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Seoul mulls meeting North Korean request to fuel artists’ ship as sanctions concerns loom

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 23:40
South Korea said Wednesday it was reviewing whether to meet North Korea’s request to provide fuel to the ferry that transported more than 100 North ...

Mercedes apologizes to China after quoting Dalai Lama on Instagram

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 23:38
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has apologized for “hurting the feelings” of people in China after its Instagram account quoted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, seen ...

ASEAN hopes to expedite South China Sea code of conduct, but no deal expected within year

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:46
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the disputed South China Sea but ...

China defense spending to eclipse rest of Asia-Pacific by 2030: report

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:29
China has been spending more and more on modernizing its defense systems and technologies. So much so that its budget is set to surpass the ...

Lawyer for ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee says he was not a Chinese spy

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:58
The lawyer for a former CIA officer accused of illegally retaining classified records is defending his client against accusations he was a Chinese spy.Jerry Chun ...

Trump ‘seeking nuclear war’ with new posture: North Korean institute

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:56
U.S. President Donald Trump is “seeking nuclear war” through a controversial new push to revamp America’s nuclear arsenal, an institute attached to North Korea’s foreign ...

M6.4 Taiwan temblor leaves at least two dead, topples hotel: premier

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:58
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least ...

North Korea calls Trump ‘dolt-like’ and compares ‘bloody nose’ strike to Iraq War run-up

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 06:14
Nuclear-armed North Korea unleashed a raft of insults and threats against the U.S. and its leader on Tuesday, calling Donald Trump “dolt-like” and comparing recent ...

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:24
Southeast Asian foreign ministers renewed calls Tuesday for a durable solution of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and affirmed the need to enhance trust to ...

Vietnam jails activist for livestreaming pollution march

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:16
A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail Tuesday for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned ...

Hong Kong court frees three democracy leaders, but warns against future acts of dissent

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 04:26
Hong Kong’s highest court freed three young leaders of the city’s pro-democracy movement on Tuesday, including the public face of the protests, Joshua Wong, in ...

Philippines’ Duterte reneges on China deal and bans foreign research ships

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:10
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific research off the country’s Pacific coast and told the navy to chase away unauthorized vessels, despite ...

Chinese government-run paper says diplomatic ties with Vatican inevitable

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 02:52
China and the Vatican will establish formal diplomatic relations sooner or later because Pope Francis has the “wisdom” to resolve problems between the two sides, ...

China says test of midcourse missile interceptor successful

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:19
China said Tuesday that it successfully tested a midcourse anti-missile defense system within its own territory, a move that comes amid tensions over North Korea’s ...

ASEAN foreign ministers discuss smart cities at Singapore retreat

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:12
Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened informal talks Tuesday in Singapore to discuss plans to build a network of smart cities across the region and bolster ...

Chinese shipping employee shot dead in Pakistan’s city of Karachi

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:12
A Chinese man working with a shipping company in Pakistan was shot dead in Karachi Monday in what police described as a targeted attack, officials ...

Exiled opposition leader Nasheed asks India, U.S. to help remove president after martial law declaration

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:11
The exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed called on the U.S. and India Tuesday to help remove the country’s president from office, saying he had ...

North Korean official Kim Yong Nam unlikely to oversee Olympic breakthrough

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:18
North Korea’s head of state is coming to archrival South Korea, but it’s the wrong one — at least if the goal is peace on ...

Thai rights group’s news conference on holding elections called off after police warning

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:12
A news conference by a Thai rights group was called off Tuesday following a police warning not to hold the event or risk violating a ...

Australia considers changes to proposed foreign interference law amid concern over Chinese influence

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:06
Australia is considering changes to proposed new laws designed to prevent improper foreign interference in its domestic politics after a backlash from journalists and local ...

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