South East Asia

South East Asia

China is considering canceling this week’s trade talks after Trump’s tariffs threat, sources say

China is considering canceling this week’s trade talks after Trump’s tariffs threat, sources say
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A source told CNBC that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will likely cancel the trip he’d planned for himself and a 100-person delegation for the final round of ...
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Brunei implements stoning to death under new anti-LGBT laws

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The tiny Southeast Asian country of Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic legal guidelines that makes homosexual sex an offence punishable through stoning to death. The new measures, ...
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Philippines president jokes about sex assault during speech

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has earned a reputation for incendiary rhetoric, drew widespread condemnation on Saturday after saying that he sexually abused his housemaid when he was ...
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Thai king to be crowned in ceremonies May 4-6

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, has been serving since shortly after his father died in 2016 following a 70-year reign. “His Majesty deems it fit to hold the coronation ...
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Abe discusses Russia, Japan’s low birthrate, social security in New Year statement

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TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledged to step up talks with Russia to conclude a postwar peace treaty among other major diplomatic challenges this year. “As ...
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China seeks talks with India to push Asia trade pact

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China has sought talks with India to allay concerns on a regional free trade pact it is spearheading, two people familiar with the matter said, as Beijing seeks ...
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