BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - New United States President Donald Trump must be “fantastically” happy with a “wonderful” Asean because it is the only “great” regional organisation that has no military might and has not been at war. The problem is, he might not know about the grouping at all.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese government will carefully observe the South Korean government’s handling of the issue involving a girl statue symbolising comfort women that has been installed in the South Korean city of Busan before deciding when to send two Japanese diplomats back to the country.
BANGKOK (ANN) - The Rolls-Royce case involves bribing senior foreign officials and senior staff over a period spanning 25 years in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, China and Malaysia.
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WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the Capitol for the inauguration ceremony. Among them are supporters and opponents of Trump who have travelled from all over the country to the capital for the inauguration.
TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - About 1,000 Japanese companies operating in Britain have begun to review their strategies as Britain looks at restricting immigration and pulling out of the EU single market.
TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - Japan's declining birth rate has forced some businesses to utilise robots and turn to AI (artificial intelligence).
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung Group has avoided the worst-case scenario but market reformists are urging for a prompt investigation as this could be a chance to break down the chaebol system.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - Thailand and the rest of Asean will face only an indirect impact from US President-elect Donald Trump’s economic policies, while those policies should not cause an extreme global slowdown or severely hit trade with China, according to an economist.