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FILE - This Dec. 10, 2018, photo, provided by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, shows the launch of a land-based Aegis missile defense system, that later intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile launched from the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
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Washington to prioritize efforts to reign in both at upcoming UN meeting with focus on ambitions exhibited by Russia, China
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 02:44 PM
FILE - A regional branch office of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Central Bank is seen in Lubumbashi, DRC, May 22, 2016.
Experts warn that unless the Democratic Republic of Congo improves its banking system, it risks broader economic consequences
Salem Solomon
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 10:57 AM
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam toasts to Director of Safeguarding National Security of the central government.
Carrie Lam made remarks at ceremony marking anniversary of founding of People’s Republic of China    
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Thu, 10/01/2020 - 07:33 AM
A couple talks outside FGV Holdings Berhad, one of Malaysia's largest palm oil companies, in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, Oct. 1,…
US banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and other abuses
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Thu, 10/01/2020 - 04:59 AM
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Rights website has recorded 510 cases of dissidents being forced to go to psychiatric hospital across the country since December 2007
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Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:39 PM
Members of a Chinese military band pose for photos before a reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on the eve of…
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Democrats and Republicans echo warnings in separate reports on China’s bid to supplant US on world stage
Jeff Seldin
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:02 PM
FILE - A worker collects palm oil fruits at a plantation in Klang, Malaysia, June 15, 2020.
Probe into FGV Holdings uncovers allegations of forced child labor as well as sexual and physical violence
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Wed, 09/30/2020 - 02:46 PM
Cambodian Garment Workers Fear For Their Future
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Lost EU trade perks and a pandemic weigh on Cambodia’s low paid
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Wed, 09/30/2020 - 01:02 PM
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivers his opening speech for the Xiangshan Forum, a gathering of the region's security officials, in Beijing, Oct. 21, 2019.
Chinese coast guard ship passed through Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone earlier this month just five days after China’s defense minister made peace-building trip to Jakarta that’s normally, nominally friendly to Beijing
Ralph Jennings
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 02:23 PM
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers his speech during the "Advancing and Defending International Religious Freedom…
US Secretary of State also speaks on plight of persecuted religious minorities in China during Rome visit
Nike Ching
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:50 AM
Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 23, 2020.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claimed to have mustered support of 'strong, formidable majority' of lawmakers to wrest control from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and form a new government
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Wed, 09/30/2020 - 01:20 PM
The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, September 28, 2020.    REUTERS…
All three major US indices are trending lower in futures trading
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Wed, 09/30/2020 - 05:20 AM
FILE - Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten sits in a hotel restaurant overlooking Hong Kong's financial Central district during an interview by Reuters in Hong Kong, March 15, 2012.
Chris Patten describes Beijing's actions as 'biggest assault on freedom and liberty in any city in the 21st century'
Natalie Liu
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 09:08 PM
A man watches a TV screen showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway…
North Korea tells world at UN: Peace can only be safeguarded with 'absolute strength'
Margaret Besheer
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 08:06 PM
Tired of Staying Home? How about a Flight to Nowhere
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Would-be travelers in Asia embrace round-trip flights that end up where they began
William Gallo
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:45 AM