Mike Pompeo, second left, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, heads to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 18, 2018. Pompeo, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Secretary of State, laid the groundwork for a planned meeting between the president and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Trump warns he may exit talks with North Korea

Publication date 19 April 2018 | 17:24 | ICT

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success

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  • A picture taken on September 29, 2011 shows China’s Long March 2F rocket carrying the Tiangong-1 module, or "Heavenly Palace", blasting off from the Jiuquan launch centre in Gansu province. A defunct Chinese space lab plunged through Earth's atmosphere on April 2, 2018, breaking apart as it headed towards a watery grave in the South Pacific, Beijing said. AFP/China OUT

    Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

    Publication date 02 April 2018 | 12:12 | ICT

    BEIJING (AFP) - A defunct Chinese space lab broke apart as it hurtled through Earth's atmosphere Monday and plunged towards a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said.

  • South Korean musicians in rehearsal for the concert in Pyongyang on Saturday. AFP

    Onstage, South Korean K-Pop stars; In the balcony, Kim Jong Un clapping

    Publication date 02 April 2018 | 11:26 | ICT

    by Choe Sang Hun SEOUL, South Korea — He clapped and he smiled, even posing for a group photo with a K-pop band.

  • Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early Friday as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok. AFP/DailyNews

    Bus fire kills 30 migrants in Thailand

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 12:11 | ICT

    BANGKOK (AFP) - Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early Friday as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok, officials said.

  • Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-ocha in 2016. AFP

    Thai junta vows to lift politics ban in June

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 11:54 | ICT

    BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's junta will lift a near four-year ban on political activity in June, an official said Friday, as space for debate slowly expands in the kingdom with polls promised for next year.

  • South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyun (right) shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son-gwon during their meeting at the Unification Pavilion building on the northern side of the border truce of village of Panmunjom on Thursday. AFP

    Two Koreas agree to hold summit on April 27

    Publication date 29 March 2018 | 20:35 | ICT

    The two Koreas on Thursday set a date for a rare inter-Korean summit, following a high-level meeting that was held days after the nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong-un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China.

  • Win Myint, then-speaker of the lower house, attends the last day of parliament’s regular session in Naypyidaw on January 29, 2016. AFP

    Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

    Publication date 28 March 2018 | 21:56 | ICT

    Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday elected a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s new president, allowing her to maintain a tight grip on top-level decision-making.

  • Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping shake hands during his fence-mending trip to Beijing. AFP

    A burst of diplomacy in Asia generates questions

    Publication date 28 March 2018 | 17:03 | ICT

    by Steven Lee Myers and Choe Sang Hun

  • The Russian Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday. Britain’s allies in Europe and around the world have expelled scores of suspected Russian spies in an unprecedented response to a nerve agent attack. AFP

    Britain hails ‘turning point’ after suspected Russian spy expulsions

    Publication date 27 March 2018 | 21:54 | ICT

    Britainon Tuesday hailed the mass expulsion of more than 100 suspected Russian spies around the world as a “turning point” for the West’s attitude to a “reckless” Russia, as Moscow warned it would retaliate against “loutish behavio

  • Emergency firefighters extinguish a fire outside a burning shopping centre in Kemerovo, Russia, on Sunday. SERGEI GAVRILENKO/AFP

    Over 60 people dead in Russian shopping mall inferno

    Publication date 26 March 2018 | 20:26 | ICT

    A total of 64 people, many of them children, perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia, officials said on Monday as rescuers searched through piles of charred rubble to recover bodies.

  • President Donald Trump makes remarks at a panel discussion during the Generation Next Summit at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2018. Trump’s tariffs targeting China have put Xi Jinping on the spot, forcing him to consider retaliatory action. Doug Mills/The New York Times

    Trump sets $60 billion in punitive tariffs on Chinese goods

    Publication date 23 March 2018 | 13:35 | ICT

    President Donald Trump put China squarely in his cross hairs Thursday, imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese goods to combat the rising threat from a nation the White House has called “an economic enemy.”