Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Japan’s ATLA Developing Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile

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Japan's Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) started developing a hypersonic guided missile able to attack both ships or ground targets. The missile, qualified as "game changer" by the...
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Russia to present several initiatives on pandemic effects mitigation to BRICS nations

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Russia will propose a number of initiatives to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic, including in the social and economic spheres, to the BRICS bloc member nations (Brazil, Russia,...
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Global coronavirus cases pass three million as lockdowns begin to ease

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Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million cases, according to a Reuters tally. It comes as many countries are taking steps...
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Ambassador says coronavirus imported to China, points to genetic sequence as proof

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A gene sequence in the novel coronavirus indicates that the virus was imported to China’s Wuhan, instead of emerging there, China’s Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui told TASS Friday. "Five...
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IMF: Coronavirus ‘Great Lockdown’ will shrink global economy by 3% in 2020

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By David Lawder The global economy is expected to shrink by 3.0% during 2020 in a stunning coronavirus-driven collapse of activity that will mark the steepest downturn since the Great...
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Global coronavirus death toll hits 100,000, cases over 1.6 million

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The number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus reached 100,000 on Friday, as the tally of cases passed 1.6 million, according to a Reuters tally. The first death came...
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North Korea’s China Trade Suffers Coronavirus Shock

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BY: WILLIAM BROWN To no one’s surprise, North Korea’s trade with China, already down from levels severely diminished by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions, fell 24 percent in January...

Japan declares coronavirus emergency, approves near $1 trillion stimulus

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres and unveiled a stimulus package he described as...
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Global coronavirus cases surpass one million

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Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday as the pandemic explodes in the United States and the death toll continues to climb in Italy and Spain, according to...
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World food prices fall sharply in March because of coronavirus, oil slump

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World food prices fell sharply in March, hit by a drop in demand tied to the coronavirus pandemic and a plunge in global oil prices, the United Nations food...
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U.S. senators work on bipartisan bill to aid Ukraine

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Republican U.S. senators said on Wednesday they are working with Democrats on legislation to aid Ukraine as Washington works to prevent another attack by...
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Lavrov: Russia ready to receive Zelensky to discuss normalizing relations with Ukraine

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Russia is ready to receive Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to discuss normalizing bilateral relations but if he intends to talk on Donbass issues, he...
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Lukashenko says it’s important for West to ‘drown Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood in blood’

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday said it’s important for the West to "drown Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood in blood." In a state-of-the-nation speech, he said Ukraine...

US rejects Russia demands on Ukraine but offers ‘path’ out of crisis

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The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was ready to invade but offered...
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Russia receives US response to security proposals

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Moscow has received the US response to the proposals concerning collective security in Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday. Ambassador John Sullivan delivered...