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Hong Kong extradition bill officially killed, but more unrest likely

2 hours 26 min ago
Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months ...

Boeing flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash: investigators

2 hours 39 min ago
Mechanical and design problems with a Boeing flight control system were key factors in the crash of a Lion Air plane last year, Indonesian investigators ...

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong’s corruption retrial hangs over phone maker

3 hours 1 min ago
The heir to the Samsung empire returns to court this week for a retrial over a sprawling corruption scandal that could see him return to ...

Wife of North Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in nearly four months

9 hours 32 min ago
The wife of Kim Jong Un made her first appearance in state media Wednesday after a nearly four-month absence, showing up in photos accompanying the ...

Hong Kong police have AI facial recognition tech — are they using it against protesters?

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 22:27
Hong Kong law enforcement authorities have access to artificial intelligence software that can match faces from video footage to police databases, but people familiar with ...

Malaysia privately discusses Goldman Sachs penalty of $2 billion over 1MDB scandal

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:59
Again and again, Malaysia has publicly demanded Goldman Sachs pay an eye-popping $7.5 billion for its role in the 1MDB scandal. But privately, Malaysian negotiators ...

Half of North Koreans undernourished, U.N. investigator says

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:35
Food insecurity in North Korea “is at an alarming level,” with nearly half the population — 11 million people — undernourished, the U.N. independent investigator ...

Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong and Taiwan authorities clash

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:03
A murder suspect whose case led to mass street protests in Hong Kong walked free from jail Wednesday as the city’s government squabbled with Taiwan, ...

China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with ‘interim’ chief executive: Financial Times

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:45
China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which ...

U.N. mission head sees risk of Rohingya genocide recurring in Myanmar

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:40
The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission on Myanmar says that “there is a serious risk of genocide recurring” against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.Marzuki ...

Kim Jong Un wants South Korean facilities at Mount Kumgang resort removed: KCNA

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:38
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Mount Kumgang tourist resort must be removed by agreement with South Korean authorities, ...

China foreign minister slams ‘unacceptable’ violence in Hong Kong

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 05:21
China’s foreign minister Monday denounced months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong as “violence pure and simple,” accusing foreign forces and the international media of ...

South Korean leader laments ‘grave’ economic situation and vows to boost defense spending

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:08
South Korea’s export-dependent economy is facing a “grave situation” as the U.S.-China trade war and the spread of trade protectionism heap pressure on the global ...

U.S. wins ownership of seized North Korean cargo ship

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 23:16
The United States was awarded ownership of a North Korean cargo ship that was seized for violating international sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department said.The Wise ...

Thai king strips his consort of royal titles for disloyalty

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 22:59
Thailand’s king has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his ...

Indonesian President Jokowi sets sights on $7 trillion economy with new cabinet

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 22:37
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is due to unveil his cabinet Monday after pledging to put the world’s fourth most populous country on a path to ...

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister’s wife

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 21:45
Prosecutors said Monday they are seeking to arrest the wife of South Korea’s former justice minister, who resigned last week amid allegations of financial crimes ...

China’s defense minister says resolving ‘Taiwan question’ is national priority

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 21:39
China’s defense minister, Wei Fenghe, said on Monday that resolving the “Taiwan question” is his country’s “greatest national interest,” and that no force could prevent ...

Hong Kong leaders apologize to mosque for water cannon incident

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 21:30
Hong Kong officials apologized to leaders of a mosque after riot police sprayed the building’s gate and some people nearby with a water cannon while ...

Lacking riot insurance, Hong Kong businesses pick up pieces from protest damage

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 21:24
Hong Kong’s businesses will likely foot the bill for vandalism inflicted over the past four months during the territory’s most violent protests in living memory ...

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