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Trump: ‘Major, Major’ Conflict With North Korea Possible

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, President Trump said “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” but he is hopeful that the U.S. can find other ways to work with the country regarding its nuclear and missile programs. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically,…

China, Russia Send Ships To North Korea

Chinese and Russian spy vessels have been sent to shadow the group of U.S. aircraft carriers that are heading toward North Korean waters, Japanese media outlets reported Monday. The move comes amid escalating tensions surrounding Pyongyang’s nuclear efforts. President Trump has described the vessels as an “armada” and said additional and more powerful submarines are…

Pence To North Korea: ‘Era Of Strategic Patience Is Over’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over as he kicked off his 10-day Asia tour. Speaking from a joint U.S.-South Korean base near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea on Monday, Pence said the White House is counting on China to help ease…

China President To Meet Donald Trump In Mar-a-Lago

China’s foreign ministry confirmed Thursday that President Xi Jinping will travel to Florida April 6-7 for his first meeting with President Trump. The leaders of the world’s largest and second-largest economies will meet at Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, where Trump also hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. Unlike Abe, Xi will not stay…

Trump Affirms ‘One China’ Policy In Phone Call With China’s President

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a “lengthy” and “very cordial” phone conversation Thursday evening, the White House said in a statement, and “President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our ‘one China’ policy.” Trump had irked Beijing by speaking with Taiwan’s president on the phone soon after his…

Trump Alarms Beijing With Criticism Of ‘One China’ Policy

China on Monday said it had “serious concern” about President-elect Donald Trump’s most recent comments about Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province. Since 1979, the U.S. has recognized mainland China and maintained only unofficial relations with the island of Taiwan. Trump recently broke with tradition by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s leader,…

Obama Lifts US Embargo On Lethal Arms Sales To Vietnam [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Mr Obama said the move removed a “lingering vestige of the Cold War”. The US is trying to bolster its relationship…

Smog ‘Red Alert’ Triggered in China by Still Air [VIDEO]

On Tuesday, a blanket of humid air trapping smog brought Beijing’s first pollution “red alert.” Many residents ignored warnings to limit time outdoors, and authorities say the pollution would last several more days. Hundreds of people, even babies, packed Tiananmen Square to watch a daily flag-raising ceremony. China’s state radio said some motorists were ignoring…

China Ends Its One-Child Policy [VIDEO]

Beijing has decided to end its 35-year-old policy of restricting couples to one child. Because of China’s aging populace, the ruling Communist Party will reportedly now allow families to have two children, expanding upon a limited birth-rate set in 1979 in reaction to booming population growth. The law has been controversial largely for its punishment…

Usain Bolt Run Over By Cameraman [VIDEO]

A few minutes after Usain Bolt confirmed he’s still the world’s fastest man by winning the 200m at the World Championships on Thursday night, top challenger Justin Gatlin saw the Jamaican sitting on a dark folding chair on the crest of the Beijing Bird’s Nest track. Gatlin, the best sprinter the last two years (before…

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics [VIDEO]

Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games. Members of the International Olympic Committee voted for the Chinese capital over Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday, after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a vow to put on a “fantastic, extraordinary and excellent” event. The voting…

State media: Explosives used in attack in China’s Xinjiang

China’s official Xinhua News Agency says attackers crashed a pair of vehicles and tossed explosives in an attack in the capitol of Xinjiang. An unknown number of people are dead and injured after the attack near an open air market in Urumqi. Security in the city has been tightened since an attack last month that…

Beijing To Ban Cars On Odd-Even Days

In a dramatic step to curb air pollution, China’s capital city is instituting alternate driving days for cars with even and odd numbered license plates, effectively banning many vehicles from taking to the streets. The ban will come into effect when air pollution is at its most severe, or under a red warning, the Beijing…