Friday, October 18, 2019
Chinese state-run media has offered a pointed defense of the capabilities of its so-called "Guam killer" missile, challenging an earlier CNN report  that doubted its ability to hit moving ships at sea. A slickly produced short video touting the missiles'...
North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Russia's Vladimir Putin have pledged to boost ties at their first ever summit. The pair shook hands on Russky Island near the port city of Vladivostok, in Russia's far east. The Kremlin said the leaders would...
The plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze that firefighters have been tackling. About 67 passengers were thought to be on board, officials told the BBC. The number...

When Moon meets Kim

Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean  capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170 kilometers (100 miles) away. It starts under a giant concrete arch depicting two women...

Lombok earthquake

More than 500 hikers are stranded on an Indonesian mountain popular with tourists after a powerful earthquake caused a landslide. Food has been dropped from the air for the hikers, who are from a number of different countries, as helicopters...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...

Emperor or President?

The announcement Sunday that China will drop term limits on the presidency clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely. However, analysts warned that what initially seems like a demonstration of absolute power could actually be a sign...
Illegal violence is pushing Hong Kong to the brink of great danger, the city government said on Monday, after a weekend of clashes that included the first gun-shot and the arrest of 86 people, the youngest just 12. Police fired...
A Chinese national living in California has been jailed over a scheme to smuggle sensitive space and military communications technology to China. Si Chen was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison Monday, after she pleaded guilty in July to...
Officials said the plane twice violated the airspace over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands, which are occupied by Seoul but also claimed by Japan. South Korea's Ministry of Defence said it scrambled fighter jets in response and fired 360 machine-gun rounds. Russia has...

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