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North Korea’s Kim willing to meet Trump a third time but gives U.S. an end-of-year deadline

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 23:18
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is willing to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump for a third time for nuclear talks — ...

Dalai Lama released from New Delhi hospital, says he feels ‘almost normal’ after treatment

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 07:45
The Dalai Lama was released from an Indian hospital on Friday, saying he felt “normal, almost normal” after being treated for a chest infection.The 83-year-old ...

Magnitude 6.8 quake temporarily triggers tsunami warning for eastern Indonesia

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:24
Indonesia’s geophysics agency said it has ended a tsunami warning that was triggered by a strong earthquake Friday east of Sulawesi island.The U.S. Geological Survey ...

Trump says no to eased sanctions, but South Korea’s Moon keeps nuclear talks with Kim alive

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 00:42
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on a mission to Washington on Thursday to kick-start nuclear diplomacy by persuading U.S. President Donald Trump to ease crushing ...

Pushing the envelope: Money politics undermines democracy in Indonesia

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 22:45
Shanti Ramchand learned quickly what was expected when she began campaigning in Jakarta for Indonesia’s national parliament; distribute envelopes of cash at a small campaign ...

South Korea’s instant 2-year-olds: Lawmaker looks to put an end to ‘Korean age’

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 22:26
Just two hours after Lee Dong-kil’s daughter was born on New Year’s Eve, the clock struck midnight, 2019 was ushered in, and the infant became ...

Chinese youth ‘volunteers’ to be sent back to villages in Mao-style move

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:02
China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to the villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal ...

Trump, Moon mull next step in talks to get North Korea to denuclearize

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:07
President Donald Trump’s meeting Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out ...

U.S. Navy drops criminal charges against USS Fitzgerald officers in case of 2017 fatal collision

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 05:32
The U.S. Navy said Wednesday that it will drop charges against two former USS Fitzgerald officers accused of criminal negligence in the warship’s deadly 2017 ...

South Korean court strikes down decades-old law banning abortion

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 02:46
In a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say puts women at risk, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the country’s decades-old abortion ...

China struggles to ease concerns over ‘Belt and Road’ initiative as summit looms

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 01:02
China is struggling to ease worries about President Xi Jinping’s signature plan to build a new Silk Road as it readies for a major summit ...

Taxation, climate change, inequality to top campaign as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls May 18 election

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 21:32
Australians will go to the polls in a general election on May 18 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison fired the starting gun Thursday on a ...

Narendra Modi favorite as India kicks off ‘biggest election in history’

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 21:30
India’s gargantuan election, the biggest in history, kicked off Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term from the South Asian behemoth’s 900 ...

North Korea’s Kim doubles down on sanctions threat, vows to deal ‘serious blow’ to those imposing them

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:15
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has doubled down on his regime persevering through tough sanctions that have choked his country’s economy, urging his country ...

Mike Pompeo wants China to join Russia in START nuclear treaty

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:24
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that China should join in the next START treaty on curbing nuclear warheads as Washington prepares for ...

New Zealand votes to amend gun laws after Christchurch attack

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 04:15
Lawmakers in New Zealand voted almost unanimously on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after its worst peacetime mass shooting, in which ...

As Balkan nations sit in EU’s waiting room, Beijing gets to work

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:31
From coal plants to airports and bridges, China is forking out for investments across the Western Balkans, laying groundwork for a new battle for influence ...

China opens fourth border crossing with North Korea, complete with radiation detectors

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:09
A Chinese city has opened a new border crossing with North Korea — fitted with radiation detectors — even as talks between Washington and Pyongyang ...

South Korean leader has work cut out for him in talks with Trump on North Korean nukes

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 23:48
South Korean leader Moon Jae-in heads to Washington for a crucial summit with U.S. President Donald Trump this week in hopes of persuading the mercurial ...

Powerful North Korean decision-making body set to decide ‘new orientation’ ahead of Trump-Moon summit

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:25
North Korea has announced that the Central Committee of its ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) was set to hold a meeting Wednesday to discuss ...

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