Trump Says US, Japan Have Begun Talks on Trade

Advertisements ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE —  U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned on Friday the United States and Japan have begun dialogue over commerce, saying that Tokyo “is aware of it is a large downside” if an settlement can’t be reached, and that India has additionally requested to begin talks on a commerce deal. “We’re beginning …

China’s August Trade Surplus With US Hits Record $31 Billion

Advertisements China’s commerce surplus with the United States reached a report $31 billion in August, regardless of hefty tariffs not too long ago imposed on Chinese items. The information of the excess got here simply hours after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose one other $267 billion value of tariffs on Chinese imports, which …

Myanmar Journalists Speak Out About Reporting Dangers

Advertisements Press freedom in Myanmar took a tough hit this week with the sentencing of two Reuters journalists who had been investigating a Rohingya bloodbath. Steve Sandford speaks to Myanmar journalists concerning the risks that reporters and media teams face because the critics say the nation is slipping again into its previous methods of focusing …

US Warns North Korea: No Concessions Without Denuclearization

Advertisements A prime State Department official insisted Friday that North Korea must blink first if it wished to make a deal on denuclearization with the United States. Negotiators from the U.S. and North and South Korea have engaged in on-again, off-again talks on denuclearization since a June summit in Singapore between North Korean chief Kim …

US, China Look to October Talks to Patch Up Rocky Relations

Advertisements STATE DEPARTMENT —  The United States and China are planning to renew high-level diplomatic talks in October, returning to the negotiating desk to debate diplomatic points whereas the nations stay locked in an escalating commerce dispute. The second spherical of U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (DSD) haven’t been formally introduced, however are anticipated happen …

Trump Ready to Tax an Additional $267B in Chinese Imports

Advertisements WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump stated Friday that he’s ready to impose tariffs on an extra $267 billion in Chinese imports. Such a step would considerably escalate his commerce battle with Beijing and would seemingly improve prices for a broad vary of U.S. companies and shoppers. Those potential tariffs would come on high of …

Myanmar: ICC Has No Jurisdiction in Rohingya Crisis

Advertisements YANGON, MYANMAR —  Myanmar’s authorities mentioned on Friday it “resolutely rejects” a ruling from the International Criminal Court (ICC) that mentioned the physique has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh as a doable crime towards humanity. A press release from the workplace of Myanmar’s President Win Myint dismissed Thursday’s ICC ruling …

Cameroon’s Military, Separatists Trade Blame for School Attacks, Kidnappings

Advertisements BAMENDA, CAMEROON —  A gentle circulate of kin, pals and well-wishers have been visiting Martina Afanwi at her house this week in Bamenda, an English-speaking city in Cameroon’s northwest. They are encouraging the 40-year-old to have religion that her 11-year-old son, who was kidnapped Monday from the Presbyterian School of Science and Technology, shall …

Zimbabwe’s Capital on Alert Over Cholera Outbreak

Advertisements HARARE, ZIMBABWE —  Lizzy Maupa makes use of a bucket to switch water she used to wash from her tub to her bathroom. She has a four-week-old child and a three-year-old youngster, however the metropolis water provide has not been working for a month, says Maupa. So she collects water from a close-by river, …

UN Accuses DRC Police of Using Force to Break Up Peaceful Protests

Advertisements GENEVA —  The U.N. human rights workplace accuses police within the Democratic Republic of Congo of violently breaking apart peaceable protests forward of the nation’s long-awaited election marketing campaign. The rights workplace says it’s deeply involved in regards to the violent techniques utilized by Congolese police to suppress peaceable protests by civil society organizations …

Chinese President to Skip North Korean Anniversary Event

Advertisements BEIJING —  Chinese President Xi Jinping’s resolution to show down a reported invitation to attend a army parade in North Korea and celebrations marking 70 years because the founding of the remoted state might have helped him dodge issues on a number of fronts. North Koreans youths march in a gaggle previous a mural …

Crackdown on Christian Churches Intensifies in China

Advertisements Authorities in central China’s Henan province are ratcheting up strain on unregistered spiritual institutions with the intent of shutting down a minimum of two-thirds of Christian church buildings there. Observers say the intention of the coverage from China’s prime chief, Xi Jinping, seems to be to comprise the expansion and unfold of Christianity within …

