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Indonesia, Malaysia urge ASEAN to hold talks on Myanmar coup

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The leaders of Malaysia and Indonesia expressed concern Friday about Myanmar’s military coup and asked the foreign ministers of Southeast Asia countries to hold a special mee...

Taiwan tours popular among Japanese high school students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than a third of Japanese high school students choose Taiwan as the preferred destination for their overseas educational trips. Out of 170,000 Japanese high school ...

Hack may have exposed deep US secrets; damage yet unknown

BOSTON (AP) — Some of America’s most deeply held secrets may have been stolen in a disciplined, monthslong operation being blamed on elite Russian government hackers. The possibilities of what might h...

Japan and China agree to restart business travel, coordinate on East China Sea

Japan and China agreed on Tuesday (Nov. 24) to restart coronavirus-hit business travel this month and to continue talks on disputed isles in the East China Sea, in the first high-level dialogue since ...

Senior Chinese diplomat visits Japan amid regional tensions

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to visit Tokyo on Tuesday (Nov. 24) marking the first such high-level trip since Japan picked a new leader in September and amid mounting concerns over Be...

Dutch court convicts 58-year-old man of sexually abusing boy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a man Friday of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy and depriving him of his liberty leading to his death more than 20 years ago, but acquitted hi...

Japan should brace for 'leaderless era' as U.S. turns inward, adviser to PM says

A prominent economic adviser to Japan’s prime minister says Tokyo should prepare for a “leaderless era” as U.S. global leadership gradually withers, and expand other strategic ties w...

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Britain signed a bilateral free trade deal Friday in the the first such major post-Brexit deal, reducing tariffs on Yorkshire lamb sold in Japan, as well as auto parts for Japan...

Japan PM pushes closer Southeast Asia ties in China counter

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japan's new prime minister pledged Wednesday to help Southeast Asian nations increase their maritime security capabilities, as he used his first overseas trip as leader to pu...

Japan's PM Suga arrives in Indonesia to affirm deeper ties

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived Tuesday in Indonesia on the second leg of his first overseas trip as premier to underscore his government’s aims of countering C...

Idaho declares Oct. 10 to be 'Taiwan Double Ten Day'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Idaho Governor Brad Little proclaimed Taiwan’s National Day, Oct. 10, as “Taiwan Double Ten Day” in his state, reports said Thursday (Sept. 24). In an...

Cindy McCain rebukes fellow Republican Trump to back Biden

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the Republican Party's 2008 nominee. Trump has had a ...

'Fighting for you': First lady makes her case for Trump vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings o...

CAA approves EVA Air’s pleasure cruise around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Wednesday (July 29) approved EVA Airways’ application for a special flight route around the island to take p...

Officials: US is bringing 6,400 troops home from Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,400 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defe...