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Myanmar’s presence downplayed at Thai-U.S. military exercise

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:45
Thailand and the United States downplayed the presence of a Myanmar military officer at the opening Tuesday of the largest annual joint military exercise in ...

China’s Xi stresses military modernization in pre-new year visit

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:32
Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed military modernization and technological advances during meetings with servicemen and women ahead of the Lunar New Year, state media ...

China to select theaters nationwide to show propaganda films

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:32
China plans to select 5,000 movie theaters to screen propaganda films and will boost their box office with group sales, discounted tickets and other financial ...

British warship to sail through disputed South China Sea

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:24
A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Sea next month to assert freedom of navigation rights, a senior official said ...

Pressure mounts on Australian deputy PM over affair with pregnant former staffer

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:24
Pressure was mounting on Australia’s deputy prime minister Tuesday amid fresh allegations that his affair with a younger former staffer, who is pregnant with their ...

Olympic chief Bach, unified Korean hockey team for Nobel Peace Prize? No ‘formal discussion’ says IOC

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:51
Olympic officials played down a suggestion that the unified Korean ice hockey team could be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday and said ...

Disgraced senior Chinese politician Sun Zhengcai charged with bribery

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:44
Chinese prosecutors have charged disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery, state media said Tuesday, the latest development in a corruption probe into a man ...

North Korea dials down border propaganda after Olympics open

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:24
North Korea has lowered the volume of its border propaganda broadcasts at the inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) since Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony, a senior ...

Hackers hit Winter Olympics in apparent attempt to embarrass organizers

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:14
A cyberattack paralyzed internet networks at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in what appears to have been a bid to embarrass the ...

North Korea says U.S. criticism of human rights in reclusive country shows fear of nukes

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:14
North Korea on Monday sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for inviting a defector to attend the State of the Union address and Vice President ...

Suspected masterminds evade trial year after Kim Jong Nam’s airport assassination

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:57
KUALA LUMPURLost in the glare of North Korea’s missile launches, rhetorical battles with Washington and charm offensive at the Winter Olympics, two women stand accused ...

Cyclone batters Tongan capital, causes blackouts and flooding

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:48
A powerful cyclone tore roofs off buildings, downed powerlines and caused extensive flooding as it lashed Tonga early Tuesday, prompting the tiny Pacific nation to ...

Duterte threatens to close ‘sewer pool’ holiday island of Boracay

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 04:15
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered an urgent cleanup of the country’s most famous tourist hot spot, Boracay, calling it a “sewer pool” that he ...

IOC boss to visit North Korea after Winter Olympics: source

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 03:12
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of an agreement between the IOC and North ...

Sister act: Kim Yo Jong visit dominates South Korea headlines

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 03:08
A friendly face promising better times, or a mask to conceal a brutal dictatorship? South Koreans are divided on Kim Yo Jong, the sister of ...

Rohingya in Myanmar’s largest city describe a sense of rising persecution and hatred

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:20
For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar’s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — ...

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd blames funding for indigenous setbacks

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 23:46
An Australian prime minister who a decade ago set an ambitious timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage has blamed a lack of government funding for slow ...

Looking back at seven decades of tensions between the two Koreas

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 21:55
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South’s President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, stirring hopes of a tentative rapprochement between ...

India and China vie for influence as crisis unfolds in Maldives

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 21:36
As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying ...

China’s millennium-old fireworks hub grapples with bans and shifting traditions

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:53
From the concrete bunkers carved into the hillside, where workers gingerly handle piles of explosive black powder, to the shop fronts selling colorful boxes of ...

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