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France, Australia call on China to observe rules in South Pacific

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 06:45
French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday issued a reminder to China to respect a “rules-based” order in the South ...

China’s foreign minister travels to Pyongyang, seeks role for Beijing in Korean Peninsula nuclear diplomacy

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 06:17
China’s foreign minister arrived in North Korea’s capital on Wednesday and could meet with leader Kim Jong Un while trying to ensure a larger role ...

Macron, visiting Australia, thanks Turnbull and his ‘delicious wife’

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:05
Was it a Freudian slip by French President Emmanuel Macron? A joke linked to French gastronomy? Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, ...

Out for the count? Hong Kong’s battered independence movement

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 23:58
It was only two years ago that thousands gathered near government headquarters in the heart of Hong Kong for an energetic rally in support of ...

South Korea’s Moon says peace deal wouldn’t mean U.S. troops’ withdrawal

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 21:33
South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered a denial Wednesday that U.S. troops stationed in the country would withdraw following the possible signing of a peace ...

Kim keen on Moon’s idea of liaison offices in capitals of Koreas: minister

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:43
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is open to the idea of the two Koreas establishing liaison offices in each other’s capital as proposed by ...

UNSC delegation visits Rakhine, urges safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:42
A U.N. Security Council delegation on Tuesday visited Myanmar’s Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence. Delegation members ...

China blasts ‘Peppa Pig’ as ‘subversive,’ gives it the chop

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:32
A Chinese internet platform has given the British cartoon “Peppa Pig” the chop as state media lamented that the series had become a “subversive” icon ...

Cardinal George Pell to face trial on criminal charges in Australia

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 23:26
Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on charges alleging ...

Dominican Republic forges ties with China, breaks with Taiwan as Beijing ratchets up pressure

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 23:22
The Dominican Republic’s government announced Monday that it is establishing diplomatic relations with China and breaking diplomatic ties with Taiwan and will later recognize Taiwan ...

Trump was talked out of pulling U.S. troops from South Korea ahead of Pyeongchang Olympics, report says

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 23:00
White House chief of staff John Kelly persuaded U.S. President Donald Trump not to order the withdrawal of all American troops from the Korean Peninsula ...

Booted from Philippines by Duterte over alleged criticism, Australian nun who aided nation’s destitute vows to return

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:42
She spent decades helping the Philippines’ poorest people, but Australian nun Patricia Fox is fighting deportation after drawing President Rodrigo Duterte’s ire — and says ...

Ulaanbaatar residents sip ‘oxygen cocktails’ to cope with worst smog of any capital on earth

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:38
Fed up with the smog in Mongolia’s capital, residents have resorted to sipping “lung” tea and “oxygen cocktails” in a desperate bid to protect themselves ...

Top-level UNSC team meets Myanmar leader in Rohingya probe

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:45
Ambassadors from the U.N. Security Council probing Myanmar’s crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority met Monday with the country’s leader and military chief after ...

Trump says Korean DMZ Peace House or Singapore could be Kim summit venues

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:57
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea would be an excellent venue for his planned summit with ...

Critics say India’s heritage scheme equates to privatization of Taj Mahal, other treasures

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:46
Heritage activists Sunday accused the Indian government of trying to privatize historic relics such as the Taj Mahal after it launched a controversial scheme allowing ...

China makes defaming revolutionary heroes punishable by law

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:40
China has introduced a law making it potentially a criminal offense to defame or deny the deeds and spirit of the country’s historic martyrs, state ...

World’s oldest known spider dies at 43, stung by a wasp

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:33
The world’s oldest known spider has died at the ripe old age of 43 after being monitored for years during a long-term population study in ...

North Korea offers to give up nukes if U.S. vows not to attack

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:31
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear ...

North Korea’s aged, well-used Punggye-ri nuclear test site faces closure

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:25
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s promise to dismantle its only known nuclear test site next month has shone the spotlight on the secretive facility ...

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