Asia-Pacific
  • 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.

    China called Meng Wanzhou's arrest a "rights abuse."
    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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  • Rescue team members on a boat before they head to the Lion Air, flight JT610, sea crash location in the north coast of Karawang regency.

    The Lion Air passenger plane, which crashed into the sea off Jakarta with 189 people on board on Sunday, was hit by technical snag during its flight from Bali to the Indonesian capital a day before the tragic accident.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2018, 6:05 AM EDT
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  • The warming ties between the two Koreas have left the U.S. concerned.

    The brisk peace process on the Korean Peninsula entered “a new, higher stage” on Monday as the two Koreas agreed to begin reconnecting their rail and road links that have been cut since the 1950-53 Korean War.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 15, 2018, 6:30 AM EDT
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  • (Source: https://www.worldvision.org)

    The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia reached 1200 on Tuesday after 34 bodies were recovered from the debris of a church buried by a mudslide in the city of Palu.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 02, 2018, 6:08 AM EDT
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the negotiations will be aimed at denuclearizing N. Korea by 2021.

    A day after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un announced his willingness to shut down a key missile launch site, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is ready to resume negotiations with Pyongyang.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 20, 2018, 5:48 AM EDT
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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 : Dec 18, 2018, 3:31 AM EST
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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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