Articles by: Elizabeth Wong

North Korea’s nuclear program poses no threat to any country: Pyongyang

December 15, 2017 10:30 pm
North Korea’s nuclear program poses no threat to any country: Pyongyang

North Korea’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song-nam looks on during a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea’s nuclear program, December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) North Korea says it will not pose any threat to any country as long as its interests are not infringed upon, disregarding […]

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns against ‘sleepwalking’ into war with North Korea

December 14, 2017 4:30 am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns against ‘sleepwalking’ into war with North Korea

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint news conference at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, December 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the international community against the danger of “sleepwalking” into a war with North Korea over […]

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vows to turn country into world’s strongest nuclear power

December 13, 2017 7:30 am
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vows to turn country into world’s strongest nuclear power

This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 09, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting Mount Paektu in Ryanggang Province. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that he will turn his country into the “world’s strongest nuclear power.” According to North Korea’s […]

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China calls on the United States, North Korea to tone down rhetoric

December 8, 2017 11:33 pm
China calls on the United States, North Korea to tone down rhetoric

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang China has urged the United States and North Korea to exercise restraint, reminding the sides that war would not resolve the long-standing issues between them. The US military has been conducting joint exercises with South Korea since Monday, drilling mock attacks on North Korea in […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police back to drug war

December 5, 2017 11:33 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police back to drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses a press conference after the closing ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, on November 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told human rights groups criticizing his deadly anti-drug war to “go to hell” […]

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North Korea celebrates latest ICBM test-launch

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
North Korea celebrates latest ICBM test-launch

North Korean soldiers watch a fireworks display put on to celebrate the North’s declaration on November 29 it had achieved full nuclear statehood, during a mass rally on Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang, on December 1, 2017. (Via AFP) North Korea has held events celebrating the country’s latest successful long-range […]

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Canadian judge suspends Quebec niqab ban

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Canadian judge suspends Quebec niqab ban

This file photo taken on January 15, 2017 shows a woman wearing a niqab walking along a street in the Moroccan capital, Rabat. (By AFP) A Canadian judge on Friday suspended part of a Quebec law banning people from wearing full-face veils when giving or receiving public services, handing a […]

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North Korea ready for peace talks if Pyongyang is recognized as nuclear power: Report

December 1, 2017 6:00 pm
North Korea ready for peace talks if Pyongyang is recognized as nuclear power: Report

A man walks past a television screen showing video footage of North Korea’s missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, November 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has reportedly expressed its readiness to take part in peace talks if the United States recognizes Pyongyang as a nuclear […]

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Japan sets date for emperor’s abdication

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Japan sets date for emperor’s abdication

This file photo, taken on January 2, 2017, shows Japan’s Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers during his new year speech on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (By AFP) Emperor Akihito’s planned abdication – the first by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries – should take place […]

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China’s ‘master’ tomb raider gets suspended death penalty

November 30, 2017 9:15 am
China’s ‘master’ tomb raider gets suspended death penalty

This file photo shows the Song dynasty tomb in China. A Chinese court has handed a death sentence to a “master” tomb raider from northern China who made a 30-year career out of robbing historical burial sites. A native of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 55-year-old Yao Yuzhong was found […]

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