East Asia Headlines

  • 2 Koreas discuss how to cooperate in Asian Games

    Sports officials from the rival Koreas are meeting at a border village to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia in August. A flurry of inter-Korean talks are underway after last week's landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader...

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  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

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  • Japanese disaster authorities say two people were found without vital signs and 41 others were injured by an earthquake

    Japanese disaster authorities say two people were found without vital signs and 41 others were injured by an earthquake.

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  • The Latest: More than 90 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

    The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local):

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  • Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

    Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported Monday.

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  • The Latest: More than 90 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

    The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 1 p.m. Japanese disaster authorities say more than 90 people were injured in the strong earthquake in Osaka on Monday morning. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the city of Osaka and the surrounding area about 8 a.m. (2300...

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  • Strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, causes scattered damage

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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  • Strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, causes scattered damage

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck around 8 a.m. about 10 kilometers...

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  • Chinese immigrant with American family fears deportation

    A New York immigrant with a young American family fears he'll be deported to his native China after being arrested when he showed up for a green card interview. Xiu Qing You (show-ching-YOU'), a 39-year-old Queens resident, is in a New Jersey detention facility run by the federal...

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  • Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will cost

    New tariffs on imports from China may leave American companies with a choice — pay a higher freight bill now or pay the tariffs starting in three weeks. It can take several weeks for ship-borne cargo from China to reach the United States — too late to beat the July 6 deadline. That could...

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  • Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

    President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...

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  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    U.S. stocks closed out a whirlwind week with a modest loss Friday as markets gauged how much to fret about the Trump administration's decision to step up the trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. The White House announced tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China, and...

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  • Report: China vows to retaliate against US with tariffs on 545 goods, including farm, autos, seafood

    Report: China vows to retaliate against US with tariffs on 545 goods, including farm, autos, seafood.

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  • Japan OKs economic plan that allows more foreign workers

    Japan’s Cabinet on Friday adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers as the rapidly aging country seeks to make up for its declining workforce.

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  • Japan OKs economic plan that allows more foreign workers

    Japan's Cabinet on Friday adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers as the rapidly aging country seeks to make up for its declining workforce. Under the plan, Japan would relax visa requirements in sectors facing severe labor shortages such as nursing care, agriculture,...

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  • China vows retaliation for US tariff hike

    China's government said Friday it will retaliate for U.S. President Donald Trump's tariff hike on Chinese goods by immediately imposing penalties of the "same scale" on American goods. The Commerce Ministry said it also is scrapping deals made with Washington in talks aimed at defusing a...

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  • Trump: North Korea starts returning remains of US soldiers

    President Donald Trump says North Korea has started returning the remains of US soldiers missing during the Korean War. Speaking with Fox News on the North Lawn of the White House, Trump defended his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying "they are already starting to produce the...

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  • Swedish court finds man guilty of spying for China

    A man was found guilty Friday of spying for China by gathering information on Tibetans who had fled to Sweden, and sentenced to 22 months in jail. The Sodertorn District Court, near Stockholm, found Dorjee Gyantsan, a 49-year old Tibetan who worked for a pro-Tibetan radio station, guilty of...

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