Japan team heading to N. Korea to pressure it on abductees, Abe says
Japan is sending officials to reclusive North Korea to keep up pressure for an investigation into the fate of its citizens kidnapped decades ago to train spies, Prime Minister...
ANALYSIS: North Korea's release of 1 American may not help 2 detainees with more serious cases
PYONGYANG--Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the...
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei in Beijing (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Beijing to host headquarters of China-led global bank
SINGAPORE--Investor countries in the planned Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have agreed to set up its headquarters in Beijing, according to sources involved in negotiations.
Hong Kong students, officials talk but remain far apart on demand...
China's economic growth slows to 7.3 percent in Q3, near 6-year low
Hong Kong leader says 'external forces' involved in pro-democracy...
In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang. (AP Photo)
North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained
WASHINGTON--North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Oct. 21, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S....
North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border in latest clash
S. Korea hopes Pyongyang will participate in Seoul security talks
S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die
In this file photo, hospital personnel with the help of the relatives of the avalanche victims, shift the body of a victim onto a stretcher at a morgue at Teaching Hospital in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)
Nepal vows new safety rules for trekkers after deaths of 41 killed ...
KATMANDU--Nepal on Oct. 21 said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.
Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes the reins as new Indonesian...
Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm
Nepal snow storm death toll reaches 38 as rescuers spot 9 more...

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