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Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

November 14, 2017 10:30 am
Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

Jacqui Lambie, an independent senator for the island state of Tasmania, reacts after delivering a statement regarding her resignation, in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on November 14, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) An eighth lawmaker has resigned in Australia because of a rule banning dual citizens […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN)’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the urgency of attempts needed to end the appalling plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. […]

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Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

November 13, 2017 2:30 am
Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at Presidential Palace in Hanoi on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Vietnam and China have agreed to avoid conflicts and resolve maritime issues in the disputed South China Sea, in what is seen as a move […]

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

Leaders of the ASEAN summit pose for a picture at the opening ceremony of the summit in Manila, Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a two-day summit in the Philippine capital, Manila, amid tight security […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

November 12, 2017 2:32 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin says US firms to suffer from bans on Russia

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says Washington’s sanctions have deprived American businesses from investment opportunities in Russian economy.     Russian President Vladimir Putin says American firms risk losing the race over investments in his country’s economy to their international rivals as a result of US sanctions.     “By banning ExxonMobil from […]

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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

A handout photo taken in November 2017 shows asylum seekers at the former detention center for refugees on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has blasted Australia for abandoning hundreds of refugees on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), describing what […]

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China urges South Korea to resume talks with North Korea

November 11, 2017 1:43 am
China urges South Korea to resume talks with North Korea

China’s President Xi Jinping attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang on November 11, 2017. (Photo by the APEC 2017 National Committee) Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged South Korea to resume dialogue with the North to find a solution to the ongoing […]

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North Korea says US President Donald Trump begging for ‘nuclear war’ during Asia tour

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North Korea says US President Donald Trump begging for ‘nuclear war’ during Asia tour

US President Donald Trump’s hair blows in the wind as he boards Air Force One before flying to Vietnam to attend the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at Beijing airport on November 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Pyongyang has censured US President Donald Trump’s five-nation tour of Asia, […]

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Papua New Guinea starts dismantling refugee camp fences

November 9, 2017 1:34 am
Papua New Guinea starts dismantling refugee camp fences

A handout photo taken and received on November 9, 2017 from the Refugee Action Coalition shows contractors dismantling fences at the Australian detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) Authorities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have started dismantling fences around a formerly Australian-run detention camp on […]

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Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

November 6, 2017 12:38 am
Beijing urges restraint as Tokyo plans to shoot down North Korean missiles

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has called on Japan and the United States to exercise restraint over the tension on the Korean Peninsula after Tokyo warned of shooting down North Korean missiles if necessary. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned on Monday that the “situation on the […]

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