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Ex-Maldives leader's arrest sparks international concern

The United States and India have voiced concern after former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges and denied legal access and medical treatment. Nasheed, who was ousted three years ago, was denied bail at a brief hearing Monday after being arrested on what ...

Feb 17, 2015

South Korean leader replaces point man on North Korea

South Korea’s president replaced her point man on North Korea on Tuesday in a reshuffle that involved three other top officials. Hong Yong-pyo, the presidential secretary for unification, was nominated to replace Ryoo Kihl-jae as the country’s new unification minister in charge of relations ...

Feb 16, 2015

China takes down senior leader amid anti-corruption campaign

Chinese authorities say a former vice chairman for the country’s top political advisory body has been expelled from the Communist Party and stripped of all government positions because of bribery. The Central Commission for Discipline Commission, the Communist Party’s top watchdog agency, said Monday ...

Feb 11, 2015

Former Chinese propaganda chief Deng Liqun dies at 100

Former Chinese propaganda chief and communist hardliner Deng Liqun, a fierce critic of the economic reforms championed by the late leader Deng Xiaoping, died Tuesday at the age of 100, state media reported. Known as “Little Deng” to distinguish him from “Old Deng,” he ...