Nov 30, 2011 03:53 EST
Global leaders Wednesday urged emerging aid donors like China to step up efforts to help the world's poor as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned recipients to be "smart shoppers".
Nov 29, 2011 23:53 EST
BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed cautious optimism on Wednesday that tentative democratic reforms in Myanmar could develop into a movement for change to the benefit of the people of the country.
Nov 29, 2011 22:27 EST
Global leaders called Wednesday on emerging donors such as China to step up efforts to help the world's poor as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned aid recipients to be "smart shoppers".
Nov 29, 2011 22:24 EST
BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged developing nations on Wednesday to be "smart shoppers" on foreign aid, warning that powerful emerging economies such as China may be more interested in exploiting natural resources than promoting real development.
Nov 29, 2011 22:05 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged aid donor nations Wednesday to ensure standards on human rights and called on recipients to be "smart shoppers" as China steps up funding.
Nov 29, 2011 16:07 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Tuesday to join a global development aid forum, with Ban calling for a new partnership between donors and recipients.
Nov 29, 2011 04:51 EST
Former British prime minister Tony Blair urged world aid donors on Tuesday to work more closely with China in Africa, stressing Beijing's increasingly dominant role in the continent.
Nov 28, 2011 13:14 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major global aid donors meet in South Korea this week hoping to coordinate the billions of dollars spent on development as rich nations tighten their belts and brash new funders such as China rewrite the rules of traditional foreign aid.
Nov 23, 2011 16:41 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to South Korea next week to take part in international talks on aid, before heading for a historic trip to Myanmar, officials said Wednesday.
Nov 22, 2011 23:45 EST
WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Developing nations face weaker growth over the next two years as the euro zone debt crisis deepens and making the most of scarcer aid dollars will be vital, a senior World Bank official said on Tuesday.
Nov 18, 2011 12:01 EST
A quirky tradition of dressing Asia-Pacific leaders in colourful local costume was revived at an Asian summit in Bali Friday, after briefly falling victim to the global economic crisis.
Nov 13, 2011 21:35 EST
The global economic crisis reaped yet another victim -- the storied tradition of normally starchy APEC leaders decked out in gaudy local dress.
Nov 10, 2011 06:30 EST
SEOUL (Reuters) - After 309 days atop a crane -- sitting out snowstorms, a typhoon and heatwaves -- labor activist Kim Jin-suk came down to earth on Thursday, claiming victory against one of South Korea's shipbuilders.
Nov 03, 2011 14:35 EDT
Calling somebody "bald" is not derogatory and does not constitute libel, South Korea's top court ruled Thursday.
Oct 20, 2011 03:22 EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) - The 24th Tokyo International Film Festival kicks off Saturday with a diverse slate of art house and mainstream fare, but the biggest theme at the annual event may be the country's real-life struggle to recover from the massive March earthquake and tsunami.
Oct 14, 2011 05:23 EDT
Asia?s top film festival drew to a close on Friday after nine days packed with screenings that left audiences enthused over the future of the region?s movie industry.
Oct 14, 2011 01:57 EDT
SEOUL (Reuters) - Asia's most renowned film festival drew to a close in the South Korean port city of Busan on Friday, with films from new directors in Iran and the Philippines capturing its main prizes in an affirmation of the event's focus on emerging Asian talent.
Oct 14, 2011 00:43 EDT
An Iranian film that reveals the "heart and soul" of its director has shared the top award with a production from the Philippines at Asia's largest cinematic event.
Oct 13, 2011 02:44 EDT
Award-winning Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi says he is now producing movies because he wants to make films the major Indian studios won?t touch.
Oct 12, 2011 12:06 EDT
Actress Michelle Yeoh, who plays Aung San Suu Kyi in a new biopic of the Myanmar activist, said Wednesday that the release of jailed dissident and comedian Zarganar was "joyful news".