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Japan marks 72nd anniversary of WWII surrender
Japan on August 15th marked the 72nd anniversary of its surrender in the World War II, between August 14th and 15th in 1945.
Forest fires devastate Portugal
16:21 18/08/2017
According to the Civil Protection Agency, this year's fires in Portugal have destroyed 141,000 hectares.
Donald Trump to visit Japan
16:20 18/08/2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defence James Mattis on August 17th talked with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera at the Department of State in preparation for an official visit by President Donald Trump to Japan in the framework of a Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”).
RoK, China hold 5th annual forum on public diplomacy
16:18 18/08/2017
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and China co-organised the 5th annual Public Diplomacy Forum on the southern resort island of Jeju on August 17th.
US Vice President meets Argentine President
21:32 17/08/2017
US Vice President Mike Pence has visited Argentina where he is expected to meet President Mauricio Macri.
More than 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides .
21:23 17/08/2017
Heavy rain and mudslides in the outskirts of the capital city Freetown of Sierra Leone, have killed at least 400 people, and more than 600 remain missing.
New US Ambassador pledges to maintain US - Japan alliance
21:22 17/08/2017
New US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty on August 16th announced he would focus on maintaining the "ironclad" security and economic alliance between Tokyo and Washington, according to Kyodo.
Big Ben to go silent for four years
16:30 16/08/2017
Big Ben, the iconic British timekeeper at the Palace of Westminter, will go silent on August 21st for four years.
RoK records 66th straight month of trade surplus in July
10:47 16/08/2017
The Republic of Korea (RoK) continued to report a trade surplus in July, the 66th month in a row, according to the country’s customs data.
Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected as President of Kenya
21:10 15/08/2017
President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in office, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced on August 11th.