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Indonesia, Africa to be huge power if united: President Jokowi

Indonesia, Africa to be huge power if united: President Jokowi

  Bali: President Joko WIdodo (Jokowi) said that Indonesia and Africa could become a huge power if they are united through concrete cooperation to boost the welfare of the peoples. “Indonesia is ready and pleased to forge cooperation with our brothers in Africa. Indonesia is your true partner, your trusted friend,” Jokowi said in his […]

Actress Ku Hye-sun denies ending marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun

Actress Ku Hye-sun denies ending marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun

  Seoul: Actress Ku Hye-sun’s lawyer said Wednesday she does not have any intention to end her marriage with actor Ahn Jae-hyun, denying persistent media speculation over their imminent divorce. Ku’s legal agency, LIWU Law Group, said the 35-year-old actress and 32-year-old Ahn have never reached an agreement on divorce, though they had previously discussed […]

Top diplomats of South Korea, Japan to hold talks amid high tensions over trade, history

Top diplomats of South Korea, Japan to hold talks amid high tensions over trade, history

  Seoul: The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan were set to hold bilateral talks in Beijing on Wednesday as Seoul is considering whether to renew a military information-sharing pact with Tokyo amid badly frayed relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, plan to meet one-on-one […]

BTS nominated in five categories for 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

BTS nominated in five categories for 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Seoul: K-pop boy band BTS has been nominated for American TV channel MTV’s 2019 Video Music Awards in the Best Group category, raising the number of its nominations to five, the TV channel’s website showed Tuesday. In its previous announcement last month, MTV said BTS was nominated in four categories for the globally coveted awards. […]

Mongolia, Russia launch joint military drill

Mongolia, Russia launch joint military drill

  Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia and Russia have launched a joint military tactical training involving more than 1,500 military staff from the two countries. The military exercise, Selenge-2019, launched at the training field of the 327th military unit of the military armed forces in Choibalsan city, Dornod aimag, will run until August 27, Mongolian news agency Montsame […]

U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

  Seoul: The United States wants to launch a new round of negotiations with South Korea about sharing the cost for the upkeep of American troops here as early as possible, a foreign ministry official said. Timothy Betts, the top U.S. negotiator for defense cost-sharing talks, on Tuesday proposed a specific date when he held […]

Speculation swirls over possible U.S.- N.K. meeting this week

Speculation swirls over possible U.S.- N.K. meeting this week

  Washington: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun’s upcoming trip to South Korea is fanning speculation of a possible meeting between him and North Korean officials on the inter-Korean border this week. The timing of his visit — Tuesday to Thursday — is conspicuous because it starts on the day military exercises between […]

Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in on Monday called on North Korea and the United States to seize the current chance to achieve denuclearization and lasting peace, as Seoul and Washington are wrapping up their combined military drills. The allies kicked off the “command-post” exercise on August 5. In response, North Korea demonstrated its own firepower with […]

In daring act, Mongolian walks on 65-meter long tightrope

In daring act, Mongolian walks on 65-meter long tightrope

  Ulaanbaatar: A Mongolian circus actor successfully has walked on a 65-meter long tightrope 25 meters above the ground across the Waterfall Ulaan Tsutgalan in Uvurkhangai aimag. M.Myagmarsaikhan, the highest tightrope walker of Mongolia according to the Encyclopedia of Mongolian Circus, is an acrobat who used to work at the Mongolian National Circus until he went […]

Indonesia: We do not want to be just consumers of technology

Indonesia: We do not want to be just consumers of technology

 Jakarta: The power of improved quality of human resources would enable Indonesia to actualize its vision to be a developed country, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said. “Through such determination, the 2020 fiscal policy is drawn up with the theme ‘A State Budget to Accelerate Competitiveness through Innovation and Improved Quality of Human Resources’,” the […]

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