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Hawkish John Bolton sidelined for Trump-Kim summit amid Mike Pompeo’s rise but will lurk in the wings

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:53
Just weeks after John Bolton’s hard-line rhetoric infuriated North Korea and nearly derailed a planned summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, the ...

Mystery CIA officer playing key, uncomfortably visible role as U.S.-North Korea summit looms

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:50
The lightning diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea before next week’s historic summit has thrust a little-known CIA officer into an uncomfortably public role ...

As Trump alienates allies, he heads to Kim summit with apparent ‘America alone’ attitude bent on showy win

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:07
He hectored Mexico’s leader over border wall funding. Lobbed statistics at the Canadian leader without checking his facts. Cajoled the British prime minister to crack ...

Malaysia’s central bank governor quits amid land deal furor

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 06:42
Malaysia’s central bank governor has become the latest senior official to resign amid a corruption probe of the former government that appointed them.Prime Minister Mahathir ...

Could opposites attract at Trump-Kim summit?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:47
When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sit down in Singapore next week it will be among the most improbable diplomatic summits in history, with ...

North Korea’s Kim turns from threats to hugs in diplomatic drive

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:47
From threats of war to brotherly hugs, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has emerged as a skilled diplomat with the unexpected assistance of a ...

Myanmar, U.N. sign pact on initial steps for Rohingya return

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:58
Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that could lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution ...

Malaysia to probe Najib government’s $2 billion payment to Chinese pipeline firm

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:09
Malaysia’s finance minister has announced plans to report to the anti-graft agency upfront payments of billions of ringgit the previous administration made to a Chinese ...

North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:50
While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s newly found focus on ...

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte says he will quit if enough women protest his kiss with an overseas worker in Seoul

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:26
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has defended his kiss on the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea, and said he will resign if ...

Dennis Rodman to be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit: report

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:14
Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week, the ...

Trump wants Kim to commit to disarmament timetable in Singapore

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 21:55
The White House wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to a timetable to surrender his country’s nuclear arsenal when he meets President ...

U.S. sends B-52 bombers ‘in vicinity’ of South China Sea amid row over militarization of islets

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:23
The U.S. military sent two B-52 heavy bombers for a “routine mission” in the contested South China Sea on Tuesday, just days after Defense Secretary ...

Wife of ex-Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak questioned over 1MDB scandal as money laundering probe deepens

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 05:20
Anti-corruption investigators questioned the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday about alleged theft and money laundering involving the 1MDB state investment ...

At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect North Korea to foot the bill

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 00:04
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit at an exclusive venue in Singapore, one of the priciest destinations ...

Australia concerned over Qantas plans to list Taiwan as part of China

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:18
Qantas is poised to list Taiwan as part of China on its websites, sparking concern Tuesday from Australia’s foreign minister, who said private firms must ...

Former intelligence official charged with espionage

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:15
A former U.S. intelligence officer was charged with attempted espionage for trying to sell secrets to China, the Justice Department announced Monday.In a 41-page felony ...

Rohingya say Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:01
The last time Mohammed Hashim saw his brother alive, he begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old ...

White House tries to tamp down concerns over weakening of North Korea sanctions

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:15
The White House said Monday that the U.S. will continue to apply pressure to North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, just ...

At delicate moment, U.S. weighs warship passage through Taiwan Strait

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 20:20
The United States is considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials say, in a move that could provoke a sharp reaction from ...

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