0248 GMT February 21, 2019
China urges non-interference in Venezuela affairs
China has urged non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, urging a negotiated solution to the political dispute in the country.
Japan scrambles jets as Russian bombers fly by
Russian nuclear-capable bombers have carried out a routine flight over international waters in the Sea of Japan, with Tokyo nevertheless responding to that passage.
Iran condemns terrorist attack in India
Iran’s Foreign Ministry in a statement on Thursday strongly condemned a terrorist attack in India’s city of Srinagar that killed at least 40 people.
Iran, South Korea FMs meet in Munich
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha discussed a range of issues on Friday.
Economist: China's inflation slows in January
China's Consumer Price Index (CPI) missed expectations in January coming in at 1.7 percent higher than a year ago, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
Reuters poll: Japan January exports seen falling most in two years on Sino-US trade row
Japan’s exports in January are forecast to have fallen at the fastest pace in more than two years as the US-Sino trade war put the brakes on demand for Japanese electronics, car parts, and heavy equipment.
China closes its Everest base camp to tourists
China has closed the base camp on its side of Mount Everest to visitors who do not have climbing permits.
Japan to recognize indigenous Ainu people for first time
Japan's government introduced a bill on Friday to recognize the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an ‘indigenous’ people for the first time, after decades of discrimination against the group.
Car bomb attack on Indian military convoy kills dozens in Kashmir
At least 44 Indian paramilitary personnel have been killed and dozens more wounded after a bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a military convoy in restive Kashmir.
China, US begin official trade talks in Beijing
Negotiators from China and the United States have begun official trade talks in the Chinese capital, Beijing, in an attempt to prevent a festering of an ongoing dispute between their two countries.
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