Inter-Korean Summit Set; Plans for North’s Denuclearization Elusive

Advertisements WASHINGTON —  South Korean officers say high-level talks are scheduled for early subsequent week between representatives from the 2 Koreas forward of a summit set for Sept. 18 by way of Sept. 20. South Korea’s nationwide safety adviser Chung Eui-yong mentioned subsequent week’s talks will probably be on the peace village of Panmunjom “to …

Still No Concrete Steps for North Korea’s Denuclearization

Advertisements A five-person South Korean delegation visited Pyongyang on Wednesday to put the groundwork for a 3rd summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un. VOA’s Steve Miller experiences that though concrete denuclearization measures from Pyongyang have but to materialize, South Korea is saying the aim of the summit is to …

In Northern Mozambique, Nightfall Breeds Fear

Advertisements At least 80 folks have been killed in northern Mozambique since October in a number of assaults carried out by unknown assailants. Locals first suspected an armed Islamist group. But some observers have linked the violence to poverty and the scramble for the area’s underground assets from gems and minerals to pure fuel. VOA’s …

Anti-Drug Campaign Sparks Shootings of Philippine Mayors

Advertisements TAIPEI, TAIWAN —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s lethal anti-drug marketing campaign has motivated folks to gun down 5 mayors and deputy mayors since July, the most recent casualties in a pattern that has killed 15 native officers since 2016. The newest rash of shootings started July three when the mayor of Tanauan City south …

Death Toll From Japan Quake Doubles to 16, PM Says

Advertisements TOKYO —  The loss of life toll from a strong earthquake that rattled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido doubled to no less than 16, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe statedFriday, with greater than half the island’s 5.three million residents nonetheless with out energy. The 6.7 magnitude quake, which hit earlier than daybreak Thursday, triggered …

S. Sudan Soldiers Sentenced for Crimes During ’16 Hotel Raid

Advertisements JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN —  A South Sudan army courtroom Thursday sentenced 10 troopers to jail for raping international help employees and murdering a neighborhood journalist in a brutal assault on the Terrain Hotel greater than two years in the past in Juba. The courtroom additionally ordered the federal government to compensate the victims of …

British Warship Sails by South China Sea Islands 

Advertisements China accused Britain of “provocation” after a Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by Beijing within the disputed South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying mentioned Britain had “violated worldwide and Chinese legal guidelines” when the HMS Albion sailed by the Paracel Islands on Aug. 31. “The Chinese Navy legally …

Cameroon Reopens Schools Threatened by Boko Haram

Advertisements LIMANI, CAMEROON —  Children on the Government Primary School Limani dance with pleasure as they meet one another in school for the primary time in a number of years. Cameroon has re-opened 40 colleges on its northern border with Nigeria that had been sealed 4 years in the past due to threats from Boko …

US Charges N. Korean Man in Sony Hack, Other Attacks

Advertisements U.S. prosecutors on Thursday introduced expenses in opposition to a North Korean pc programmer in reference to a sequence of cyberattacks lately, together with the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment and a 2016 assault on the Bangladesh central financial institution. Prosecutors recognized the hacker as Park Jin Hyok, a programmer who labored for …

ICC Claims Jurisdiction to Probe Alleged Forced Mass Exodus of Rohingya From Myanmar

Advertisements The International Criminal Court dominated Thursday it has jurisdiction to research the alleged pressured mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh as a doable crime towards humanity. The Hague-based court docket stated the highest prosecutor should contemplate the ruling “as she continues together with her preliminary examination regarding the crimes allegedly …

China Offers Debt Relief, But Most African Countries Borrow Elsewhere

Advertisements WASHINGTON —  Chinese President Xi Jinping promised Monday to cancel debt for a few of Africa’s least-developed nations. Erasing debt tied to interest-free loans has lengthy been part of China’s insurance policies in Africa. But the announcement, made at Xi’s opening speech on the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, or FOCAC, comes amid rising …

UN Agency Calls on S. Africa to Stem Xenophobic Violence

Advertisements GENEVA —  The U.N. refugee company is urging the South African authorities to familiarize yourself with violence focusing on foreigners earlier than it will get utterly uncontrolled. UNHCR says it’s alarmed by the xenophobic fever, which is taking maintain of huge parts of South African society. It says even refugees and asylum seekers, who’re …

UN: Human Rights Defenders in Malawi Under Threat

Advertisements GENEVA —  The U.N. human rights workplace warns human rights defenders and activists in Malawi are beneath growing risk as pre-electoral politicking heats up earlier than subsequent 12 months’s basic election. The run-up to subsequent May’s presidential, parliamentary and council elections is turning into nastier and extra harmful for these making an attempt to …

