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Trump plays down North Korean missile tests, says launches were not breach of trust

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 18:07
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly touted the halt of North Korean missile tests as one of his top foreign policy achievements, has played ...

Experts see Russian tech fingerprints all over North Korea’s new missile

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:18
The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just ...

In happy Bhutan, the prime minister is a doc on Saturdays

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 02:00
It is a Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National ...

Dreams of economic revival after Mahathir’s return fade in Malaysia

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:47
A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst ...

Dearth of female candidates highlights obstacles women face during India’s election cycle

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:26
The men contesting India’s general election are vying for female voters, but the paltry number of female candidates shows the battle women face in Indian ...

Three Thais accused of insulting monarchy have disappeared, rights groups say

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:10
Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two ...

During periodic U.N. rights council review, North Korea denies political prison camps exist

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:12
North Korea, facing fierce criticism of its rights record at the United Nations on Thursday, denied the existence of political prison camps in the country.In ...

Taiwan says China has stepped up infiltration efforts with fake news and election meddling

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:03
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said on Friday that China has stepped up its efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in Taiwan and she asked national ...

North Korea’s Kim uses ‘long-range strike’ drill to heap pressure on Trump

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 18:34
North Korea said Friday that two missiles it fired a day earlier were part of military drill designed to bolster the nuclear-armed country’s “various long-range ...

U.S. seized North Korean cargo ship in Indonesia in April for violating sanctions

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:52
The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement ...

North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectiles,’ says Seoul military chief, days after similar launch

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 01:42
North Korea fired at least one unidentified projectile Thursday, the South’s military said, just days after a similar launch amid stalled denuclearization talks with the ...

Singapore approves ‘fake news’ laws despite fierce criticism from tech giants and rights groups

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 21:14
Singapore’s Parliament on Wednesday passed laws to combat “fake news” that will allow authorities to order the removal of online content, despite fierce criticism from ...

North Korean ministry says recent rocket and missile drill was ‘regular and self-defensive’

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 21:09
North Korea’s “strike drill” last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one short-range ballistic missile was ...

Pentagon halts war remains effort with North Korea amid renewed tensions

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 14:09
In a new sign of troubled relations with North Korea, the Pentagon said Wednesday it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations on recovering additional ...

Thai election results show no clear winner but junta party favored

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:07
Long-delayed results of Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup released on Wednesday produced no clear winner but gave a pro-army party a clear ...

Asia Bibi, Christian woman in blasphemy row who was given a death sentence that was later overturned, leaves Pakistan

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:00
Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the center of a decade-long blasphemy row, has left Pakistan, a senior government source said Wednesday, months after her ...

Pakistani waiter finds fame as ‘Game of Thrones’ look-alike

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:24
Until recently, a Pakistani waiter working in a small cafe in the city of Rawalpindi knew nothing about the TV series “Game of Thrones” — ...

Work on China’s third — and largest — carrier underway, images show

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 23:36
Construction of China’s first full-size aircraft carrier is well underway, according to satellite images obtained and analyzed by a U.S. think tank.The images from April, ...

China and U.S. clash as Beijing wins seat on U.N. indigenous peoples forum despite Uighur detentions

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 21:56
China assailed the United States on Tuesday for calling on countries to deprive Beijing of a seat at a U.N. forum over its treatment of ...

Canadian drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to appeal death sentence in China

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 21:51
A Canadian man handed the death penalty for drug smuggling in China will appeal his sentence Thursday, in a case that has deepened the diplomatic ...

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