US, Southeast Asia in trade-liberalisation pact
The United States and 10 Southeast Asian nations
signed a trade and investment agreement on Friday that opens the
door to possible free-trade talks.
Suspects in airline diversion to be released
Dutch prosecutors found no evidence of a
terrorist threat aboard a Northwest Airlines flight to India that
returned to Amsterdam, and they are releasing all 12 passengers
arrested after the emergency landing.
Do not back North Korea into corner, Seoul says
Regional powers should not try to back North
Korea into a corner over its missile tests and nuclear weapons
programme but should stand firm when Pyongyang behaves badly, South
Korea's foreign minister said on Friday.