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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Kuwait work ban ‘permanent’ following diplomatic standoff

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:24
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over ...

Mike Pompeo says he spoke with North Korea’s Kim about denuclearization ‘mechanism’

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 17:02
Newly minted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he has spoken with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about how the isolated country ...

Rohingya refugees plead for UNSC help but China and Russia expected to veto tough action

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 14:29
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh made emotional pleas to the U.N. Security Council on Sunday for help to return safely to their homes in neighboring Myanmar ...

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain in Chiang Mai

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 04:50
In one of the largest shows of dissent under junta rule, around 1,000 people rallied in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday ...

Modi tweets India has ‘fulfilled commitment,’ electrified all villages ahead of deadline

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 04:32
India has electrified all its villages 12 days ahead of a deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government said Sunday, which could give ...

Australia plans monument to mark anniversary of 1770 landing by British explorer James Cook

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 00:23
The Australian government is planning a new monument to commemorate the April 29 anniversary of the day that British explorer Lt. James Cook made landfall ...

South Koreans chow down on popular noodle dish after it featured prominently at Kim-Moon summit

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:46
At Seoul’s Nampo Myeonok noodle bar, the owner was rushed off her feet, shouting at a long queue of hungry punters that she was clean ...

U.S. Air force says it flies bombers ‘in vicinity’ of South China Sea

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:34
U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers have carried out training in the vicinity of the South China Sea and the island of Okinawa, the air force ...

South Korea scrambles jets after Chinese military aircraft enters air defense zone

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:32
Less than two months after Seoul officially lodged a complaint over another incursion, South Korea scrambled military jets to intercept a Chinese aircraft that entered ...

Pakistan moves jailed doctor who helped track bin Laden in possible prelude to release

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:24
Pakistani prison authorities have moved the jailed doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden, his attorney said Saturday, speculating it ...

Fruit’s pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 22:56
The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the ...

Australia pledges half a billion to restore Great Barrier Reef, protect from global warming

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 21:32
Australia pledged half a billion dollars Sunday to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef in what it said would be a game-changer for the ...

North Korea’s Kim announces nuclear test site will close next month, says he’s ‘not the kind of person’ to fire nukes at U.S.

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 20:37
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to shutter his country’s nuclear test site next month and would invite outside experts and journalists to view ...

Xi and Modi agree to reduce tensions on Chinese-Indian border

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 02:14
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended informal meetings in China Saturday with a promise to reduce border tensions after a high-altitude ...

North Korea’s first lady: From cheerleader to global stage

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 00:29
Ri Sol Ju first traveled to South Korea more than a decade ago as a cheerleader for North Korea’s 2005 athletics team.On Friday she returned ...

Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula faces many hurdles

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 00:27
Friday’s inter-Korean summit saw the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, pledge his backing for a nuclear-free peninsula. But the devil will be in the details ...

‘No longer a hermit’: South Koreans fascinated by Kim

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 23:52
South Koreans on Saturday pored over every detail of a historic summit in the Demilitarized Zone, transfixed by an extraordinary charm offensive by the North’s ...

Nations welcome Korean summit but urge progress toward denuclearization

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 23:39
North Korea’s neighbors, U.S. President Donald Trump and the United Nations welcomed Friday’s historic inter-Korean summit while urging progress toward denuclearization.At the first summit between ...

Malaysia’s election campaign kicks off amid claims of sabotage and bias

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 23:39
Campaigning for Malaysia’s general election started officially on Saturday, pitting Prime Minister Najib Razak against his former mentor, Mahathir Mohamad, in a contest marred by ...

North Korean leader displays nuclear pride as he navigates a familiar path to survival

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 06:57
To those focused on whether Kim Jong Un is really willing to negotiate away his nuclear weapons, North Korea has a message: He isn’t embarking ...

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