East Asia Pacific

People wearing face masks pass by an electric screen about precautions against the illness COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea,…
Government under pressure to do more to contain fallout of virus
William Gallo
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 02:42
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters prior to boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for campaign travel to…
President Donald Trump said national security concerns, which had been cited as reasoning for the plans, should not be used as an excuse to make it difficult for foreign countries to buy US products
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 19:29
A military delegate reads a China Daily newspaper ahead of the second plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC)…
Five major Chinese state-run media entities with US operations will be required to register their employees and US properties with the State Department
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:52
Buses carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.
Australia preparing to rescue citizens from virus-hit cruise liner in Japan
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:05
In this photo taken on February 6, 2020, workers of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Pyongyang produce masks for protection against…
Fears N Korea could be concealing an outbreak
William Gallo
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:27
European Union and Vietnamese flags are seen at the signing ceremony of the of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, June 30, 2019, in Hanoi.
Members of the EU Parliament last week voted 401 to 192 in favor of ratifying the agreement, which would roll back almost all import tariffs between the bloc and Vietnam
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:51
Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaks during the news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)…
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says this should be interpreted with great caution because trends can change as new populations are affected
Lisa Schlein
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:12
In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, a masked paramilitary policeman stands guard alone at a deserted Tiananmen Gate following…
Observers say it is too risky to gather thousands of political elite in Beijing
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:34
This Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 photo shows details from a print of a leaked database obtained by The Associated Press.
A newly revealed database exposes in extraordinary detail the main reasons for the detentions of Emer, his three sons, and hundreds of others in Karakax County: their religion and their family ties
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 13:41
Doctor Hangzhou Lu, co-director of Shanghai Public Clinical Center Shanghai, shows a quarantine room for coronavirus patients…
Doctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus to treat those still battling the infection, reporting some encouraging preliminary results, a Chinese professor says
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:55
Is The West Dying Or Thriving? U.S. And Europe Clash Over Transatlantic Alliance
Pompeo, Macron offer starkly different diagnoses on health of Western alliance
Henry Ridgwell
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:58
Assembly worker Julaynne Trusel works a on a 2012 Chevrolet Volt at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, July 27, 2011 (file photo).
The company said in a statement Sunday that it plans to wind down sales, engineering and design operations for its historic Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand in 2021
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:42
A placard with a photo of legal scholar Xu Zhiyong is raised by a demonstrator protesting against a Chinese court’s decision to…
Detention of critical intellectuals show intensifying crackdown amid coronavirus outbreak
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:46
A passenger reacts as he disembarks from the Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville on February 14, 2020, where the liner…
The dispersal around the world of passengers from the ship with possible exposure to the virus has sparked concern
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:41
Buses carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.
The ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and crew on the ship, docked in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 07:11