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Ex-cricket star Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 23:16
Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party vowed Sunday to oust the country’s “corrupt” rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on ...

Malaysian playboy financier in cross-hairs after poll upset

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 22:24
Baby-faced playboy Jho Low, a financier at the center of Malaysia’s 1MDB mega-scandal, may find his days of hobnobbing with celebrities and splurging on property ...

U.S.-North Korea summit back on track, says South’s Moon, after secret talks with Kim

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 20:47
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reiterated his commitment to the “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” and to a sit-down with U.S. President Donald Trump ...

Close aide to Kim Jong Un returns to Pyongyang after mystery trip to Beijing: sources

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 07:18
A close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un returned to Pyongyang from Beijing on Saturday, informed sources said, after making a brief trip ...

Leaders of two Koreas hold second summit in Panmunjom

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:54
In the latest stunning turn of events in recent days, the leaders of the two Koreas held a second summit, meeting at the truce village ...

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 23:27
China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of ...

Baby panda born in Malaysian zoo makes public debut

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 23:27
A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago made her public debut Saturday.The female, which has not yet been named, is the ...

Canceled Trump-Kim summit in Singapore raises stakes for China over North Korea

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 22:20
U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the ...

U.S. ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea faces test with summit in limbo

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 21:54
U.S. efforts to sustain and possibly intensify its “maximum pressure” campaign on North Korea are entering a perilous phase as a potential breakdown in diplomacy ...

A look at North Korea’s two diplomats behind U.S. summit back-and-forth

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 21:48
An aging North Korean nuclear strategist involved in now-dormant disarmament deals. His former interpreter in international negotiations who is now North Korea’s highest-ranking female diplomat.Kim ...

Trump says U.S. is ‘talking to’ North Korea, claims summit with Kim could still happen on June 12

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:07
Less than 24 hours after abruptly saying he would pull out of a planned summit with North Korea’s leader, U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to ...

China’s $7.5 billion Myanmar port ‘crazy,’ Suu Kyi adviser says

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:15
The $7.5 billion price tag for a Chinese-built deep-sea port in the Myanmar town of Kyaukpyu was “crazy” and “absurd,” according to a key adviser ...

Chinese carrier pilots complete first night missions

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:05
Chinese navy pilots aboard the country’s sole operating aircraft carrier have completed their first nighttime takeoffs and landings, state media reported Friday.The missions were hailed ...

Trump balks at North Korea’s rhetoric, but it has used worse

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 02:55
When North Korea slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton, its language was very blunt and impolite. But it was ...

Deal-maker Trump takes page from own playbook and walks away

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:37
For President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un may be the deal that got away.Trump and his team weathered insults, tolerated unanswered phone calls and waited ...

Subi Reef, built up by Chinese, appears nearly ready to host first troops based in heart of South China Sea

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:43
At first glance from above it looks like any clean and neatly planned small town, complete with sports grounds, neat roads and large civic buildings.But ...

Raid on luxury apartment linked to former Malaysian leader Najib Razak nets $30 million

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:35
Malaysian police said Friday they found cash amounting to almost $30 million in a raid on a luxury apartment as they probed corruption allegations swirling ...

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets to track Chinese bomber drill

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:34
Taiwan on Friday scrambled fighter jets to shadow Chinese bombers conducting a drill around the island, just hours after Beijing welcomed Burkina Faso’s move to ...

Indonesia passes tougher terrorism law

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:34
Indonesia passed a new law Friday that will give police more power to take pre-emptive action against terrorism suspects in the wake of the country’s ...

North Korea summit cancellation seen as setback to deal-maker Trump

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:31
President Donald Trump drew gasps at the United Nations General Assembly last September when he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea.Eight months later, he said ...

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