• tony abbott urges russia to appologise over mh17 deaths

    Tony Abbott urges Russia to appologise over MH17 deaths

    World | November 12, 2014 9:14 IST

    Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Russia to compensate and apologise to families of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, a statement from Abbott's office said on Wednesday.Abbott held a tense 15-minute

  • us pollution data on beijing blocked on mobile app

    US pollution data on Beijing blocked on mobile app

    World | November 11, 2014 10:59 IST

    Beijing: All the sky-clearing measures plus cooperation from the weather kept Beijing relatively free of air pollution for most of a seven-day Asia-Pacific conference. Then, toward the end as top leaders met, the smog crept

  • chinese president calls for fulfilling asia pacific dream

    Chinese president calls for fulfilling Asia-Pacific dream

    World | November 09, 2014 11:25 IST

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said efforts should be made to fulfil the Asia-Pacific dream of more economic vibrancy, free trade and investment opportunities in the region.He was speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic

  • asia pacific ministers endorse trade graft pacts

    Asia-Pacific ministers endorse trade, graft pacts

    World | November 08, 2014 13:02 IST

    Beijing: Ministers from Pacific Rim countries have endorsed a call to formally start work on a free-trade initiative seen as an effort by China to raise its influence in trade policy.   Chinese officials say ministers

  • hong kong activists mull beijing visit during apec

    Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

    World | October 31, 2014 11:24 IST

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.Student leader Alex Chow said at a rally