President Barack Obama signed a bill giving him "fast-track" powers to conduct and conclude trade legislation. The bill was approved by Congress last week after months of contentious debate and several difficult votes.
More than 520 people were injured in northern Taiwan on Saturday, after fire broke out in a recreational park. The flames are suspected to have stemmed from an unknown flammable colored powder, which created an explosion after being sprayed onto a crowd.
Russia has responded to Western sanctions with greater economic freedom and openness, said President Vladimir Putin. The country’s economy hasn’t seen any deep crisis; on the contrary, it’s confidently getting through all the hardships, he added.
Thailand has become the fourth Asian country to confirm a case of the deadly MERS virus, which has killed 24 people in South Korea and over 450 people total since it was first identified in humans in 2012.
Air Force vets and reservists who were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange herbicide during and after the Vietnam War are now eligible for federal compensation for their related illnesses and disabilities, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced.
The tallest peak on the planet, Mount Everest, moved three centimeters and changed direction because of the Nepal earthquake in April. The mountain moved slightly to the southwest, according to a geological survey by the Chinese government.
The Asia-Pacific region has overtaken Europe in terms of global wealth management for the first time, becoming the world’s second wealthiest region with $47 trillion says a report released by BCG. It’s on the way to overtaking North America next year.
The government of South Korea has authorized the use of over $45 million in reserve funds to support the nation’s struggle with an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which took three more lives on Tuesday.
An Indonesian volcano, closely monitored by alarmed authorities, has unleashed a new powerful plume of smoke and ash into the air. The status of Mount Sinabung, located close to a deadly ancient volcano, was recently raised to the highest alert level.
Trade unionists and campaigners will hold a protest on Friday in solidarity with a young South Yorkshire man who was “horrendously tortured” in Sri Lanka. Despite this trauma, he faces possible deportation by the UK government.