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US calls for deeper Japan ties as China, N Korea cast shadow | Business and Economy News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlights US-Japan economic ties as he stresses vulnerabilities in global supply chains amid pandemic. US…

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N Korea warns US to ‘avoid causing a stink’ if it wants peace | Nuclear Weapons News

Kim Jo Yong, the powerful sister of the North Korean leader, has threatened to scrap inter-Korean co-operation as she condemned…

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After US sanctions, Huawei turns to new businesses to boost sales | Business and Economy News

Six months after the Trump administration dealt a crushing blow to Huawei Technologies Co.’s smartphone business, the Chinese telecommunications giant…

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China, North Korea top agenda as Blinken begins first Asian tour | Military News

Seoul, South Korea – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will make their first overseas…

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‘A can of worms’: Experts weigh in on the vaccine passport debate | Coronavirus pandemic News

London, United Kingdom – From Israel to Iceland, several governments around the world are adopting so-called coronavirus vaccine passports as they…

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More deaths reported as protests continue across Myanmar | Myanmar News

Anti-coup demonstrators pushed on with protests on Sunday – as Myanmar neared its seventh week under military rule – with…

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Myanmar’s parallel gov’t promises ‘revolution’ to reverse coup | Military News

Acting leader of parallel civilian gov’t says it is ‘the darkest moment of the nation’ as several protesters are killed.…

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New Zealand marks two years since Christchurch mosque killings | New Zealand News

Several hundred gathered at the Christchurch Arena for the remembrance service, which was also livestreamed. New Zealand has marked the…

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Fresh anti-coup protests hit Myanmar after night of deadly raids | Military News

Activists called for more anti-coup protests in Myanmar on Saturday, the anniversary of the death of a student whose killing…

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Is this Australia’s turning point on sexual harassment, assault? | Sexual Assault News

Canberra, Australia – Australian politics appears set to face a reckoning after a wave of allegations of sexual assault and…

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