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Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

Kuala Lumpur, January 6, 2019 - Malaysia’s King Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday, the palace said, after two years on the throne, the first...

Vietnam opens new international airport 50km from Halong Bay

Hanoi, Jan 1, 2019 — While the Vietnamese authorities have extended visa exemption for nationals of certain countries for stays of up to 15...

China’s Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful ‘reunification’

Beijing-Taipei, January 3, 2019 - China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful...

US warns travelers over security at Manila airport

Manila, Dec 27, 2018 — The United States has warned its citizens that security at the Philippines’s main airport does not meet international standards,...

From U.S. suburbs, ‘friends of Modi’ set to blitz India with calls in re-election...

Clarksburg, Maryland , December 24, 2018 - On a chilly Sunday morning in this quiet American suburb, IT consultant Madhu Bellam scoured a spreadsheet...

U.S., allies to condemn China for economic espionage, charge hackers: source

Washington DC, December 20, 2018 -- The United States and about a dozen allies are expected on Thursday to condemn China for...

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

Seoul, December 16, 2018 - North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning...

South Korea’s Moon urges ‘restrained’ language in forced labor row with Japan

Seoul, December 14, 2018 - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in told Japanese lawmakers on Friday “cautious, restrained” language is needed when discussing wartime forced...

Korean soldiers check removal of each other’s posts at DMZ

Cheorwon, Dec 13, 2018 -- Dozens of South Korean soldiers visited former front-line North Korean guard posts to verify their recent removal as part...

As Trump touts trade war truce, China holds its tongue

Shanghai, Dec 4, 2018 - As White House officials fanned out to talk up what U.S. President Donald Trump called “an incredible deal” with...