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Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

Feb 14, 2017

Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

The highest-ranking U.S. military official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup urged the country to restore democracy, saying Tuesday that America needs “a strong and stable ally” in Southeast Asia. Adm. Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke at the ...

Feb 14, 2017

China's plans launch of first cargo spacecraft in April

China plans to launch its first cargo spacecraft in April, state media reported Tuesday, taking a step toward its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has prioritized advancing China’s space program, saying it was needed to enhance ...

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

Feb 14, 2017

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang doesn’t stop nuclear and missile testing. A council statement agreed to by all 15 members followed strong condemnation by Secretary-General ...

Feb 13, 2017

Malaysian aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Bangladesh

A Malaysian aid ship arrived Monday in Bangladesh carrying aid for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar, many citing abuses by the Myanmar security forces. Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape ...

Chronology of North Korean missile development

Feb 13, 2017

Chronology of North Korean missile development

North Korea has ramped up its missile programmover the last year, with a series of rocket tests that have sent regional tensions soaring. In a fresh show of strength seen as a challenge to new U.S. President Donald Trump, the North on Sunday launched ...