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Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — The former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could be implicated in a murder is seeking to be released from prison on medical ...

China wants a canal to cross Thailand into the Indian Ocean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tension between China and India mounts, the former wants to build a canal across Thailand’s Isthmus of Kra to shorten its access to the Indian Ocean by 1,100 kilo...

Letter to the Editor: Ladakh venture is China's test of its plan to encircle India

Foreign analysts watching the India-China developments on the LAC in Ladakh wonder why the Indian government is taking time to articulate its reaction to the brutal killing of 20 Indian soldiers by th...

'The Man Who Saw Everything' is haunting and effective

"The Man Who Saw Everything," Bloomsbury Publishing, by Deborah Levy In 1988, Saul Adler is a narcissistic historian who is grazed by a car at a famous London crosswalk. He's OK, but...

Sieren's China: Trump feels threatened by China's rise

It was a surprising turn of events. The US and China had been expected to resolve their trade dispute, and steady progress had apparently been made. But then, US President Donald Trump decided to hike...

China builds ambitiously in Africa as US sounds the alarm

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city's new light rail — built and financed by China. The towering silve...

China and Maldives build ocean observatory, spark new security concerns with India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China and the Maldives, an island nation situated to the south of India, are working together to establish a Joint Ocean Observation Station but India fears this is one of Chin...

How will India contend with China’s growing power?

NEW DELHI (East Asia Forum) -- China and India have a complex and prickly relationship: a consequence of geography, history and recent experiences between the two. An unresolved territorial and bor...

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...

Sri Lanka, China sign long delayed $1.5 billion port deal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70-percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repayment o...

India's Modi emphasizes links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — India's prime minister emphasized common heritage with Sri Lanka on Friday as he tries to woo the island neighbor that's become an important cog in China's plans for control ...

Sri Lanka gov't supporters attack China port deal protesters

AMBALANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka government supporters attacked protesting Buddhist monks and villagers with clubs on Saturday as they marched against what they say is a plan to take over priva...

Police brace for Sri Lanka rally against port lease to China

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police are bracing for a big protest by thousands of Buddhist monks and opposition supporters against a government decision to lease a major seaport to a Chinese-co...

Sri Lanka's opposition protests port lease with China ties

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of opposition supporters and farmers have protested the Sri Lankan government's plan to lease a southern seaport to a Chinese-controlled joint venture in exchange...