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Tillerson to Face Chinese Ire Over Blame for North Korea Tensions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in China on Saturday (18/03) for what is likely to be a prickly visit, with Beijing angry at being told to rein in nuclear-armed North Korea and Washington repeatedly demanding it do more to control Pyongyang.

19 March 2017 | 07:00 AM

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EU Chief Juncker Warns Against EU-US Trade War: Bild am Sonntag

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned in a newspaper interview that a trade war between the United States and Europe would not be good for either.

19 March 2017 | 06:00 AM

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Philippines to Strengthen Military Facilities in South China Sea

The Philippines said on Friday (17/03) it would strengthen its military facilities on islands and shoals in the disputed South China Sea and announced initial plans to build a new port and pave an existing rough airstrip.

19 March 2017 | 05:00 AM

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Cathay Pacific Targets Deep Management Cost Cuts in Hong Kong After Loss

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd plans to cut the cost of middle and senior management roles at its Hong Kong head office by 30 percent, according to an internal memo a day after the airline reported its first annual loss since 2008.

19 March 2017 | 04:00 AM

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US Homeland Security Seeks Proposals for Wall With Mexico

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued requests for proposals for prototypes for a wall along the Mexican border, saying ideally it should be 9 meters high and the wall facing the US side should be "aesthetically pleasing in color."

19 March 2017 | 03:00 AM

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China, Russia Block UN Council Concern About Myanmar Violence

China, backed by Russia, blocked a short UN Security Council statement on Myanmar on Friday (17/03), diplomats said, after the 15-member body met to discuss the situation in Rakhine state, where the country's military is conducting a security operation.

19 March 2017 | 02:00 AM

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South Korea Prosecutors to Question SK Group Chief in Corruption Probe

South Korean prosecutors questioned the chairman of the SK Group on Saturday (18/03) in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that brought down President Park Geun-hye, the latest corporate leader to come under suspicion.

19 March 2017 | 01:00 AM

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Energy Carbon Emissions in 2016 Flat for Third Year: IEA

A greener energy mix helped keep energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flat in 2016, data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) showed.

18 March 2017 | 11:59 PM

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Breathe Easy: Nose Shape Influenced by Local Climate

Scientists are sniffing out some of the factors that drove the evolution of the human nose.

18 March 2017 | 11:30 PM

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Missing From Trump's Grand Navy Plan: Skilled Workers to Build the Fleet

US President Donald Trump says he wants to build dozens of new warships in one of the biggest peace-time expansions of the US Navy.

18 March 2017 | 11:00 PM