Facebook Ban on Myanmar Military Officials Sparks Debate

Advertisements YANGON, MYANMAR —  The determination by Facebook to ban senior army figures from utilizing its platform has opened a debate within the nation, with some calling it an assault on freedom of expression, and others praising the social media large for lastly taking the sort of agency motion that rights activists have lengthy demanded. …

10 S. Sudanese Soldiers Convicted in Deadly 2016 Hotel Raid

Advertisements Ten South Sudanese troopers have been convicted of rape and homicide dedicated throughout a raid on a resort in Juba two years in the past. A neighborhood journalist was killed and 5 worldwide international support staff have been brutally gang raped when a bunch of 50 to 100 troopers stormed the Terrain Hotel within …

Ethiopia Reopens Embassy in Eritrean Capital

Advertisements Ethiopia has reopened its embassy in Eritrea, the newest step in quickly bettering bilateral ties which have reversed two-decades of battle between the 2 international locations. Ethiopia’s state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting firm mentioned Thursday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reopened the embassy within the Eritrean capital of Asmara throughout a short ceremony with President Isaias …

Indonesia’s Independent Corruption Fighters Intensify Their War

Advertisements JAKARTA, INDONESIA —  Indonesia’s unbiased Corruption Eradication Commission, generally known as the KPK, has named 41 native councilors from the east Java metropolis of Malang as suspects in a significant bribery scandal, leaving simply 4 in workplace. Feared and hated by many elites in a rustic infamous for systemic corruption, the fee took on …

UN Envoy: Libya Lurching from One Emergency to Another 

Advertisements The high U.N. envoy to Libya says the nation has “lurched from one emergency to a different” in latest weeks and that terrorist teams of all types could also be taking root there. Ghassan Salame briefed the U.N. Security Council Wednesday on the violence that erupted in Tripoli final month, shattering 16 months of …

Koreas Set Next Kim-Moon Summit for Mid-September

Advertisements SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —  The leaders of the 2 Koreas will meet Sept. 18-20 in Pyongyang to debate tips on how to obtain the “full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Senior presidential official Chung Eui-yong instructed reporters Thursday that North Korean chief Kim Jong Un additionally reaffirmed his “agency resolve” to appreciate denuclearization when …

Major Japanese Airport Remains Closed After Typhoon Jebi

Advertisements One of Japan’s busiest airports remained closed indefinitely a day after Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm to hit Japan in 25 years, pummeled the island nation. A bridge connecting Kansai airport, broken by a 2,591-ton tanker, which struck it in sturdy winds brought on by Typhoon Jebi, in Izumisano, Japan, Sept. 5, 2018. Japanese …

Stripped by Duterte of Amnesty, Philippine Opposition MP Fights Arrest

Advertisements A Philippines lawmaker, who’s President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress, plans to spend a second evening holed up within the Senate after Duterte voided his amnesty and ordered his arrest. Senator Antonio Trillanes informed reporters Wednesday that he would stay within the Senate beneath the safety of Senate leaders whereas his legal professionals …

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hits Northern Japan Near Major City

Advertisements SAPPORO —  The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit northern Japan close to a significant metropolis. The company says earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido about three a.m. Thursday and had a depth of 33.four kilometers (21 miles). The quake’s epicenter is about 27.three kilometers (17 miles) east of the …

Philanthropy Aids Rwanda’s Push for More Preschools

Advertisements In her mom’s eyes, Lucky actually is lucky. The 5-year-old woman is studying social abilities and her ABCs at a brand new preschool as an alternative of enjoying at residence or amid the maize and beans that her dad and mom develop in Rwanda’s jap Bugesera district. “Seeing my daughter going to highschool makes …

FAO Warns Southern Africa to Prepare for Drought

Advertisements HARARE, ZIMBABWE —  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has warned Southern African officers assembly in Zimbabwe to higher put together for anticipated drought or danger meals safety. About an hour’s drive south of Harare, 62-year-old maize farmer Leo Yuma is tending to his land. With the wet season anticipated in …

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Advertisements Demonstrators in Washington mark the one yr anniversary of Myanmar’s ethnic cleaning of Rohingya by demanding extra financial sanctions and recognition by the U.S. that what occurred to the Rohingya was genocide. Anna Kook reviews from Capitol Hill for VOA. Original article https://www.voanews.com/a/4559125.html This is a Syndicated article!

