Asia-Pacific
  • U.S. President Donald Trump, in State of the Union speech on Tuesday, announced that the much-awaited second nuclear summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un will be held in Vietnam at the end of February.

    In the second summit, Trump will be eyeing a written pledge of denuclearization from N. Korea.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 06, 2019, 3:27 AM EST
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  • The revelation comes as officials from the U.S. and Pyongyang prepare to meet on Wednesday.

    A confidential report says that North Korea is constantly dispersing its assembly, storage and testing locations for nuclear and ballistic missiles in order to insulate them against military strikes.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 05, 2019, 3:40 AM EST
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    Beijing lashed out at the U.S. for slapping a string of criminal charges on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, saying that the move is politically motivated and aimed at strangling fair and just competition.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 29, 2019, 3:55 AM EST
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  • Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech marked 40 years since the country introduced major economic reforms.

    Amid criticism over a sluggish economy and trade standoff with the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping said that Beijing “will never seek global hegemony,” adding that the country cannot be dictated to make reforms.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 21, 2019, 7:23 AM EST
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  • China called Meng Wanzhou's arrest a "rights abuse."

    Chinese media accused the U.S. of resorting to hooliganism over the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou, accusing Washington of attempting to hamstring the expansion of its leading competitive technology company.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2018, 4:25 AM EST
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  • Meng Wanzhou, Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's chief financial officer, was detained in Vancouver on December 1.

    Beijing called on Canada to immediately release Meng Wanzhou, Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's CFO, who was detained in Vancouver and faces extradition to the U.S. over a possible breach of sanctions against Iran.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2018, 5:27 AM EST
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  • Ukraine's ambassador to Germany slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin for “brutal, hooligan-like” behavior.

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany called on Berlin & other Western states to up the ante against Russia by imposing new sanctions in response to Moscow’s seizure of Ukrainian ships near Crimea on Sunday.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 28, 2018, 4:51 AM EST
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  • Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010.

    Pakistan’s supreme court has drawn praise from liberal for its brave refusal to be cowed down by extremist Islamist groups as it overturned the death penalty of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 31, 2018, 6:15 AM EDT
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  • Off late, Russia has been inspecting all Ukrainian ships passing through the Kerch Strait.

    A car outside the Russian embassy in Kiev was torched by protesters after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval ships off the coast of Crimea on Sunday, stirring up tensions between the two countries.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 26, 2018, 3:13 AM EST
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  • (Source: https://www.dawn.com)

    A suicide bomber blew himself up in Pakistan’s Orakzai district killing at least 25 people while three armed gunmen affiliated to a separatist militant group raided the Chinese consulate in Karachi and killed two policemen on Friday.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 23, 2018, 5:21 AM EST
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