss in 8 years
Kim Young-ho, a former South Korean minister of trade, industry and energy, in 2010 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Intellectuals urge Abe to retain spirit of previous war...
SEOUL--A group of intellectuals from Japan, South Korea and Western countries have urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to stick to the spirit of the statements of previous Japanese leaders when he makes his own presentation to...
INSIGHT: Seoul announces 'de facto end' to MERS to contain fallout ...
Pyongyang reiterates no interest in similar deal struck by Iran
South Korean prime minister says MERS threat is over
A 7-Eleven store in Fukuoka in 2014 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
First 7-Eleven to open in Vietnam in FY 2017 as part of major push ...
Convenience store chain operator Seven & i Holdings Co. will open the first 7-Eleven store in Vietnam in fiscal 2017, the company announced July 30.
Philippines' Aquino endorses interior minister as successor
U.N. in plea for no letup in international efforts to help...
Nikkei Filipinos ask Abe for help in resolving identity crises

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