Japan | Abe says North Korea must take real steps to denuclearization

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with South Korea’s intelligence chief yesterday, and said that while he welcomes any dialogue with North Korea regarding the country’s denuclearization,

Nepal | Plane crashes and catches fire in Kathmandu, kills at least 50

A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed yesterday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital,

US officials: North Korea will face no more conditions for talks

Trump administration officials say there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation’s leaders beyond the

Bangladesh | Court grants bail to former leader Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh’s High Court yesterday granted bail for four months to opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who was jailed for five years on a corruption

Search is on for the best summit site for Trump, Kim

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev chose Reykjavik, Iceland. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin huddled at Yalta. Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev

Rohingya living in ‘no man’s land’ insist they will stay

From their home, a tent hastily erected in a grassy field, the young Muslim Rohingya couple can see the village they left behind last year, fleeing attacks

East Timor | People give hero’s welcome to border talks negotiator

Thousands of East Timorese lined the road to the capital’s international airport yesterday to cheer returning independence hero Xanana Gusmao for leading negotiations that settled the sea

Japan | 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000 marked

They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. In Japan’s capital, they lit

Sri Lanka | Buddhist mobs sweep through Muslim neighborhoods

Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka’s central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency

South China Sea | Chinese general says Beijing needs to arm disputed islands

China needs to build defensive structures on islands in the South China Sea to display its claim to sovereignty over virtually the entire crucial waterway, a leading

S. Korea leader sees more obstacles ahead to disarm Pyongyang

South Korea’s president said yesterday that many “critical moments” still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite North Korea’s recent outreach to Seoul and Washington.

Japan | Gov’t penalizes several cryptocurrency exchanges after hack

The Japanese government is slapping penalties on several cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, after 58 billion yen (USD530 million) of virtual coins were lost earlier this

Koreas | What to make of Kim offer for nuke talks

At first glance it seems like a blockbuster: North Korea has reportedly offered up its nukes for negotiation, an abrupt reversal from its repeated vows never to

United Nations | Australia and East Timor sign maritime border treaty

Australia and East Timor signed a historic treaty drawing their maritime boundary yesterday , ending years of bitter wrangling over billions of dollars of oil and gas

Koreas to hold summit at border in April; Kim hints at tests suspension

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a landmark summit meeting with South Korea’s president next month and impose a moratorium on nuclear

Sri Lanka | President declares emergency amid anti-Muslim violence

Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency yesterday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in a central hill town could spread. Details of the emergency

Oceania Australia and East Timor settle bitter border differences

Australia and East Timor will sign a treaty that draws the first-ever maritime border between the neighbors, resolving years of bitter wrangling with a deal that

Meeting thrusts Kim Jong Un into the limelight

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grins, just on the verge of a belly laugh, as he grasps the hand of a visiting South Korean official. He

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