Monday, August 19, 2019
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...

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...
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...
South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations. Kim's election was seen as a victory for...
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'...
A man has set off a small explosive device close to the US embassy in Beijing, officials have confirmed. Apart from the bomber, there were no other injuries reported and officials say police responded immediately. A statement from the US embassy...
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...
Hong Kong's currency regime is coming under mounting strain as the US Federal Reserve steps up the pace of monetary tightening, threatening to set off an unpredictable chain of events in the world’s most over-stretched financial system. The enclave’s US dollar peg...
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...
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...

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