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Three charged over alleged terrorist plot in Australia’s second city

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 01:20
Three men who allegedly plotted “chilling” terrorist attacks in Melbourne were charged early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the ...

In Papua New Guinea, police and soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 00:46
Papua New Guinea police and soldiers stormed the country’s parliament Tuesday, assaulting staff, smashing windows and demanding unpaid APEC bonuses just days after the international ...

Australia seeing surge in theft of company secrets by China: report

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 00:32
China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a “constant, significant effort” to steal, according to a report published Tuesday.The investigation by ...

Japan-based carrier USS Ronald Reagan set to make port call in Hong Kong amid U.S.-China tensions

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 00:00
The U.S. Navy’s Kanagawa-based aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, is due to make a port call in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a notice posted ...

APEC’s relevance called into question after forum fails to reach deal on communique amid Sino-American clash

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 01:07
The “C” in APEC stands for Cooperation. But when the two biggest members are fighting a trade war and using the forum to attack each ...

Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 23:46
Taiwan’s president expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-Taiwan independence director’s speech ignited controversy in mainland China.“We have never ...

Chinese city urges those ‘poisoned by extremism’ and who follow conservative Islam to confess to crimes

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 23:45
A city in China’s far-western Xinjiang region has ordered people who are “poisoned by extremism, terrorism and separatism,” in contact with overseas terror groups or ...

IOC warns Taiwan against name-change that would rile Beijing ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 23:32
The International Olympic Committee has warned Taiwan that it could lose its right to compete if it tries to change its name for the 2020 ...

Cambodian leader Hun Sen says he won’t allow any foreign military bases in his country

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 23:30
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday there would never be a foreign military base in his country, following a news report that China ...

North Korean soldier who defected last year is general’s son, report says

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 23:06
The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general’s son but says most Northerners of ...

Before a packed court, three Hong Kong Occupy leaders plead not guilty to public nuisance charges

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 21:41
Three leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 civil disobedience Occupy Central movement pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges at a packed court in the Chinese-ruled ...

North Korea’s new ‘tactical’ weapon test highlights military modernization

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 21:14
North Korea’s claim last week that it had tested an unidentified “ultramodern tactical weapon” highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its ...

In Australia, refugees ditch overcrowded cities to live a slower paced life in small outback towns

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 20:44
A Hazara refugee who now calls the Australian outback home, Ali named his new venture the Afghan Friendship Restaurant, a tribute to the warm welcome ...

Two years after Philippines ‘divorced’ U.S., President Rodrigo Duterte still waiting on China dividend

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 20:14
Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he ...

Mike Pence’s sharp China attacks fuel fears of new Cold War

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 18:14
Since the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers. The Trump ...

After finding no takers, Rohingya repatriation, relocation plans pushed back to 2019

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:03
Bangladesh’s plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis have been stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programs only likely to be revisited ...

Ahead of promised election, Thai political party jigsaw attracts new faces, veteran names

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 07:06
Famous golfer Thongchai Jaidee, a former beauty queen and veteran politicians were among those who flocked to new parties in Thailand on Sunday as a ...

Police called after Chinese diplomats attempt to ‘barge in’ to APEC host’s office

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 02:11
Police were called when Chinese officials attempted to “barge” into the office of Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions ...

Cruising for a bruising: What we learned from the APEC summit

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:15
The annual meeting of leaders from the 21 Asian-Pacific countries produced little in the way of concrete results, but plenty of fireworks on the sidelines.Here’s ...

Pence says Taiwan’s APEC envoy asked to start free trade talks

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:55
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that Taiwan’s representative at a regional summit spoke to him about a possible trade deal.Pence on Saturday met with ...

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