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EU believes inviting Russia to rejoin G7 would be sign of weakness - Source

BRUSSELS, Aug 22 -- The European Union (EU) is against inviting Russia to the G7 format and thus resuming the G8 format until the country addresses the issues that led to its exclusion back in 2014, Sputnik news agency reported, quoting  a high-ranking source in EU institutions on Thursday.

Arab language teachers urged to be more tech savvy

By Muhammad Akmal Mohd Yashin

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug  22 -- Arab language teachers in the country must be digitally savvy in order to produce more effective teaching methods that are in sync with modern educational trends and capable of facing the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0.

S Korea to scrap military info-sharing pact with Japan: Blue House

SEOUL, Aug 22 -- South Korea announced its decision Thursday to ditch a bilateral agreement with Japan on exchanging classified military information, citing a "grave change" in security cooperation conditions attributable to Japan's export restrictions, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting South Korea’s presidential Blue House.

South Korea: Justice Minister nominee spurns calls to step down despite growing corruption allegations

SEOUL, Aug 22 -- Justice Minister nominee Cho Kuk on Thursday expressed his firm will not to succumb to growing demand by opposition parties to step down amid snowballing corruption allegations involving his daughter, Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korea, US could begin negotiations on defence cost sharing as early as mid-September: Official

SEOUL, Aug 22 -- South Korea and the United States (US) could launch negotiations on sharing the cost for the upkeep of American troops here as early as the middle of next month, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting an official at Seoul's foreign ministry on Thursday.

Russia launches humanoid robot Fedor into space for 1st time

MOSCOW, Aug 22 -- Russia's humanoid robot Fedor was successfully launched into space inside the Soyuz MS-14 vehicle atop the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, Sputnik news agency reported, quoting webcast on the Roscosmos website.

Thailand plans single-use plastic ban before 2022

BANGKOK, Aug 22 -- The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has vowed to solve the plastic waste problem and to work with ASEAN countries in tackling ocean waste issue, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.