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Top U.S. envoys scrap trips to Europe and Taiwan

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 04:16
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled his final official visit to Europe, while Washington's U.N. envoy scrapped a trip to Taiwan, officials said Tuesday, ...

The Korean War emptied the town. Those who rebuilt it may now be rewarded.

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 04:11
A decades-old struggle for land by villagers in the "Punch Bowl" has become a symbol of the war’s unfinished business.

China’s COVID-19 shot has four wildly different efficacy rates

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 03:33
The confusion, which comes as several governments commit to inoculating their citizens with Sinovac’s shot, is fueling skepticism over Chinese vaccines.

China plans further Hong Kong crackdown after mass arrests, sources say

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 07:12
Beijing denies curbing rights and freedoms in the global financial hub and has opposed criticism of the arrests.

‘I’m still shocked’: Indonesian airline crash shakes small fishing village

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 04:57
The recent accident marks the third passenger plane in just over six years to crash into the Java Sea after departing from airports on Java ...

Malaysia declares state of emergency as pandemic worsens

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 04:02
Malaysia’s king on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, a move that could allow the embattled government to delay elections as it tackles the worsening ...

On Taiwan’s new passport, the incredible shrinking ‘Republic of China’

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 02:51
The self-governing island’s official name, Republic of China, has been downsized, although it remains on the cover in Chinese characters.

Trump’s final days bring new turmoil to U.S.-China relations

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 02:17
Hanging over everything is the question of how the world’s most important geopolitical relationship will evolve after Joe Biden enters the White House later this ...

‘Big thing’: Taiwan praises U.S. move to lift curbs on ties

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 08:12
On Wednesday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, will arrive in Taipei for a three-day visit, which China has denounced.

China sees biggest daily COVID-19 case rise in over five months

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 07:38
Mainland China saw its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in more than five months, the country's national health authority said on Monday, as new ...

General Secretary Kim: North Korean leader given late father’s title

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 07:15
Kim Jong Un was elected to the top post Monday, taking the mantle from his late father in a move seen as cementing the role ...

Jet crash adds to long list of aviation disasters in Indonesia

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 04:14
Statistics show the nation is the worst place in Asia to take an airplane, with with 104 accidents and 2,353 related fatalities since 1945.

North Korea ruling party says key congress to be held every five years

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 10:00
Prior to the amendment to the party’s rules, the congress — where leader Kim Jong Un has announced key regime decisions and plans — had ...

Scaling roofs and mountains, Philippine students battle to take online classes

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 08:45
Since the pandemic forced him into remote learning, 10-year-old Jhay Ar Calma has often had to climb on to the corrugated iron roof of his ...

Gruesome scene at Indonesian plane crash site

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 07:44
Divers pulled body parts, wreckage and clothing from waters off Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Sunday, as the military located a signal it hoped would lead ...

Trump’s Taiwan policy ends much as it started — by blowing up status quo

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 06:58
The U.S. has lifted decades-old restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts, just days before President-elect Joe Biden is due to take ...

A year after first death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 06:03
China is still frustrating independent attempts to trace the virus's origins and the central question of how it jumped from animals to humans.

Indonesia rescue teams scour sea for crashed plane amid poor weather

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 04:05
Indonesian ships with rescue divers and equipment to detect signals from a flight recorder resumed the search on Sunday for a Sriwijaya Air jet believed ...

In the cold and rain, India’s farmers press their stand against Modi

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 03:58
For six weeks now, tens of thousands of farmers have choked the city’s four main entry points, in one of the largest sustained protests the ...

China issues rules to stop ‘unjustified’ use of foreign laws

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 11:07
The rules are effective immediately and allow authorities to ban the imposition of other jurisdictions’ laws on Chinese entities but will be difficult to enforce ...