A Japanese man set himself a fire near a bustling rail station in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo to protest a proposal reinterpreting the Japanese Constitution to allow for a more active military. Dennis Lu reports.
As part of the countdown to the Iglesia ni Cristo centennial activities, Singapore recently held the Voice of Salvation concert. Katrina Dado reports from Singapore.
China and South Korea declared their firm opposition to nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula.
PHL and Vietnamese foreign ministers discuss need to peacefully resolve rising South China Sea tensions
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs announced Thursday (July 3) the successful and fruitful visit of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario to Hanoi, Vietnam on July 2 where he and his Vietnamese counterpart discussed the urgent need to address peacefully the escalating challenges and tension in the South China Sea. Del Rosario expressed his appreciation to the Government of Vietnam for its warm hospitality. In his meetings with Deputy Prime Minister […]
(Reuters) – Thailand’s military government is shoring up diplomatic ties with Asian neighbours to provide a counterweight to criticism from the West about its seizure of power in May and its reluctance to set an early date for a return to civilian rule. In the latest move, acting Foreign Minister Sihasak Phuangketkeow reassured Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday that Cambodian workers who had fled home after the coup, fearing a crackdown on immigrants, […]
China said that Japan should stop undermining its sovereignty and security interests as well as regional peace and stability.
Police arrested 500 protesters in Hong Kong, including prominent lawmakers following a pro-democracy rally in the city’s central business district.
By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG Wed Jul 2, 2014 2:30am EDT (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong police forcibly removed kicking and screaming protesters from the Central business district on Wednesday, holdouts of a mass rally demanding greater democracy from Communist Party rulers in Beijing. The pro-democracy march on Tuesday, which organisers said attracted more than 510,000 people, and a subsequent sit-in by mainly student groups could be the biggest challenge yet […]
The Kabayan Appreciation Day was recently held in Singapore. Erica Bado reports.
Canada has announced that it is providing Cad$ 800,000 (PhP 32 million) in new humanitarian assistance funding for those impacted by conflict in Mindanao. The amount will go to a project of the International Organization of Migration, which aims to address the immediate needs of the thousands residing in the areas of MIndanao affected by the conflict. In a statement, Canada’s ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder said, “Canada’s support will ensure that conflict-affected families […]
North Korea said that it will try two US citizens tourists for “crimes against the state”.
Iraqi troops are trying to reclaim Tikrit, birthplace of Saddam Hussein, to stop the rebel takeover of Sunni militants.