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Japan may offer its Fukushima robots to US for denuclearization of North Korea – report

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Japan has offered the US its best nuclear-cleanup robots – designed for Fukushima – for use in dismantling North Korea’s nuclear facilities, hoping to remain in the loop as Washington and Pyongyang talk denuclearization. The remote-controlled robots are being developed to remove melted fuel debris from the reactors in Fukushima, and must be able to Read More

Hong Kong: More protesters take to the streets to defy Beijing

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Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong calling for democratic reforms. A protest march by teachers is currently under way. It will be followed by another anti-government march in Hung Hom at 3.30pm and a pro-government rally at 5pm at Tamar Park in Admiralty. The latest protests come days after Hong Read More

N. Korea rejects further peace talks with Seoul in protest over joint war drills with US

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Pyongyang has signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States. In a statement, North Korea said Seoul’s military posturing made dialogue impossible. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and to Read More

Twitter diplomat? Trump wants to arrange meeting between China’s Xi and Hong Kong protesters

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Donning his peacemaker cap, US President Donald Trump said he has “no doubt” about a “happy” resolution to Hong Kong’s unrest, suggesting, via tweet, a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the city’s protest leaders. The president made the overture on Thursday in his favorite online venue – Twitter – promising that “If President Read More

Beijing: US ‘insanely involved in anti-Chinese criminal cases in Hong Kong’

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China has accused the United States of collaborating with violent extremists in an effort to undermine stability in Hong Kong. A statement released by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) condemned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other US lawmakers for Read More

US House Foreign Affairs panel threatens ‘swift consequences’ if China uses violence in Hong Kong

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Any violence used against “peaceful protesters” in Hong Kong would be a “mistake” for China and will trigger a “swift” response, a congressional foreign affairs panel has warned, insisting Beijing is responsible for the unrest. The ranking members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee – Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) – issued Read More

Beijing to US: Don’t ‘stick your nose’ in China’s Hong Kong affairs

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China rebuked Donald Trump for his Twitter-conveyed alarm over the amassment of troops near Hong Kong. The US should mind its own business and let China’s domestic affairs be, it said. Zhang Hanhui, China’s freshly appointed ambassador in Moscow, reminded that Hong Kong is Chinese and not “American” or “English.” He thus cautioned foreign nations Read More

Mob mentality on show as rabid protesters target suspicious men

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By Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent As soon as the police arrived, everything changed. Tensions at Hong Kong international airport had been high all day. The protesters had clearly chosen it under the impression that police would hold back (at least from firing tear and pepper gas) if the protesters were in close contact with civilians Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

Climate campaigner Greta prepares to sail to the U.S. on boat with no toilet

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LONDON (Reuters) – Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York on Wednesday, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht with no shower or toilet to join protests in the United States and take part in a United Nations summit. FILE PHOTO: Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in Read More