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Abe vows to carry out pledges, amend constitution after landslide election victory

TOKYO, Dec. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition won Japan’s general election, media exit polls showed Sunday, in a landslide win that has seen the ruling…

Roundup: Massive protests erupt in U.S. against police violence

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — Tens of thousands of protesters across the United States took to the streets on Saturday to protest against two separate grand juries’ decisions not…

Indonesian official underlines importance of peace, economic growth for ASEAN

HONG KONG, Dec. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — Countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should stay vigilant in maintaining regional peace and stability while striving for better economic prospects,…

Haiti Prime Minister resigns amid anti-government unrest

MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (PNA/Sputnik) — Haiti’s Prime Minister quit his post on Sunday amid violent anti-government protests over long-delayed local and national elections in the country. In a televised address…

Czech donates bridge to Central African Republic as humanitarian aid

PRAGUE, Dec. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Czech Republic has sent a dismantled bridge on Friday night to the Central African Republic as humanitarian aid, said Czech General Staff spokeswoman Jana…

Relief being raised in Netherlands for Donbass

THE HAGUE, Dec. 14 (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — A rally to support civilians in Ukraine’s southeast was held in Amsterdam’s Beursplein Square on Saturday. The event gathering dozens of Russian compatriots and…

Update: NY protests over US police violence free of arrests: spokesman

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (PNA/Sputnik) — There have been no arrests or reports of police violence during the weekend protests against police brutality in New York, a metropolitan police spokesman…

Indian PM urges people to end ‘dynastic rule’ in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday addressed an election rally in Indian-controlled Kashmir, urging people to vote for Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and…

Khartoum asks UNSC to reconsider decision referring Sudan to ICC

KHARTOUM, Dec. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — Sudan demanded on Saturday the UN Security Council (UNSC) reconsider its decision to refer Sudan to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The country also urged…

U.S. Senate passes temporary funding bill to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — The U.S. Senate approved a temporary extension of federal funding on Saturday afternoon, saving the government from shutting down again. The funding extension was approved…

OPEC refusal to fix prices signals new oil era

MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (PNA/Sputnik) — OPEC’s (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) refusal to cut production amid collapsing oil prices heralds a new era of American dominance in the oil market,…

Over 50 injured after strong quake hits central Japan

TOKYO, Nov. 23 (PNA/Xinhua) — At least 57 people were injured and about 10 houses collapsed after a strong quake hit Nagano Prefecture in central Japan late Saturday, reports cited…

Australia says G20 to surpass extra 2% growth target

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 16 (PNA/Xinhua) — Australia said on Sunday that the G20 nations would surpass a target to lift global growth by an additional 2 percent by 2018 as…

ASEAN’s efforts at economic integration create more opportunities for businesses

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12 (PNA/Bernama) — The Association of South-East Asian Nations’ (Asean) efforts at economic integration have helped to anchor the grouping’s relevance to the world, said Singapore Minister for…

Japan, ASEAN to cooperate against transnational crimes, terrorism

NAYPYITAW, Nov. 12 (PNA/Kyodo) — Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries agreed Wednesday to widen their cooperation in the security and economic fields toward the establishment of a more integrated…