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In move that could have repercussions for Japan, Australia to join U.S. in Gulf maritime security mission

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:01
In a move that could have repercussions for Japan, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday that his country will join the U.S.-led mission to ...

U.S. State Department OKs sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan in move expected to irk China

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:43
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan, in a move expected to anger Beijing.Taiwan will get the ...

Missing employee of U.K. consulate in Hong Kong detained by China: family

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:38
The family of a missing employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong said Wednesday that authorities told them he was detained while returning from ...

Mike Pompeo says North Korea talks have not resumed as quickly as hoped: CBS

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:36
The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ...

Kashmir police say thousands have been detained in crackdown in region

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:30
At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curtail unrest after ...

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte to visit Beijing amid South China Sea tensions

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 05:34
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week to raise their conflicting claims to the South China Sea, as the Filipino ...

‘Front-line’ pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defend tactics in wake of violence

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:56
On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, ...

U.S. test of previously banned missile raises fears of new nuclear arms race

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:51
The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years, under a treaty from which it ...

Hong Kong leader says dialogue offers ‘way out’ of chaos

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:01
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore calm and ...

Britain ‘concerned’ by reports Hong Kong Consulate employee detained in China

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:47
Britain’s Foreign Office said Tuesday it was “extremely concerned” by reports that a Hong Kong Consulate employee had been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on ...

Chinese pop stars from mainland and elsewhere toe Beijing’s line on Hong Kong

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 21:47
At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s “One China” ...

Twitter and Facebook find China-backed interference in Hong Kong protests, dismantle operations

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 15:56
Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement ...

Bangladesh and UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar after earlier repatriation bid failed

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:10
Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar’s offer to return home, an ...

China criticizes Taiwan after it offers to give Hong Kong protest participants asylum

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 01:51
China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds ...

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s major 1MDB trial postponed

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 01:29
Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s most significant 1MDB trial, which centers on claims that huge sums ended up in his bank account, was postponed Monday for ...

Pacific islands challenge Australia in climate row

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 23:41
Influential Pacific island leaders have called for Australia to be ousted from the region’s main regional grouping, criticizing Canberra’s “neocolonial” attitudes and refusal to take ...

Coal-loving Australia is world’s third-biggest emissions exporter

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 22:44
Australia’s booming coal industry has made it the world’s third-biggest exporter of potential carbon dioxide emissions locked in fossil fuels, placing it only behind oil ...

Beijing wants Shenzhen to play ‘key role’ in tech innovation for planned Greater Bay Area

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 21:47
China plans to let Shenzhen City, which borders Hong Kong, play “a key role” in science and technology innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay ...

China e-commerce sites block sales of protest gear to Hong Kong

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 21:22
Hong Kong demonstrators will need to look beyond mainland China for supplies of protest gear that’s defined the look of the movement.Queries on Chinese e-commerce ...

Chinese embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:46
The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement ...

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