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Currency woes, fake news feature as campaigning kicks off for April’s Indonesian presidential election

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 23:25
Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election in April kicked off Sunday, pitting incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo against a former military general in the race to lead ...

China cancels military talks with U.S. in protest at sanctions over Russia military equipment

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 23:22
China summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a U.S. decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and ...

All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 23:10
Hong Kong’s controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up ...

Despite detente, U.S. says won’t hesitate to impose sanctions over fuel to North Korea

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:57
The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, ...

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal, analysts say

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:09
A landmark deal agreed upon between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite ...

North Korea’s Kim flashes K-pop ‘finger hearts’ gesture in bid to soften image, photos show

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 21:17
What a difference a year makes.In scene that would have been unthinkable just nine months ago, photos released Sunday showed North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

Vatican and China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 20:55
The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a “provisional agreement” over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic ...

Kim Jong Un planning to visit Seoul in December: report

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:37
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is planning to make his landmark visit to Seoul in December, the head of a South Korean conglomerate said ...

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:05
Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing’s ...

China shuts thousands of websites in clean-up campaign, state media says

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:05
China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against “harmful” online information, the official Xinhua News Agency said ...

Trump holds on to diplomatic ‘success’ with North Korea

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:29
More than a year after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” the US leader now boasts ...

U.S. criticizes treatment of Uighurs in latest China row

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:51
The United States on Friday denounced China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims in unusually strong terms, adding to a growing list of disputes in increasingly ...

Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:01
Cambodia granted a royal pardon on Friday to Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was sentenced last month to six years in prison on spying charges ...

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:41
Population growth, rapid urbanization and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts ...

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 01:30
Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday at age 61 after ...

Proliferation of marine parks in China fueling shadowy trade in cetaceans

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:33
Eight beluga whales jump in unison out of a bright blue indoor pool, flipping their tail fins and spewing fountains of water, as a packed ...

China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train and other giant projects

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:11
Hong Kong’s first bullet train will glide out of a sleek harbor-front railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of ...

An unholy row over Seoul church’s father-to-son inheritance and succession

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:01
One of the world’s largest Presbyterian churches has been engulfed by an unholy row after its pastor sought to pass the super-rich South Korean institution ...

China, seeking to subdue Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, separates children from families

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:57
Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father ...

Canada declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya to be genocide

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:41
Canada’s Parliament has unanimously adopted a motion declaring crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be genocide.The motion Thursday also endorsed the findings of ...

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