• China Sep 12, 2019

    Belting Out Protest Song Is Latest Act of Hong Kong Movement

    Thousands of Hong Kong people belted out a new protest song in karaoke-style at shopping malls in the latest act of resistance that highlighted the creativity of demonstrators in their months-long fight for democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Late Wednesday, activists and ordinary citizens sang “Glory to Hong Kong” at several malls for a third straight night in...

  • United States Jul 1, 2019

    Chinese Military Conducts Anti-Ship Missile Tests in Hotly Contested South China Sea

    China has been conducting a series of anti-ship ballistic missile tests in the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea, according to two U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter. The Chinese carried out the first test over the weekend, firing off at least one missile into the sea, one official said. The window for testing remains open until...

  • Maine Jun 21, 2019

    Bakers Prepare Thousands of Whoopie Pies for Annual Maine Festival

    Thousands of Mainers are expected to celebrate a festival dedicated to the state’s official treat: the whoopie pie. This weekend marks the 10th Annual Whoopie Pie Festival, which features a whoopie pie eating contest and a judged competition for bakers to create their own concoctions.

  • United States May 30, 2019

    Families Hold Out Hope That 74 US Sailors Killed at Sea Are Honored on Vietnam Veterans Wall

    Monday will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the deadliest days in the Vietnam War, when 74 sailors were killed when their ship went down in the South China Sea. But none of those who gave their lives on that ship have their names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.

  • PRESIDENT May 12, 2019

    Duterte Allies Seek to Dominate Philippine Midterm Polls

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot but Monday’s midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, unorthodox style and contentious embrace of China. Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying for about 18,000 congressional and local posts in one...

  • United States Jan 30, 2019

    China Just Tested the World's Most Powerful Naval Gun, and US Intelligence Says It Will Be Ready for Warfare by 2025

    China tested the world’s most powerful naval gun earlier this month, and it is expected to be ready for warfare by 2025, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. China’s railgun was first seen in 2011 and underwent testing in 2014, according to the people, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. Between 2015…

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2018

    US Charges China-Controlled Company in Trade Secrets Theft

    The United States has charged a government-controlled company in China with stealing trade secrets from an American semiconductor company, the Justice Department said Thursday as it outlined an initiative focused on what officials said was the growing threat of Chinese economic espionage. The prosecution comes amid heightened trade tensions between China and the U.S. and as the Trump administration raises...

  • China Oct 7, 2018

    Interpol Asks China for Information on Its Missing President

    Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency’s missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip home. The Lyon-based international police agency said it used law enforcement channels to submit its request to China about the status of Meng Hongwei. Its statement said the agency “looks...

  • China Sep 17, 2018

    Typhoon Weakens to Tropical Storm After Plowing Into China

    Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines. The storm was still affecting southern China’s coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain and strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday. Hong Kong residents were told...

  • Asher Klein Aug 24, 2018

    Anesthesiologist Accused of Killing Family With Gas-Filled Yoga Ball

    An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car. Malaysian citizen Khaw Kim-sun, 53, was allegedly having an affair and had become estranged from his wife and four children, although they continued to live together, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post...

  • DIRECTOR Aug 21, 2018

    'Crazy Rich Asians' Hoopla Elicits Mixed Feelings in Asia

    The craze for “Crazy Rich Asians” is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week.

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    US Aircraft Carrier Set to Make 1st Port Visit to Vietnam Since War

    A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is expected to make a port visit to Vietnam in March, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. It would be the first such visit in the postwar era. The planned visit to Danang is likely to irritate China, which is critical of U.S. moves to add to its military muscle in the region. Mattis...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    US Navy Carrier's Visit to Vietnam Puts China on Notice

    For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries’ efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea. Monday’s visit by USS Carl Vinson brings more than 5,000 crewmembers to the central coastal city of Danang, the largest such U.S. military...

  • social media Feb 10, 2018

    18 Killed in Hong Kong Double-Decker Bus Crash

    A double-decker bus crashed in a Hong Kong suburb on Saturday evening, killing 18 people and injuring dozens more, authorities in the southern Chinese city said. Local media reports said the bus tipped over, and quoted passengers as saying the bus was full and traveling very fast. The death toll included 15 men and three women, a police spokeswoman said...

  • United States Feb 10, 2018

    Pyeongchang Makes Winter Olympics History for Most Condoms Given to Athletes

    Pyeongchang is preparing for one freaky (and safe!) 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The South China Morning Post reports that a total of 110,000 condoms will be distributed to the 2,925 Olympic athletes, breaking the record for most contraceptive devices given to participants in Winter Olympics history. In theory, this means Olympians will have access to 37 condoms each.

  • Donald Trump Feb 4, 2018

    Doomsday Clock Moves Up 30 Seconds, Now 2 Minutes to Midnight

    The Doomsday Clock now holds at two minutes to midnight, with the world facing the closest risk of global catastrophe since the Cold War in 1953, in part due to actions by the Trump administration, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The group of scientists, Nobel Laureates and other experts announced Thursday it had moved the hands of...

  • MAYOR Dec 24, 2017

    Typhoon Ravages South Philippines With 120 Dead, 160 Missing

    One of the deadliest storms to hit the Philippines this year blew out of the country’s south Sunday after leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 missing in landslides and flash floods. Tropical Storm Tembin strengthened into a typhoon before moving into the South China Sea. Most of the dead and missing were reported in the hard-hit provinces of...

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2017

    Trump Buddies Up to Duterte, Doesn't Highlight Human Rights

    Winding down his visit to Asia, President Donald Trump repeatedly praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, called him by his first name, shared a joke with him about the media and even complimented Manila’s weather. What he did not do Monday was what many of his predecessors made a point of doing while abroad: publicly highlight human rights abuses. Duterte has...

  • China Nov 5, 2017

    Dulles-Bound United Flight Returns to Beijing After Passenger Altercation

    An altercation between a passenger and a member of the flight crew forced a United Airlines flight bound for Washington to turn around and return to Beijing.

  • Donald Trump Jan 26, 2017

    Chinese Send Fake Trump Tweets as Jokes, New Year Wishes

    In China, Twitter is blocked but fake tweets by @realdonaldtrump look set to become the latest internet sensation. Users are flocking to websites that let them generate images of fake tweets that look just like those sent from U.S. President Donald Trump’s distinctive personal Twitter account — replete with his avatar and a real-time timestamp. “@realdonaldtrump would like to wish...

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