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Australia close to resettling 12,000 Syrian refugees

Mar 22, 2017

Australia close to resettling 12,000 Syrian refugees

Australia is close to resettling the 12,000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq it promised to urgently take more than a year ago, an official said Wednesday. All 12,000 have been issued visas and more than 10,000 have already been brought from ...

Latest North Korean missile launch ends in apparent failure

Mar 22, 2017

Latest North Korean missile launch ends in apparent failure

The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean missile launch attempt, with a missile exploding within seconds of its launch, a U.S. military spokesman said. South Korea said the apparent North Korean test launch on Wednesday morning did not go off normally. But the ...

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Mar 21, 2017

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen launched the island’s first ever homegrown submarine project Tuesday in the face of what the government says are growing military threats from China. The move comes after China sent its only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, through the Taiwan Strait in ...