China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) – China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the biggest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. A massive show of force by the security services on Wednesday sought to deter further protests. The statement by … Read more

Kim’s daughter reappears and heats up the succession debate

Kim’s daughter reappears and heats up the succession debate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s daughter appeared in public again, this time with missile scientists and more honorific titles like her father’s “most beloved” or “precious” child. She’s only about 10 years old, but her bold new photos deepen the debate about whether she’s ready to be a successor. … Read more

Taiwan’s president steps down as party leader after election loss

Taiwan’s president steps down as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen stepped down as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party after local election losses on Saturday that saw voters elect the opposition Nationalist Party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took a backseat … Read more

Kim’s sister makes insulting threats against Seoul over sanctions

Kim’s sister makes insulting threats against Seoul over sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday made insult-laden threats against South Korea for considering unilateral sanctions against North Korea, calling South Korea’s new president and his government “idiots” and “a running wild dog who gnawing on a bone given by the United States” Kim … Read more

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas given to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a short illness, the Taipei Zoo said. No cause of death was immediately given, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China to send a pair of experts … Read more

Seoul: North Korea launches ballistic missiles into the sea

Seoul: North Korea launches ballistic missiles into the sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea on Thursday launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters, South Korea’s military said, hours after North Korea threatened to launch “tougher” military responses to the United States, bolstering its security commitment to its ally South Korea and Japan. South Korea’s military detected the launch from the … Read more

US confronts China, Russia at UN over N Korean missile launches | Conflict news

US confronts China, Russia at UN over N Korean missile launches |  Conflict news

The United States and its allies have clashed with China and Russia, accusing the pair of preventing the United Nations Security Council from taking action against North Korea over its escalating ballistic missile launches. The 15 members of the Security Council on Friday failed to agree on a joint statement condemning the recent barrage of … Read more

US confronts China, Russia at UN over N Korean missile launches | Conflict news

US confronts China, Russia at UN over N Korean missile launches |  Conflict news

The United States and its allies have clashed with China and Russia, accusing the pair of preventing the United Nations Security Council from taking action against North Korea over its escalating ballistic missile launches. The 15 members of the Security Council on Friday failed to agree on a joint statement condemning the recent barrage of … Read more

North Korea fires missiles into the sea, while the US warns of nuclear weapons

North Korea fires missiles into the sea, while the US warns of nuclear weapons

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Friday in its first ballistic weapon launches in two weeks, as the U.S. military warned the North that the use of nuclear weapons “will result in the end of that regime .” South Korea’s military detected the two launches … Read more

Two Koreans exchange warning shots near sea border amid tensions | Military news

Two Koreans exchange warning shots near sea border amid tensions |  Military news

The moves come amid increased friction over a barrage of weapons tests by North Korea. North and South Korea have exchanged warning shots off their west coast, accusing each other of breaching their maritime border amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons tests. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said they issued warnings and fired … Read more