30 June, 2020 | Australia News

South Australia state cancels border reopening after virus spike

SYDNEY – South Australia, one of several states in the country to close domestic borders, has cancelled its scheduled reopening to other parts of the nation, citing a spike in coronavirus

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29 June, 2020 | Australia News

Australia sees biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in two months

SYDNEY – Australia‘s second most populous state says its considering reimposing social distancing restrictions after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new coronavirus infections in more than two months.

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25 June, 2020 | Vietnam News

Virus-free Vietnam not ready to open doors to foreign tourists yet: PM

HANOI – Despite successfully containing its COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam has no plans to open up to international tourists yet over fears that doing so could lead to a second wave

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24 June, 2020 | Vietnam News

Malaysia to detain, charge crew of “illegal” Vietnamese boats

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia will detain and charge crew members of Vietnamese vessels caught illegally fishing in its waters instead of turning them away as authorities had done previously, the

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23 June, 2020 | World News

India, China commanders meet after border clash amid calls for boycott of Chinese goods

NEW DELHI – Indian and Chinese military commanders met on Monday to try to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border as the public mood hardened in India for a military and economic

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23 June, 2020 | World News

Global K-pop fans emerge as political force, but some in S.Korea worry

SEOUL – Some tech-savvy followers of K-pop music have emerged as increasingly active players in American politics, but in the birthplace of the genre, South Korean fans are wary that

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23 June, 2020 | World News

EU presses China over trade, warns on Hong Kong law

BRUSSELS – The European Union has told China to make good on a promise to open up its economy and warned of “very negative consequences” if Beijing goes ahead with

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22 June, 2020 | World News

China warns of reprisal as Japanese city changes disputed area name

BEIJING – China says it reserves the right to respond to a Japanese city’s decision to rename the administrative area that includes remote islands claimed by both China and Japan

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22 June, 2020 | Australia News

Australian officials warn against travel to new coronavirus hotspots

SYDNEY – Australian officials have tried to contain a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus, telling residents in the cluster hotspots to avoid travel outside their suburbs in Melbourne, the

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21 June, 2020 | World News

Hong Kong lawyers alarmed at plans for judges in national security trials

HONG KONG – Senior Hong Kong lawyers have expressed alarm at plans for the city’s leader to select judges for national security cases, calling it the most serious challenge to

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