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Trump’s China battles give Taiwan supporters renewed influence

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:49
Escalating tensions between the U.S. and China over trade, the South China Sea and recent arms sales are pushing Taiwan back into the American foreign ...

China rolls out PR push on Xinjiang internment camps, calls them vocational training centers

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:54
China issued Tuesday an ardent defense of its alleged mass internment of minorities in far west Xinjiang region amid a global outcry, with a regional ...

Aussie government blames admin error for ‘okay to be white’ vote

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:48
Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia’s conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring “it is okay to be white,” blaming the ...

Two Koreas, U.N. Command hold first talks on disarming border

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:48
North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarizing the border as the two ...

South Korean president lobbies for Kim Jong Un on Europe tour

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:40
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that world powers needed to reassure North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that he had taken the right decision ...

Unfriend: Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha receives social media pummelling

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:22
An onslaught of negative feedback flooded the official Facebook page of Thailand’s premier Prayuth Chan-ocha a day after it was launched over the weekend, backfiring ...

Chinese livestreamer held for ‘insulting’ national anthem

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:16
A popular Chinese livestreamer has been sentenced to five days in detention for “insulting” China’s national anthem by waving her arms and mimicking a conductor ...

Koreas agree on host of plans, including one to connect railways, roads between North, South

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 01:06
North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that saw a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals ...

Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar takes oath as lawmaker

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:00
Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt “vindicated” after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years ...

Nationalist Myanmar demonstrators back military, blast foreign intervention in nation’s affairs

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 14:35
Several thousand pro-military and nationalist demonstrators marched through Yangon on Sunday, voicing their support for Myanmar’s armed forces and government while condemning foreign involvement in ...

During second visit this year, Jim Mattis pushes closer U.S. ties with Vietnam amid China tensions

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:14
By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to ...

Bodies of five South Korean climbers, four local guides retrieved, identified after Nepal mountain disaster

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 04:54
Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their base camp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local ...

Kangaroo attack leaves three hurt

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 02:13
Three members of an Australian family used a broom and a shovel to fight off a rare attack by a large kangaroo that left all ...

Nepal says it has blocked 25,000 websites in pornography ban

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 02:13
Nepalese internet providers have begun blocking thousands of pornographic websites as part of a government directive aimed at stopping sexual violence, officials said Sunday.The government ...

Against narcotics, but also killings: Filipinos deeply conflicted on Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 21:48
Jailed drug user Bitoy Paras perks up when describing his support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on narcotics, an unlikely fan of a ...

Anwar paves way to Malaysia leadership with Parliament seat

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 21:10
Anwar Ibrahim has emerged as the winner in a district by-election, clearing the way for the formerly jailed leader to become the nation’s eighth prime ...

Floods and landslides kill 11 children in Indonesia

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 00:27
Police say torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 11 children at a devastated school.Local police ...

Snowstorm kills at least eight South Korean climbers in Nepal

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 00:27
At least eight climbers from a South Korean expedition have died on Nepal’s Mount Gurja after their camp was devastated by a violent snowstorm, officials ...

Hong Kong authorities ban pro-democracy candidate from by-election

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 22:18
The Hong Kong authorities on Friday banned a former lawmaker who had been removed from office for improper oath-taking two years ago from running in ...

Trump to hold second summit with Kim in ‘the next couple of months,’ national security adviser John Bolton says

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:36
U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “in the next couple of months,” White House national ...

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