SEOUL, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- Hyundai Motor Co, South Korea's largest carmaker, said Tuesday that it will set up a joint venture with an Indonesian company to help assemble commercial vehicles in one of the world's most populous countries in the latest move to expand into Asian markets, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- The European Union resolved to restore its political relations with Thailand, revive free trade negotiation and call for the next election in November 2018, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

By Samantha Tan

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- Turkmenistan's neutrality status adopted on Dec 12, 1995, was a special way of national identification in the international community, said Turkmenistan Ambassador to Malaysia, Yazkuli Mammedov.

ANKARA, Dec 12 (Bernama) --Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday warned that the US move on Jerusalem destabilises the Middle East and will not help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump on Monday evening urged his country to fix its lax immigration system, in response to an explosion striking downtown New York, injuring several and causing chaos during the morning rush hour, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

SEOUL, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to visit China this week for a bilateral summit with his Chinese counterpart that is widely expected to focus on ways to peacefully end North Korea's nuclear ambitions and repair the Seoul-Beijing relations that soured over the deployment of the THAAD US missile defence system in South Korea.

TOKYO, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- Japan's government on Monday adopted an outline of steps to prevent terrorism, including the establishment in summer next year of a cross-agency team to promote the sharing and analysis of related information within the government, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and other international events to be held in the nation, Japan's Jiji Press reported.