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Top US Navy Officer Urges China to Avoid Confrontations

The U.S. Navy's top officer says he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told reporters Friday  China should not see U.S. naval operations in ...

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Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington

“U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe. The event, coming a ...

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US Navy Chief: Aircraft Carrier Could Pass Through Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a ...

Canadian's death sentence leaves Beijing and Ottawa trapped in a crisis

There's no easy way out in the darkening diplomatic feud between China and Canada over the detention of a Huawei executive -- even as a man's life ...

China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

Cotton seeds carried to the moon by a Chinese probe have sprouted, marking what could be the first plant to ever grow there, according to Chinese ...

Taiwan holds military drills to halt invasion amid rising China tensions

Taiwan's military held large-scale drills on its west coast Thursday amid growing tensions between the self-governed island and an increasingly ...

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Pakistan Trying to Arrange US-Taliban Meeting

Pakistan has intensified efforts to keep the U.S.-led dialogue with the Afghan Taliban on track by attempting to arrange a meeting between the visiting chief American negotiator and insurgent representatives, highly placed sources told VOA ...

China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling on Monday, a move likely to further inflame tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.

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US to Roll Out New, Space-Based Missile Defense

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China. Details about the administration’s Missile Defense Review — the first compiled since 2010 — are ...

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Canadian Sentenced to Death in China for Drug Smuggling Will Appeal

“For a court to announce a death sentence just an hour after the trial really is very, very rare,” said a lawyer for Robert Lloyd Schellenberg.

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US Envoy: Taliban Must Engage Afghan Government

A high-level U.S. diplomat responsible for negotiations with the Taliban made it clear the insurgent group would have to engage with the Afghan ...

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Why a 1,200-year-old calligraphy piece angered China

News the prized Tang dynasty work is being sent from Taiwan to Japan triggered outrage across China.

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Asia moves to reassure firms as Brexit uncertainty spikes

Countries in Asia push forward with trade negotiations to calm businesses as Brexit uncertainty rises.

Canada issues travel warning for China amid 'crisis' over death sentence

Relations between Beijing and Ottawa are at crisis point after a Canadian man was sentenced to death by a Chinese court, a former Canadian ambassador to China told CNN.

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Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing patriot who spied for China

He appeared to lead a typical suburban life - but he was secretly involved in international espionage.

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Robert Schellenberg: What we know about his case so far

The Canadian's trial in China had been sparsely reported outside of the country, until now.

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US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America’s negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making ...

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Robert Schellenberg case: China accuses Canada of 'double standards'

PM Justin Trudeau had accused China of "arbitrary" justice in the case of a Canadian citizen.

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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

The 74-year-old says China has never asked it to share "improper information" about its clients.

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'Made in China 2025' Feels Trade War Pinch

Although it is unclear if the United States and China will be able to meet a 90-day deadline and strike a deal on trade by March 2, the tussle is ...

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney ...

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China province looks to boost shopping with longer weekend

China's Hebei province has a creative plan to stimulate the economy as growth in the country slows.

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Trudeau expresses ‘extreme concern’ after Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

The Canadian prime minister called new sentence for Robert Lloyd Schellenberg “arbitrary.” 

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China sentences Canadian man to death for drug smuggling

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's initial 15-year term for drug smuggling was too lenient, a court ruled.

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US wildfires push energy firm PG&E to bankruptcy protection

Pacific Gas and Electric plans bankruptcy protection move after wildfires spark mass liabilities.

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Cathay Pacific sells first-class tickets at economy rates again

The airline will honour tickets mistakenly sold from $1,512 not $16,000 in its latest fare fumble.

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