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North Korea explores sanctions-proof energy technologies

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:01
Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards as ...

Journalist and critic of Duterte posts bail after libel arrest

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:32
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest ...

Potatoes on the menu at cooking contest in chronically food-starved North Korean

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:34
Lined up in cavernous rooms at a state restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korean chefs carefully assemble their dishes, watched by crowds of onlookers at a ...

Philippine agents arrest award-winning online journalist critical of Dutarte

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:25
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a ...

Philippine journalist at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte arrested for libel

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:10
The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the ...

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong’s China extradition plans a ‘Trojan horse’

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:30
Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a “Trojan horse” for Beijing ...

Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warning

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 05:59
Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in ...

South Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for U.S. troop agreement

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:22
South Korea’s presidential Blue House pushed back Wednesday against comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more ...

Top U.S. military brass cautiously optimistic on North Korean diplomacy despite claim Kim won’t relinquish his nukes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:19
The top U.S. military commander for Asia and the head of American forces in South Korea have both expressed rare cautious optimism on diplomatic progress ...

Missing Uighurs’ kin demand ‘proof of life’ videos from China

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:02
Ethnic Uighurs have launched a global campaign to press China for video proof that their missing relatives are alive, turning the tables on Beijing’s use ...

Thai princess apologizes after shock run for prime minister was cut short by her little brother

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:45
A Thai princess has apologized after her short-lived candidacy for prime minister earned a royal rebuke from her brother — the king — and sent ...

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:37
A young couple with matching expressions stare nervously into the camera with deep brown eyes. He, a Vietnamese student, has just met the love of ...

Australia to reopen Christmas Island camp after passing bill giving refugees easier access to hospitals

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:50
The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum-seekers arriving by boat after ...

In the face of trade threat from EU over 2018 election, Cambodian leader warns against ‘interference’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:53
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned against interference in the country’s affairs Tuesday, his first comments since the European Union launched steps to cancel trade ...

Contrite Thai party leader says group acted ‘sincerely with good intentions’ after princess has PM candidacy nixed

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:40
A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked ...

Embattled Australian prime minister suffers historic defeat over refugees

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:02
Australia’s conservative minority government suffered a monumental political defeat Tuesday, becoming the first administration in nearly a century to lose a vote on major legislation ...

Vietnamese prime minister says being chosen to host second Trump-Kim summit is a positive sign

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:37
The choice of Vietnam as host of this month’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the Southeast ...

China defers key New Zealand tourism event amid concerns of growing diplomatic rift

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:39
China has postponed a major tourism campaign in New Zealand days before its launch and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Beijing has been further ...

Air New Zealand flight reportedly turned away from China due to reference to Taiwan

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:37
An Air New Zealand plane on its way to Shanghai was forced to return to Auckland after several hours in the air Saturday because paperwork ...

Pompeo warns allies that permitting Huawei products could hinder cooperation with U.S.

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:40
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned U.S. allies Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms gear manufacturer Huawei on their soil, saying it would make ...

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