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Trump scores diplomatic victory with release of three American prisoners from North Korea

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 06:31
U.S. President Donald Trump scored a diplomatic victory Wednesday, announcing that North Korea had freed three American prisoners, just weeks ahead of a planned summit ...

Philippine chief justice returns to office amid ouster moves

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:27
The embattled Philippine chief justice returned to office Wednesday after taking two months of leave amid efforts by President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration to oust her ...

U.S. charges former CIA agent with spying for China

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:19
The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday it had indicted a former CIA operative for spying for China, in a case that could be tied to ...

Who are the U.S. citizens held by North Korea?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:23
Three Korean-Americans held by North Korea were expected to be released Wednesday during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.Despite years of hostility ...

In walking away from Iran deal, Trump bets heavily on U.S. power, but move could backfire in East Asia

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:17
With Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, President Donald Trump may have just made it more difficult to cut a deal with Pyongyang and ...

Genocide alleged as four rights groups urge UNSC to refer Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya to ICC

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:26
Four human rights groups urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, including ...

Trump deploys Mike Pompeo to North Korea to prepare for Kim summit

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:37
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Washington’s chief diplomat Mike Pompeo is on his way to North Korea to prepare for a landmark nuclear ...

Crisis in Myanmar’s Kachin means jungle treks to escape war

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:07
As the Myanmar army’s bombs started falling near her home in Kachin state, Nlam Numrang Doi and her neighbors decided they had no choice but ...

New Zealand to boost Pacific aid as China’s influence grows

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 04:43
New Zealand announced Tuesday that it plans to significantly boost the amount of aid money it spends in the South Pacific, at a time that ...

U.S. retiree accused of running ‘sex tours’ on Thai-Myanmar border

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 01:56
An American man has been arrested in a sting operation for allegedly running an online brothel service matching men in northern Thailand with Myanmar sex ...

Chinese missiles are transforming balance of power in the skies

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 01:14
For a quarter century, the U.S. and its allies owned the skies, fighting wars secure in the knowledge that no opponent could compete in the ...

Taiwan hits back at WHO exclusion under Beijing pressure

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 01:00
Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of succumbing to political pressure from Beijing on Tuesday after the island failed to receive an invitation to a ...

Focus on human rights fades as U.S. and South Korea pursue North Korea deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:45
Absent from the recent summit between the leaders of North and South Korea was Pyongyang’s human rights record, and the issue appears to have faded ...

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:40
A former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a top leadership post was sentenced to life in prison for bribery Tuesday, the ...

High-ranking North Korean official may be visiting China: reports

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 22:34
South Korea’s presidential Blue House is “closely watching” news that a high-ranking North Korean official — possibly even leader Kim Jong Un — may be ...

U.S. and Philippines launch largest military drills under Duterte

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:31
U.S. and Philippine forces on Monday began their largest annual military exercises since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power and vowed to scale down America’s ...

Singapore likely to host Trump-Kim summit in mid-June, reports say

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 01:57
Singapore has become the most likely site for a landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in mid-June, ...

Clash of political titans Mahathir Mohamad and Najib Razak brings a gripping election to Malaysia

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 22:31
Malaysia’s general election on Wednesday will be an extraordinary contest, pitting a 92-year-old former authoritarian leader and a jailed reformist he fell out with 20 ...

Australia says asylum seekers using New Zealand as ‘back door’ into country

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 21:45
People smugglers are marketing New Zealand as a back door into Australia, an Australian government minister said Monday after Malaysian authorities intercepted a boat carrying ...

Fears as Cambodia’s ‘last independent’ newspaper sold

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 05:01
A newspaper hailed as Cambodia’s last independent English daily has been sold to a Malaysian investor with apparent business links to premier Hun Sen, rattling ...

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