The euro was under fresh selling pressure to fall below $1.22 in Asia trade on Friday after ratings agency Moody's on Friday downgraded Italy's government bond rating.
At least three people have died and 50,000 have been ordered to evacuate their homes as unprecedented rains pound the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu.
He'd prefer enlightenment to a medal, but when Japan's horse-riding Buddhist monk Kenki Sato saddles up for London 2012, he'll be representing one of the Olympics' more unusual families.
A nuclear reactor in western Japan began full operations Monday, the first restart since the country shut down its atomic stations in the wake of last year's crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai on Monday hailed international donors for pledging $16 billion in aid to the war-torn nation, but called for more help to clamp down on corruption.
Police forces use them; shops can't do without them; power companies have them -- and sack them when they become unpopular.
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba said Tuesday a jury has ordered it to pay $87 million in a price-fixing case on LCD displays, but that it ultimately may not end up paying damages.
Electricity generated from nuclear fission began flowing in Japan on Thursday, ending a nearly two-month hiatus in the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdowns.
South Korea said Wednesday that it planned to start whaling through a loophole that allows the killing of whales for scientific research, following the lead of Japan's controversial expeditions.
Japan and its allies shot down a Latin American-led proposal Monday to create a sanctuary for whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean, reigniting international tensions over Tokyo's whaling.
Electricity saving targets came into effect in Japan on Monday as the country eyes a power shortfall over the hot summer, despite the weekend re-start of a nuclear reactor.
The organizers of the Festival have invited young filmmakers from the most famous Asian film schools to find a new Astana super-hero.
The fight between Kazakhstan boxer Gennady Golovkin and Russian Dmitry Pirog has been approved by the World Boxing Association (WBA).
Japanese experts have inspected the technical condition of the suspension bridge across the Irtysh River in Semey. The bridge hasn’t been inspected for 12 years.
Timur Bekmambetov’s Festival of Action Films Astana announced a contest of Kazakhstan superheros.
Kazakhstan boxer Gennady Golovkin will defend his title on May 12.
The shareholders are considering a feasibility study and are about to define parameters to expand the project: Vice Head of KazAtomProm.
According to him, Japan could be very helpful to ensure effective production [of rare earths] as we do possess high technology.
Minister of Industry and Trade Asset Issekeshev met Japan Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano.
The actual construction is to start in 2013 and complete by the Q4 2015.
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- Hamid Karzai
- United States
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- South America
- South Africa
- Atlantic ocean
- Timur Bekmambetov
- Gennady Golovkin
- rare earths