Category Archives: Asia

Sean Penn's meet with Mexico kingpin led to capture

Mexico City (AFP) – US actor Sean Penn interviewed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman three months before the Mexican drug lord's capture this week, Rolling Stone magazine revealed, a meeting that…

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Thai police arrest British man in child pornography case

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police, acting on a U.S. tip approximately child pornography uploads, arrested a British man Wednesday in a northern province where another Westerner was arrested weeks earlier…

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US stocks sink on jitters over North Korea, China weakness

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors fret approximately signs of belligerence in North Korea & more weakening of China's economy. Markets were already lower in…

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North Korea faces UN condemnation over nuclear test

The UN Security Council met Wednesday for emergency talks to condemn North Korea after its claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test — a shock announcement that, if confirmed, could…

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US, SKorea defense chiefs say North should face 'consequences'

Washington (AFP) – North Korea's surprise nuclear test "should have consequences" for the reclusive state, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter & his South Korean counterpart agreed in a phone call…

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UK bankers say EU has helped London financial center thrive

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's financial sector has thrived in the European Union & quitting the 28-country bloc could limit access to a huge market & trigger an…

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The Latest: Japan warns UN council on swift N. Korea action

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on North Korea's announcement that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test Wednesday (all times Seoul): 4:05 a.m. Thursday Japan's U.N. ambassador says the…

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S. Korea WWII sex slaves protest against Japan deal

Seoul (AFP) – Former "comfort women" & hundreds of supporters protested Wednesday against South Korea's agreement with Japan on wartime sex slavery, as Seoul faces an uphill battle to sell…

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Philippines to join China-backed Asian infrastructure bank

Manila (AFP) – The Philippines said Wednesday it will join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, despite being engaged in a dispute with Beijing over its claims in the South…

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China Telecom chairman resigns amid corruption probe

BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of one of China's three main state-owned phone carriers resigned Wednesday following an announcement he is the target of an anti-corruption investigation. China Telecom Ltd….

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