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  • China says it will never seek regional hegemony

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday his country will never seek hegemony no matter how strong it becomes, even as his neighbors worry about Beijing's actions in several territorial disputes. Xi made the comments as he hosted leaders of India and Myanmar to commemorate 60...

  • North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of its newly developed precision guided missiles, in a possible reference to three short-range projectiles South Korean officials say the North fired toward its waters a day earlier. South...

  • Cambodian PM says 250,000 workers returned home

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister said Thursday that at least 250,000 of his countrymen who were migrant workers in Thailand returned home this month under circumstances that initially violated their human rights. Hun Sen accused Thai authorities of abusing their rights...

  • S. Korea's No. 2 to stay on after others pull out

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has decided to retain the country's current prime minister — who holds the No. 2 spot in the government — after two possible replacements for the job both abandoned their nominations because of questions over past behavior, officials said...

  • In a first, China sends a minister to Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has sent its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for four days of meetings to rebuild ties with the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. Protests in Taipei had set back relations earlier this year — and Zhang Zhijun had to go around...

  • Rival nations mark 64th anniversary of Korean War

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North and South Korea on Wednesday marked the 64th anniversary of the war between them that ended in a truce and left the nations bitterly divided. Thousands of North Koreans took part in a huge rally in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang. Signs praising...

  • North Korea may have reverse-engineered a Russian cruise missile

    The North Korean military may have a new toy to add to its conventional arsenal: an anti-ship cruise missile identical to a modern Russian model. A North Korean propaganda film of the country's military capabilities devotes just a few frames to the new missile (at the very end, around 49:14)....

  • China-Vietnam clash could spawn new anti-China alliance

    The China-Vietnam confrontation in the South China Sea continues to roil Asia. Gun battles have yet to erupt in the disputed Paracel Island maritime zone where, in early May, China deployed a very large oil exploration and drilling ship. In lieu of anti-ship missiles and fighter-bombers, the...



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