Tokyo's reluctance to put financial pressure on the junta shows the difficulties Washington faces in convincing Asian allies to put real teeth behind calls to defend democracy.
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Blogs provide an avenue for government criticism in a country that ranks among the worst in the world for press freedom.
Weeks after new cases among laborers dropped to almost zero and thousands have received vaccinations, some wonder how long it will take for restrictions to end.
Along pristine Cambodian beaches, past parades of elephants in its largest national park, sits an area half the size of Singapore that is raising alarm bells among military strategists in the U.S. and beyond. Dara Sakor, a $3.8 billion China-backed investment zone encompassing 20 percent ...