Straight Talk Africa | Special Edition

Advertisements Today #StraightTalkAfrica presents a city corridor introducing members of the Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders Initiative. This 12 months, to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, the fellows participated in neighborhood service tasks and pledged to proceed Mandela’s legacy. Fellows come from all 49 international locations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Join me and meet …

Ethiopia PM Makes First Visit to Eritrea Since Peace Deal

Advertisements ASMARA —  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled to Eritrea on Wednesday, his first go to for the reason that Horn of Africa neighbors ended a 20-year state of struggle in July. Eritrea’s data minister, Yemane Meskel, mentioned on Twitter that Abiy flew into the port metropolis of Assab and was greeted by President …

New Term, Same Old Foes for Mali’s Keita

Advertisements As he was sworn in to begin a second time period this week, Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised to handle insecurity within the northern and central components of the nation, attributable to a continued Islamist insurgency. “I selected to put the re-establishment of peace and safety at an absolute stage of precedence,” the …

East Africa Gets Easy Money Transfer System

Advertisements NAIROBI, KENYA —  An worldwide cash switch firm has launched a web based service for East Africans to ship and obtain cash extra simply. Analysts say WorldRemit will decrease the price of transferring cash and enhance African commerce and economies. Africa has turn out to be a thriving marketplace for cash switch corporations as …

UN: Some Burundi Violations May Constitute Crimes Against Humanity

Advertisements GENEVA —  The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has accused that nation’s authorities and members of its allied youth league of gross violations of human rights, which it says in some instances would possibly represent crimes towards humanity. In its new 250-page report, the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi paperwork abstract executions, arbitrary …

US, India Hold Meeting with 2 Sticking Points

Advertisements NEW DELHI, INDIA —  The United States and India will attempt to develop already shut protection ties when senior leaders from each nations meet for his or her first “two plus two” dialogue Thursday in New Delhi. The world’s two largest democracies, the United States and India, have loads in frequent, together with a …

Art Collection Depicts Africa as a Woman Being Lured by China

Advertisements Kenyan artist Michael Soi is criticizing China’s relationship with Africa by means of his assortment of work at Nairobi’s Circle Art Gallery that depict the curiosity that China is displaying in Africa. The 74-piece assortment underscores China’s heavy involvement within the continent by depicting Africa as a girl being lured by China. Original article …

Criticism Doesn’t Have Suu Kyi or Myanmar on the Ropes

Advertisements BANGKOK —  Myanmar’s authorities seems as if it’s below siege from a global neighborhood involved in regards to the situation of its nascent democracy, with widespread requires a genocide tribunal to carry its navy to account for the brutal therapy of its Muslim Rohingya minority. But specialists say to not count on any change …

Stranded Passengers Evacuated from Japanese Airport Damaged by Typhoon

Advertisements Japanese authorities now say 11 individuals are useless and lots of extra injured as a result of Typhoon Jebi, which disrupted land and air journey and left hundreds of passengers stranded at a serious airport. Boats evacuated about 3,000 passengers stranded in a single day at Kansai International Airport, which is constructed on a …

China Finding Vietnam a Demanding Business Partner

Advertisements TAIPEI, TAIWAN —  China is discovering Vietnam to be a tricky associate as Chinese corporations attempt to do extra enterprise with the long-time political rival alongside its southern border. Vietnam’s legislature, confronted with public protests, has delay till May 2019 a invoice that may let Chinese and different overseas traders use particular financial zones. …

North Korean Parade Tricky Prelude to Inter-Korean Summit

Advertisements SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —  As North Korea prepares for an enormous parade Sunday that includes 1000’s of goose-stepping troopers and many scary-looking missiles, fear is rising in South Korea {that a} tentative, hard-won detente is beginning to slip away. An authoritarian nation obsessive about large milestones, North Korea will use the celebration for the …

Reporters’ Lawyer: Harsh Sentence Will Tarnish Myanmar’s Image

Advertisements The sentencing of two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail for allegedly breaching a Myanmar state secrets and techniques regulation has triggered outrage, within the nation and overseas. The two males had been arrested in December whereas investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya males in Rakhine State, reportedly by the navy. Governments world …

Xi’s Choice for North Korea Anniversary Sends Message

Advertisements BEIJING —  Chinese President Xi Jinping won’t attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding this weekend however will ship a prime ally to characterize him as a substitute, the ruling Communist Party introduced Tuesday. Speculation had swirled over whether or not Xi would attend the celebrations following three visits to China …

