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In this photo provided by New Zealand Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks with U.S. President-elect…
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern offers to share COVID-19 advice with US president-elect
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:19 AM
FILE - In this April 25, 2019, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention Center in Tokyo. A Japanese court…
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that Ghosn's detention in Japan in late 2018 and early 2019 was 'arbitrary' and called on Japan's government to 'take necessary steps to remedy situation'   
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 07:06 AM
Passengers disembark from the first Qantas flight from Melbourne in Sydney
Victoria, New South Wales prohibited cross-border travel for more than 135 days
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 05:53 AM
CORRECTS DATE - Hong Kong activists, from right, Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow arrive at a court in Hong Kong, Monday,…
The young trio pleaded guilty to charges related to an unauthorized protest last June
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 05:41 AM
U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Philippines' Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. elbow bump.
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien spent three days in Vietnam and plans to visit the Philippine’s foreign affairs secretary this week
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 05:19 AM
Activists hold photos of Thai dissident Wanchalearm Satsaksit gather for a rally in front of Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok,…
Wanchalearm Satsaksit disappeared from self-exile in Phnom Penh in June, and his sister wants to ‘find the truth about my brother’
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 01:45 AM
FILE - The backdrop and the Canadian and U.S. participants' chairs are seen at the Halifax International Security Forum, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nov. 22, 2013. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's forum was held virtually.
Leaders from the world’s democracies gathered online this weekend to discuss future cooperation, and China was the main topic of conversation
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Sun, 11/22/2020 - 05:51 PM
Pornpen Khongkachonkiet
The rights defender and legal advocate has been threatened, harassed and targeted by online trolls
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Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:52 AM
Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, poses for a picture after an interview with Reuters in New…
Lobsang Sangay says he met with the White House’s newly appointed US special coordinator for Tibetan issues, Robert Destro 
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 03:14 PM
A photo taken with a tilt-shift lens shows protesters dressed in dinosaur costumes, which pro-democracy activists said represent the older generation of Thai politicians, during a 'Bad Student' rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 21, 2020.
Youth protests continue as a kingdom bitterly divided by age, politics and attitudes toward its rulers lurches deeper into crisis
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 11:39 AM
Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks during a press conference with American Institute in Taiwan director Brent…
EPP Dialogue is to continue present economic cooperation and forge new economic ties
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 04:17 AM
An airport construction site is seen in an area developed by China company Union Development Group at Botum Sakor in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, May 6, 2018.
Treasury Department sees Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act as ‘effective and appropriate tool’ against UDG, a company that seized lands, displaced families to make way for a $3.8 billion luxury gambling and lifestyle project in unspoiled area
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 03:15 AM
Health workers test the South Australia public at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Adelaide
State officials say worker who tested positive lied to tracers about exposure to virus
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 04:37 PM
Students attend the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wuhan High School on the first day of the new semester in Wuhan in…
The worrying trend of tattling in China’s universities is becoming increasingly rampant
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 03:28 PM
People walk in front of the virtual meeting monitor showing world leaders including US President Donald Trump (C) before the…
Leaders of 21-nation APEC also say they won't resort to protectionist policies
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 11:47 AM