Asia Pacific

Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Problems for Afghan Military

Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Problems for Afghan Military

Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Problems for Afghan Military Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Problems for Afghan Military These issues, fundamental to the survival of the Afghan national security forces once the U.S. military withdraws, are still being hashed out. That they are still being addressed even as the last U.S. troops are preparing to leave speaks to the years …

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Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines

Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines

Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines MANILA — A former mayor accused of being a drug trafficker in the Philippines was killed Thursday after he attempted to grab a gun from officers while being transported to detention in the capital, Manila, the police said. …

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1971: U.S. Pledges to Return Okinawa to Japan

1971: U.S. Pledges to Return Okinawa to Japan

1971: U.S. Pledges to Return Okinawa to Japan 1971: U.S. Pledges to Return Okinawa to Japan Credit…International Herald Tribune TOKYO, June 17 (WP).— The United States formally pledged today to return Okinawa to Japan in a controversial agreement reaffirming the continued role of the island as the pivotal American base complex in the western Pacific. Demonstrators protesting the military provisions …

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Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners’ Exit

Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners' Exit

Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners’ Exit Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners’ Exit China’s economy is on a tear. Factories are humming, and foreign investment is flowing in. Even so, the wealthy and powerful people atop some of the country’s most prominent companies are heading for the exits. The latest are Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, the …

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Elite Afghan Forces Suffer Horrific Casualties as Taliban Advance

Elite Afghan Forces Suffer Horrific Casualties as Taliban Advance

Elite Afghan Forces Suffer Horrific Casualties as Taliban Advance Elite Afghan Forces Suffer Horrific Casualties as Taliban Advance KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 24 Afghan commandos and five police officers were killed after they were surrounded by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to local and Afghan military officials. It was a profound blow to the elite force …

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Five Weeks Before the Olympics, Tokyo’s State of Emergency Will be Eased

Five Weeks Before the Olympics, Tokyo's State of Emergency Will be Eased

Five Weeks Before the Olympics, Tokyo’s State of Emergency Will be Eased Five Weeks Before the Olympics, Tokyo’s State of Emergency Will be Eased The government in Japan said on Thursday that it would relax emergency measures in Tokyo and other areas as the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak recedes, and with the Olympic Games scheduled to begin in just over …

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He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality.

He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality.

He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality. He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality. In 2014, shortly after Mr. Guthrie left his job as dean of the George Washington University business school, Apple hired him to teach its managers and advise executives about China. He also conducted research, and his …

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China Launch: Astronauts Dock With Space Station

China Launch: Astronauts Dock With Space Station

China Launch: Astronauts Dock With Space Station China Launch: Astronauts Dock With Space Station Three Chinese astronauts docked with the country’s still-under-construction space station on Thursday, beginning what their government expects will be a decade or more of continuous presence by Chinese astronauts in Earth’s orbit. Six hours and 32 minutes after the astronauts blasted off from a base in …

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North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage SEOUL — North Korea is bracing itself for a possible food crisis in the coming months. Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, issued a rare warning about a “tense” food situation brought about by extensive flooding, the coronavirus pandemic and international sanctions, the state …

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Ashes of Hideki Tojo, Japan’s Wartime Leader, Were Secretly Scattered at Sea

Ashes of Hideki Tojo, Japan's Wartime Leader, Were Secretly Scattered at Sea

Ashes of Hideki Tojo, Japan’s Wartime Leader, Were Secretly Scattered at Sea Ashes of Hideki Tojo, Japan’s Wartime Leader, Were Secretly Scattered at Sea For more than 70 years, the location of the remains of Hideki Tojo, the Japanese prime minister who led his country’s war effort during World War II, was an enduring mystery. A great-grandson of Tojo said …

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