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South Korea's foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha, believes that a lifting of sanctions against North Korea could be the next step in a series of negotiations between the two countries. However, many South Koreans still harbor resentment against their neighbor to the north.
As population continues to increase rapidly in Sydney and Melbourne, Australian officials are considering preventing immigrants from settling in these cities unless they have employment or family connections there.
On Sept. 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, leaving thousands dead, injured, or missing in its wake. Amid the uncertainty and grief, Indonesians search for survivors and pray to be reunited with loved ones safely.
Beijing has cracked down on knives in recent years, in response to high-profile knife attacks and stabbings. What's a Chinese chef to do?
Denny Tamaki, the first elected leader of Okinawa to have an American parent, is leading a push against the US military presence on the island. Many consider him a "new kind of leader" as he stands for diversity in a country with a reputation for uniformity.
South Korean officials announced the beginning of demining efforts in the demilitarized zone on Oct. 1. The efforts are part of a deal with North Korea to reduce military tensions on several fronts.
Several large coastal towns in Indonesia were hit by an earthquake and tsunami on Sept. 28 washing out communities and trapping residents under rubble. Poor roads and lack of heavy equipment, medical supplies, and experts is making recovery efforts difficult.
Following a series of meetings between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the two announced an ambitious program aimed at bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula – including a pledge on denuclearization.
The continued dialogue between North and South Korea after President Trump's June meeting with Kim Jong-un heralds the possibility of renewed economic and diplomatic ties between the two countries.
A new textile mill in Hong Kong is taking aim at the tons of textile waste dumped into landfills as a result of "fast fashion" with technology that will separate fabric blends in waste garments and produce a recycled yarn to be spun into new clothes.
As hurricane Florence continues to ravage the American South, the Philippines is working its way out from under another natural disaster as landslides pummel the country after typhoon Mangkhut. The government has blamed the mudslides on illegal mining operations.
Located in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, the office will be staffed by officials from both Koreas in hopes of easing tensions between the two countries ahead of their leaders' summit in Pyongyang next week.
Aung San Suu Kyi is hardly the first icon who has wound up leaving many admirers disillusioned. But amid the Rohingya crisis, the consequences of the world’s bewilderment may be especially high.
As a response to President Trump's tariff hikes, Beijing is pushing companies to trade less with the United States. But there are few alternatives to the US as an export market and technology maker.
Athletes whose families fled Vietnam decades ago are now returning to play professional basketball. They’re key in the effort to expand the sport’s popularity.
Has China simply become too powerful for the world to protest its human rights abuses? A vast surveillance and detention campaign against a Muslim minority is putting that to the test.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was forced out of office on Friday by disgruntled lawmakers, the fourth prime minister pushed out of the job since 2010 in a period of political instability. The leadership change has struck a particularly sour note among Australians.
Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea for emotional reunions with relatives. The weeklong event, the first of its kind in almost three years, comes as the rival Koreas ramp up their reconciliation efforts.
Ahead of his abdication, Emperor Akihito again expressed remorse for World War II in a speech on the anniversary of Japan's surrender. Throughout his reign, he has visited some of the harshest battlefields of the war and promoted pacifist, democratic views.
North and South Korean leaders are planning to meet for the third time this year in September, continuing diplomatic negotiations on denuclearization amid renewed worries.
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