South Korean Envoys Leave for North Korea to Set Up Summit

Advertisements SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —  A South Korean presidential delegation flew to North Korea on Wednesday for talks to rearrange a summit deliberate later this month and assist rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. It’s unclear who the South Korean envoys will meet within the North or whether or not they’ll see North …

Pence Calls for Release of Jailed Reuters Journalists

Advertisements WASHINGTON —  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday known as on Myanmar’s authorities to reverse a court docket ruling that imprisoned two Reuters journalists for seven years and to launch them instantly. The journalists had been discovered responsible Monday on official-secrets prices in a landmark case seen as a take a look at …

UN Says Ceasefire Reached for Libyan Capital

Advertisements TRIPOLI —  A ceasefire has been reached between armed factions preventing over the Libyan capital for greater than every week, the United Nations mentioned on Tuesday, but it surely was unclear how it might be carried out. Dozens of individuals have been killed in preventing engulfing Tripoli as rival armed teams vie for energy …

Trump Speaks on Phone with South Korea’s President

Advertisements WHITE HOUSE —  U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on the cellphone Tuesday together with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, relating to the newest developments on the Korean peninsula. According to White House officers, Moon briefed Trump on Seoul’s plan to dispatch a particular envoy to Pyongyang on Wednesday, and promised to offer the …

Strong Typhoon Slams Western Japan; 8 Dead, Airport Flooded

Advertisements TOKYO —  A robust storm slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, inundating the area’s fundamental worldwide airport and blowing a tanker right into a bridge, disrupting land and air journey and leaving 1000’s stranded. At least eight folks died and scores have been injured. Jebi, reportedly the strongest storm to make landfall in Japan …

Ethiopia Opens Logistics Sector to Foreign Investment

Advertisements ADDIS ABABA —  Ethiopia will open its logistics sector to overseas buyers however cap their participation, the state funding physique stated on Tuesday within the newest reform to loosen the federal government’s management of the economic system. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has presided over a shake-up of one of the crucial heavily-regulated economies in …

Wives of Convicted Myanmar Reporters Shocked by Sentences

Advertisements YANGON, MYANMAR —  The wives of two Myanmar reporters for the Reuters information company sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for possessing state secrets and techniques stated Tuesday they have been shocked by the court docket’s determination. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been sentenced Monday in proceedings that have been broadly decried as …

NATO: Al-Qaida Trying to Regain Primacy as IS Loses Ground

Advertisements JERUSALEM —  Al-Qaida is making an attempt to regain its primacy over worldwide militancy as Islamic State loses floor, a senior NATO official stated on Tuesday, seeing a doubtlessly elevated threat to the West from the teams’ rivalry. But Arndt von Loringhoven, the alliance’s assistant secretary-general for intelligence and safety, stated Islamic State retained …

Fighting Continues in Parts of Libyan Capital as UN Urges Calm

Advertisements CAIRO —  The U.S. Embassy within the Libyan capital Tripoli is denying earlier experiences its buildings had caught hearth, as preventing raged in southern districts of town. Libyan officers say 50 folks have died in additional than every week of preventing. The United Nations continued to induce warring militias to put down their arms, …

Mali President Keita Sworn in to Second 5-Year Term

Advertisements BAMAKO, MALI —  Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in to a brand new five-year time period within the presence of former rebels and a number of other different personalities though the opposition continues to dispute his election win. Keita, 73, was inaugurated Tuesday following his August 20 election victory, which was …

Banned Bemba Denounces DRC Vote as ‘Parody’

Advertisements KINSHASA —  Former Democratic Republic of Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba on Tuesday denounced a long-delayed December presidential election as a “parody” after he was banned from contesting and accused President Joseph Kabila of making an attempt at hand choose a successor by eliminating severe rivals. Bemba was considered one of six presidential hopefuls who …

Philippine Leader Praises Security Ties With Israel

Advertisements JERUSALEM —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of widespread human rights abuses, on Tuesday praised his nation’s shut safety ties with Israel as dozens protested Israeli arms gross sales to his authorities. At a gathering together with his Israeli counterpart, Duterte mentioned he considers Israel a key strategic companion and weapons …

Philippines’s Duterte Voids Amnesty of Critical MP, Orders His Arrest

Advertisements Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has revoked an amnesty granted to an opposition lawmaker who has grow to be one his fiercest critics and ordered his arrest. Senator Antonio Trillanes obtained amnesty in 2011 for his involvement in a failed 2003 coup in opposition to then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for her alleged corruption and mismanagement …

