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Beijing's divide and conquer strategy throws ASEAN into disarray

Southeast Asian nations are in unparalleled disarray over Beijing’s saber-rattling in the South China Sea, analysts and insiders say, with the fractures set to deepen as staunch China ally Laos hosts top regional diplomats this weekend. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are among ...

Jul 23, 2016

North Korea reportedly building submarine pens

North Korea is constructing two covered docks that could shelter ballistic missile submarines near the port city of Sinpo on its east coast, IHS Jane’s reported Friday. Located about 2 kilometers south of Sinpo, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base, the new structure may ...

Jul 23, 2016

China launches nationwide vaccine inspections

Chinese health authorities have started a nationwide inspection of vaccinations four months after a scandal broke involving nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines that were suspected of being sold in dozens of provinces. Authorities will track purchases as well as the distribution of ...

Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

Jul 22, 2016

Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation’s greatest mystery. Some ...