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Contrite Thai party leader says group acted ‘sincerely with good intentions’ after princess has PM candidacy nixed

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:40
A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked ...

Embattled Australian prime minister suffers historic defeat over refugees

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:02
Australia’s conservative minority government suffered a monumental political defeat Tuesday, becoming the first administration in nearly a century to lose a vote on major legislation ...

Vietnamese prime minister says being chosen to host second Trump-Kim summit is a positive sign

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:37
The choice of Vietnam as host of this month’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the Southeast ...

China defers key New Zealand tourism event amid concerns of growing diplomatic rift

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:39
China has postponed a major tourism campaign in New Zealand days before its launch and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Beijing has been further ...

Air New Zealand flight reportedly turned away from China due to reference to Taiwan

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:37
An Air New Zealand plane on its way to Shanghai was forced to return to Auckland after several hours in the air Saturday because paperwork ...

Pompeo warns allies that permitting Huawei products could hinder cooperation with U.S.

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:40
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned U.S. allies Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms gear manufacturer Huawei on their soil, saying it would make ...

AI system made in China spots childhood disease as well as or better than doctors

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:39
An artificial intelligence program developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, ...

China’s space debris cleanup may be cover story for arms against U.S. satellites: Pentagon

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:42
China is developing sophisticated space capabilities such as “satellite inspection and repair” and debris cleanup — “at least some of which could also function” as ...

Meth ‘disaster’ for region as seizures surge in Thailand

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 06:38
Seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine have surged more than tenfold in Thailand over the past two years, statistics show, a stark indicator of the growth ...

U.S. following case of missing refugee wanted by China

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:30
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return ...

Malaysia delays ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial for 1MDB-linked charges

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:23
The trial of Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak has been delayed indefinitely, after previously being set to start on Tuesday.The trial will remain on hold ...

Thailand faces escalating political risk as divisions flare

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:41
Thailand’s political divisions are erupting again with just over a month to go to the first general election since a coup almost five years ago.The ...

U.S. destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea as trade tensions simmer

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 23:54
The U.S. sent two warships close by islands claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said, ...

Second Trump-Kim summit seen coming as North Korea continues to ‘nuclearize’

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 16:43
President Donald Trump is set to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in less than three weeks, yet the biggest question hanging over the leaders’ ...

Indonesia police admit interrogator used snake to terrorize Papuan man after video of incident surfaced

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 12:01
Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorized a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing the man screaming ...

Party that nominated Thai princess as leader could face ban

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:26
The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an ...

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak gears up for graft trial with charm offensive

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 00:54
Disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been out in recent weeks campaigning as if for an election, trying to shed the image of ...

U.S. and North Korea set to hold talks ‘in a third Asian nation’ next week

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 00:51
The United States and North Korea plan to hold a fresh round of talks in a third Asian nation next week as preparations for the ...

South Korea officially signs deal to pay more for U.S. troops after Trump demand

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:57
Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal ...

New Zealand wildfires show no sign of easing; 3,000 flee

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:53
Strong winds are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from ...

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