North Korea snubs US: No plan to meet American officials

February 8, 2018 12:07 am
North Korea snubs US: No plan to meet American officials

North Korea’s flag is raised during a welcoming ceremony for North Korean athletes, at the athletes village of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung, South Korea, on February 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP) North Korea says it has “no intention” of meeting with American officials during the upcoming […]

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Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen declares state of emergency, nabs top judge

February 6, 2018 8:28 am
Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen declares state of emergency, nabs top judge

Maldives security forces guard the Supreme Court in the capital of Male after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency, on February 5, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency, and security forces have arrested a top Supreme Court judge, heightening […]

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German spy chief: Pyongyang procures missile parts via Berlin embassy

February 3, 2018 12:37 am
German spy chief: Pyongyang procures missile parts via Berlin embassy

This undated picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 3, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) looking at a metal casing with two bulges at an undisclosed location. (Photo by AFP) Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency has said that North Korea has […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges talks on Pyongyang nuclear crisis after thaw in Korea ties

February 2, 2018 7:25 am
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges talks on Pyongyang nuclear crisis after thaw in Korea ties

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks at a press conference during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 28, 2018. (AFP photo) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has underlined the necessity for key players to hold “serious” talks on North Korea’s nuclear crisis following a […]

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Unrest in Maldives after court blow to government

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Unrest in Maldives after court blow to government

This handout image, released on February 2, 2018, shows the supporters of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) celebrating a Supreme Court ruling. (Via AFP) Tensions ran high in the Maldives on Friday after a shock Supreme Court decision to clear an exiled former president and eight other convicted […]

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US President Donald Trump administration a racist billionaires’ club: North Korea

January 31, 2018 1:08 am
US President Donald Trump administration a racist billionaires’ club: North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a speech during a Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) meeting in the capital Pyongyang on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) North Korea did not hesitate to lash out at US President Donald Trump over his country’s “gross” human rights violations shortly after his […]

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North Korea cancels joint cultural performance with South Korea

January 29, 2018 8:49 am
North Korea cancels joint cultural performance with South Korea

Coach of North Korea’s women ice hockey team arrives at the South’s CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, January 25, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) North Korea has canceled a joint cultural performance with the South scheduled for February 4, […]

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Hong Kong protest censures activist’s election ban

January 28, 2018 4:17 am
Hong Kong protest censures activist’s election ban

Pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow (C) shouts slogans on stage during a protest outside Central Government Complex in Hong Kong on January 28, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Protesters in Hong Kong gathered outside the government’s headquarters Sunday evening after a leading pro-democracy activist was barred from standing as a candidate in […]

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Seoul says military solution to North Korea crisis ‘unacceptable’

January 25, 2018 8:37 am
Seoul says military solution to North Korea crisis ‘unacceptable’

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) South Korea has hinted for the first time since the start of a standoff with the North over Pyongyang’s nuclear program last year that a military solution […]

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Bangladesh court seeks life for former prime minister Khaleda Zia

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Bangladesh court seeks life for former prime minister Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and the chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Khaleda Zia (L), leaves a court in Dhaka on December 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Bangladeshi prosecutors say they have demanded life sentence for two-time former prime minister Khaleda Zia, a move that could spark fresh unrest in the […]

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China’s Defense Ministry denies plan to build military base in Afghanistan

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China’s Defense Ministry denies plan to build military base in Afghanistan

China’s Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian China’s Defense Ministry has rejected as “groundless” reports circulating in the media that it is planning to build a military base in Afghanistan. Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said Thursday that security cooperation between China and Afghanistan was continuing on its normal path and […]

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South Korea welcomes North Korea’s participation in Olympics

January 21, 2018 12:28 am
South Korea welcomes North Korea’s participation in Olympics

Hyon Song-Wol (C), leader of North Korea’s popular Moranbong Band, arrives at the Gangneung Arts Center where one of the planned musical concerts is due to be held, in the eastern city of Gangneung, South Korea, on January 21, 2018. (AFP photo) Authorities in South Korea have welcomed North Korea’s […]

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North Korean logistical delegation arrives in Seoul

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North Korean logistical delegation arrives in Seoul

A team of North Korean logistical officials have arrived in the South after briefly canceling their trip in a move which shed doubts on Pyongyang’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics. According to South Korean broadcaster YTN on Sunday, the delegation arrived in Seoul then boarded a train to Pyeongchang, where […]

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Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

January 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

The remote island volcano of Kadovar spews ash into the sky in Papua New Guinea, January 6, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of residents of an island near a Papua New Guinea volcano have been evacuated after escalating eruptions sparked fears of a possible landslide and tsunami, authorities and reports […]

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India sends 100th satellite into space to watch borders

January 12, 2018 2:04 am
India sends 100th satellite into space to watch borders

This handout artist’s impression released by Lesia/ Observatoire de Paris-PSL on January 10, 2018 shows the PicSat nano-satellite in orbit around the Earth with a background image by Thomas Pesquet released by the ESA. (Photo by AFP) India launched its 100th satellite on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks […]

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Senior Chinese general faces trial over corruption

January 9, 2018 3:17 am
Senior Chinese general faces trial over corruption

China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and General Fang Fenghui, chief of the general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, wait to meet General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 17, 2017. (AFP photo) […]

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