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04/25/2015 CHINA
Most wanted graft suspects in the United States and Canada
The list of 100 names includes 40 who fled to the US and 26 to Canada, most from Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces. Extradition will be difficult because China has few treaties with other countries.
Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Wednesday released a list of names of 100 fugitives sought under a new programme codenamed Sky Net launched earlier this month. Most of...

04/24/2015 CHINA – ASIA – AFRICA
Xi Jinping calls for a new world order to reflect the newfound influence of Asia and Africa
At the Asia Africa Summit, which marked the 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference, Chinese President called for a fairer international system that reflects the growing influence of the nations of the two continents. He also called on industrialised nations to stop putting political conditions on international aid.
04/24/2015 THAILAND
Thai Prime Minister asks Indonesia for help against illegal fishing
by Weena Kowitwanij
The European Union has threatened to suspend fish imports from Southeast Asia unless Thailand does not move against banned fishing practices. Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha met the Indonesian president to discuss a common strategy against illegal fishing. Thai admiral says, “We shall do it.”
04/23/2015 BANGLADESH
Cricket: Bangladeshi fans delirious after resounding defeat of Pakistan
by Sumon Corraya
The "Tigers" have beaten the "green shirts" for the third consecutive time in a series of individual matches. Hundreds of thousands of fans take to the streets to celebrate the sporting success. It is the first time that Dhaka has chalked up such a victory against one of the best Asian teams.
04/23/2015 RUSSIA – EUROPEAN UNION
EU accuses Gazprom of "abuse of dominant position," but everyone needs a compromise
EU anti-trust regulators had opened a file in 2012 against the Russian energy giant, which now could be fined to the tune of billions. The latter rejects the charges as “unfounded”. Although EU-Russian relations have worsened over Ukraine, both sides need a compromise.

04/23/2015 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang seeks English teachers to "revive tourism"
The government has given a mandate to an agency in London to find young volunteers, willing to pay over a thousand dollars for the privilege of teaching the language to the native guides. The move "will help to break distrust and preconceptions that have persisted for more than 60 years."
04/23/2015 INDIA
New Delhi, farmer commits suicide during anti-corruption demonstration
by Nirmala Carvalho
The man hanged himself from a tree while he a protest was being held against the controversial "anti-farmer" law (Land Acquisition Bill). In a note he wrote that his crop was destroyed. The chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal accused of not having stopped the rally.
04/23/2015 JAPAN-CHINA
Yasukuni visit, a few hours after meeting between Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping
The sanctuary remembers the fallen of the wars. These include personalities considered war criminals by the international community. Visits to Yasukuni fuel economic tensions and territorial claims. Demands for a "profound apology" to mark the anniversary of the Second World War.
04/22/2015 INDONESIA – ASIA – AFRICA
Asia Africa Summit: leaders of Asia and Africa for a new world order
by Mathias Hariyadi
The heads of state and government from the two continents want to scrap the "outdated ideas" that underscore the Bretton Woods system and existing international financial institutions. Indonesian President Widodo calls on leaders to "work together" for a "global leadership". Observers wait to see if Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe meet. Iran’s president calls for more efforts to fight terrorism.
04/22/2015 PAKISTAN – CHINA
Beijing “buys” Pakistan for US$ 45 billion
Xi Jinping and Nawaz Sharif signed 51 agreements for projects related to the "New Silk Road". A China-Pakistan Economic Corridor linking Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea and the Karot dam are among the ambitious goals. Agreements include roads, port facilities and power stations.
04/22/2015 EGYPT – ISLAM
Mohamed Morsi’s 20-year sentence is “too light," he escaped “the death penalty"
The trial of the former president is the first of four that await him. Yesterday’s verdict refers to the events of 5 December 2012 when Morsi gave orders to attack and kill protesters who accused him of seeking to impose a dictatorship. The spokesman of the Catholic Church in Egypt was an eyewitness to the violence of the Islamist regime. There are some small signs of improvement in security situation and the economy.
04/21/2015 THAILAND
Thailand’s ruling junta to focus on the economy and social peace
by Weena Kowitwanij
Retired general and current Prime Minister Prayuth outlined government’s priorities: economic growth, security and the fight against corruption. He called on all Thais to work for peace and the good of the country. Tourism grows by 23 per cent. The government plans to promote social policies and boost international relations against a background of authoritarianism.
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
04/21/2015 JAPAN
Japan, train sets 603 km / h speed record
Central Japan Railway test runs a train in Yamanashi province at a speed never achieved before. First 286 km of track that can accommodate the new technology is already under construction, and will be covered in just 40 minutes. Plans to market the new trains in 2027 and most attractive market is America
04/20/2015 INDONESIA – ASIA – AFRICA
In the "spirit of Bandung", Asia and Africa to boost global south cooperation
by Mathias Hariyadi
Sixty years after the historic conference that marked the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement, heads of state and government meet again to boost multilateralism, economic growth and sustainable development. However, divisions among the leading nations – including China and Japan – are likely to limit the summit’s results.

Altri articoli
04/20/2015 CHINA
Following slower growth forecast, China cuts banks’ reserve requirement ratio
04/20/2015 BANGLADESH
Land grab against Protestant community by Sumon Corraya
04/20/2015 RUSSIA
Another prominent Russian opposition leader flees under pressure
04/18/2015 YEMEN-SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi policy: UN aid for Yemen, but no ceasefire by Paul Dakiki
04/18/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Denounce and combat trafficking in human beings, a hidden evil
04/18/2015 MALAYSIA
One-fifth of Malaysia’s animals endangered
04/18/2015 THAILAND
Military junta drafts new Constitution slashing power of political parties and leaders
04/18/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Astana: elites discuss climate change, while children get sick and faint
04/17/2015 SRI LANKA
Colombo Port City causing "unimaginable" environmental harm by Sajeewa Chamikara
04/17/2015 SINGAPORE
Singapore’s exports jump by more 18 per cent in March
04/17/2015 PHILIPPINES - VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: satellite images confirm Beijing’s" imperialist" policies
04/16/2015 CHINA
As the economy takes a dive, the government is caught between new stimulus measures and a social crisis
04/15/2015 YEMEN
UN applies an arms embargo on Houthis, amid skepticism by Paul Dakiki
04/15/2015 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
Philippine president: Beijing’s imperialism on the seas may trigger a military conflict
Editor's choices
VATICAN
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
ASIA
Easter: The silence of the innocent and the gag
by Bernardo CervelleraViolations of religious freedom and the West's hypocricy surrounding this issue are likely to drag the world into an unprecedented chaos. But even in silence - of death accepted for love or death inflicted by power - God is at work. An indestructible hope rises on Easter morning and a small opening of the heart is just enough for it to invade a lifetime. Happy Easter.
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04/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"
04/18/2015 MALAYSIA
One-fifth of Malaysia’s animals endangered
04/20/2015 PHILIPPINES – VIETNAM
South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
04/20/2015 TAIWAN - CHINA
More than 360 million viewers for premiere of film on imperial painter Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione,
by Xin Yage
04/18/2015 YEMEN-SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi policy: UN aid for Yemen, but no ceasefire
by Paul Dakiki
04/20/2015 LIBYA- ISLAM
Ethiopian Christians shot, beheaded and filmed by Islamic State
by Paul Dakiki
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Buddhists and Christians together against modern slavery and human trafficking
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
by Nirmala Carvalho

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