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Hope and caution in North Korea as Kim Jong Un shifts gears

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 21:58
Tanned and wearing a swimsuit, So Myong Il walks to the barbecue pit and throws on some clams.He obviously loves the beach he’s on as ...

Myanmar commission begins investigation of rights violations against Rohingya in Rakhine state

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 20:44
An independent commission established by the Myanmar government to investigate allegations of gross human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state has begun its ...

Pentagon cancels $300 million in aid to Pakistan over record against militants

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 20:40
The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived ...

With rising sea levels, Bangkok struggles to stay afloat

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 20:09
As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts ...

Ahead of Israel visit, Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte dogged by past rhetoric

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:38
When Rodrigo Duterte makes the first visit to Israel by a president of the Philippines next week, officials on both sides will try to play ...

Chinese paper blames West for encouraging Xinjiang extremists

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 23:27
Turbulence in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang has been caused by “external factors,” a state-run newspaper said Saturday in an editorial responding to ...

China bides its time for Taiwan’s last African ally to change allegience

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 23:24
China is not putting any pressure on self-ruled Taiwan’s last diplomatic ally in Africa, the Kingdom of eSwatini, to switch to Beijing, but believes it ...

China to launch nationwide inspections of ride-hailing companies

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 20:46
China will conduct comprehensive inspections on all ride-hailing service companies, the transport ministry has said, after a driver from dominant firm Didi Chuxing murdered a ...

Man who killed his ex-wife and daughter put to death in Taiwan in state’s first execution in two years

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 20:44
Taiwan has executed a death row inmate, the first execution carried out under President Tsai Ing-wen’s government, despite ongoing calls from rights groups to abolish ...

Trump to skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea; Pence to attend

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:20
U.S. President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his ...

Philippines informs China of grounded frigate amid South China Sea feud

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:12
Two officials say the Philippines has notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding ...

Top U.S. spy catcher says China is using LinkedIn to recruit Americans

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:31
The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and ...

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull quits parliament, stripping government of one-seat majority

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:54
Australia’s former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday resigned from parliament, a source familiar with the matter said, stripping the government of its one-seat parliamentary ...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in to dispatch special envoy to North Korea next week

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:48
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will dispatch a special envoy to North Korea next week to discuss a scheduled summit with leader Kim Jong Un ...

Australia unleashes starfish-killing robot to protect Great Barrier Reef

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:22
A robot submarine able to hunt and kill the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish that are devastating the Great Barrier Reef was unveiled by Australian researchers on ...

South Korea bans coffee in schools

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:17
Students and teachers in South Korea will need to find new ways of staying alert through the long school day, after the government said Friday ...

As China cracks down on Uighurs, Muslim nations stay silent

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 23:32
As calls grow in the U.S. and Europe to pressure China to halt alleged human-rights abuses against its Muslim minority, Beijing has so far escaped ...

Detente revives North Korean leader’s bullet train dreams

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 23:30
North Korea’s ruling family has long dreamed of a state-of-the-art rail system linking its major cities with each other and the wider world.Now, North Korean ...

Australian who photographed Cambodian opposition rally with drone is convicted of spying

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:28
An Australian filmmaker arrested after flying a drone to photograph a Cambodian opposition party rally last year was convicted of spying and sentenced to six ...

Peter Dutton, Australia politician behind prime minister’s ouster, hit by au pair scandal

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:12
Australia’s home affairs minister was under mounting pressure Friday to formally explain why he personally intervened to help au pairs from France and Italy after ...

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