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  • Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on August 23, 2019 at 6:01 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute

  • 'Fight for justice begins': Ex-foreign affairs chief Yasay posts bail
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Former foreign affairs chief Perfecto Yasay Jr. was released from police custody after posting a P240,000 bail on Friday.

  • U.S. secretary of state meets Trudeau, Freeland ahead of G7 meeting in France
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on August 23, 2019 at 5:45 am

    OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday ahead of the upcoming G7 summit, tackling a number of hot-button issues, including relations with China and the detention of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor there. Ahead of the sit down on Parliament Hill that marks his first official

  • India’s ‘patriotism pop’ songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir
    by Kenna Evangelista on August 23, 2019 at 5:38 am

    NEW DELHI — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India’s Hindu-led nationalist government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India’s 250 million YouTube users about moving to the Muslim-majority region,

  • Why Canada should lead global climate action
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on August 23, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Canada prides itself as a champion of multilateralism, peace, security and sustainable development. However, its commitment to global climate action, the world’s most emblematic indicator of these issues, is at best inconsistent with this legacy. After subverting the imperfect but significant Kyoto Protocol, Canada now champions a market-led approach to global climate action. While carbon

  • Estate planning for Fido: How to make sure pets live the good life if you go
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on August 23, 2019 at 5:26 am

    If four-year-old Gracie’s parents die, a trusted family member receives $10,000 from their estate to care for the Bernese Mountain Dog and poodle mix. Gracie’s owner Suzanne Willett is part of a growing number of Canadians who include their furry family members in estate plans to ensure they’re well cared for if something happens to

  • PH turning into police state? House urged to probe rise in Duterte intel funds
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 4:51 am

    The Philippines is turning into a police state, leftist lawmakers warned Friday as President Rodrigo Duterte's office sought to double its intelligence funds.

  • Bubble T provides safe, upbeat place for New York’s party-going AAPI LGBTQ+ community
    by Don Tagala on August 23, 2019 at 4:47 am

    NEW YORK — This bubble tea party is not about the popular Taiwanese milk drink. But it’s distinctively Asian — and it’s changing the nightlife scene for queer Asians in New York City. Bubble T, the dance party that celebrates Asian visibility in the Big Apple, was created by Fil-Am DJ Pedro Vidallon two years

  • Bataan town mayor suspended over high land appraisal case
    by Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 4:40 am

    MANILA - The Sandiganbayan 6th Division has placed Limay, Bataan Mayor Nelson David on 90-day preventive suspension as his graft case involving the irregular appraisal of lots owned by his sons goes to trial.

  • Hollywood newcomer Viveik Kalra on being the lead star of a timely immigrant story
    by Yong Chavez on August 23, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Actor Viveik Kalra still can’t believe that he’s now the lead star of a Warner Bros. movie “Blinded by the Light.” Thankfully, unlike his character Javed, whose parents disapprove of Javed’s dreams of becoming a writer, Kalra had a lot of support for his own Hollywood dreams.

  • TFC, AFI employees, and Fil-Am community pledge to continue Gina Lopez’ work
    by Rommel Conclara on August 23, 2019 at 4:29 am

    DALY CITY — This was Gina Lopez last January, speaking to a room full of supporters at the TFC headquarters in Daly City. Lopez discussed community initiatives from her program iLove — or Investments in Loving Organizations for Village Economies. She emphasized the need to create environmentally conscious businesses to help lift Philippine towns and

  • Philippines to buy two new corvettes from South Korea
    by kadraneda on August 23, 2019 at 3:58 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is planning to purchase two brand new corvettes from South Korea, as it seeks to boost the Philippine Navy’s capabilities in the face of China’s creeping expansion in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana made the announcement during the welcome ceremony for the Navy’s newly-acquired ship, BRP Conrado […] The post Philippines to buy two new corvettes from South Korea appeared first on Inquirer Globalnation.

