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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Asia and Olympics aimed at countering North Korea

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:22
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s six-day swing through Asia, anchored by a stop at the Winter Olympics in South Korea and including a trip to ...

Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended prison term

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 03:00
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2½-year suspended sentence for corruption in connection with a ...

New victims make hospital fire South Korea’s worst in 15 years

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:51
The death toll from a devastating hospital fire in South Korea rose Monday to 43, officials said, making it the country’s deadliest blaze in 15 ...

U.N. human rights chief warns Rohingya crisis could spark regional conflict

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:36
The U.N.’s human rights chief has warned that Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the potential to spark regional conflict.Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein reiterated ...

Hot heads or cold feet? North Korea’s mixed Olympic messages

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:33
Despite all the attention North Korea is getting for its conciliatory gestures ahead of the South Korean Winter Olympics, it is stepping up some unusually ...

North Korea slams Trump’s ‘sinister’ State of the Union address

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 20:53
North Korea has hit back at U.S. President Donald Trump after he slammed rights abuses under the hermit regime in his State of the Union ...

Top North Korean official to visit South for Winter Olympics

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 20:28
North Korea’s ceremonial head of state will visit the South this week and attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony as the divided peninsula witnesses a ...

Tesla and Australia to turn 50,000 homes into power generators

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 03:21
Some 50,000 homes in South Australia will receive solar panels and Tesla batteries, the state government announced Sunday, in a landmark plan to turn houses ...

It’s when, not if: Singapore worries, and prepares, for militant attack

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 02:54
Armed officers patrol a train station where television screens and giant posters warn of the threat from militants. Nearby, fake gunmen storm a shopping mall ...

North Korea’s Berlin embassy used to acquire nuclear tech: spy chief

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 02:14
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency chief has revealed that North Korea has been acquiring equipment and technology for its nuclear and weapons programs through its Berlin ...

Pentagon mistakenly labels Taiwan as part of China in key nuclear policy document

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:20
The U.S. Department of Defense temporarily removed and reposted its new Nuclear Posture Review report from its website after mistakenly labeling Taiwan as part of ...

Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Aung San Suu Kyi’s Yangon villa

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:07
Myanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into the Yangon compound of de facto leader ...

U.N. chief Guterres urges ‘serious’ nuclear talks to build on thaw between North and South Korea

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 22:25
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that it is “absolutely essential” for key players to hold “serious” talks on North Korea’s nuclear crisis to build ...

Myanmar government denies AP report of Rohingya mass graves

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 22:05
Myanmar’s government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with ...

As Olympics near, Trump seeks to ramp up pressure on North Korea

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 21:45
With just a week before the Olympic Games begin on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to increase pressure on Pyongyang ...

North Korea earned $200 million from banned exports, U.N. report says

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 20:05
North Korea violated United Nations sanctions to earn nearly $200 million in 2017 from banned commodity exports, according to a confidential report by independent U.N. ...

China’s ‘female morality schools’ spark outcry

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:22
The video shows students at the “female morality school” in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not to ...

As gaming by women blooms in China, virtual beau captures hearts

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:59
With his dashing looks, it is little wonder that 28-year-old tycoon Li Zeyan has wooed hundreds of thousands of women across China — not bad ...

After 24 surgeries, ‘tree man’ relapses in Bangladesh

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:06
A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed “tree man” for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a ...

Smoking driver transporting gas crashes in Shanghai; 18 injured

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
A driver who was smoking while transporting gas tanks lost control of his minivan and plowed into pedestrians in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending 18 ...

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