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North Korea’s economy grew 3.7% in 2017, Pyongyang professor estimates

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:33
North Korea’s economy grew 3.7 percent in 2017, a professor of a think tank in Pyongyang said in brushing aside the view that the country ...

Nixon’s grandson may become a Trump aide on China, sources say

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:32
Christopher Nixon Cox, the grandson of the late U.S. President Richard Nixon, is likely to join the Trump administration as an economic staffer focused on ...

South Korea’s Moon urges U.S. to move toward formally ending Korean War

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:29
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called on the United States to move toward the nuclear-armed North’s demands for a declaration the Korean War is ...

Wildlife ranger taken by crocodile in northern Australia

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:48
A wildlife ranger was taken by a crocodile Friday in Australia’s Northern Territory.The indigenous woman was attacked in a remote location 206 kilometers (128 miles) ...

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak appeals 15-year prison term for corruption

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:02
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will appeal a court verdict that last week sentenced him to 15 years in prison for corruption, his lawyer ...

North and South Korea set high-level talks for Monday

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 23:57
North and South Korea will hold high-level talks on Monday at the border village of Panmunjom to discuss follow-up steps to their recent summit, Seoul’s ...

Five Eyes intelligence alliance builds coalition to counter China

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 23:01
The five nations in the world’s leading intelligence-sharing network have been exchanging classified information on China’s foreign activities with other like-minded countries since the start ...

Of mice and men: Scientists produce babies from same-sex mice pairs

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:51
A team of researchers has produced viable offspring from same-sex pairs of mice, using a novel technology that involves stem cells altered to remove certain ...

As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off the taps

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:41
Five mornings a week, Saima Azeem helps her children wash and prepare for school. But this week has been different: She has had to use ...

Five men and the sea: Huge marlin sinks Philippine fishing boat

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:16
Like a modern-day take on “The Old Man and the Sea,” five Filipino fishermen were cast adrift for days on a makeshift raft after a ...

In race to parliament, Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim faces down his critics

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:15
Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim faces the first test of his return to political life on Saturday, in a by-election that would pave his way to claiming ...

Pope visit to North Korea feasible if well-prepared, could lead to pacification: South Korean bishop

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:44
A trip by Pope Francis to North Korea is “a dream that can be realized” and would be a gigantic step towards peace on the ...

Cyclone Titli batters eastern India; 300,000 evacuated

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 01:09
A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour (95 mph) and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday. Over 300,000 people were ...

China creates retroactive legal basis for Xinjiang’s Muslim internment camps

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:02
China’s far-northwestern region of Xinjiang has revised legislation to provide a legal basis for internment camps where up to 1 million Muslims are being held ...

Malaysia reportedly plans to end death penalty

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:32
Malaysia’s government reportedly plans to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions.Local media reported Law Minister Liew Vui Keong announced ...

Seoul will not unilaterally lift North Korea sanctions, Trump says: ‘They do nothing without our approval’

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:31
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday South Korea will not lift sanctions on Pyongyang without U.S. approval, after the South Korean foreign minister softened ...

Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege, raising more press freedom worries

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:24
Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticized the financial management of Yangon’s government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung ...

M7 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea but tsunami risk said low; Bali also hit

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:17
Strong earthquakes struck Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian island of Bali on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.The ...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 01:25
Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear ...

Hong Kong will ‘fearlessly take action’ against independence efforts

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 01:15
Hong Kong will “fearlessly take action” against independence calls and protect China’s interests, leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday, as concerns grow that the city’s freedoms ...

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