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Asia / Oceania

Tokyo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities announced today that the country had reached a trade surplus of 6.395 billion dollars in June (721.408 billion yen).

Tehran, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced today that the US arms trade is destabilizing the planet and is a waste of money.

Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Sales abroad for more than one billion dollars in the first half of this year from 20 Vietnamese products, results representing 85.6 percent of national exports in that time.

Beijing, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) China insists today that the trade war started by the United States is a clash between unilateralism and multilateralism, as well as between power and norms.

Tokyo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Works of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium for the 2020 Games march according to schedule, after modifying the initial project and leaving delays behind, said organizers.

Tokyo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Japan and Thailand agreed to work together to complete the entry of the Southeast Asian country into the Trans-Pacific Economic Partnership (TPP) Strategic Agreement, said the head of the Japanese cabinet, Yoshihide Suga.

Jakarta, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia will invite leaders of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, and South Korea, Moon Jae-in, to the 18th Asian Games, scheduled for August, official sources said here today.

Ulán Bator, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Helped by a rise in mineral and textile exports, Mongolia''s foreign trade turnover reached 6.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of 2018, up 26 percent from the same period last year, data from the National Statistics Office showed today.

Beijing, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted today the links between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in terms of energy, industrial capacity, technology and financing.

Manila, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The construction of two bridges financed by China began today in the Philippines on the Pasig River to improve traffic, offering alternative roads and the resilience of roads in the face of natural disasters.

Tokyo, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda made official the presence of actors Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke in his upcoming film La Vérité (The Truth), despite regretting the details previously leaked, the local press reported.