  • Huawei executive’s defence team alleges Canadians were ‘agents’ of the FBI
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on August 23, 2019 at 3:47 am

    VANCOUVER — A defence team for a Chinese telecom executive is alleging Canadian officials acted as “agents” of American law enforcement while she was detained at Vancouver’s airport for three hours ahead of her arrest. In court documents released this week, defence lawyers for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou point to handwritten notes by

  • ‘Not appropriate at this time,’ Duterte’s visit to China province called off
    by kadraneda on August 23, 2019 at 3:41 am

    MANILA, Philippines  — President Rodrigo Duterte has postponed his visit to Fujian, China to inaugurate the school building built in honor of his mother Duterte earlier announced his visit to the Chinese province to lead the launching of the school building, which would be used for foreign students. READ: Duterte to visit Fujian to inaugurate school built in honor […] The post ‘Not appropriate at this time,’ Duterte’s visit to China […]

  • Duterte to visit China on Aug. 28 to Sep. 1; skips Fujian province
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 3:37 am

    President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China on Aug. 28 to Sep. 1, a day shorter than the schedule earlier released to the media, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

  • Philippines, China to sign agreements on education, economic and social development
    by mfrialde on August 23, 2019 at 3:36 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines and China are scheduled to sign bilateral agreements in the field of education, science and technology, and economic and social development when President Rodrigo Duterte makes his visit to Beijing next week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday. Speaking at a pre-departure briefing in Malacañang, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary […] The post Philippines, China to sign agreements on education, economic and social […]

  • Duterte lifts suspension on small town lottery
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on August 23, 2019 at 3:35 am

    MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of small town lottery (STL) after investigation, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said on Thursday. “We are happy to announce that pursuant to the recommendation of the PCSO, the President lifted the suspension of operations of STL, all authorized agent corporations (AACs) that are compliant with

  • Body of missing wealthy Polish film producer is found
    by Kenna Evangelista on August 23, 2019 at 3:17 am

    WARSAW, Poland — Rescuers have found the body of a Polish celebrity businessman who went missing after falling from his motorboat into a lake, a Polish minister said Thursday. Piotr Wozniak-Starak, 39, who produced some of Poland’s most popular movies, hadn’t been seen since late Saturday. A search began early Sunday after his empty motorboat was

  • Supreme Court did not order release of ex-mayor Sanchez: spokesman
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 3:11 am

    The Supreme Court did not order the release of ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez when it ruled that Republic Act 10592 should be applied retroactively for qualified prisoners, the Supreme Court spokesman said Friday.

  • Guanzon to sue Cardema over bribery claims
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 3:07 am

    MANILA - Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon will sue Ronald Cardema for accusing her of bribery, extortion and corruption over the accreditation issue of the Duterte Youth Party-list.

  • This 8-year-old Texas Filipina is a National Spanish Spelling Bee champ
    by Cheryl Piccio on August 23, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Richmond, TX — If you ever get a chance to meet 8-year old Filipino American Kirsten Santos from Richmond, you can tell she’s full of personality. But don’t let her adorable charm fool you. She is all about business — at least when it comes to spelling. Kirsten took home the top award in the

  • Guanzon dares Cardema to name 'emissary'
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 2:46 am

    MANILA - Poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Friday challenged former youth commissioner Ronald Cardema to name the female lawmaker who allegedly acted as her emissary.

  • Pulis patay sa pamamaril sa Taguig
    by Fred Cipres, ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Patay ang isang pulis matapos barilin ng hindi pa kilalang salarin sa Taguig nitong Huwebes ng gabi.

  • Linden MacIntyre shares personal connection to Newfoundland disaster in ‘The Wake’
    by Kenna Evangelista on August 23, 2019 at 2:18 am

    JOHN’S, N.L. —As a journalist Linden MacIntyre covered adversity around the world, sharing the experiences of those caught in tragic circumstances, but he’s waited decades to bring the story of his hometown to the page. The investigative reporter and novelist was born in St. Lawrence, N.L., where his new book “The Wake” is set. The author’s

  • Ex-DFA chief Yasay arrested for bank law violations
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on August 23, 2019 at 2:17 am

    MANILA — The Manila Police District (MPD) on Thursday arrested former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. in connection with the criminal charges allegedly committed by officials of Banco Filipino. The MPD’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) agents served the arrest warrant issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) around 3p.m. at Yasay’s residence

  • 'No remorse, no compensation': Looming release of rapist-murderer pains victims' mothers
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 1:51 am

    The looming release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez opened old wounds and brought back memories of suffering, the mothers of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez said Friday.

  • UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'
    on August 23, 2019 at 1:14 am

    "Our house is on fire. Literally. The Amazon, the lung of our planet which produces 20 percent of our oxygen is burning," Macron said on Twitter.&nbs

  • Guanzon dares Cardema to name 'emissary'
    by ABS-CBN News on August 23, 2019 at 1:03 am

    MANILA - Poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Friday challenged former youth commissioner Ronald Cardema to name the female lawmaker who allegedly acted as her emissary.

  • US Embassy in Manila closed on Aug. 26
    by mfrialde on August 23, 2019 at 12:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines— The United States (U.S.) Embassy in the Philippines and other affiliated offices will be closed on Monday, Aug. 26. An advisory from the Embassy on Friday said the office will be closed in observance of National Heroes Day. The Embassy and its affiliated offices will resume regular services on Tuesday, Aug. 27. /muf The post US Embassy in Manila closed on Aug. 26 appeared first on Inquirer Globalnation.

  • 2 QC spas offering 'extra service' raided; 20 women rescued
    by Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News on August 22, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    MANILA—Police raided late Thursday afternoon 2 spas in Quezon City for allegedly offering extra services to its customers.

  • Ineng intensifies into severe tropical storm
    by ABS-CBN News on August 22, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Tropical cyclone Ineng has intensified into a severe tropical storm Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

  • Duterte office eyes significant bump in intelligence funds for 2020
    by ABS-CBN News on August 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Based on the National Expenditure Program for next year, the Office of the President wants P2.25 billion allotted each for its confidential and intelligence expenses, totaling P4.5 billion.

  • The ANC Brief: Flip-flopping on a sensational case
    by ANC on August 22, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    First the possibility of being released from prison was floated, but now officials have backpedaled on the chances Antonio Sanchez will walk out of jail. Here are the big stories making the headlines on ANC today.

  • Millennials: The Debt Generation
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Debt is something that should not be taken lightly. We must understand all aspects of what debt is and find a way to how to get out of debt. The post Millennials: The Debt Generation appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ $16 Trillion Plan to Go Green
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a $16.3 trillion climate plan that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency. While the Vermont senator had already endorsed the sweeping Democratic proposal to combat […] The post Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ $16 Trillion Plan to Go Green appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Epstein Played the American Court System Beyond the Grave
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the trust and dividing up the financier’s riches is […] The post Epstein Played the American Court System Beyond the Grave appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best Vacuum & Floor Care on Amazon
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Do you need a new vacuum or floor cleaner? Have you looked at Amazon lately? They have the best vacuums and floor cleaners around. If you are on a budget, it’s no problem. Amazon has the best vacuums and floor are systems around. We have a few examples of both. If you need a great vacuum […] The post Best Vacuum & Floor Care on Amazon appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best Teeth Whitening Method
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Chances are, like us, you’ve sat done in front of your computer and searched for the best teeth whitening method. Brilliant, yellow-free teeth have been one of the most globally wanted goals for decades that it can be quite daunting to flash a smile in public or even just when taking a picture. Well, we […] The post Best Teeth Whitening Method appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best Video Projectors on Amazon
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    In the hunt for the best video projectors? Check out Amazon’s wide selection. They offer some of the best video projectors at the best prices. We have a few of the best video projectors on Amazon. These are based on the best sellers list, reviews, pro, cons, and the price. If you want to turn […] The post Best Video Projectors on Amazon appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What Is a Snapchat Premium?
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Most likely, you know about Snapchat. But then, you might be a little confused and asking yourself “what is a premium Snapchat”? Premium Snapchat is a coded term used by people selling private content on snapchat and a host of other related platforms. While this is the main activity that occurs on premium snapchat accounts, […] The post What Is a Snapchat Premium? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Carlos Vela: Vela Sets New MLS Record Against San Jose Earthquakes
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Vela Sets New MLS Record Against San Jose Earthquakes by scoring two goals to reach 26 on the season, Diego Rossi got his 14th in the sixth minute and Los Angeles FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 on Wednesday night. Los Angeles (19-3-4) has won all four meetings between the clubs, outscoring the Earthquakes […] The post Carlos Vela: Vela Sets New MLS Record Against San Jose Earthquakes appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Neymar Transfer: PSG Open to Trade to Real Madrid for James Rodriguez
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is searching for answers just two games into the French league while PSG Manager is open to transfer Neymar to Real Madrid for James Rodriguez. The problems which surfaced toward the end of last season a lack of commitment from some players, loose defending, and tactical shortcomings from Tuchel are […] The post Neymar Transfer: PSG Open to Trade to Real Madrid for James Rodriguez appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Breaking News: Cristiano Ronaldo Talks About Sexual Assault Accusation
    by Alan on August 22, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life. Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas more than 10 years ago but won’t face criminal charges after it was determined the investigation failed to show the […] The post Breaking News: Cristiano Ronaldo Talks About Sexual Assault Accusation appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • AC Bonifacio talks about sacrifices in her journey to become a kapamilya star
    by Marieton Pacheco on August 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    VANCOUVER — Balitang America first interviewed AC Bonifacio in 20-15, when she was part of a dancing duo called Lucky Aces that wowed popular talkshow host Ellen Degeneres. Fast forward to 2019…Bonifacio is now a star in the Philippines after having won the tv contest “Dance Kids” in 2016, bagging endorsements, being on ASAP and

