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U.S. Senator McCain says facing `very vicious form of cancer`

U.S. Senator McCain says facing `very vicious form of cancer`

Published 10/09/2017

U.S. Senator John McCain, who recently returned to Washington after treatment for brain cancer, said on Sunday the disease is vicious but that the treatment is going well and he has more energy than before. [more…]

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Published 08/09/2017

Critics of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen have grown used to following upstart news service Fresh News to find out what the government’s next target might be. [more…]

Carlsberg keen on bigger stake, says Habeco executive: media

Carlsberg keen on bigger stake, says Habeco executive: media

Published 08/09/2017

Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) is keen on expanding its stake in Habeco BHN.HM, one of Vietnam's biggest brewers, to at least 51 percent, a local news website reported, citing a Habeco executive. [more…]

Back-breaking labor helped these four-star generals on their way

Back-breaking labor helped these four-star generals on their way

Published 01/09/2017

You have to be pretty tough to make it as a four-star general in the U.S. military. So it makes sense that some top military commanders would get their starts working in rigorous first jobs. [more…]

Vietnam president appears in public for first time in more than a month

Vietnam president appears in public for first time in more than a month

Published 28/08/2017

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang appeared in public for the first time in more than a month on Monday, ending an absence from the political scene that triggered online speculation about his health and position. [more…]

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Published 14/08/2017

China has appointed a new special envoy for the North Korean standoff, the foreign ministry said on Monday, a relatively low-profile diplomat now in charge of Asian affairs, amid renewed international concern over China's nuclear-armed neighbor. [more…]

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Published 14/08/2017

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday. [more…]

North Korea factories humming with `Made in China` clothes, traders say

North Korea factories humming with `Made in China` clothes, traders say

Published 13/08/2017

Lin Wong and Philip Wen [more…]

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

Published 07/08/2017

Southeast Asian foreign ministers ended an impasse on Sunday over how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, issuing a communique that called for militarization to be avoided and noting concern about island-building. [more…]