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White House and senators: No ‘bloody nose’ strike on North Korea in offing

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:06
The United States doesn’t have a “bloody nose” strategy for North Korea, senators of both parties and a Trump administration official said Thursday, rejecting claims ...

Australia bans sex between government ministers and staffers

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:26
Australia’s prime minister imposed a formal ban on sex between ministers and their staff on Thursday after his deputy made “a shocking error of judgment” ...

U.S. admiral says North Korea seeks to reunify Korean Peninsula under Kim’s terms

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:55
WASHINGTONNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s long-term goal is to reunify the divided Korean Peninsula under his totalitarian government, the senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing ...

Kim Jong Un lookalike provokes North Koreans in Olympic melee

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:50
A Kim Jong Un lookalike who has been making mischief at the Pyeongchang Olympics danced in front of North Korea’s female cheerleading team before being ...

Philippines vows less violent drug war amid ICC probe

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:28
Philippine police said Wednesday they have adopted special measures, including body cameras, to reduce violence in anti-narcotics operations as the International Criminal Court investigates allegations ...

Chinese newspaper says Britain is ‘trying to validate its existence and grab attention’ with South China Sea patrol

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:25
Chinese state-run media has blasted London for its plans to send a warship through the disputed South China Sea next month, saying that “by acting ...

Philippines objects to China’s naming of undersea features

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:11
The Philippine government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in a vast offshore region where the Philippines has undisputed sovereign rights, the presidential ...

As South Korean births dwindle, ‘penis parks’ multiply

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:25
Even the bright-red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.The port is home to Haesindang Park, better known ...

Bridging the divide: What would South Koreans ask a North Korean?

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:36
The Koreas share a border, a culture and a language. But 70 years after they were separated, North and South are about as divided as ...

Feng shui masters predict bad Year of the Dog for Trump, North Korea and U.S.-China ties

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:56
As the Chinese zodiac nears the Year of the Dog on Friday, Hong Kong feng shui experts predict anything but a walk in the park ...

South Korea approves $2.6 million budget for North Korea’s Olympic visit

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:28
South Korea approved on Wednesday the use of 2.86 billion won ($2.64 million) to bankroll the cost of hosting hundreds of visiting North Koreans during ...

China building huge test site for unmanned ships

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:42
China has started building the world’s largest test site for unmanned ships — a technology with both civilian and military applications — off a port ...

Damage uncertain as Cyclone Gita hits remote Fiji islands after thrashing Tonga

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:11
Fijian authorities were working to establish contact with some remote southern islands on Wednesday after powerful Cyclone Gita took down communications, though the Pacific Island ...

U.S. intel chief Dan Coats says North Korea ‘decision time’ is near

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:39
The U.S. director of national intelligence warned on Tuesday that time was running out for the United States to act on the threat posed by ...

Myanmar still not safe for 688,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh to return: U.N. refugee chief

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:35
Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the ...

Malaysia further downgrading ties with North Korea a year after airport assassination, sources say

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:55
One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, ...

Hong Kong court rules pro-independence stance must bar standing for election

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:30
Hong Kong’s High Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of barring a pro-independence activist from standing in an election, saying it is “fundamental” for lawmakers ...

‘Spot a gay’ list in Malaysian newspaper sparks outrage

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:30
A stereotype-laden checklist for spotting gay men and lesbian women published by a popular Malaysian newspaper has sparked outrage in the Muslim-majority nation, with activists ...

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot female rebels in the genitals

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:07
Human rights groups say the Philippine president’s remarks about troops shooting female communist rebels in the genitals to render them “useless” can encourage sexual violence ...

Secret confidante of ousted South Korean leader Park gets 20 years in prison over scandal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:58
The friend of ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political ...

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