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Seoul's Defense Ministry on Friday came out strongly against North Korea for its renewed pledge to cling to its nuclear weapons program. A ministry spokesman said in a statement that Pyongyang's possession of any nuclear arms cannot be accepted and South Korea's military will respond sternly if the North continues to be provocative.
Cynics and skeptics abound as Indonesia plays host to the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference this week, which will gather heads of state, ministers and senior government officials from 77 countries across the two continents.
Ask the people around you. No, even better, look around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Is there anything to indicate that something big will take place in the city?
The announcement by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton of her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has brought U.S. domestic politics to the global fore yet again. Mrs. Clinton, whose credentials are impressive, is being joined in the nomination fray by several other Democrats. The rival Republicans have their own array of hopefuls who wish to revive the party's electoral fortunes after two consecutive Democratic presidential terms.
It seems that radical unions will ignore public calls for restraint and go ahead with a general strike next week, which, in all regards, is not only illegal but also self-serving.
Pets are now treated as family members in Taiwan as changing demographic trends, such as aging issues, lower birth rates and delayed marriage take effect.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo's plans to carry out reforms and grow the economy have suffered a setback because of internecine party strife. The rift between him and his Indonesian Democratic Party -- Struggle (PDI-P) is excruciating to watch. While a leadership struggle within opposition Golkar puts into question its joining his ruling coalition.
Following last year's deadly Sewol disaster, the South Korean government has worked to enhance safety measures. However, despite its efforts, recurring accidents have people questioning how much has changed since the tragedy.
The South Korean government has lifted the departure ban on a former chief of The Sankei Shimbun's Seoul Bureau, eight months after barring him from leaving the country.
The news about Finland deciding to undertake reforms in its education system -- one of the most admired in the world -- has taken the world by surprise. In the opinion of its admirers, Finland's education system is almost flawless.
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