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China challenges US Navy ships in South China Sea

China challenges US Navy ships in South China Sea

China's military said it had dispatched warships to challenge two US Navy vessels that sailed through waters in the South China Sea.

  • by Steven Lee Myers

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US officials cross into North Korea for summit preparation
North Korea

US officials cross into North Korea for summit preparation

A team of US officials crossed into North Korea for talks to prepare for a summit between Trump and Kim, despite the question marks hanging over the meeting.

  • by Anna Fifield
When Trump cancelled, Kim urgently reached out to South Korea
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North Korea

When Trump cancelled, Kim urgently reached out to South Korea

As Trump cancelled summit, Kim Jong Un told South Korea he wanted to meet, urgently.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Putin's evasions on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are a disgrace
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Vladimir Putin

Putin's evasions on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are a disgrace

There is no doubt by now that Putin knows every available detail of the case.

  • by Leonid Bershidsky
Australian Maria Exposto sure she'll beat Malaysia death sentence
Human rights

Australian Maria Exposto sure she'll beat Malaysia death sentence

The Australian grandmother sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug smuggling has told her lawyer not to worry as they will win their appeal case because "it's obvious I'm innocent".

Driving up women's standard of living in India
India

Driving up women's standard of living in India

In India, driving has always been a man's job. Until now.

  • by Amrit Dhillon
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Australian nun who irked Philippine leader fights expulsion
Philippines

Australian nun who irked Philippine leader fights expulsion

An Australian nun who irked the Philippine President by joining political rallies defied an Immigration Bureau order to leave the country on Friday.

A North Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'
Donald Trump

A North Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

Trump welcomed the conciliatory statement from North Korea saying it remained open to talks after he called off a summit the day before.

The limits of Donald Trump's me-first diplomacy
Analysis
Donald Trump

The limits of Donald Trump's me-first diplomacy

At the core of Trump's foreign policy is a belief that he can use his personal charisma to charm his way to world peace.

  • by Greg Jaffe & Paul Sonne
China supports Korea talks after Trump's dramatic cancellation
China

China supports Korea talks after Trump's dramatic cancellation

North Korea and China both say they want talks to continue, as Trump calls them off saying it was a "missed opportunity".

  • by Kirsty Needham
Thailand raids temples, arrest monks in fight to clean up Buddhism
Thailand

Thailand raids temples, arrest monks in fight to clean up Buddhism

Several prominent monks and worshippers arrested in the year's biggest such operation as part of a crackdown on illegal financial dealings by temples.

  • by by Panu Wongcha-um