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As North and South Korea cosy up, human rights groups struggle for cash

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 22:09
Human rights and North Korean defector groups in South Korea say they are struggling to raise money, cutting jobs and programs, and facing pressure to ...

U.S. postpones high-level dialogue with India amid trade tensions

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:53
The United States on Wednesday announced postponement of a high-level dialogue with India scheduled for next week in Washington, D.C., without assigning any reasons even ...

Xi warns Mattis China won’t surrender ‘one inch’ of territory

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:35
President Xi Jinping told U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis he wouldn’t give up any territory that China considered its own, an unusually blunt warning as ...

Rescuers to drill hole in flooded Thai cave in hunt for 12 missing boys, their soccer coach

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:45
Thai rescue workers will drill a narrow shaft into a cave where 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach are believed to be trapped by floodwaters, ...

Ex-teacher from elite boarding school returns from Thailand to face child sex charges

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:58
A one-time teacher at an elite Massachusetts boarding school has been returned to the U.S. from Thailand to face child rape charges involving one former ...

China lifts two-decade ban on import of British beef triggered by mad cow fears

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:49
China has lifted a ban on importing British beef lasting more than 20 years that was triggered by the “mad cow disease” outbreak, the U.K. ...

‘Things have not changed’: Mother of gang rape victim backs India’s rank as ‘most dangerous for women’

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:09
The mother of a female student who was gang raped and killed on a Delhi bus more than five years ago supported a Thomson Reuters ...

Beijing raps Taiwan’s Tsai over call to ‘constrain’ China

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 05:53
China lashed out Wednesday at Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after she urged the international community in an interview to “constrain” China before it does irreparable ...

Malaysia values items seized in Najib probe at $273 million

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:21
The total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in a ...

North Korea is still building at main nuclear site, monitor says

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:14
North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility, a monitor said on Wednesday, despite declaring a commitment to denuclearization of the ...

Female founder of South Korea’s largest porn site, Soranet, arrested in New Zealand

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 21:54
A woman who co-founded South Korea’s largest pornography website has been arrested after living as a fugitive in New Zealand for years, police said.Soranet — ...

Large army veteran protests in China pose challenge for Xi

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 21:35
On Chinese state television broadcasts, President Xi Jinping is often shown clad in battle fatigues inspecting troops, praising their service, and hailing the People’s Liberation ...

Australia set to pass foreign interference bill amid tensions with China

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:33
Australia is expected to pass new legislation on Wednesday aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments, a move likely to further stoke tensions with major ...

U.S. Senators seek more oversight of Trump diplomacy with North Korea

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:29
Bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday calls for stringent congressional oversight of U.S. nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and any deal President Donald Trump strikes with Kim ...

If North Korea disarms, will U.S. missile defense lose favor?

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:18
If the Singapore summit put North Korea on a path to eliminating its nuclear weapons, as President Donald Trump says it has, then it also ...

U.S. military aims for $1 billion missile defense radar in Hawaii

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:18
The U.S. military wants to install missile defense radar in Hawaii to identify any ballistic missiles that are fired from North Korea or elsewhere, officials ...

Laos torches narcotics stockpile on World Drug Day but ‘Golden Triangle’ flow continues

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:23
Laos drug officials torched around 40 kg of heroin and tens of thousands of “yaba” pills Tuesday, a small but significant fraction of the narcotics ...

U.S. aircraft carrier patrols disputed sea amid China buildup

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:41
The U.S. military has deployed the third aircraft carrier this year to patrol the disputed South China Sea, where Washington has criticized Beijing’s military buildup ...

Missing Thai soccer team known for adventures together

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:39
The members of the Wild Boars are a team both on and off the soccer field, traveling to competitions, cycling mountain roads and swimming in ...

Medieval cockatoo images spark rethink on Australia-Europe trade

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 23:51
Drawings of an Australasian cockatoo discovered on the pages of a 13th century European manuscript suggest trade Down Under was flourishing as far back as ...

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