South Korea Takes Aim at High Suicide Rate

SEOUL —  South Korea continues to have one of the highest rate of suicide among developed nations, sparking actions plans from the government in Seoul

US Legislation to Urge Possible China Sanctions over Xinjiang Crackdown

WASHINGTON —  U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging a stronger response by the Trump administration to China’s crackdown on minority Muslims, including possible

In Factory After Factory, Kim Tries to Grow N. Korea Economy

WONSAN, NORTH KOREA —  For North Korean factory managers, a visit by leader Kim Jong Un is the highest of honors and quite possibly the

US Reiterates Commitment to Help Myanmar’s Rohingya

WASHINGTON / COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH —  The United States says it will continue efforts to support Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority through humanitarian aid and diplomacy.

Verdicts Due in Trial Against 2 Khmer Rouge Leaders

PHNOM PENH —  The Khmer Rouge tribunal is to announce verdicts on Friday against the two senior surviving regime officials, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan,

Pence to Offer Alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Singapore

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Singapore to attend regional summits during which he will highlight the Trump administration’s commitment to keeping the Indo-Pacific

Report of N. Korean Missile Bases ‘Fake News’

U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on a report that North Korea has at least 13 undeclared bases capable of hiding missiles, calling the

Cambodia Charges 18 People in Surrogacy Case

PHNOM PENH —  A Cambodian court has charged 18 people, including 11 pregnant women, with violating laws against surrogate births. A Phnom Penh Municipal Court

China Scours Social Media, Erases Thousands of Accounts

BEIJING —  China’s top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful

Umbrella Movement Protestors to Stand Trial Alongside Six Other Protest Leaders

HONG KONG —  The original architects of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement are set to go on trial next Monday and face possible jail time

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