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At Singapore security summit, Mattis accuses China of ‘intimidation and coercion’ in South China Sea

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 20:00
China’s military build-up in the South China Sea and its deployment of high-end weapons systems in the disputed waterway is designed to intimidate and coerce ...

Trump says Kim summit is on for June 12, but puts Japan, South Korea on spot for economic aid

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 18:30
It’s back on.U.S. President Donald Trump reversed course Friday, announcing that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will, indeed, be held ...

China’s Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:04
China has retrieved 8.5 tons of waste from Mount Everest since April as it clears garbage left by growing numbers of visitors, the state-run Global ...

Placid Singapore braces for summit Trump-Kim storm

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:42
Singapore hotel rooms are being snapped up, police are preparing to lock down the city and thousands of journalists are set to jet in for ...

Rival Koreas resume peace talks

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:04
North and South Korea on Friday resumed senior-level peace talks Seoul sees as an important step in building trust with Pyongyang amid a U.S.-led diplomatic ...

U.N. and Myanmar agree on first steps toward return of Rohingya

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 21:50
Myanmar and the United Nations agreed to take steps to create conditions for the safe return of about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled military-led ...

Australia was ‘complicit’ in Malaysian corruption, Anwar Ibrahim charges

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 21:49
Leading Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim claimed Friday that Australia was complicit in alleged corruption by the former government as he called on Canberra to send ...

‘Smart crops’ replacing rice as Asian wealth and health grow

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:49
Lunchtime in Taipei’s Ximending district is a test of wills and patience as tourists and locals jostle at restaurants and street stalls to choose from ...

India’s Hindu nationalist party suffers defeat in state and national by-elections

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:48
India’s opposition parties inflicted a humiliating defeat on the governing Hindu nationalist party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in more than a dozen by-elections for ...

Trump to receive Kim letter from top North Korea envoy as nuclear summit takes shape

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 19:02
U.S. President Donald Trump was to receive a letter from his North Korean counterpart ,Kim Jong Un, on Friday, a much-anticipated moment as preparations for ...

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 02:48
China has issued new guidelines to enforce academic integrity in science that include plans to “record and assess” the conduct of scientists and institutions and ...

Moscow invites North Korea’s Kim to visit

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 02:28
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Pyongyang on Thursday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow said, during the first meeting ...

Thailand’s Maya Bay, made famous by film ‘The Beach,’ set to close to tourism for four months

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:01
Once a pristine Thai paradise, mass tourism has exhausted the secluded bay made world famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach.”Now it will get ...

China throws out fraud conviction of retail tycoon Zhang Wenzhong

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:01
China’s supreme court has thrown out the fraud conviction of a retail tycoon in an unusual gesture of official leniency toward entrepreneurs amid a string ...

High-level U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks get underway in New York

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:51
High-ranking officials of the United States and North Korea met in New York late Wednesday in the first of two days of talks about the ...

Pakistan, India agree to stop trading fire in Kashmir

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 07:04
Pakistan and India have agreed to stop trading artillery fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, and on Wednesday the situation was calm after ...

At Beijing security fair, an arms race for surveillance tech

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 02:57
It can crack your smartphone password in seconds, rip personal data from call and messaging apps, and peruse your contact book.The Chinese-made XDH-CF-5600 scanner — ...

Trump wants quick North Korean denuclearization, but leading experts say process could take a decade

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 01:38
A top U.S. government adviser who has in the past been granted unprecedented access to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is warning that the “quick” ...

Russian foreign minister to visit Pyongyang as U.S.-North Korea summit plans gather steam

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 01:08
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was to travel to North Korea on Thursday to discuss the reclusive state’s nuclear program and bilateral cooperation, the Foreign ...

North Korea sees U.S. economic handouts as threat

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:42
The U.S.-North Korea summit appears to be back on track, but Pyongyang is showing increased impatience at comments coming out of Washington that what leader ...

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