  • Pinay artist Cecilia Lim hopes to raise awareness on climate crisis in new photo exhibit
    by Don Tagala on August 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    QUEENS —  The earth is warming up faster than scientists predicted, and scientists warn glaciers are expected to disappear within the next 200 years. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere, warming up the globe. “We were hoping that this memorial may survive as a prototype for other communities around the

  • Before joining ROTC, love of country must begin at home, says educator
    by Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News on August 22, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    The Senate and House of Representatives are tackling proposed measures seeking to make the ROTC program mandatory among Grade 11 and 12 students.

  • With “Stuber,” Dave Bautista breaks ground as the first Fil-Am actor to lead a Hollywood...
    by Yong Chavez on August 22, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Dave Bautista’s latest movie “Stuber” came out earlier in the U.S., but fans can watch it now in the Philippines. The Filipino-American wrestler-turned-actor share lead roles with comedian, Kumail Nanjiani. Having two Asian actors in lead roles is groundbreaking, and it also marked the first time that a Filipino actor led a Hollywood big release

  • Fil-Am baseball player Addison Russell promoted back to the Chicago Cubs roster
    by Connie De Leon on August 22, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — A mental reset button was what it took for 25-year-old Chicago Cubs’ infielder Filipino American, Addison Russell, to convince team officials to promote him back to the big leagues, three weeks after being demoted to the minors. Prior to sending Russell to Triple-A Iowa due to focus-related issues on the field, Russell

  • Palace insists foreign ships need to get PH clearance for their security   
    by mfrialde on August 22, 2019 at 8:59 am

    MANILA, Philippines  — Foreign vessels passing through territorial waters of the Philippines need to get clearance from the Philippine government for their security, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo insisted that the order of President Rodrigo Duterte was also meant to avoid any misunderstanding. “You know the President himself said ‘to avoid misunderstanding.’ That […] The post Palace insists foreign ships need to […]

  • Carpio: Foreign warships passing PH waters don’t need clearance under UNCLOS
    by jespinosa on August 22, 2019 at 7:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s new directive requiring foreign warships to get clearance before passing through Philippine waters goes against the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).  The Philippines should instead push for the enactment of the Archipelagic Sealanes Passage bill, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said Thursday. “Under UNCLOS, […] The post Carpio: Foreign warships passing PH waters don’t need […]

  • Despite UNCLOS, world’s ‘most disastrous dangers’ still pertain to maritime issues – Locsin
    by mfrialde on August 22, 2019 at 7:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Even with a globally-recognized “constitution for the oceans” in place, the “most disastrous dangers in our world today” still pertain to maritime issues,  Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said. Speaking at the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) opening ceremony on Thursday, the foreign affairs chief […] The post Despite UNCLOS, world’s ‘most disastrous […]

  • Filipino nursing assistant, BF arrested in US for taunting dementia patient
    by nguno on August 22, 2019 at 5:45 am

    A Filipino woman and her boyfriend found themselves in hot water after allegedly taunting an elderly patient with dementia in a nursing home in Illinois, United States. Jamie Montesa and Brayan Cortez, who were both certified nursing assistants in the Abington at Glenview nursing home, were arrested on misdemeanor charges. The charges are based on […] The post Filipino nursing assistant, BF arrested in US for taunting dementia patient appeared first on Inquirer Globalnation.

