East Asia Headlines

  • Small question, big consequences: Is N. Korea a nuke power?

    A debate over whether to treat North Korea as a de facto nuclear power could influence whether fragile diplomacy continues or Northeast Asia returns to the threats of nuclear strikes that had many fearing war last year

    Washington Post
  • Correction: China Missing Celebrity story

    Correction: China Missing Celebrity story

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  • The Latest: Congo’s president says elections ‘irreversible’

    Congo’s President Joseph Kabila is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is “irreversible” and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Trump hails his own achievements in UN speech

    President Donald Trump scorned the “ideology of globalism” and heaped praise on his own administration’s achievements in a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly

    Washington Post
  • Swedish broadcaster: Satirical China sketch ‘misunderstood’

    Sweden’s public broadcaster is “sorry” for a satirical show that “may have been an insult.”

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Kids bring great atmosphere to Women's World Cup

    The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup Day 3 (all times local): 11 a.m. The crowds for the opening two days of play at the FIBA Women's World Cup have been strong with games taking place over the weekend. With the final day of the preliminary round on a Tuesday, the local...

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  • China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

    China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale...

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  • China official says talks impossible with 'US holding knife'

    China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official said Tuesday. The warning came after the Chinese government released a report that accused President Donald...

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  • Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

    It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in a small...

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  • Mandela’s widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

    Nelson Mandela’s widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the “senseless violence” plaguing too much of the world

    Washington Post
  • 3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor freed on bond

    The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is free on bond after being accused by authorities of having sex with an underage girl. Jail records show 30-year-old Cody Wilson was freed Sunday evening from the Harris County Jail in Houston after posting...

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  • How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    Global stocks took small losses Monday after China reportedly pulled out of trade talks with the U.S. Industrial companies and banks suffered some of the worst declines among American stocks. On Monday: The S&P 500 index gave up 10.30 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,919.37. The Dow...

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as China said to rebuff talks

    The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their trade dispute. Crude oil prices rose early Monday after OPEC decided against...

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as China said to rebuff talks

    Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their trade dispute.

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  • Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 7 weeks at sea

    An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he strained through his clothing. Aldi Novel Adilang told The Associated Press on Monday...

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  • Iran: US wish to halt Iran's crude exports won't come true

    Iran's oil minister says the United States will not succeed in its plans to halt Iranian crude exports even as he acknowledged that South Korea has stopped buying oil from Tehran. The website of Iran's oil ministry, Shana.ir, quotes the minister, Bijan Zanganeh, as saying the "U.S. dream of...

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  • Charles Kao, Nobel-winning optical fiber pioneer, dies at 84

    Charles K. Kao, a Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in optical fiber technology, dies at age 84

    Washington Post
  • In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

    Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory's secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong...

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