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Reuters journalists to face trial for work in Myanmar

Reuters journalists to face trial for work in Myanmar

The Rohingya have faced decades of persecution in Myanmar but the most recent crackdown has forced them to flee in unprecedented numbers. Many had hoped Suu Kyi's new democratic government that swept to power in 2016 would see the army step back from its notorious "scorched earth" approach to rebellion and conflict, but the crackdown on the Rohingya in Rakhine state banished those hopes.


Relief and some concern at Xi Jinping's trade speech

Relief and some concern at Xi Jinping's trade speech

He made no mention of USA actions, but the contrast was clear. "We will take the initiative to expand imports", Xi said during a speech at the Boao Forum for Asia . But Trump hit back again late Thursday, instructing trade officials to consider tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese imports. " China's counter-tariffs are a spectacular way of standing up to America's bullying tactics, not only for itself, but for other countries threatened by the United States' new trade ...


Claims about Syria's Use of Chemical Weapons Fabricated, Iran's Jaberi Ansari Says

Claims about Syria's Use of Chemical Weapons Fabricated, Iran's Jaberi Ansari Says

President Donald Trump has scrapped plans to travel to Peru and Colombia this week, choosing to remain in the U.S.to oversee the American response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria . News of the OPCW mission to Douma also came as the UN Security Council was due to vote later Tuesday on rival United States and Russian draft resolutions in response to the alleged attack.


Japan asks S. Korea to raise abduction issue at North-South summit

Japan asks S. Korea to raise abduction issue at North-South summit

Ahead of a summit with North Korea, South Korea is exploring ways to improve inter-Korean relations to a sustainable level and develop them even under worldwide sanctions, Seoul's point man on the North said Monday. Kang is said to have responded there is no change in Seoul's stance on maintaining sanctions and pressure on the North until there is significant progress in efforts to denuclearize.


House Speaker Paul Ryan won't seek re-election, spokesman confirms

House Speaker Paul Ryan won't seek re-election, spokesman confirms

After almost twenty years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, has been in Congress since 1999 and became House speaker in 2015. Ryan is expected to address his future intents in a closed-door conference with the GOP later this morning.