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Canadian Convicted of Drug Smuggling in China Faces New Trial

A Chinese appeals court on Saturday agreed with prosecutors that a 15-year sentence was too lenient for a Canadian man convicted of drug smuggling. The court ordered that Robert Lloyd Schellenberg be retried in the city of Dalian, where he… Read More

Canadian Convicted of Drug Smuggling in China Faces New Trial

A Chinese appeals court on Saturday agreed with prosecutors that a 15-year sentence was too lenient for a Canadian man convicted of drug smuggling. The court ordered that Robert Lloyd Schellenberg be retried in the city of Dalian, where he… Read More

Analysts Look Ahead at Uncertain North Korean Talks

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA North Korea announced last week it would not pursue denuclearization unless the United States removes what it calls its nuclear threat.The Institute for North Korean Studies’ Yongwook Ryu was not surprised by North Korea’s declaration.Most people suspected… Read More

US Defense Chief’s Resignation Stirs Doubts in Asia about Help Resisting China

TAIPEI U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Vietnam twice this year and suggested in October stronger relations as China bears down on Vietnamese maritime claims. In the Philippines a month later, Mattis swore to uphold a decades-old military alliance that… Read More

Presidential election poses big challenge for indonesian media: KPI

Padang, W Sumatra (ANTARA News) – The 2019 presidential election is a huge challenge for Indonesias media that stood divided in the 2014 presidential election, according to the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI).“There were only two presidential candidates in the 2014… Read More

Corruption Still Rife in Laos Despite Continued Crackdown Efforts

The government of Laos says it has been ramping up its efforts to battle corruption over the past two years, but NGOs say that the situation in Laos is getting worse.Many Lao government officials publicly say that corruption is a… Read More

US, Taliban to Meet Monday in UAE

ISLAMABAD A Pakistan-arranged meeting between U.S. and Taliban officials will be held Monday in the United Arab Emirates to push a political settlement to the war in Afghanistan.The special representative for Afghan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, will lead the U.S. team… Read More