Indonesian forest fires surge, intense smoke floats over neighbours Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia

“The number of “hotspots” has jumped sharply in Indonesia on Wednesday, according to the Singapore-based ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre.” Intense forest fires continue to rage across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan in recent weeks. More than 930,000 hectares … Read More

China to remove tariffs on some U.S. products, but not pork or soybeans

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A fisherman carries fish near a port in Qingdao, China’s Shandong province, on Sept. 1. Beijing agreed to exempt some animal-feed products, such as fish meal, from retaliatory tariffs. (Str/AFP/Getty Images) BEIJING —  China extended an olive twig, rather than a … Read More

‘Black terror’ on rise in Hong Kong, official says

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Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of police operations in Hong Kong, displays a gasoline bomb confiscated during the weekend’s unauthorized assemblies, at a news conference at police headquarters in Wan Chai on Monday. [Photo/China Daily] After another weekend of destructive unrest, … Read More

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession. China also … Read More

Japan warns North Korea now has miniaturized nukes small enough to fit on its ballistic missiles and is a ‘serious and imminent threat’

North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads and made them small enough to fit on ballistic missiles, Japan believes. Tokyo defense chiefs warn in a new white paper that North Korea’s military activities pose a ‘serious and imminent threat’. In last year’s report, … Read More

India vs. Pakistan: The 1 Thing That Could Spark a Nuclear War (Billions Dead)

Despite steps to increase people-to-people links between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan Army and intelligence service—which exercise a monopoly over the nation’s foreign policy—have ensured that Kashmir remains a boiling issue between the two nations. Recent India–Pakistan border skirmishes have brought … Read More

Nearly Two Million Take to Hong Kong’s Streets in Peaceful Anti-Extradition Protest

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Protesters stand on Harcourt Road overlooking the Legislative Council during a rally in Hong Kong, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city, August … Read More

South Korea’s Moon Calls for Talks to End Trade Dispute With Japan

People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul … Read More

23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized as heatwave continues to scorch Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday that 23 people died among 12,751 people who were rushed to hospitals due to heat-related illnesses across Japan over the week from Aug. 5. Amid a protracted … Read More

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