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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 04:46
A kiss by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on a Filipino woman’s lips while on an official visit in South Korea sparked anger and jokes Monday, ...

Taiwan president calls for democracy in China on Tiananmen anniversary

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 04:38
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China to “face up” to the violent Tiananmen Square crackdown on the 29th anniversary of the tragedy, saying the ...

Putin invited North Korea’s Kim to visit Russia in September, report says

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 02:36
Russian President Vladimir Putin invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to travel to Russia in September, RIA news agency reported Monday, citing Ivan Melnikov, ...

U.S. calls for China to account for the ‘ghosts’ of Tiananmen Square massacre

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:57
The United States has urged China to make a full public account of those killed, detained or who went missing during a crackdown on student-led ...

Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN offers to pick up tab for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 23:47
Nobel Prize-winning anti-nuclear campaign group International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has offered to pay for the cost of the historic summit between North ...

U.S. struggles to counter China and uphold rules-based order amid ‘America First’ agenda

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 21:16
For many U.S. allies, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grown-ups in the room. So at Asia’s main ...

Liu Xia, widow of late Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, says she’s serving a ‘life sentence’ for love

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 20:56
Liu Xia, widow of dissident Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has said she felt that loving her husband was a “crime” for which she had received ...

Families of Tiananmen victims urge China’s Xi to ‘re-evaluate’ crackdown

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 20:42
Families of Chinese democracy protesters killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have urged President Xi Jinping to acknowledge their suffering and “re-evaluate the June ...

North Korea’s top three military brass replaced, U.S. official says

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 16:56
North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump and ...

Syrian President Bashar Assad to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:31
Syrian President Bashar Assad is planning to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in what would be Kim’s first summit with a foreign head ...