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North Korea tells South to stop ‘nonsensical’ denuke talk

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:50
North Korea on Saturday again bashed South Korea, telling its rival to stop "nonsensical” talk about its denuclearization and vowing to expand its military capabilities.The ...

Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo plans to meet Chinese officials in Hawaii: report

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 08:52
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to travel to Hawaii to meet with Chinese government officials, Politico reported Friday, citing two unnamed sources.Pompeo, ...

Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus spike shuts market

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:29
A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around ...

China sentences Australian to death for drug trafficking

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 07:28
An Australian national has been sentenced to death by a Chinese court for drug trafficking, a verdict that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and ...

China races to find a coronavirus vaccine and put scandals in the past

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 06:52
China has mobilized its army and fast-tracked tests in the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine, but its labs also have an image tarnished ...

Podcast platform Pocket Casts says Apple removed app from China store

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:39
New York-based podcasting platform Pocket Casts said its app had been taken down from Apple Inc’s app store in China.Reuters couldn’t immediately verify why the ...

North Korea denounces U.S. two years after Singapore summit

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 07:20
North Korea criticized President Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the U.S. on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where ...

Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 05:46
Zoom Video Communications Inc. said it deactivated accounts of pro-democracy Chinese activists based in the U.S. at the request of China’s government, renewing concerns about ...

Hong Kong’s increasing divide portends a tumultuous future

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:47
Protesters in Hong Kong got its government to withdraw extradition legislation last year, but now they’re getting a more dreaded national security law. And the ...

Resurgence of coronavirus threatens South Korea’s success story

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:22
Despite concerns over the spike in infections, officials have so far resisted calls to reimpose stronger social distancing guidelines after they were relaxed in April.

South Korea top court upholds jail term for Park Geun-hye’s friend

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 10:55
South Korea’s top court Thursday upheld a lower court decision that sentenced a longtime confidante of former President Park Geun-hye to 18 years in prison ...

North Korean defectors push on with leaflets and aid despite threats

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 10:46
Two North Korean defector-run groups targeted for legal action by South Korean authorities say they intend to continue sending propaganda leaflets and humanitarian aid into ...

Australia vows not to trade values in response to China ‘coercion’

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 09:39
China has in recent weeks banned Australian beef imports, imposed tariffs on Australian barley and cautioned students and tourists to avoid the country.

Australia’s Scott Morrison calls for anti-racism protesters to be charged

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 09:17
Conservative leader Scott Morrison said the protests violated social distancing rules and hampered lifting a coronavirus shutdown, endangering the economy.

Dozens killed as south China hit by floods and rainstorms

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 08:16
Floods and mudslides in south China have uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and left dozens dead or missing, state media reported Thursday.The bad weather ...

Zoom suspends U.S.-based activists’ account after online Tiananmen event

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 08:13
Humanitarian China founder Zhou Fengsuo said that the group had yet to receive an answer from Zoom about why its account was closed.

Pyongyang says Washington’s meddling could affect U.S. election

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 07:33
The statement comes after the U.S. State Department said it was disappointed at North Korea for suspending communication hotlines with South Korea on Tuesday.

‘Why did he abandon us?’: In India, anger toward Modi grows

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 07:20
For the first time since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power six years ago, signs are emerging that his seemingly unshakable hold over ...

China offers in-development vaccines to workers going abroad

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 06:07
China is offering employees of some large state-run companies the option of being inoculated with two coronavirus vaccines currently in development, illustrating how quickly authorities ...

South Korea to charge defector groups over North leaflets

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 12:08
South Korea’s government said Wednesday that it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice ...