Category: Asia-Pacific

Kim Jong Un's extra-large letter to Trump

Kim’s Big Letter for Trump

SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for pushing the envelope with threats and bluster as he seeks to leverage his nuclear weapons program into security and economic benefits for his country. But lately he’s gained notoriety for his envelopes alone.


Measles outbreak in Japan and Taiwan

More than 3,500 people in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung have been quarantined and are being monitored by the island’s health authorities after coming into contact with infected crew members of budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan, local media reported.


Seoul to send 160-member art troupe to Pyongyang

South Korea will send a 160-member art troupe – including Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and K-pop girl band Red Velvet – to perform two concerts in Pyongyang from March 31 until April 3, the Ministry of Unification (MOU) announced on Tuesday.


Sexbots coming to a place near you

The ethics of robot sex is hotly debated. But with ‘digisexual’ now an accepted sexual preference, the world’s first robot brothel opening in Barcelona, and buyers able to customize sex dolls to an extreme level

Trump Uniting Asia

How Trump is driving Asian powers together

There were two dominant headlines. One, President Trump’s pivot away not just from Asia, but the post-World War II global trade system. Two, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe basking in a huge Trans-Pacific Partnership win at stark odds with Trump’s “always put America first” crouch.

A disconnect in the Rohingya conundrum

International pressure should be focused on Myanmar’s military leadership, not Suu Kyi by Nehginpao Kipgen SONIPAT, INDIA – As of last Friday, the United Nations refugee agency said 270,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since the Myanmar Army launched clearance...

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