NEW YORK — ASEAN foreign ministers have endoresed a proposal by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh for the ASEAN-China Summit in November to issue an official statement on the start of negotiations over a Code of Conduct for the East Sea.
YAMAGUCHI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The first winning bids for this season’s Japanese pufferfish reached as much as ¥19,000 ($168) per kilogram at the Haedomari Market in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, early Friday. Buyers and auctioneers agreed on prices with hand signals inside black cloths around the auctioneers’ arms.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Intense monsoon floods, Typhoon Hato, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma all raise questions about what more can be done to both mitigate the risks of extreme weather conditions and improve relief operations.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte said he would lift martial law in Mindanao once it was proven that the place is safe from terror threats and from the spillage of extremists in other areas.
Police on Thursday reported that a bomb scare on a Jet Airways flight bound for Bangkok from New Delhi apparently resulted from a miscommunication after a passenger found a mobile phone in the storage space in front of him.
The incident resulted in Suvarnabhumi Airport activating its emergency plan.