North Korea calls U.S. pledge of tanks to Ukraine ‘unethical crime’

Tokyo, 29 January, /AJMEDIA/ North Korea on Sunday criticized for a second day a U.S. decision to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine, calling it an “unethical crime” aimed at perpetuating… Read more

Bus in Pakistan falls into ravine, killing 40

Tokyo, 29 January, /AJMEDIA/ A passenger bus fell into a ravine and caught fire killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said. The bus was carrying… Read more

Fighting heats up in Ukraine’s east and north after tank pledges

Tokyo, 28 January, /AJMEDIA/ Ukraine on Friday battled Russian troops trying to pierce its lines in the east and northeast, and artillery bombardments intensified after Western allies promised the Kyiv… Read more

EU wants to send more migrants away as unauthorized arrivals grow

Tokyo, 27 January, /AJMEDIA/ European Union ministers on Thursday sought ways to curb irregular immigration and send more people away as arrivals rose from pandemic lows, reviving controversial ideas for… Read more

U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Tokyo, 26 January, /AJMEDIA/ Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send battle tanks to Ukraine, the first stage of a coordinated effort by the West to… Read more

EU grapples with asylum reform as migrant entries surge

Tokyo, 26 January, /AJMEDIA/ Eight years after facing a refugee crisis in 2015, the European Union is still struggling with how to reform its asylum system — just as migrant… Read more

Ukraine corruption scandal ousts top officials; U.S. likely to OK sending Abrams tanks

Tokyo, 25 January, /AJMEDIA/ Several senior Ukrainian officials, including front-line governors, lost their jobs Tuesday in a corruption scandal plaguing President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government as it grapples with the nearly… Read more

FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry

Tokyo, 24 January, /AJMEDIA/ Growing numbers of people in Asia lack enough to eat as food insecurity rises with higher prices and worsening poverty, according to a report released Tuesday… Read more

Australia to speed up purchase of sea mines to boost maritime defense

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ Australia said on Monday it would accelerate plans to buy advanced sea mines to protect its maritime routes and ports from “potential aggressors” amid China’s plans… Read more

Russian official warns West of destruction for arming Ukraine

Tokyo, 23 January, /AJMEDIA/ The speaker of the lower house of Russia’s parliament warned Sunday that countries supplying Ukraine with more powerful weapons risked their own destruction, a message that… Read more