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Trump will be new Japanese Emperor's first foreign guest

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:43
Japan's new emperor has yet to ascend the throne, but he already has his first foreign guest lined up: United States President Donald Trump.

One woman dies in Northern Ireland violence

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:43
Authorities in Northern Ireland have appealed for calm after a 29-year-old woman was killed in what police are calling a "terrorist incident."

What US intelligence believes happened with North Korea's weapons test

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 05:32
The US does not believe North Korea successfully launched a fully operational new weapon after Pyongyang claimed it had conducted a "new tactical guided weapons firing test" on Wednesday, according to a US official directly familiar with the latest assessment.

Airline employee worked illegally for the Chinese military at New York airports, US prosecutors say

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:30
An employee of a Chinese airline has pleaded guilty to working on behalf of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) at JFK Airport, the United States Justice Department said Wednesday.

Pakistan militants execute 14 bus passengers

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:30
Militants wearing security force uniforms stopped two buses in southwest Pakistan on Thursday and killed 14 passengers after ordering them out of the vehicles, police said.

A goddess inspired a Taiwanese billionaire to follow Trump's example

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:29
Taiwan's richest man whose company is best known for building iPhones in China has thrown his hat into the island's upcoming Presidential race.

North Korea tests 'tactical' weapon, report says

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:26
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected and directed a "new tactical guided weapons firing test," according to a report from the country's state media.

Some Chinese nationalists see justice for Summer Palace razing in Notre Dame fire

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:19
As the world watched in horror at pictures of the Notre Dame burning, some in China saw another story in the flames: that of retribution.

US envoy heads to Moscow as rumors of Putin-Kim meeting heat up

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:19
The United States special representative for North Korea is headed to Moscow amid rumors in South Korean media that Kim Jong Un is planning to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin soon.

China's economy surprises in first quarter

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:34
China's ginormous economy could be showing renewed signs of life in 2019.

$1.25B 'Jewel': World's best airport opens

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:03
Following four years of construction and nonstop media coverage, Singapore's long-awaited Jewel Changi Airport is officially open.

Indonesians head to the polls in mammoth election

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:18
Indonesians head to the polls Wednesday to vote in the world's biggest single-day elections that will see incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo face off against longtime rival and former army general Prabowo Subianto.

Dog found swimming 130 miles off the coast of Thailand

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:13
Workers on an oil rig some 130 miles (220 kilometers) off the coast of Thailand found an unexpected new friend swimming nearby: a dog.

Imprisoned Myanmar journalists awarded Pulitzer prize

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:07
Two Reuters reporters will celebrate winning one of journalism's most prestigious awards from a cell inside Myanmar's most notorious prison.

Joko Widodo: Has the shine worn off Indonesia's Obama?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:06
In 2014, Indonesia's president Joko Widodo rode in on a platform of change. This time around, it's a very different election.

Indonesia election: violence-wracked province calls for independence

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 08:06
As Indonesia's presidential candidates draw massive crowds to rallies across the country, leaders in the resource-rich but restive twin provinces of Papua and West Papua have called for an election boycott and their own vote to secede from the Southeast Asian archipelago-nation.

Nuclear fuel rods from Fukushima disaster reactor being removed

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 23:02
Eight years after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered Japan's worst ever nuclear disaster, work has begun to remove spent fuel rods from a reactor that went into meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

China's LGBT community excited by Pete Buttigieg's presidential run

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:59
With the official launch of his presidential campaign Sunday, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, is pitching to become the first openly gay US President in history.

One of world's most endangered turtles dies, leaving 3 left

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:57
The last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle has died in China, according to Chinese state media, potentially dooming the species to extinction.

DNA test confirms killing of leader of ISIS-affiliated group in Philippines

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 00:52
DNA tests have confirmed that the leader of an ISIS-affiliated terror group was killed in a military operation last month, officials in the Philippines say.