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What’s Next for the Philippines-Canada Garbage Dispute?
May 24, 2019
What’s Next for the Philippines-Canada Garbage Dispute?
Canada says it will remove truckloads of garbage allegedly illegally shipped to the Philippines.
What’s Next for the Philippines-Canada Garbage Dispute?
Sydney Judge Awards Actor Geoffrey Rush $2 Million in Defamation Case
May 24, 2019
Sydney Judge Awards Actor Geoffrey Rush $2 Million in Defamation Case
The actor sued The Daily Telegraph's publisher and a journalist for defamation in reporting on accusations against Rush.
Sydney Judge Awards Actor Geoffrey Rush $2 Million in Defamation Case
Thai Court Blocks Anti-Junta Politician From Parliament Seat
May 23, 2019
Thai Court Blocks Anti-Junta Politician From Parliament Seat
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn faces yet another legal challenge that his supporters see as politically-motivated.
Thai Court Blocks Anti-Junta Politician From Parliament Seat
John Bolton: Coast Guard to Help Reassert US Leadership in Arctic
May 23, 2019
John Bolton: Coast Guard to Help Reassert US Leadership in Arctic
The U.S. national security advisor wants the U.S. Coast Guard to challenge growing Chinese and Russian military influence in the Arctic.
John Bolton: Coast Guard to Help Reassert US Leadership in Arctic
Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
May 22, 2019
Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
Not only did Duterte's allies dominate the Senate races, but the opposition was completely shut out.
Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
Indonesia Officially Awards Election to Jokowi
May 21, 2019
Indonesia Officially Awards Election to Jokowi
The official count released Tuesday confirmed earlier projections that Joko Widodo would be re-elected as president.
Indonesia Officially Awards Election to Jokowi
India’s Marathon Election Ends, Vote Counting to Begin Thursday
May 21, 2019
India’s Marathon Election Ends, Vote Counting to Begin Thursday
Turnout remained high at 64.9 percent.
India’s Marathon Election Ends, Vote Counting to Begin Thursday
South Korea Vows to Send Aid as North Struggles With ‘Severe Food Shortages’
May 21, 2019
South Korea Vows to Send Aid as North Struggles With ‘Severe Food Shortages’
Seoul ponders how much and what kind of aid to offer as North Korea reports its worst drought in decades.
South Korea Vows to Send Aid as North Struggles With ‘Severe Food Shortages’
It's Official: Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Taiwan
May 17, 2019
It's Official: Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Taiwan
Two years after a landmark court decision, Taiwan has finally passed legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed.
It's Official: Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Taiwan
US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China
May 17, 2019
US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China
The U.S. says it has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
US Navy Chief: US Hasn't Stepped up Sea Patrols to Confront China
Australian Prime Minister Predicts Close Election Result
May 17, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Predicts Close Election Result
The odds are in favor of the opposition, but incumbent Scott Morrison remains hopeful.
Australian Prime Minister Predicts Close Election Result
Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake
May 16, 2019
Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake
After a 7.5 magnitude quake, damage seems mercifully light -- so far.
Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake
US Moves Toward Tariff Hikes on Another $300 Billion in Chinese Goods
May 14, 2019
US Moves Toward Tariff Hikes on Another $300 Billion in Chinese Goods
The trade war truce is officially dead, despite continuing negotiations toward an elusive deal.
US Moves Toward Tariff Hikes on Another $300 Billion in Chinese Goods
Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew, Blocks Social Media Amid Violence
May 14, 2019
Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew, Blocks Social Media Amid Violence
The violence targeted Muslims in apparent retaliation for the Islamic State-claimed Easter Sunday attacks.
Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew, Blocks Social Media Amid Violence
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
May 14, 2019
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
The polls will not only shed light on what voters think of his performance thus far, but could also shape how the rest of his single six-year term plays out.
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
North, South Korean Musicians Hold Rare Joint Performance
May 13, 2019
North, South Korean Musicians Hold Rare Joint Performance
Sunday’s concert was one small step forward for inter-Korean cooperation, despite stalled talks and a missile launch.
North, South Korean Musicians Hold Rare Joint Performance
Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided
May 10, 2019
Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided
The final results of the March election give no party an absolute majority and suggest that political divisions will remain if not intensify.
Final Election Results Leave Thailand Divided
Modi Flexes Muscles in Kashmir to Woo India’s Hindu Voters
May 07, 2019
Modi Flexes Muscles in Kashmir to Woo India’s Hindu Voters
The Indian prime minister plays the Kashmir card.
Modi Flexes Muscles in Kashmir to Woo India’s Hindu Voters
2 Arrested After Clash in Sri Lanka Town Hit by Easter Blast
May 07, 2019
2 Arrested After Clash in Sri Lanka Town Hit by Easter Blast
On Sunday evening, mostly Catholic attackers stoned and vandalized Muslim-owned shops.
2 Arrested After Clash in Sri Lanka Town Hit by Easter Blast
As Coronation Begins, What’s Next for the Thai Monarchy?
May 03, 2019
As Coronation Begins, What’s Next for the Thai Monarchy?
King Vajiralongkorn will finally be officially coronated, over two years after the death of beloved King Bhumibol.
As Coronation Begins, What’s Next for the Thai Monarchy?
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
May 01, 2019
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
The U.S. military command in Kabul is no longer producing "district control data,."
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
Netflix Will Make a Movie About Thailand’s Miracle Cave Rescue
May 01, 2019
Netflix Will Make a Movie About Thailand’s Miracle Cave Rescue
The company acquired the rights to the story of the boys' soccer team that spent over 2 weeks trapped in a flooded cave.
Netflix Will Make a Movie About Thailand’s Miracle Cave Rescue
Making the World’s Largest Democracy Work: How India’s 900 Million Voters Cast Their Ballots
May 01, 2019
Making the World’s Largest Democracy Work: How India’s 900 Million Voters Cast Their Ballots
An incredible amount of electoral machinery makes the practice of democracy possible in India.
Making the World’s Largest Democracy Work: How India’s 900 Million Voters Cast Their Ballots
The End of an Era: Japan’s Emperor Finalizes Abdication
May 01, 2019
The End of an Era: Japan’s Emperor Finalizes Abdication
As of midnight on April 30, Emperor Akihito has been replaced by Crown Prince Naruhito.
The End of an Era: Japan’s Emperor Finalizes Abdication
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