U.S. urges N. Korea to rejoin nuclear talks, vows flexible approach NEW YORK. KAZINFORM The United States urged North Korea to return to stalled denuclearization talks during an open debate at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, saying it is prepared to be «flexible» in the process while warning against continued provocative acts.
ADB trims growth forecasts as Asia's biggest economies slow MANILA. KAZINFORM The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia this year and next year as growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India is weighed down by both external and domestic factors.
Chile finds wreckage of plane that crashed en route to Antarctica SANTIAGO. KAZINFORM The Chilean air force said Wednesday that parts of a plane that crashed en route to Antarctica with 38 people aboard were found in the water near the last known position of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, EFE reports.
S. Korea to allow visa-less foreigners to stay up to 72 hours at regional airports SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea announced a package of policy measures, including the expansion of a visa-free stay program, on Thursday to help the country's flourishing tourism trickle down to smaller regional provinces.
Talks underway to set up FM meeting between S. Korea, Japan: official SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea is in talks with Japan to set up a one-on-one meeting between their top diplomats on the fringes of an upcoming multilateral gathering in Spain early next week, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, Yonhap reports.
Study reveals alarming rate of ice loss BEIJING. KAZINFORM - Scientists studying ice loss on the world's largest island, Greenland, have issued a stark warning about the consequences for global sea levels after it was revealed that the current rate of depletion is seven times what it was a generation ago, China Daily reports.
Rami Malek, ‘Aladdin’ among trending searches on Google in 2019 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The end of the year is when we take stock of 12 months’ worth of events, headlines and trends. A useful tool for looking back and seeing what people were most interested about in the news cycle is Google’s annual Year in Search report, which was released on Wednesday morning.
Japan threatens to overtake S. Korea in China’s cosmetics market SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Japan is threatening to overtake South Korea's No. 1 status in China's imported cosmetics market this year, industry data showed Thursday, mainly on the back of the growing popularity of low- to mid-priced «J-beauty» products, Yonhap reports.
Agriscape 2019 to showcase agri-land and agri-assets in 22 countries ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, ADAFSA, the third edition of Agriscape, the international exhibition dedicated to food security and agricultural investments abroad, begins Monday, December 9, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, WAM reports.
ADB forecasts growth in developing Asia at 5.2% in 2019, 2020 MANILA, PHILIPPINES (11 December 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia this year and next year as growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India is weighed down by both external and domestic factors, the ADB informs on its website.
Seoul choked by thick fine dust for second straight day SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The Seoul metropolitan area was shrouded by heavy fine dust concentrations for the second straight day on Wednesday, forcing local governments to issue a fine dust advisory and take emergency emission reduction measures, such as a mandatory alternate no-driving system for public vehicles and road ban for old diesel cars, Yonhap reports.
At least six dead, including two suspected gunmen, in Jersey City shooting NEW YORK - At least six people, including one police officer and two suspected gunmen, were killed in a shootout around a New Jersey grocery store across the Hudson River from Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a security lockdown of area schools, officials and local media said, China Daily reports.
«Marriage Story» is Golden Globes favorite with 6 nominations LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM «Marriage Story,» directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, emerged Monday as the big favorite in the 77th Golden Globes, garnering six nominations, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said.