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U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization

1 hour 17 min ago
The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said ...

South Korea’s ex-President Park given eight more years in prison

19 hours 29 min ago
Disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country’s spy agency on Friday and given eight ...

WhatsApp, blamed for letting lethal rumors spread, curbs service in India

19 hours 29 min ago
WhatsApp announced limits on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and ...

North Korea puts planned August reunion of war-separated families in doubt

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:47
North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War may not happen if South Korea doesn’t immediately ...

Global slavery report slams North Korea and other repressive regimes

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:17
Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion ...

U.N. diplomats: Russia puts ‘hold’ on U.S. requests over North Korea oil sanctions breach, with China backing

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:11
Diplomats say Russia has asked for additional time to investigate U.S. allegations that North Korea is smuggling refined petroleum products into the country beyond the ...

Court rules Seoul, shipping company must pay for 2014 Sewol disaster

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 23:49
The South Korean government is liable for the botched rescue of more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, who drowned when their overloaded ferry sank, a ...

Wage, hours policies by South Korean leader Moon backfire for jobless, low income workers

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 23:09
President Moon Jae-in wants South Koreans to work less and earn more — and to achieve that his government has hiked the minimum wage and ...

Military looms large over divisive Pakistan election

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 23:06
Accusations of military interference, encroaching extremism and a series of deadly attacks have cast an alarming shadow over Pakistan’s hopes for a rare democratic transition ...

Long way home as Przewalski’s horses fly to Mongolia

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:51
Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe ...

Despite Trump-Kim statement, return of American soldiers’ remains from Korean War proving slow and difficult

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:54
More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who traveled ...

Thailand’s cave boys wake up at home for first time in weeks

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:28
Thailand’s rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at ...

North Korean leader Kim underscores shift in focus to economy with rebukes of industrial facility officials

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:16
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s strident rebukes of officials during recent trips to industrial sites were aimed at rallying support at home for his ...

China’s version of ‘Saturday Night Live’ pulled amid crackdown on content

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:16
China’s version of U.S. satire show “Saturday Night Live” has temporarily been pulled from a domestic video site amid a crackdown on content ranging from ...

Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story, jailed journalist tells court

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:15
A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centered on their reporting of ...

U.S. academic and critic of Beijing censorship will leave China after losing job

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 21:23
An American professor and vocal critic of Beijing’s censorship said he had lost his job at the prestigious Peking University and is leaving China.Christopher Balding, ...

China to begin large-scale military exercise ‘tailored for Taiwan separatists’ in East China Sea

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 21:12
China was set to begin a six-day, large-scale, live-fire military drill in an area of the East China Sea “similar in size to the island ...

Trump now says no ‘time limit’ to denuclearize North Korea, notes ‘Putin is going to be involved’

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:09
President Donald Trump said Tuesday there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un — a shift in tone ...

EU woos Asia as U.S. ties slide further after Trump’s divisive tour, kowtow to Putin

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:08
After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House ...

Russia’s post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:51
For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday ...

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