East Asia Pacific

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, sits with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, second from left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, July 31, 2019.
US, China seeking to resume negotiations to end bitter year-long trade war
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 05:59
A man is on the phone in front of the office of the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Government calls two human rights organizations and a director of another NGO to meet in order to clarify their criticism of Cambodian microfinance sector and economy, respectively
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 03:25
The U.N. Security Council holds a meeting on the Mideast attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Aug. 20, 2019 at U.N. headquarters.
China insisting on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion global building program in resolution on the UN political mission in Afghanistan
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 01:10
FILE - A wildlife official scans the microchip implanted in a tiger at the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua tiger temple in Kanchanaburi province, April 24, 2015.
Eighty-six of 147 tigers seized laryngeal paralysis and canine distemper, diseases they were vulnerable to because of inbreeding at sprawling complex where tourists were allowed close contact with the large cats
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:58
FILE - Foxconn Technology Group founder and chairman, Terry Gou, speaks during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, May 6, 2019.
Terry Gou said he would not join the already competitive race, after losing the presidential nomination from the opposition, China-friendly Kuomintang party (KMT) in mid-July
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:53
Rohingya refugees shout slogan during a protest against the repatriation process at Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.
Two years after the violent expulsion of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the UN says the situation in their home country remains too dangerous for them to return
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:32
Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks during a press conference at the American Institute in Taiwan, in Taipei, March 19, 2019.
Taiwan's Foreign Ministry confirmed the move, saying the Solomon Islands Cabinet had approved a resolution to recognize Beijing as the government of China
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:12