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Asia Pacific

S. Korea formally signs land swap deal with Lotte for THAAD

​South Korea's defense ministry on Tuesday signed the land swap deal with Lotte Group for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), a ministry official said.

Germany condemns Abu Sayyaf on beheading its citizen

​The German government on Monday condemned the heinous act by the Philippine terror group Abu Sayyaf, which brutally killed a German citizen.

Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties

​Australia and Indonesia have restored full military ties less than two months after Indonesia suspended co-operation over "offensive" teaching material found at an Australian base.

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Schoolchildren’s cheers were inappropriate, Japan’s Shinzo Abe says

Schoolchildren’s cheers were inappropriate, Japan’s Shinzo Abe says

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday it was inappropriate that a kindergarten in Osaka run by a controversial school operator made children cheer for him during a sports event.

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Sino-Japan

Japan rebukes Trump's remarks about currency manipulation

Japan rebukes Trump's remarks about currency manipulation

​Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected remarks made by U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting that Japan has been manipulating its currency and in doing so disadvantaging the United States.

Summits

UN Security Council hails election of new president in Lebanon

UN Security Council hails election of new president in Lebanon

​​The UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the election of Michel Aoun as the new president of Lebanon as "a critical step to overcome Lebanon's political and institutional crisis," and urged the swift formation of a unity government in the Middle East country.