Former Cambodian Opposition Leader to Remain Behind Bars

Advertisements Many of these jailed within the lead as much as Cambodia’s July 29 normal election have now been launched after the ruling get together fully dominated the poll. But the chief of the nation’s banned opposition appears set to stay behind bars for a while but. David Boyle stories from Phnom Penh Original article …

Tensions Run High Over China, Refugees at Pacific Meeting

Advertisements NAURU —  Tensions over China and refugees ran excessive Tuesday at a gathering of Pacific leaders after host Nauru accused a Chinese official of bullying and quickly detained a New Zealand journalist. Nauru is internet hosting the Pacific Islands Forum, which is being attended this week by leaders from 18 member nations and delegations …

Secret to Japan Couple’s 80 Years of Marriage: Wife’s Patience

Advertisements TAKAMATSU, JAPAN —  Japan is thought for its abundance of centenarians and may now lay declare to having the world’s oldest residing married couple, with a mixed age of 208 – a feat the spouse credit to her endurance throughout 80 years of marriage. Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old spouse, Miyako, have been …

China Assumes Authority Over Hong Kong Rail Station

Advertisements A brand new high-speed rail station linking Hong Kong and mainland China opened Tuesday underneath Chinese authority, elevating new worries amongst Hong Kong residents of an extra erosion of the territory’s autonomy. China formally took management of the brand new depot in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon district throughout a quiet nighttime handover ceremony that …

Surveillance Common for Some Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists

Advertisements HONG KONG —  Evading surveillance is a brand new ability for Andy Chan, founding father of the Hong Kong National Party, however one he needed to study rapidly over the summer time. In July, Chan seen that he was being adopted repeatedly by unidentified people. He seen that after noticed, the snoops would abruptly …

Critics: Myanmar Reuters Verdict an Attack on Press Freedom

Advertisements YANGON, MYANMAR —  The choice by a court docket in Myanmar to condemn two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail for breaching a regulation associated to state secrets and techniques has been met with an offended response inside and out of doors the nation, with critics calling it an assault on press freedom. …

S. Korean Envoy to Carry Letter on Denuclearization to North

Advertisements SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA —  South Korea’s presidential envoy stated Tuesday he’ll ship a letter from President Moon Jae-in to North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un when he visits Pyongyang on Wednesday to debate the leaders’ third summit later this month, Yonhap reported. Chung Eui-yong, chief of the nationwide safety workplace on the presidential Blue …

Chinese President Pledges Another $60 Billion in Support for Africa

Advertisements Chinese President Xi Jinping supplied $60 billion in financing for Africa on Monday and wrote off some debt for poorer African nations. China has denied partaking in “debt lure” diplomacy, and whereas talking on the opening of a serious summit with African leaders, Xi promised growth that individuals on the continent may see and …

Scientists Search for Sustainable Solutions to Stop Fall Armyworm

Advertisements Fall armyworms are on the march throughout Africa. Agriculture consultants say the pests, the larvae of a kind of moth, may trigger greater than $13 billion in crop losses this yr. To cease them, scientists are researching pesticides, panorama administration strategies, and genetically modified crops. Faith Lapidus experiences on an effort to discover a …

Japan Urges Evacuations, Cancels Flights Ahead of Typhoon Jebi

Advertisements TOKYO —  Japan issued evacuation advisories for nearly 300,000 individuals and canceled lots of of flights within the face of sturdy winds and heavy rain as hurricane Jebi roared north and was set to make landfall afterward Tuesday. Jebi, whose title means “swallow” in Korean, is the most recent harsh climate to hit Japan …

Thai King’s Volunteers Boost His Support, Visibility

Advertisements BANGKOK —  From a distance, the volunteers cleansing up a clogged Bangkok waterway could possibly be mistaken for Scouts, however the group, carrying yellow foulards and blue hats, are a part of a volunteer program began by Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66. The “Volunteer Spirit” scheme, which formally started in 2017, has created a …

China’s Leader Xi Looms Large Over North Korean Anniversary

Advertisements BEIJING —  As North Korea celebrates a significant anniversary this weekend, the presence — or absence — of Chinese President Xi Jinping may spotlight simply how a lot vitality has been restored to ties between Pyongyang and its strongest backer after a protracted chill. A go to by Xi to North Korea for the …

