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South Korea calls for talks as North Korea test fires missiles

Talks with North Korea should not be for political show but contribute to establishing peace, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday, just hours after the North test fired two cruise m...

Laos economic crisis intensifies amid massive Chinese debt

Laos' economy has been on the brink of collapse due to a spiraling debt crisis that is crippling the country's finances and bringing it perilously close to default. In June, the Southeast Asi...

Taliban under scrutiny as US kills al-Qaida leader in Kabul

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on the balcony of a Kabul safe house intensified global scrutiny Tuesday of Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and further...

Amnesty: Taliban crackdown on rights is 'suffocating' women

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lives of Afghan women and girls are being destroyed by a “suffocating” crackdown by the Taliban since they took power nearly a year ago, Amnesty International said in a report rel...

Taiwan’s China Youth Corps has 61 land plots, NT$1.4 billion ruled ill-gotten party assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A committee member meeting of the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee on Tuesday (July 26) ruled that 61 land lots and buildings as well as nearly NT$1.4 billion ...

Mainland Affairs Council pledges to protect Taiwan's HK assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to evaluations by Taiwanese government officials, Taiwan’s national assets in Hong Kong may be under threat from the National Security Law in the territory...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Giuliani investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-running federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine moved back into public view Wednesday when federal agents seized electronic devices from the former mayo...

Thai protesters call on king to give up royal fortune

Thousands of Thai protesters called on King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday (Nov. 25) to cede control of a royal fortune valued in the tens of billions of dollars, as the latest in months of anti-gov...

Thailand: Protesters demand king renounce royal fortune

Thailand's Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) became the focus of protesters' anger on Wednesday after authorities blocked access to the Crown Property Bureau using barbed wire and shipping containers...

Why tariff war threatens Beijing's global economic ambitions

BEIJING (AP) — China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. The U...

Tsai: Taiwan must move towards becoming an innovative economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsai Ing-wen said during a reception at the Presidential Office on Tuesday that Taiwan must brandish its technological expertise and move in the direction of becoming an i...

Pakistan shelves major project of China's Belt and Road initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pakistan government has announced its decision to shelve a major power plant project that was to be part of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiat...

AP Explains: The latest in Sri Lanka's political crisis

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lankan is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elect...

China snatches up Zambia's state-run power company in southern Africa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s economic strategy of predatory lending to indebt poor nations and then take over critical infrastructure once a country defaults on its loans is on full disp...

Sri Lankan opposition protesters demand government step down

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have marched in Sri Lanka's capital to demand the government step down, accusing it of corruption and selling national assets to fo...