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maritime

United States and Japan worried about China-Vietnam dispute

The United States and Japan expressed on May 9, 2014 that they are very concerned about the newest issue between Vietnam and China over contested waters. It has been reported that Tokyo is urging Beijing to take appropriate actions. The...
Australia's PM Rudd holds a joint news conference with Indonesia's President Yudhoyono in Canberra

Investors in Indonesia hoping for united government

The results of the Indonesian legislative election were released on April 9, 2014. Following the quick count results, there is a possibility of a fragmented government. However, the current situation did not suppress the fears of investors who...
Libya Militant Nabbed

Prime Minister of Libya Abdullah al-Thinni to leave post

The leadership of Libya announced on Sunday, April 13, 2014 that the interim prime minister denied a parliamentary mandate in order to form a new government. It has been reported that the interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni announced that...
voting

Japanese parties submit bill to lower referendum voting age to 18

The opposition, as well as ruling parties in Japan have submitted a bill together to the Lower House on April 8, 2014. The bill in question refers to lowering referendum voting age in the country to 18 and it has been marked as a step forward in...
japan

Textbooks claiming Diaoyu islands approved by Japanese government

The government of Japan gave an approval for new elementary school textbooks on Friday, April 4, 2014, which state that the controversial Diaoyu Islands are part of the territory of Japan. The recent move has been criticized by China immediately. The...
twitter

Turkish government continues blocking Twitter

The government of Turkey was under pressure on April 3, 2014 to implement a top order from the court to stop blocking social networking and micro-blogging site Twitter. The site had been banned in the country following corruption claims which...
youtube

Turkish authorities attempt to block YouTube

Authorities of Turkey made an attempt to block access to the video streaming site YouTube on March 27, 2014, after they attempted a similar action against micro-blogging site Twitter. The latest move will provoke additional outrage in the country...
Korea missiles

North Korea’s missile launch criticized by US and South Korea

North Korea has launched two missiles of medium range into the sea off the country’s east coast. The move was immediately criticized by Seoul and Washington and was labeled as a provocation. The government of South Korea informed that...
KT corp

South Korean telecom ministry to investigate KT hacking case

Telecom ministry of South Korea will be launching an investigation related to the latest hacking incident at KT Corp, it has been announced on Friday, March 7, 2014. The hacking incident resulted in the leakage of personal data of millions of...
electricity

BNP criticizes increased electricity prices in Bangladesh

The government of Dhaka recently increased electricity prices. The move has been criticized by the BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan on March 5, 2014, who said that the administration must provide cheaper rates of power to people. Khan said, “Everything...