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East Timor wants to cooperate with China in the oil and gas industry, but reports that Dili would borrow US$16 billion from China’s Export-Import Bank to finance one such project were a “hoax”, the co...
China’s development of a hypersonic ballistic missile – capable of reaching well above the speed of sound and penetrating US missile shields – is a threat to stability in the region, a military analys...
Australia’s most populous state said it will axe a Chinese-funded education programme that teaches Mandarin in schools, amid fears over potential foreign influence.The Confucius Institute programme –...
Malaria will continue to affect millions of people for years to come, as the global fight against the disease has stalled – with massive investment and political leadership required to jump start erad...
A man accused of murdering his girlfriend in southeast China was caught after facial recognition software suggested he had tried to scan a dead person’s face to apply for a loan.Officers in Fujian pro...
Sceptics of East Timor’s relations with China should know it is not a “new, fragile country” that can be easily swayed by others, its foreign minister said, citing how the nation handled its border di...
The day before a gunman in El Paso carried out the deadliest attack against Latinos in modern US history, the Texas governor sent out an anti-immigrant fundraising letter calling on Republicans to “DE...
A softer approach to resolving stand-offs with protesters is “worth considering”, according to a Hong Kong police officer who was seen in a viral video gently trying to persuade youngsters besieging h...
Sales of gas masks have soared in Taiwan, with some shops reportedly running out of stock in the past month as Hongkongers snap up supplies on the island to protect themselves during extradition bill...
US President Donald Trump’s campaign is rallying and training a corps of female defenders, mindful that Trump’s shaky standing with women could sink his hopes of re-election next year.Female surrogate...
Hong Kong’s embattled railway operator bowed to pressure on Thursday night to get tough on anti-government protesters, after Beijing expressed dismay at its “softly-softly” approach to dealing with th...
When anti-government protesters held two men from mainland China virtual hostage at Hong Kong International Airport earlier this month, it was 33-year-old Leon Liang’s saddest and darkest day in the c...
Prince Andrew was seen inside the New York apartment of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein getting a foot massage from a young woman, according to an email exchange between a prominent US literary ag...
As the foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea gathered for trilateral talks in Beijing on Wednesday to improve relations, a stark reminder came of the perilous situation South Korea’s econo...
YouTube has suspended scores of accounts alleged to be part of a Chinese government-backed campaign to influence opinion about unrest in Hong Kong, the video-sharing platform’s owner Google announced...
This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Bjarke Smith-Meyer, Lili Bayer, Jakob Hanke and Ryan Heath on politico.com on August 22, 2019.European Uni...
Washington’s No 1 diplomat said on Thursday that the US would continue to pressure China to end its “unlawful detention” of two Canadians held on espionage charges, but rejected suggestions that the U...
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said raging wildfires in the Amazon were an “international crisis” and called on this weekend’s G7 to address the issue.“Our house is burning. Literally. T...
No Rohingya Muslims staying in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar on Thursday because they want to be guaranteed safety and citizenship first, official...
Eugene Redmond, a long-time Yale University psychiatry professor, lured students to his research site on a Caribbean island, offering financial and professional support before sexually assaulting them...
A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at US President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defence willingness is not just about the amount of money spent.Lars Lo...
The cabin crew union leader of Cathay Dragon has become the latest casualty of Hong Kong’s political crisis as local airlines buckle under pressure to toe Beijing’s line on taking a stand against the...
An unemployed Hong Kong man snatched an officer’s gun and shot him after his mother called in police following a heated row with her drunk son, a court heard.Chan Chun-kin, 31, was on Thursday accused...
Hong Kong’s sweeping political turmoil and destabilising protests have eaten into the city’s core industries, with knock-on effects felt across the tourism, aviation and retail sectors, as well as the...
Police in Long Beach, California, appear to have thwarted a mass shooting by arresting a hotel cook who had amassed an astonishing cache of powerful firearms and had well-laid plans to carry out a gun...
Students from 10 Hong Kong universities and more than 100 secondary schools are expected to join a class boycott next month, with their representatives in tertiary institutions warning they will escal...
A mainland Chinese military official has said Taiwan’s purchase of American warplanes will not help the island defend itself and will only be a financial burden.Beijing responded with fury this week a...
Cici Zuo is working seven days a week to raise the necessary funding to expand and diversify her start-up software firm and its Asian-focused customer base in the US. But she has been running into wal...
China, South Korea and Japan ended three days of foreign ministers’ talks in Beijing on Thursday with a promise to work towards greater economic cooperation, but there was no joint statement on the po...
French leader Emmanuel Macron backed the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major compromises as he met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for talks on Th...
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