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Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Tokyo, Sept 10, 2019 — Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the...

US should side with Hong Kong protesters, says ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

New York, Sept 10, 2019 — Former US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said yesterday anti-government protests in Hong Kong were “not an internal” Chinese...

Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water

Tokyo, September 6, 2019 - Japanese government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at Tokyo Electric...

Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill, but too little too late, say some

Hong Kong, September 4, 2019 - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests...

Hong Kong leader says she would ‘quit' if she could, fears her ability to...

Hong Kong, September 2019 - Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the political crisis engulfing the...

Hong Kong students rally peacefully after weekend violence

Hong Kong, September 2, 2019 - Thousands of Hong Kong university and school students boycotted class and rallied peacefully for democracy on Monday, the...

Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters – sources

Hong Kong, August 30, 2019 - Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed...

Trump, Abe at odds on North Korea missile launches

Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019 - President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Korea’s...

Banks call for order in Hong Kong as jewelers warn of trade fair dud

Hong Kong, August 22, 2019 - Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international...

South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid row over history

Seoul/Tokyo, August 22, 2019 - South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo...