The Far East is a geographical term in English that usually refers to East Asia, the Russian Far East, and Southeast Asia. South Asia is sometimes also included for economic and cultural reasons. The term "Far East" came into use in European geopolitical discourse in the 12th century, denoting the Far East as the "farthest" of the three "easts", beyond the Near East and the Middle East. Likewise, in Qing Dynasty of the 19th and early 20th centuries the term "Tàixī (泰西)" – i.e. anything further west than the Arab world – was used to refer to the Western countries.
Russian investigators said on Thursday they had opened two criminal cases into the management of a company involved in building the Vostochny Cosmodrome, a space center in the country's Far East. Reuters - Published
A 19-year-old male student shot and killed a fellow student and wounded three others at a vocational college in Russia's Far East on Thursday before committing suicide, Russian investigators said in a.. Reuters - Published
A Russian conscript was detained on Friday after he shot dead eight soldiers and wounded two more at a military base in Russia's Far East, the Interfax news agency cited the defense ministry as saying. Reuters - Published
Abalone, a shellfish that's relatively rare on menus in the U.S., is the epitome of fine dining in the Far East. But getting it could be criminal. Ramy Inocencio has the story from Hong Kong. CBS News - Published
An Asian Black Bear has been filmed having a good back scratch at the Land of the Leopard national park in Russia's Far East. Soon after the bear finds and chomps down on the camera. (June 18)
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