Ghosn hid scale of Nissan salary, fearing dismissal from Renault, Tokyo court told

TOKYO -  Japan Today Carlos Ghosn concealed the scale of his compensation at Nissan because he feared the French government would force him out of Renault if it discovered how much he earned, an executive...

North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright KCNA image captionThe missile was debuted at a military parade which came at the end of an important and rare political meeting North Korea has unveiled a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile that...

Indonesia Hit by 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake, Seismologists Say

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Indonesia's Sulawesi island registered a magnitude 5.7 earthquake on Thursday, the European‑Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The earthquake hit the island at 06:35 GMT. According to the EMSC, the epicentre was located...

WHO fact-finding mission arrives in China’s Wuhan to investigate origins of Covid-19

A team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan to study the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. The mission had been delayed for months as the global...

South Korean court confirms 20-year prison term for ex-president Park

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye sits for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on May 23, 2017 (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File) Short Url https://arab.news/yrfv4-AP Park was convicted of corruption, extortion...

OSCE Monitor Blasts ‘Bad Intention,’ ‘Bad Practice’ In Kazakh Election

https://www.rferl.org Jaroslaw Domanski, head of the ODIHR limited election observation mission in Kazakhstan, addresses reporters in Nur-Sultan on January 12.. The head of an election-monitoring team to Kazakhstan from the Organization for Security and Cooperation...

‘Guess Someone’s Really Worried’: WhatsApp’s Full-Page Ads in Newspapers Spark Joke-Fest in India

by Radhika Parashar Facebook-owned WhatsApp has explained to users that its recently rolled-out privacy policy update notification does not breach their privacy. On Wednesday, the front pages of several Indian newspapers, including the Times of India, The...

Ex-Nissan exec says automaker sought to hide Ghosn’s pay

Carlos Ghosn Photo: AP file By YURI KAGEYAMA -  Japan Today TOKYO A former Nissan chief operating officer outlined in a Japanese court Tuesday the pains company officials took to hide star executive Carlos Ghosn’s pay, and...

India’s Supreme Court Puts Implementation of New Farm Laws on Hold

Mass protests by farmers hit the country last year when parliament adopted new farm laws in a bid to liberalise the agriculture market in the country. The Indian Supreme Court has put the implementation of...

WHO team tasked with probing origins of Covid-19 set to arrive in China as...

An international team of experts from the World Health Organization is expected to arrive in China this week to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, as the country registers a sharp uptick in...

Indonesia Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 ‘black boxes’ located

https://www.bbc.com-Parts of the fuselage of the plane have apparently been recovered- EPA "Black boxes" from a passenger plane that crashed into the sea soon after take-off in Indonesia on Saturday have been located, officials say. Navy...

Japarov Appears To Win Kyrgyz Presidential Election, Set To Get Sweeping Powers

https://www.rferl.org-Sadyr Japarov attends an election rally in Tokmok on December 30. A poll that month found that 64 percent of respondents intended to vote for him. BISHKEK -- Kyrgyz nationalist politician Sadyr Japarov has vowed...

Raising the Last Iron Curtain? Kim Jong-un Unveils Plan to Expand North Korea’s Ties...

by Aleksandra Serebriakova North Korea is currently holding the Workers' Party congress, a major political event that was last organised nearly five years ago. Addressing loyal party members during the first day of the conference, the...

Beijing threatens ‘heavy price’ if US envoy travels to Taiwan

AFP Beijing opposes any diplomatic recognition of Taiwan and has pushed to keep it isolated on the world stage UNITED NATIONS: China on Thursday warned the United States would pay a “heavy price” if its United...

Wuhan Covid Infections 3 Times Higher Than Official Figure: China Study

It found that 1.68% of those from Wuhan contained antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, compared to 0.59% in the surrounding Hubei province and 0.38% in the rest of China. WorldReuters Shanghai, China: The...

Top China adviser among White House resignations after Capitol violence

By Steve Holland, Steve Stecklow WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger has resigned, joining a number of officials who are leaving the administration of President Donald Trump following the storming of Capitol...

Why Post-Brexit India-UK Free Trade Agreement May Rival EU-China Investment Deal

by Ekaterina Blinova Despite gloomy predictions, India is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and may outperform the UK in the coming years and become the world's fifth largest economy, says Indian author Suvam Pal. India's economy is...

China Warns US Will Pay ‘Heavy Price’ for Interference as Pompeo Threatens Sanctions Over...

by Henry Batyaev Late on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that Washington is looking to slap sanctions on Chinese state agencies and officials over the arrest of more than 50...

China’s internet erupts in mirth over U.S. Capitol chaos

By NICOLAS ASFOURI  - Japan Today BEIJING China's internet erupted in mirth at America's troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the U.S. Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests...

In sudden u-turn, NYSE scraps plan to delist three Chinese telecom firms

By Pei Li, Tom Westbrook HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange said it no longer intends to delist three Chinese telecom giants - a shock reversal of an announcement made only last week and...