Eighteen Afghan soldiers have been killed during clashes with Taliban militants that erupted after the troops conducted a night raid on their hideouts to capture a top leader of the militant group, government officials say.
South Korea will soon unveil plans to reduce its economy’s reliance on Japanese industries, its finance minister said Wednesday, while repeating his call for Tokyo to end the tightening of controls on some exports.
North Korea on Tuesday said looming US-South Korea military drills could impact the proposed resumption of nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, and hinted that it could reconsider its moratorium on nuclear testing.
Chinese police detained a Canadian citizen in relation with a drugs case involving students, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, an incident that comes amid a deep chill in relations between the two countries.
China's growth slowed to its weakest pace in almost three decades in the second quarter, with the US-China trade war and weakening global demand weighing on the world's number-two economy, official data showed Monday.