- Analysis: Security Council split spells end of an era for U.S.-led sanctions on North Korea, article with videoWorld ·
May 27, 2022 · 8:31 AM UTC
Analysts and some diplomats said Washington may have miscalculated in its rush to impose consequences for North Korea's missile tests.
- Asia PacificNew Australian government releases Sri Lankan family from immigration detention
Australia's new government said on Friday it would give temporary visas to a Sri Lankan asylum seeker family held in immigration detention since 2019, a step towards closure of one of the country's most controversial migration cases.
- MarketsIncoming Philippine finmin does not favour tax hikes to tackle debt
Philippine central bank governor Benjamin Diokno, who takes on a new role as finance secretary next month, said on Friday he does not favour raising taxes even as the incoming government is set to inherit a huge pile of debt..
- MarketsThai April exports miss forecast over Ukraine war, China lockdown
Thailand's exports in April rose at a much slower pace than the previous month and less than expected, commerce ministry data showed on Friday, coming under the pressure of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and China's lockdown measures.
- WorldOfficials from U.S., Japan, South Korea to meet, discuss North Korea
Officials from the United States, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul on June 3 for talks on North Korea, which is believed to be preparing a new nuclear test and this week launched three missiles, Japan's foreign ministry said on Friday.
- Asia PacificBuildings shaken as magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off East Timor
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck off the coast of East Timor on Friday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, prompting some people in the capital Dili to flee buildings, though a tsunami was ruled out.