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India and Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir, killing two paramilitary soldiers and wounding eight civilians

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:04
Two paramilitary soldiers were killed and eight civilians wounded Sunday when Pakistani soldiers attacked dozens of forward posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed ...

Duterte tells U.N. rights expert to ‘go to hell’

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 22:58
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out Sunday at another U.N. human rights expert for making critical remarks about his supposed role in the expulsion of ...

North Korea to get relief only after ‘verifiable and irreversible step to denuclearization,’ Mattis says

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:30
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday North Korea will receive relief only after it takes clear and irreversible steps to end its nuclear ...

Onodera meets with U.S. and South Korean counterparts ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:25
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera held a meeting with his U.S. and South Korean counterparts in Singapore on Sunday, less than 10 days before the planned ...

Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 05:46
A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the ...

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim’s letter for Trump so big?

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 05:21
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for pushing the envelope with threats and bluster as he seeks to leverage his nuclear weapons program ...

India’s Modi threads path between rising China and an uncertain U.S. at first Shangri-La Dialogue appearance

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 05:12
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis described India as the “fulcrum” of security in the Indo-Pacific region as he traveled this week to an annual security ...

U.S. troop presence in South Korea not ‘on table’ at Trump-Kim summit, Jim Mattis says

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:08
The issue of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea will not be “on the table” at a summit between American President Donald Trump and North ...

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 ...

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