World Reacts to Guilty Verdict of Myanmar Reuters Journalists

Advertisements A Myanmar choose on Monday discovered two Reuters journalists responsible of breaching a regulation on state secrets and techniques and jailed them for seven years in a landmark case seen as a check of progress towards democracy within the Southeast Asian nation. Here are some reactions to the information. Scot Marciel, U.S. Ambassador to …

Asia’s Rising Appetite for Meat, Seafood Will ‘Strain Environment’

Advertisements KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA —  Asia’s rising urge for food for meat and seafood over the subsequent three a long time will trigger big will increase in greenhouse gasoline emissions and antibiotics utilized in meals, researchers mentioned Tuesday. Rising inhabitants, incomes and urbanization will drive a 78 % improve in meat and seafood demand from …

Where is Promised Money, Campaigners Ask at Climate Talks in Bangkok

Advertisements BANGKOK —  Developed international locations are dragging their ft on assembly their pledges of billions of {dollars} to assist growing nations deal with local weather change, leaving poor nations with mounting prices from rising temperatures, rights teams mentioned. Rich governments have promised to mobilize $100 billion per yr in local weather finance by 2020 …

UN Court Hears Case Over Strategic Indian Ocean Islands

Advertisements THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS —  Officials from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius informed United Nations judges Monday that former colonial energy Britain strong-armed its leaders half a century in the past into giving up territory as a situation of independence, a declare that would have an effect on a strategically necessary U.S. navy …

UN Official Sees over $1B in Fresh Aid for Lake Chad Region

Advertisements BERLIN —  More than $1 billion in recent support will probably be pledged at a convention of donors to the drought-plagued area round Lake Chad, U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock stated on Monday. A famine was averted within the area final 12 months largely due to worldwide support, however hundreds of thousands of individuals …

Congo’s Top Court Excludes Opposition Leader Bemba From Presidential Election

Advertisements KINSHASA —  Democratic Republic of Congo’s high courtroom on Monday definitively excluded opposition chief Jean-Pierre Bemba from December’s presidential election due to a witness tampering conviction on the International Criminal Court. Bemba, a preferred former vice chairman, was tipped as one of many main candidates to interchange outgoing President Joseph Kabila. His exclusion from …

Survey: No Safe Haven for Girls in Crisis-Hit Lake Chad Region

Advertisements DAKAR, SENEGAL —  Teenage women dwelling in Africa’s insurgency-hit Lake Chad area haven’t any secure haven from the violence, with beatings and abuse taking place of their houses, on the streets and at college, a survey discovered on Monday. The area, which takes in elements of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, is affected by …

Schools Fail to Open in Cameroon’s Restive English-speaking Regions

Advertisements BAMENDA, CAMERRON —  September third marks the primary day of the college 12 months throughout a lot of the world. But within the English-speaking areas of Cameroon, hundreds of kids failed to indicate up for sophistication. Ongoing clashes between the army and separatists in search of independence from Cameroon’s French-speaking majority has mother and …

Tariff Fight Adds to China’s Economic Challenges

Advertisements BEIJING —  China faces larger financial challenges than its commerce battle with the U.S. Even earlier than tit-for-tat tariffs, progress on this planet’s No. 2 economic system was already forecast to chill from 6.eight p.c final 12 months to a still-robust 6.5 p.c this 12 months. Communist leaders who’re attempting to engineer slower, extra …

Uganda Opposition Pop Star Says Soldiers Beat, Tortured Him

Advertisements KAMPALA —  Ugandan troopers beat up pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine and squeezed his genitals till he handed out, he charged on Monday, three days after he departed for the United States for medical take care of the accidents he allegedly sustained whereas in detention. Soldiers “violated me as in the event that they have …

Duterte Calls Hitler ‘Insane’ at Holocaust Memorial

Advertisements Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who as soon as in contrast himself to Hitler, paid a solemn go to to Israel’s nationwide Holocaust memorial on Monday, branding the Nazi chief “insane” as he lamented the Nazi genocide of an estimated 6 million Jews. The feedback marked a dramatic turnaround for Duterte, who simply two years …

Analysts: Africa Visits by Merkel and May Present Opportunities

Advertisements KANO, NIGERIA —  British Prime Minister Theresa May acquired loads of consideration for her journey to Africa final week. Videos of her dancing — one with secondary college students who greeted her in South Africa and one other together with her dancing with younger scouts in Kenya — went viral. But May’s dance-floor diplomacy …

