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  • Thailand Nov 21, 2019

    High-Rises Sway as Earthquake Rocks Thailand, Laos

    Moderate earthquakes struck Bangkok on Wednesday night, and the city experienced another earthquake Thursday morning.

  • Thailand Nov 21, 2019

    High-Rises Sway as Earthquake Rocks Thailand, Laos

    Moderate earthquakes struck Bangkok on Wednesday night, and the city experienced another earthquake Thursday morning.

  • North Korea Nov 17, 2019

    US, S Korea Postpone Joint Exercise Criticized by N Korea

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed a joint military exercise in an “act of goodwill” toward North Korea. The move comes even as Japan’s defense minister, whose country feels threatened by repeated North Korean missile launches, told Esper “no one could be optimistic about” changing the North’s behavior. The statement...

  • DRIVER Oct 10, 2019

    Road Tripping Thailand: Weekend Getaways to Beat the Crowds

    Thailand’s southern beaches lure travelers with their turquoise water and dramatic limestone cliffs, but there’s more to explore in the Southeast Asian country that’s one of the world’s most popular destinations. For a Thai road less traveled, try one of these getaways outside Bangkok, far from the overly Instagrammed backpacker hotspots or the party scene of Phuket or...

  • Thailand Oct 6, 2019

    6 Elephants Die at Thai Park After Trying to Save Fallen Calf

    A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday near the Haew Narok waterfall, also known as the Ravine of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    North Korea Confirms Another Test of Rocket Launcher System

    North Korea said Saturday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance the country’s ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency came a day after South Korea’s military said it detected North Korea firing projectiles...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    China Threatens Retaliation for Trump’s Planned Tariff Hike

    China on Friday threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. China’s government accused Trump of violating his June agreement with President Xi Jinping to revive negotiations aimed at ending a costly fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. Trump rattled...

  • Associated Press Aug 2, 2019

    Trump to Place 10% Tariff on Remaining Chinese Imports

    Tariffs are going up again on everything from iPhones to baby cribs imported from China. Starting September 1st the Trump administration will impose a ten percent tariff on $300 billion worth of goods, on top of the 25 percent already in place.

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    Trump Says He’ll Put 10% Tariffs on Remaining China Imports

    President Donald Trump intensified pressure on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking. The president has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing has retaliated by taxing $110...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2019

    Seoul: North Korea Launches 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

    South Korea’s military said North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast in a move observers say could be aimed at boosting pressure on the United States as the rivals struggle to set up fresh nuclear talks. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2019

    Pig Disease Spreading in Asia as Nations Struggle to Stop It

    Asian nations are scrambling to contain highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control. Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China’s northeast in August. The U.N....

  • DRIVER Jun 10, 2019

    Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

    Here are some facts about ecotourism and how you can incorporate it into your summer vacation.

  • JUDGE May 21, 2019

    San Diego Porn Website Linked to Russian Arms Smugglers and Mexican Cartel

    NBC 7 Investigates looks into the corporate structure of the website now at the center of a civil lawsuit.

  • King May 4, 2019

    Thai King is Officially Crowned, Boosting His Regal Power

    Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country’s Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. The coronation represents a renewal of the monarchy’s power after the October 2016 death at age 88 of Vajiralongkorn’s revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It also...

  • coach Apr 30, 2019

    Netflix Announces Deal for Film About Thailand’s Cave Boys

    Netflix announced Tuesday it is joining with the production company for the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to make a film about last July’s dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.

  • Instagram Feb 9, 2019

    Thailand Puzzles Over Political Surprises From Royals

    A Thai political party swore loyalty to the king Saturday, a day after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch’s sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. The statement of fealty comes as the country ponders a Friday whirlwind in which Princess Ubolratana Mahidol broke with tradition proscribing the monarchy’s...

  • Donald Trump Feb 6, 2019

    Trump Says He Will Meet North Korean Leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in Singapore opened a path to peace. But there is not...

  • DIRECTOR Jan 12, 2019

    Woman Who Fled Saudi Arabia Reaches Her New Home in Canada

    Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign....
    “This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said arm-in-arm with the Saudi woman in Toronto’s airport....
    Rahaf Mohammed...

  • Canada Jan 11, 2019

    Thai Police: Canada, Australia Willing to Accept Saudi Woman

    Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family, Thai police said Friday. Thailand’s immigration police chief, Surachate Hakparn, told reporters the U.N. was accelerating the case, though he gave no indication of when the process would be complete. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun...

  • Saudi Arabia Jan 9, 2019

    Australia Considering Resettlement for Fleeing Saudi Woman

    Australia’s government said Wednesday that it will assess the resettlement case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family now that the United Nations has deemed her a refugee, taking the woman’s high-profile quest for asylum a step forward. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 18-year-old Rahaf...

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