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Chinese rescuers on way to salvage mission

SANYA, March 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — An emergency response team assembled by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) set out early Sunday from south China’s Sanya Port in Hainan Province to the…

China’s top legislature considers trimming death penalty crimes

BEIJING, March 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, is considering reducing the number of crimes subject to the death penalty, an NPC official said on…

Saudi blacklisting of Brotherhood signals political support to Egypt

By Mahmoud Fouly CAIRO, March 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — The decision made by oil-rich Saudi Arabia on Friday to include the Muslim Brotherhood on its first list of terrorist groups reflects…

No signs of crash for Malaysian flight found: transport official

KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — Malaysian transport authorities said that no signs had been found that a Malaysia Airlines flight, carrying 239 passengers and crew had crashed, Transport Minister…

US authorizes sanctions against officials ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine

MOSCOW, March 7 (PNA/RIA Novosti) — The White House said Thursday it was imposing visa bans and authorizing other sanctions against officials “who are most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine.”…

ASEAN defense chiefs reiterate call for COC in South China Sea

NAYPYITAW, March 6 (PNA/Kyodo) — Military chiefs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Wednesday jointly reiterated the importance of having a legally binding Code of Conduct to ease…

Canada suspends military cooperation with Russia over Ukraine events

OTTAWA, March 5 (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — Canada has suspended its military cooperation with Russia over the recent events in Ukraine, which has been in a political turmoil since its legitimate leader…

U.S. eyes enhancing naval presence in Japan

By Kakumi Kobayashi WASHINGTON, March 5 (PNA/Kyodo) — The United States is seeking to enhance its naval presence in Japan and its overall military presence in Southeast Asia, according to…

U.S. suspends military cooperation with Russia

WASHINGTON, March 4 (PNA/Xinhua) — The U.S. Defense Department on Monday evening said that it is suspending all military-to-military engagements with Russia because of Moscow’s military movement in Ukraine. The…

Cameron, Obama agree on ‘urgent need’ for de-escalation

LONDON, March 3 (PNA/Xinhua) — British Prime Minister David Cameron and American President Barack Obama on Sunday “agreed on the urgent need for de-escalation and for Russia to engage in…

G7 leaders condemn Russia’s ‘clear violation’ of Ukrainian sovereignty

WASHINGTON, March 3 (PNA/Xinhua) — Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations on Sunday denounced what they called Russia’s “clear violation” of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. In…

Obama warns against military intervention in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Mar. 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States is “deeply concerned” about reported Russian military movement in Ukraine and warned that “there will…

Terrorism, Iranian nuke program rank top threats by Americans

WASHINGTON, Mar. 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — Most Americans regard international terrorism and Iran’s nuclear weapons program as top threats to the United States in the next 10 years, finds a Gallup…

Troubled bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy

TOKYO, Mar. 1 (PNA/Kyodo) — Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based major bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy court protection on Friday, a sudden announcement after the exchange abruptly shut down all transactions…

Japan launches global rainfall monitoring satellite

TOKYO, Feb. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) –Japan launched a rocket early Friday morning with a global precipitation monitoring satellite developed by the United States and Japanese agencies on board, said the Japan…