11 Killed in Suspected Communal Violence in Central Nigeria

Advertisements LAGOS, NIGERIA —  Nigerian police say gunmen shot useless 11 individuals in an assault in central Nigeria suspected to be a part of a sequence of communal violent incidents. Police spokesman in Plateau state Terna Tyopev mentioned in a press assertion that the incident occurred late Sunday in Lopandet Dwei Du village simply outdoors …

Reports of More Fighting in Libyan Capital Tripoli

Advertisements CAIRO, EGYPT —  The U.N. particular envoy to Libya is asking for opponents to respect a ceasefire within the Libyan capital, Tripoli. A well being division spokesman in Tripoli has put the loss of life toll in eight days of preventing at 47 useless and 129 wounded. Efforts to mediate a ceasefire within the …

2 Women Caned in Malaysia for Engaging in Sexual Relationship

Advertisements Two Malaysian girls convicted beneath Islamic regulation for homosexuality have been publicly caned Monday. The two unidentified girls, ages 32 and 22, have been punished in entrance of about 100 witnesses at a sharia court docket within the northeastern state of Terengganu. The pair have been found in a automobile by Islamic authorities again …

China Says Looking Into e-commerce Billionaire’s US Arrest

Advertisements BEIJING —  China’s international ministry says it’s trying into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of e-commerce billionaire Liu Qiangdong, often known as Richard Liu, within the U.S. on suspicion of felony sexual conduct. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying mentioned at a information convention on Monday that the Chinese Consulate in Chicago was “carefully following the …

Chinese President Defends ‘Belt and Road’ Projects in Africa

Advertisements Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed African political and enterprise leaders Monday that China’s investments on the continent are made with an eye fixed on bettering Africa’s improvement, and never mere “vainness tasks.” President Xi’s remarks at opening the triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing have been aimed toward assuring the African representatives about …

Taiwan Officials Offer Aid to Stop Floods from Entering Pivotal Elections

Advertisements TAIPEI —  Taiwan’s authorities has apologized 3 times over lethal floods since August 23 and doubled up restoration work to attempt to cease storm harm from turning into a difficulty in pivotal elections this yr. Results of mid-term native elections equivalent to ones set for November, typically foreshadow the outcomes of Taiwan presidential races …

Cybersecurity Becoming Major Concern for Vietnamese Businesses

Advertisements HO CHI MINH CITY —  At one among An Nguyen’s previous jobs in Hanoi, she had a day by day ritual: When she needed to log in to the pc, she needed to reply a cybersecurity query corresponding to “What is spear phishing?” or “How does malware work?” Nguyen didn’t work within the know-how …

As MeToo Unnerves China, a Student Fights to Tell Her Story

Advertisements QINGDAO, CHINA —  The sight of 5 burly guards blocking her approach out of her dorm stuffed Ren Liping with rage. It was three a.m. on a current Saturday (Aug. 4) and the skinny, bespectacled 26-year-old Chinese graduate pupil was exhausted. Her thoughts raced again to earlier within the day when she had tried …

Hope, Caution as Kim Jong Un Shifts to North Korea’s Economy

Advertisements MOUNT CHILBO,NORTH KOREA —  Tanned and carrying a swimsuit, So Myong Il walks to the barbecue pit and throws on some clams. He clearly loves the seaside he is on in addition to the rugged, emerald Chilbo mountains that rise abruptly behind it. He loves them sufficient to overlook, for a second not less …

Myanmar Court Convicts 2 Reuters Journalists of Violating Secrecy Laws

Advertisements Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar have been convicted of violating the nation’s secrecy legal guidelines and sentenced to seven years in jail. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been arrested final December after assembly with two cops at a restaurant in Yangon and given a stack of paperwork. They have been charged with …

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Holiday Weekend Box Office

Advertisements “These folks aren’t simply wealthy. They’re loopy wealthy.” It was one other loopy, wealthy weekend on the U.S. field workplace for the romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians.” The Warner Bros. movie stayed in first place this Labor Day Weekend, bringing in an estimated $22.2 million. The film stars Constance Wu as Rachel Chu, who …

Mobile App Helps Maasai Cattle Herders in Kenya

Advertisements A brand new cell phone app utilizing satellite tv for pc pictures helps Maasai cattle herders in Kenya discover wealthy pastures and water of their drought stricken terrain. The gadget additionally tells them locations to keep away from to scale back encounters with wild animals. Faith Lapidus has particulars. Original article https://www.voanews.com/a/mobile-app-helps-maasai-cattle-herders-in-kenya-/4554740.html This is …