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North Korea dismisses postponement of joint drills

Asia Pacific Nov 19, 2019

North Korea dismisses postponement of joint drills

The United States must end its joint exercises with Seoul "once and for all" to facilitate dialogue with Pyongyang, North Korea said Tuesday, just days after the allies postponed planned drills. The U.S. and South Korea said Sunday they would delay annual joint aerial exercises ...

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

Asia Pacific Nov 19, 2019

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China insisted Tuesday it held the sole authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters. The statement could further fan the flames in ...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 18, 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka's president on Monday and appealed to minority Tamils and Muslims who voted against him to give their support. Rajapaksa, who is credited with helping end the country's long civil war, comfortably won Saturday's presidential ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Nov 18, 2019

China diagnoses third case of bubonic plague

China says a 55-year-old man has been diagnosed with bubonic plague after killing and eating a wild rabbit, adding to two plague cases already discovered in Beijing. A statement from the health authority in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region north of the capital said that ...

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