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  • Disappointment over OPEC decision weighs on crude

    VIENNA -- Crude oil sold off after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producing nations failed to agree on deeper cuts in output at a conference here Thursday.OPEC and nonmember producers will instead extend their previo

    May 27, 2017 05:41 am JST
  • Richard Heydarian

    Duterte and Putin double act heralds new regional order

    "Historically, I have been identified with the Western world. It was good [while] it lasted," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in their first meeting in November last year on the sidelines of the Asi

    May 26, 2017 02:02 pm JST
  • Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.Kushner is

    May 26, 2017 08:50 am JST
  • OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

    VIENNA (Reuters) -- OPEC decided on Thursday to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, OPEC delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three y

    May 25, 2017 08:50 pm JST
  • Pyongyang's missile advances have the world looking to China and Russia for leverage

    TOKYO North Korea's heightened missile threat highlights the failure of U.S.-led international pressure to deliver a punishing blow to the program, suggesting that a breakthrough may hinge on cooperation from China and Russia.Kim Jong Un's regime ha

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Daiichi Sankyo aims for 50% overseas sales by 2020

    TOKYO -- Having stumbled in one international acquisition, Daiichi Sankyo is again sharpening its focus outside Japan, with the goal of earning more than half of its revenues abroad as soon as the first half of 2020.In fiscal 2016, Daiichi Sankyo ge

    May 25, 2017 05:45 am JST
  • Japan, Russia hit speed bumps on joint projects in disputed islets

    TOKYO -- Stalled negotiations have delayed a study Japan and Russia planned to launch this month on the feasibility of economic cooperation on disputed islets, as agreement proves elusive on such details as inspection sites and means of transport.Ru

    May 25, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • Raj Kumar Sharma

    Central Asia warily welcomes China's Belt and Road Initiative

    China's Belt and Road Initiative is making some leaders in Central Asia nervous as they welcome economic engagement with Beijing but remain wary of potential problems the project could unleash. Russia is not all happy, either.Central Asia is strateg

    May 24, 2017 08:45 pm JST
  • JGC to set up rehabilitation center in Russia's Far East

    TOKYO -- JGC will open a rehabilitation center in the Russian city of Vladivostok next spring in an effort to lessen its reliance on natural resources-related businesses.The Japanese plant engineering company will collaborate with Hokuto Social Medi

    May 23, 2017 12:30 pm JST
  • Pyongyang's missile advances have world looking beyond US

    TOKYO -- North Korea's heightened missile threat highlights the failure of U.S.-led international pressure to deliver a punishing blow to the program, suggesting that a breakthrough may hinge on Chinese and Russian cooperation.Kim Jong Un's regime h

    May 23, 2017 04:00 am JST
  • North Korean ship arrives at Russia's Vladivostok

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- A North Korean ferry arrived at the port here on Thursday morning, marking the start of a new phase in Russo-North Korean ties and raising international eyebrows.The Mangyongbong, a cargo-passenger ferry, arrived at the port i

    May 18, 2017 12:55 pm JST
  • OPEC leans toward extending output cuts another nine months

    LONDON Members of OPEC are expected on May 25 to extend a deal with Russia and other major non-OPEC producers aimed at curtailing oil output.The new agreement will run for nine months through March 2018, according to people familiar with the matter.

    May 18, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian neighbors still leery of China's Belt and Road initiative

    BEIJING/NEW DELHI -- Many Asian countries, notably India, remain leery of throwing their support behind China's Belt and Road initiative, fearing that the efforts by Beijing to create a new sphere of economic influence in Asia could erode their own

    May 16, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Missile strains international effort to corral Pyongyang

    TOKYO -- North Korea's latest missile launch Sunday came at a delicate time when the hard line formed by Washington, Tokyo and Seoul has been called into question by last week's election of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a proponent of rapproch

    May 15, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Russia delays launch of ferry service with North Korea

    MOSCOW -- The launch of regular ferry service between North Korea and the Russian city of Vladivostok has been pushed back by at least around 10 days in a likely response from the Kremlin to growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.The Vladivostok p

    May 3, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • James D.J. Brown

    Abe woos Putin with strategic intent in mind

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe clearly has his heart set on closer relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Japanese leader's visit to Moscow on April 27 marked his 17th meeting with Putin, a remarkable total even in this era of ince

    April 29, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Russia, Japan chip away at dispute but much work remains

    TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin projected a spirit of cooperation at their meeting Thursday, taking small steps toward resolving a long-running territorial row. But a divide on North Korea and a diplo

    April 29, 2017 07:15 am JST
  • Japan, Russia call for calm as North Korean tensions heat up

    MOSCOW -- Japan and Russia agreed Thursday to urge North Korea to refrain from further military provocations, with Russian President Vladimir Putin stressing the need to resume a long-stalled regional dialogue on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons developm

    April 28, 2017 06:18 am JST
  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE -- Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief

    April 27, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief mi

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST