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Malaysia vote that could decide Najib’s fate set for May 9

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:21
Malaysian general elections that could determine scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak’s political survival were set for May 9, with analysts saying the workday polls may ...

Taiwan stresses Central America ties with navy visit

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:12
A Taiwanese Navy flotilla docked in Nicaragua on Monday in a high-profile visit highlighting ties with Central America and the Caribbean that are shrinking as ...

North Korea’s Kim makes first direct mention of talks with U.S.

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:21
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first direct mention of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, addressing the issue at ...

China demands halt of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 14:10
China has said that it opposed the United States selling weapons to Taiwan, after the Trump administration approved the marketing license required for American manufacturers ...

China blames U.S. for trade friction, says negotiations currently impossible

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:20
China stepped up its attacks on the Trump administration Monday over billions of dollars worth of threatened tariffs, saying Washington is to blame for trade ...

Wind topples giant statue of China’s first emperor

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:05
A gale-force wind toppled a giant statue of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, and flattened its face at a popular tourist site in eastern ...

Holy smokes: South Korean envoy reportedly told Kim to kick cigarette habit

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 02:11
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, a notoriously heavy smoker, was advised by South Korean National Security Council chief Chung Eui-yong to quit smoking during ...

Another former South Korean leader charged with corruption

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 23:14
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was formerly indicted for corruption Monday, becoming the latest of the country’s ex-leaders to face criminal charges.The CEO-turned-president who ...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull feels the heat after 30th straight poll loss

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:47
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull marked an unwanted milestone Monday by losing his 30th straight opinion poll — a benchmark he used to justify deposing ...

Grant will help scholars mine church records to uncover hidden history of New England’s colonial times

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:43
The history of the Congregational Church is the history of colonial New England.Before the birth of the nation and the separation of church and state, ...

China bans exports to North Korea of weapons-related goods

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:55
China has banned exports to North Korea of electronics and other goods that can be used in making weapons, tightening U.N. sanctions imposed over Pyongyang’s ...

Obesity among Asia-Pacific children is a growing health crisis, researchers say

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:00
Obesity rates among children in Asia-Pacific are rising at a rapid rate, and more action is needed to encourage healthier lifestyles and ease pressure on ...

North Korea’s Kim ready to discuss denuclearization: U.S. official

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 16:47
North Korea’s government has communicated directly with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear program with ...

22 detached carriages of train carrying 1,000 passengers roll for 12 km in India

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 04:39
India’s Railway Ministry said Sunday a “ghastly” accident was narrowly avoided after 22 train coaches carrying some 1,000 passengers became detached from the engine and ...

Bollywood star Salman Khan granted bail to challenge prison term for killing endangered wildlife

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 04:13
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was granted bail Saturday, allowing him to contest a five-year prison sentence for killing endangered wildlife two decades ago.Khan, one of ...

North Korea calls imprisoned former South Korean President Park a ‘traitor’

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 03:12
In its first reaction to the sentencing of disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison on corruption charges, North Korea ...

China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:13
As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working — thanks to China.Beijing appears to have ...

Chinese sperm bank requires political loyalty from donors

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 20:24
A sperm bank in Beijing has set strict criteria for would-be donors, including a requirement that they are loyal to China’s ruling Communist Party.The state-run ...

Tough re-election ahead for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as he announces dissolution of parliament

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 04:59
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday announced the dissolution of parliament for a general election that will pose one of the sternest-ever tests for ...

Former South Korean President Park found guilty of corruption

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:46
A South Korean judge said Friday that ex-President Park Geun-hye is guilty of abuse of power and coercion.The details came in a nationally televised verdict ...

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