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

Pence takes the new U.S. Asia strategy on the road

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Vice President Pence in Kalispell, Mont., on Nov. 5. (Justin Franz/Flathead Beacon/AP) More than a dozen Pacific nations will convene in the capital of Papua New Guinea next week, where Vice President Pence will lay out the next phase of … Read More