  • Locsin won’t publicize details of protest vs China: ‘I speak only to the Army’
    by kadraneda on August 22, 2019 at 4:46 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. would not divulge details of diplomatic protests they recently filed over numerous unannounced transits of Chinese warships within Philippine territorial waters. At the sidelines of the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) in Quezon City on Thursday, reporters asked Locsin for […] The post Locsin won’t publicize details of protest vs China: ‘I speak only to the […]

  • These Fil-Am tween siblings hit their strikes in competitive bowling
    by Steve Angeles on August 22, 2019 at 2:07 am

    SAN DIEGO, CA — Set it up, and Katelyn Abigania will knock them down. For the past two years, the 12-year-old from San Diego has been rolling along, gaining national attention after winning the Junior Gold National Championship — not just once, but twice. Last week, she made history as the first girl to win

  • Gun control debate heats up as Trump backtracks on support for background checks
    by Lenn Almadin-Thornhill on August 22, 2019 at 1:54 am

    BERGENFIELD, NJ — All across America, communities are hoping they won’t ever have to get public notices like what Louisiana State University sent out on Tuesday afternoon. “Today at 2:30 pm, LSU police received a report of an armed intruder inside Coates Hall.” The school which was hosting freshman orientation was placed on lockdown while

  • Trump’s fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left
    by Dennis Maliwanag on August 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    When Amanda Berg heard reports that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser, it brought back painful memories from her childhood. Berg, a Korean American who grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, recalled kids doing the “stereotypical pulling at the eyes and the mocking […] The post Trump’s fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left appeared first on Inquirer Globalnation.

  • Duterte meeting Xi amid pressure to confront China over sea claims
    by clopez on August 21, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week to raise their conflicting claims to the South China Sea, as the Filipino leader faces pressure at home to confront Beijing. While the President has embraced China and had largely set aside a once-tense standoff over the resource-rich waterway, a series […] The post Duterte meeting Xi amid pressure to confront China over sea claims appeared first on Inquirer Globalnation.

  • EU countries at UN condemn North Korean missile tests
    on August 2, 2019 at 1:08 am

    European Union members of the UN Security Council condemned North Korea Thursday over its recent spate of missiles tests that have fueled fears Pyongyang is developing more advanced weapons.

  • US-South Korea military exercises still on despite North's warnings
    on August 1, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea will go ahead, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after missile tests and calls for the drills' cancellation by North Korea.

  • Famed Spanish bull run festival ends with 8 people gored this year
    on July 15, 2019 at 12:16 am

    The highlight of the San Fermin festival is a bracing, daily test of courage against a thundering pack of half-ton, sharp-horned bulls.

  • China soon to host global meet on journalism
    by Jeremaiah Opiniano on July 12, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Journalism that usually fits in democracies will come to China in 2022 when the economic giant hosts a triennial global congress of journalism educators.

  • 'One country, two systems': Hong Kong's special status
    on July 4, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 under a handover agreement that guaranteed the territory certain levels of autonomy and freedoms unseen on the mainland—and that "one country, two systems" deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing.

  • China earthquake quake kills 11, injures 122
    on June 18, 2019 at 3:32 am

    The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 11 dead and 122 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled survivors from wrecked buildings.

  • 'Fewer but newer' nuclear arms in the world, report says
    on June 17, 2019 at 10:53 am

    The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernizing their arsenals, a report published Monday said.

  • Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark
    by Elaine Yu on June 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Hong Kong's tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions, disabling location tracking on their phones, buying train tickets with cash and purging their social media conversations.

  • On 30th anniversary, China says Tiananmen crackdown was 'correct' policy
    by Elizabeth Law on June 2, 2019 at 6:47 am

    China on Sunday defended the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on student protesters in a rare public acknowledgement of the event, days before its 30th anniversary, saying it was the "correct" policy.