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China Ponders ADIZ in Disputed Sea

TAIPEI –A Chinese state institution warned this week that Beijing is ready to set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the contested South China Sea, giving it the authority to screen foreign aircraft. But analysts say any enforcement would anger other countries without deterring traffic.                 […]

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The Conflict with the South China Sea Ruling Explained

New York, N.Y. An international tribunal in The Hague has rebuked China over its behavior in the South China Sea and found no legal basis for Beijing’s vast claims to sovereignty over the waters. The tribunal also criticized China for damaging the environment of coral reefs and for not preventing its fishermen from killing protected species […]

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Chinese Fans Renounce Lady Gaga for Meeting Dalai Lama

Indianapolis, IN. China warned the international community Tuesday of the dangerous motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with pop star Lady Gaga while in the U.S. The singer Lady Gaga and the Dalai Lama attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo: David Björn/Flickr (Lady Gaga); Christopher Michel/Wikipedia (Dalai Lama). The […]

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Myanmar Migrants in Thailand Rush Police, Greet Suu Kyi

Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of Myanmar migrants, eager to get a glimpse of Aung San Suu Kyi, overwhelmed police in a Thai coastal fishing center Thursday afternoon.                                                                                                             Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo:Htoo Tay Zar.            The Myanmar state counselor and foreign minister, on her first official visit to Thailand since her government was […]

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VIDEO: At Least 32 Dead in Second Japan Earthquake

Tokyo, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese rescuers were digging through the rubble of buildings and mud on Saturday to reach dozens believed trapped after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck a southern island, killing at least 32 people and injuring about a thousand. Tweet

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China Waits, Watches as Taiwan Elects New President

Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan’s president-elect received jubilant approval at home and a cautious response in China a day after her sweeping victory. Taiwanese mainstream media called the election a mass win for a once struggling opposition party that historically dislikes Beijing. Officials in China are expected to wait and watch for now. The landslide election of […]

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Ban Congratulates Sri Lanka on 1st Anniversary Political Transition

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the President of Sri Lanka, the Government and its citizens on the first year of the country’s political transition. A statement issued by Mr. Ban’s Spokesperson said he is “encouraged by the Government’s commitment to a broad reform agenda that aims to realise durable peace, […]

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Japan, South Korea Agree to ‘Comfort Women’ Settlement

Seoul, S. Korea. Japan and South Korea have reached a landmark agreement that both countries’ foreign ministers say resolves the longstanding dispute over Tokyo’s responsibility to “comfort women” who were forced to work as prostitutes in Japanese military brothels in World War II. Three Korean “comfort women girls” (captured in Burma), photographed while being interrogated […]

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