Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

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By Kirsty Needham Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely rile China, which denounced the...
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EU sets out Indo-Pacific plan, says it’s not ‘anti-China’

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The European Union resolved on Monday to step up its influence in the Indo-Pacific region, using areas from security to health to protect its interests and counter China's rising...
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North Korea blows up liaison office on its side of border with South

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North Korea blew up an office set up to foster better ties with South Korea in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday after it threatened to take action...
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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Complex: Activity Around the UEP Suggests Ongoing Operations

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BY: PETER MAKOWSKY, FRANK PABIAN AND JACK LIUJULY 28, 2020SATELLITE IMAGERY, WMDCommercial satellite imagery over the past year indicates that the light activity observed throughout North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear...
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Taiwan plans $9 bln boost in arms spending, warns of ‘severe threat’

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Taiwan proposed on Thursday extra defence spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned of an urgent need to...
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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

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 Indonesia said on Friday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific...

Philippines receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine, doses donated by China

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The Philippines received on Sunday its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses in a shipment donated by China, a day before it was due to roll out a national...

In race to replace Japan’s Abe, loyalist Suga emerges as strong contender

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Yoshihide Suga, a longtime lieutenant of Japan’s Shinzo Abe, has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him as prime minister, an outcome that would extend the fiscal and...
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S.Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as it aims to better counter...
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Biden Seeks Unity With Japan’s Suga Against China at First White House Summit

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By David Brunnstrom and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly threatening China as the U.S. leader held his first...
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Historic Win for Left: Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Elections

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Bogota-SANA-Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro maintained a five percentage point difference, with 50 percent, against Rodolfo Hernandez during Colombia’s presidential runoff, with 79.6 percent of...
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EU forced to buy Russian oil to prevent Putin from earning even more –...

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The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the European Union is forced to buy Russian oil so that Putin...
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JP Morgan: The Russian economy is doing better than expected after the introduction of...

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The large American bank "JP Morgan" estimates that the Russian economy is doing better than expected after the introduction of Western sanctions, and that...
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Greenpeace: United Kingdom imported more than $ 275 million in Russian oil during the...

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The British government has imported Russian oil worth 220 million pounds ($ 276 million) since Moscow declared war on Ukraine, according to a new...

The Hell of Volnovakha

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The battle for this strategically important place was fought for two weeks. With the fall of Volnovakha and the northbound frontline push, a railway...