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With eye on China, Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen pledges to boost defense budget

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:35
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called on China on Wednesday not to be a “source of conflict” and pledged to boost the island’s defenses against Beijing’s ...

Eyeing three or four locations, Trump says second meeting with Kim will happen after November midterm elections

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:19
A second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have to wait until after the Nov. 6 midterm ...

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain visa denial for Financial Times journalist

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 06:33
Hong Kong’s leader Tuesday refused to say why the city had denied a visa to a leading Financial Times journalist, despite escalating demands for an ...

Australia considers banning some immigrants from Sydney and Melbourne in bid to reduce congestion

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:52
Starting a new life in Australia might not come with views of the Sydney Opera House or surfing at Sydney’s Bondi Beach with the government ...

Days after igniting speculation over his health, Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte says cancer tests came back ‘negative’

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:05
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that recent cancer tests came back negative, just days after sparking speculation when he revealed doctors were checking him ...

Indonesia expert warned of quake and government mapped risk areas

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 01:41
When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw ...

North Korea’s Kim invites Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, Seoul says

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:41
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, a spokesman for South Korea’s presidential Blue House was quoted as saying ...

Interpol saga hurts China’s bid to lead global bodies: analysts

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:11
Beijing’s international image took a self-inflicted bruising with a secretive investigation into the former Chinese head of Interpol, highlighting its ruthless tactics even as it ...

Students hoping to see friends as they return to school in quake-hit Indonesian city

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:01
Children in the Indonesian city of Palu began returning to school on Monday to tidy up their classrooms and hopefully see their friends 10 days ...

Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to probe Rohingya abuse, U.N. must act: rights envoy

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 23:21
Myanmar is “unable and unwilling” to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a U.N. rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to ...

Mike Pompeo faced hard bargain from start of his Pyongyang trip

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 23:10
From the moment U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday, North Korean officials made clear who was in control and how ...

10 minutes of terror: An earthquake, tsunami and missing son

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 18:45
The Muslim call to prayer had just started echoing across the Indonesian city of Palu when Musrifah’s home shook violently.Photos fell from the walls. Dishes ...

China-U.S. tensions flare in testy Mike Pompeo visit to Beijing

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 06:21
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited “fundamental disagreement” with China’s foreign minister during a testy exchange in Beijing that highlighted rising tensions between the ...

China accuses former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei of bribery and other crimes

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 00:44
Chinese authorities say they are investigating Meng Hongwei, the former president of Interpol, for bribery and other crimes and indicate that political transgressions may have ...

Trump hopes for second summit with North Korea’s Kim after ‘good’ Mike Pompeo meeting in Pyongyang

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 17:26
President Donald Trump says he hopes to see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “in the near future” after his top diplomat reported progress Sunday ...

Wife says missing Interpol chief sent knife image from China as signal he was in peril

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 14:24
The missing president of the police agency Interpol sent his wife an image of a knife immediately before he disappeared in China, which she believes ...

Christians pray in Palu as earthquake-tsunami toll tops 1,700, officials fear over 5,000 still missing

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 14:15
Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes flocked to Sunday sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, seeking answers as the death ...

In a divided U.N., China blazes quiet path to power

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 23:00
Criticized by the White House for alleged interference in U.S. politics, China has quietly blazed a path at the United Nations where it is, little ...

Pence speech merely opening salvo as U.S. declares full-on rivalry with China

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 22:00
In the buzzwords of George W. Bush’s administration, China needed to become a “responsible stakeholder.” For Barack Obama, China had an interest in embracing “the ...

Forever young: China’s ‘dancing aunties’ kick up their heels

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 21:00
In a sparkling white cap and oversized sunglasses, 55-year-old retiree Zhang Yongli and dozens of neighbors liven up a Shanghai park by doing the jitterbug, ...

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