Back to square one | Trump cancels summit, citing ‘open hostility’ by North Korea

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un yesterday, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in

Thailand | Court extends detention of pro-democracy activists

A court in Thailand extended the detention yesterday of 15 pro-democracy activists arrested earlier this week after several thousand police were deployed to halt their small protest against military

Trump cancels summit, citing ‘open hostility’ by North Korea

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un today (Thursday), citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent

Malaysia | Stunning fall of Najib ushers in hopes of reform

Two weeks ago, Malaysia’s Najib Razak was supremely confident of being elected prime minister for a third term. Instead, in a dizzying political drama, he lost an

US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track, even after President Donald Trump abruptly said

The Buzz | Malaysia says search for Flight 370 to end next week

Malaysia’s new transport minister says the latest search for Flight 370 will end next week. Malaysia signed a “no cure, no fee” agreement with Texas-based Ocean Infinity in January

North Korea | In nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in

Thailand | Four years after coup, country wearies of junta rule

Four years after seizing power, Thailand’s junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the

India | Medical teams sent to Kerala amid deadly virus outbreak

A deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said yesterday, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to

Malaysia | Wife of ex-leader slams ‘public trial’ of family

The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has slammed police raids on their properties, saying Saturday they appeared targeted at vilifying the family to

North Korea demands return of restaurant workers

North Korea on Saturday reiterated its demands for South Korea to send back 12 North Korean restaurant workers who came to the South in 2016, saying such

Mekong River | Study says China-backed dam would destroy fisheries

A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country

Analysis | US has a daunting to-do list to get ready for North Korea summit

President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month’s expected summit with North Korean leader

Set back | N. Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drills

North Korea yesterday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest

China urges N.Korea to proceed with summit amid threats

China urged its ally North Korea yesterday to proceed with a historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, amid threats from

Indonesia | Family that bombed churches well off, friendly

The Muslim family that carried out suicide attacks on three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city, killing a dozen people as well as its two young daughters, lived

Koreas | North to invite eight reporters from the South for nuke site closure

North Korea will invite eight South Korean journalists as part of an international media group to witness the closure of its nuclear test site next week, the

Philippines | Congress urged to reject chief justice’s ouster

Legal groups called on Philippine legislators yesterday to defend their exclusive constitutional power to prosecute and try impeachable officials that they say was usurped by Supreme

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