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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
ASHGABAT – The Associated Press
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the only son of Turkmenistan’s longtime president has become a senior lawmaker.
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
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
Afghanistan has ordered a network of schools run by an organisation regarded with suspicion by the Turkish government to be transferred to a foundation approved by Ankara, Afghan officials said.
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
ASTANA – Reuters
Kazakhstan’s parliament approved on March 6 a package of amendments to the constitution to reduce presidential powers in favor of lawmakers and the cabinet, a move that could help lead to an eventual political transition.
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
SEOUL/TOKYO – Reuters
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on March 6, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war
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.
SEOUL – Anadolu Agency
North Korea said March 2 it is ready to be “merciless” in the face of joint South Korean-United States military drills that began a day earlier