South Korea eyes independent missile defence system
South Korea will seek to build an independent
missile defense system amid growing security jitters sparked by
North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, officials said Wednesday.
India-US nuclear deal faces criticism
A nuclear cooperation pact touted as the
cornerstone of an emerging India-U.S. partnership has faced pointed
criticism from India's political left and right, underscoring how
far the countries have to go as they try to overcome decades of
Thailand, Laos open bridge to boost trade ties
Thailand and Laos opened a 1.6-kilometer bridge
Wednesday that connects the two Southeast Asian neighbors as part of
a project to improve transportation and trade among countries across
the Mekong Delta region.