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The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on April 23, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs
YEREVAN - Reuters
President Serzh Sarksyan’s ruling Republican Party won elections in Armenia on April 2, official results showed, laying the foundation for a new parliamentary system of government, while international observers said the voting was tainted
South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye first apologized and was then questioned by prosecutors on March 21 about the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, after using executive privilege to avoid them for months while in office
Twenty people were tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Pakistani Sufi shrine, the police said on April 2, Reuters reported, in an attack purportedly carried out by the shrine’s custodian and several accomplices
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed
HONG KONG - Reuters
A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader on March 26 amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged in talks on March 19 to work to strengthen a relationship strained by disputes over North Korea and trade
ASHGABAT – The Associated Press
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the only son of Turkmenistan’s longtime president has become a senior lawmaker.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on March 16 that the escalating threat from North Korea’s nuclear program showed a clear need for a “new approach,” although he stopped short of detailing what steps the Trump administration would pursue.
Japan’s ruling party urged the government yesterday to consider arming the country with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only military posture Japan has had since the end of World War II.
South Korean prosecutors will summon former president Park Geun-Hye, whose impeachment was confirmed by the country’s highest court last week, for questioning as a criminal suspect, a spokesman said March 14