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  • Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun
    Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:46

    Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun

    SEOUL- Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an op-ed in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday that China supports North Korea?s ?correct direction? in politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula.

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  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:29

    Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions

    GENEVA - If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month, they represent a calibrated yet risky pushback against a U.S. sanctions squeeze, regional experts say.

  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:24

    Myanmar official says runaway monk 'incited hatred' against Suu Kyi

    YANGON - A Myanmar official on Tuesday told a court that a nationalist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, who has evaded arrest on sedition charges, “incited hatred” against leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her government.

  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:21

    Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

    HONG KONG- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signaled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:18

    Trump blasts comments by ECB's Draghi, cites unfair competition

    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s comments earlier on Tuesday that further monetary policy changes may be needed by the ECB, saying that would spark unfair European competition against the United States.

  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:13

    Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions

    GENEVA/DUBAI - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East.

  • Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:21

    Indonesia becomes latest Southeast Asian country to return waste to the

    JAKARTA - Indonesia has sent back a consignment of Canadian paper waste, imported via the United States, because it was contaminated with material including plastic, rubber and diapers, the environment ministry said.

  • Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:15

    Huawei phone sales plunge, cutbacks planned as US pressure bites

    BEIJING-Huawei's founder said Monday the Chinese telecom giant's overseas smartphone sales have tumbled since the US last month threatened to blacklist the company, and he warned the embattled firm would slash production to weather the US drive to isolate it.

  • Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:07

    Rebel mortar fire kills 10 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

    DAMASCUS-- At least 10 civilians were killed on Sunday by fresh rebel mortar fire that targeted Aleppo province in northern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.