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Taiwan country profile

Taiwan is an island that has for all practical purposes been independent since 1950, but which China regards as a rebel region that must be…

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China increases military pressure on Taiwan: The view from Taipei

Experts in Taipei expect China to intensify military pressure on Taiwan, but say an invasion is unlikely any time soon. Taipei, Taiwan – Two Chinese jets…

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Melbourne supermarket shelves empty after curfew

Inhabitants of the second largest Australian city are prohibited from driving on the street from 8 pm to 5 am. The head of government of…

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Islamic State attack on Afghanistan prison killed 21

The death toll from the Islamic State extremist group’s attack on a prison in southern Afghanistan has risen to 21 and 43 wounded according to…

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Hong Kong. China accuses Germany of violating international law

China today accused Germany of having “seriously violated international law” by suspending the extradition treaty with Hong Kong. Germany announced on Friday the suspension of…

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Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

Russia’s grievances against what it sees as American bullying and expansion into its own zones of influence have been stacking up for decades. MOSCOW —…

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Russia paid extremists to kill NATO soldiers in Afghanistan, concludes American investigation

A Russian secret service unit is said to have paid rewards to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for deadly attacks against Western military personnel, according to…

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Top General Says U.S. Troop Cut In Afghanistan Hits 8,600 Target In Line With Taliban Deal

The United States has reduced its troop presence in Afghanistan to levels agreed to as part of a February deal with the Taliban, the general…

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20 Indian soldiers killed in Himalayan border clashes with China, says army

The development marks a major escalation after a stand-off between the two sides in the western Himalayas lasting several weeks. The Indian army says 20…

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Coronavirus: Fear of second wave in Beijing after market outbreak

An area of the Chinese capital Beijing has been put under strict lockdown measures after the city’s first coronavirus cases in more than 50 days….

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Hong Kong territory profile

The former British colony became a special administrative region of China in 1997, when Britain’s 99-year lease of the New Territories, north of Hong Kong…

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