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China criticizes H. Clinton comments

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- China's official Xinhua News Agency Monday attacked U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comments on Japan's administration of the Senkaku Islands.

Chevron buys Chinese gas acreage

SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Exploring new blocks acquired by a Chevron subsidiary in China will help the company expand its regional natural gas footprint, an executive said.

Experts call for S. Korea consultations

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The United States should speed up talks with Seoul on issues such as North Korea with the election of Park Geun-hye as South Korean president, experts said.

New leader stresses national security

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Park Geun-hye, elected South Korea's first woman president, Thursday put national security at the top of her agenda because of the threat from North Korea.

Park claims presidency in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Park Geun-hye, daughter of Park Chung-hee, who ruled South Korea for 18 years, claimed victory Wednesday in the country's presidential election.

U.S. planning to deploy F-35 at Japan base

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The United States is laying the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the F-35 stealth fighter in Japan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

APEC meetings start Saturday

TOKYO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao landed in Japan Friday in preparation for weekend meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, officials said.

ASEAN officials call Russia partner

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- At a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said it sees Russia as a "factor of stability" in the region.

Asia-Pacific prone to natural disasters

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- More deaths occur from natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific than any other place in the world, a U.N. report released in South Korea found.

U.N.: Ag investment a must in Asia-Pacific

UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (UPI) -- Greater agricultural investment is vital to combating hunger in the Asia-Pacific region, a United Nations food official said.
Harper: Asia, Canada must strengthen ties

Harper: Asia, Canada must strengthen ties

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Asia is becoming the world's new economic engine as western nations experience slower growth.

Economic recovery fueled by energy

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- World leaders need to advance policies that advocate investment in alternative and reliable energy supplies to encourage economic development, executives said.

ADB: Asia-Pacific energy needs trillions

TOKYO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Asia-Pacific region needs to invest between $7 trillion and $9.7 trillion in the energy sector between 2005 and 2030 to meet the rapidly growing demand for energy, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank.

ADT honored by Frost & Sullivan

SINGAPORE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. company ADT Security has been honored as the Physical Security Company of the Year by strategic growth partnership firm Frost & Sullivan.

Russia eyes Asia Pacific grain market

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 6 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country wants to increase grain exports to an expanding Asia Pacific market.

Workshop on peacekeeping doctrine held

CANBERRA, Australia, March 20 (UPI) -- The Australian Ministry of Defense conducted a workshop in Singapore that brought together experts to discuss civil-military relations during peace operations.

U.N. non-proliferation center in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The United Nations opened an operational facility in Nepal Monday dedicated to preventing nuclear proliferation and arms trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region.
Gates begins six-day Pacific tour

Gates begins six-day Pacific tour

SINGAPORE, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates began a six-day tour of Pacific countries Thursday, focusing on regional security and U.S. commitments to the area.

Austria pledges funds to UNODA

UNITED NATIONS, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs says it has been pledged more than $150,000 for a project to halt the trafficking of arms in the Asia-Pacific region.

U.N. warns of energy cost in Asia-Pacific

BANGKOK, April 30 (UPI) -- The Asia-Pacific area must promote sustainable, efficient energy use, U.N. official Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Registration for '.asia' begins

HONG KONG, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Companies and legal entities in the Asia-Pacific region started to register their Internet domain names Tuesday with the .asia extension.

Russia: Sakhalin would aid Asia-Pacific

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Russia says the Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 projects and the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean export pipeline will add to energy security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia-Pacific leaders vow to combat terror

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Asia-Pacific leaders pledged "to revive moribund world trade talks" and combat terrorism as their economic cooperation meeting in Vietnam closed Sunday.

APEC ministers push for free trade

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Officials at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation urged resumption of global free trade talks.

Oil exports to Asia to rise by 27%

SOCHI, Russia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday Moscow would increase oil and gas supplies by 27 percent to the Asia-Pacific region in 10 years.
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