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BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

KOREAS-DEFENDING THE SOUTH — South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office with plans to reach out to North Korea in a way his more conservative predecessors did not. Two ICBM launches and one ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

KOREAS-TENSIONS — Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a "massive military response," South Korea fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North's main nuclear test site a day aft...

BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

XIAMEN, China (AP) — A summit of five major developing countries will open Monday after host Chinese President Xi Jinping called on them to stand up together against a growing tide of protectionism ac...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

THAILAND-RED BULL HEIR — The whereabouts of a fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy-drink fortune remain a mystery just as the statute of limitations on a hit-and-run charge is set to expire. Two sourc...

A brief explainer on the BRICS summit in China's Xiamen

BEIJING (AP) — As China prepares to host next week's summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, some are questioning whether the club of fast-developing nations is viable an...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TRUMP-AFGHANISTAN — Reversing his past call for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renews the United States' commitment to the war in Afghanistan, declaring that U.S. troops "will fight to win." He...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: SINGAPORE-US NAVY SHIP COLLISION — The USS John S. McCain docks at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after an early morning collision with an ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

RED BULL FAMILY-TAX HAVENS — The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, includ...

Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia

BEIJING (AP) — Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflic...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NKOREA-TRUMP-A USEFUL THREAT-ANALYSIS — Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang's propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North's narrativ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

KOREAS-TENSIONS — North Korea says it will launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States over the adoption of tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its intercontinental ballistic launches. Se...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

SOUTHEAST ASIA — Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a germinal step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group mil...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: TAKATA BANKRUPTCY — Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. files for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it's the on...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: NORTH KOREA-RODMAN — Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew back to Pyongyang for the first time in Donal...