Aug 18, 2015

Ex-Sri Lanka leader Rajapakse concedes election defeat

Sri Lanka’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse told AFP that he has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections after a close fought comeback attempt just months after he was toppled as president. “My dream of becoming prime minister has faded away,” Rajapakse said. “I am conceding. ...

Aug 2, 2015

Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars

The Chinese military’s official newspaper warned on Sunday that a corrupt army would not win wars, three days after the government announced a former senior officer would be prosecuted for graft. Serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media have questioned ...

Jun 5, 2015

Taiwan to open 'comfort women' museum in December

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has announced a plan to open Taiwan’s first museum dedicated to Japan’s wartime “comfort women” in December. Ma made the announcement at an event that preceded the 70th anniversary of China’s victory in its war of resistance against Japan in ...