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Five Indian states to go to polls at year-end in test for Narendra Modi

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 06:58
Five Indian states will go to the polls later this year, the country’s election commissioner said Saturday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...

U.K. seeks ‘urgent explanation’ after Hong Kong bans Financial Times journalist

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 00:31
Hong Kong’s decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an “urgent explanation,” the U.K. said Saturday. Other governments also sounded the alarm ...

Kazakhstan denies asylum to China ‘re-education camp’ whistleblower

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:50
Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan has refused asylum to an escaped Chinese citizen whose court testimony helped expose a secretive network of re-education camps in China’s restive Xinjiang ...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t see tensions with China hurting talks with North Korea

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:12
China will be part of the solution to the North Korean crisis, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, brushing aside the possibility ...

War-end declaration might be ‘slippery slope’ for U.S. presence in South Korea: U.N. Command general

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 20:59
A declaration to end the 1950-53 Korea War could be a “slippery slope” that would lead to questioning the need for the U.S. troop presence ...

As he makes his return to Pyongyang, top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo is short on leverage for nuke deal

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:40
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed Friday on a trip that will take him to North Korea, as U.S. disarmament demands are increasingly undermined ...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should disclose health status, spokesman says

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 06:44
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should consider publicly disclosing the state of his health to stop speculation after revealing he underwent medical tests that may show ...

Vietnam jails five activists over attempted subversion

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 05:35
A court in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City sentenced five activists to up to 15 years in prison on Friday after finding them guilty of ...

Koreas hold high-level peace talks in Pyongyang

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 05:27
The Koreas held a high-level meeting in North Korea’s capital on Friday to discuss the implementation of agreements from a summit last month between North ...

Hong Kong denies Financial Times journalist visa after independence talk

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 05:12
Hong Kong has refused to renew the visa of a senior Financial Times journalist who hosted a talk by an activist advocating the city’s independence ...

Singapore firm charged over ‘maids for sale’ online ads

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:30
Singapore has charged an employment agency for posting advertisements offering Indonesian helpers for sale on an e-commerce site, the city-state’s labor ministry said.Singapore is home ...

Indonesian quake-tsunami death toll tops 1,500; searchers make last-ditch efforts in Palu

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:29
Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts Friday to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, as the death toll from the disaster rose ...

India plans facial recognition technology at airports

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:29
Indian flyers will soon be able to leave their identification cards and boarding passes at home after the government announced plans Thursday to introduce facial ...

Cambodia jails 70-year-old in first conviction for royal insult

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:28
A Cambodian court has jailed a 70-year-old barber for seven months over a violation of the country’s royal insult law, the first such conviction since ...

China’s cheaper armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:31
High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned ...

Pentagon identifies China as ‘growing risk’ to supply of materials vital to U.S. defense industry

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 21:32
China represents a “significant and growing risk” to the supply of materials vital to the U.S. military, according to a new Pentagon-led report that seeks ...

Australia shutters notorious asylum camp on remote Christmas Island

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 21:05
A notorious Australian immigration detention camp on remote Christmas Island has been shut, the government said Friday, hailing the success of its hard-line policies in ...

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte awaiting results of cancer testing

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 21:04
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he is awaiting the results of fresh medical tests, adding that “If it’s cancer, it’s cancer.”Duterte, 73, is ...

‘Digital strip search’: New Zealand Customs gets power to demand passwords for electronic devices

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 21:04
New Zealand’s civil rights watchdog has raised concerns over new laws allowing customs officers to demand passwords for electronic devices such as laptops or mobile ...

Russia meddling in U.S. polls pales compared with China’s: Vice President Mike Pence

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:25
Vice President Mike Pence charged Thursday that Russia’s influence operations in America pale in comparison to the covert and overt activities China is taking to ...

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