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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Global coronavirus cases pass three million as lockdowns begin to ease

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Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million cases, according to a Reuters tally. It comes as many countries are taking steps...
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Japan’s ATLA Developing Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile

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Japan's Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) started developing a hypersonic guided missile able to attack both ships or ground targets. The missile, qualified as "game changer" by the...

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

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The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

Kim Jong-un awarded Russia’s Victory anniversary medal – embassy

PYONGYANG, May 5. /TASS/. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been awarded Russia’s 75th anniversary Victory medal for his major contribution in commemorating Soviet soldiers, who died in 1945...
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Biden defense secretary warns US forces ready to ‘fight tonight’ after North Korea warning

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday warned North Korea that U.S. forces are ready to "fight tonight" after the dictatorship condemned military drills taking place in South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries have...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

North, South Korea Exchange Fire in First Border Clash in Years

North Korean troops fired at their South Korean counterparts Sunday morning in the demilitarized zone that divides the two countries, a move that comes as its leader Kim Jong...
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Negotiating With North Korea

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Over the past 2,000 years, Korea has been invaded often by China, Russia, Japan and Mongolia. To survive against these powerful and aggressive neighbors, Korea had to be militarily strong and self-reliant.
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IMF: Coronavirus ‘Great Lockdown’ will shrink global economy by 3% in 2020

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By David Lawder The global economy is expected to shrink by 3.0% during 2020 in a stunning coronavirus-driven collapse of activity that will mark the steepest downturn since the Great...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

North Korea and Biological Weapons: Assessing the Evidence

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Executive SummaryNorth Korea’s announcement that it is developing a vaccine for COVID-19 has focused renewed attention on Pyongyang’s purported biological weapons (BW) program. Over the past three years, three...
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China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall

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China’s virus death toll rose by 89 on Sunday to 811, passing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a...
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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...