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Singapore's financial skyline is seen on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Singapore. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Capella Hotel, a luxury resort on the island of Sentosa off the waters of Singapore for…
Long-term protests would threaten Hong Kong’s reputation among multinationals as a strong Asian financial hub
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:53
An anti-extradition bill protester is detained by riot police during a protest outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 2, 2019.
Hong Kong police responded that their officers ‘exercise a high level of restraint at all times in the use of force’
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 05:58
President Taneti Maamau of Kiribati addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
A Taiwan government official disclosed the move days after the Solomon Islands cut ties to Taipei
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By Reuters
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:17
Quarantine officials wearing protective gear stand as a precaution against African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near…
The farms are near its border with North Korea; so far more than 10,000 pigs have been culled
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:43
FILE PHOTO: North Korean people work on a rice field at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates 10 million people in urgent need of help
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By Reuters
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:27
FILE - This photo released by Japan's Ministry of Defense shows what it says is the North Korean-flagged tanker Yu Jong 2, left, and Min Ning De You 078 lying alongside in the East China Sea, Feb. 16, 2018. China says it is "highly concerned" about a reported ship-to-ship transfer that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea.
Sanctions expert Neil Watts says every UN member should share information to help identify North Korean networks overseeing the illegal oil trading that supports Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:18
The Mate 30 Pro, the latest smartphone by the Chinese tech giant Huawei, is displayed after a presentation to reveal the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in Munich, Germany, Sept. 19, 2019.
The phone is the first of its mobile devices not to carry popular Google apps because of US sanctions
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:18