RCEP countries make "significant" progress in trade talks World

RCEP countries make "significant" progress in trade talks

Ministers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on August 27 said they have made "significant progress" toward the signing of the deal by the end of the year, while whether India will stay on as a member of the framework remains uncertain.

Two Koreas fail to reach agreement on cross-border tours

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People 's Republic of Korea (DPRK) failed to narrow their differences on major issues, including ensuring security for RoK tourists, at their working-level talks on resuming cross-border tours on Feb. 8.