North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, Seoul says
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles Tuesday, Seoul said, Pyongyang's second launch in three days and the first since South Korea and the United States began their largest joint military drills in five years.
Medvedev affected their stock market shares
Mitsui and Mitsubishi are shareholders in the Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas (LPG) project.
Shares of Mitsui fell by 5.7 percent and of Mitsubishi by 5.4 percent respectively, by the midday break in today's trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, reports Reuters.
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Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave
The Japanese government warned of possible power shortages Monday in the Tokyo region, asking people to conserve energy as the country endures an unusually intense heat wave.
Desperate appeal: "Help, the number of the dead is unknown"; Reply: "Sorry, we can't"
The quake had a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale, and the final number of victims and injured is still unknown because it is not known how many people were buried in the rubble. Therefore, it is feared that the total number of victims could be significantly higher, reports the BBC.
ENEOS withdraws from Myanmar gas project
Japanese energy conglomerate ENEOS Holdings said yesterday it will withdraw from a gas project in coup-hit Myanmar, days after its Thai and Malaysian partners announced they would pull out.
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Australia delivers water, telecommunications aid to Tonga
Three flights from Australia carrying food, water, medical supplies and telecommunications equipment landed in Tonga on Saturday, as the Pacific nation grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Renovations offer new view of ancient West Bank mosaic
Tourists are being offered a new glimpse at one of the largest ancient mosaics in the Middle East after renovations undertaken by the Palestinian Authority were unveiled this week.
Paraolympic Games Kick off in Tokyo amidst Japan's Worst Covid-19 Outbreak
The 2020 Paralympic Games will kick off in Tokyo with the opening ceremony on Tuesday as Japan struggles with its worst COVID-19 outbreak so far, record daily cases and an overwhelmed medical system.
Spartan conditions for Romanian Olympians: No stepping out other than to training venues
The Romanian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics are treated to spartan conditions in the Matsudo pre-Olympic camp, where they have to observe a total quarantine and strictly follow the organizers' Covid-19 rules. "We arrived in Matsudo around midnight, after a stopover in Istanbul and another 11 hours of flight.
Decision to postpone Olympics was hard but showed determination: Envoy
As Tokyo is getting ready to host the 2020 Olympics this week, Japan's ambassador to Ankara has said that the decision to postpone the games was not easy but demonstrated a "strong determination" to provide safety to the athletes and officials.