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US in cybersecurity strategy talks with 30 nations but excludes Russia

Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is discussing cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player: Russia. The...

Taiwan won’t bow to Beijing’s call for ‘reunification’

Taiwan would not "bow to pressure" from Beijing for a "reunification," the island nation’s president President Tsai Ing-wen said. Speaking at a rally celebrating Taiwan's...

China presses US to withdraw troops from Taiwan

China called on the United States to withdraw troops from Taiwan on Friday in response to reports that a small presence of American troops...

At least 46 killed in suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan

More than 46 people were killed with more wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the provincial capital city of Kunduz...

US slams China over military planes flying near Taiwan’s airspac

The United States on Sunday accused China of "provocative" military action after it flew dozens of military planes near Taiwan's airspace. The Taiwan Defense Ministry...

Ecuador prison riot leaves 116 dead, 5 beheaded

A deadly riot between gangs in a prison in Ecuador has left at least 116 people killed with another 80 injured and five beheaded. President...

US govt shutdown looms as Republican senator block spending bill

Senate Republicans have blocked a spending bill as a government shutdown and a debt default looms, saying they would refuse to vote for any...

Fil-Australian, husband remain humble despite having billions in wealth

Filipino-Australian Melanie Perkins and her husband Cliff are good examples of tech billionaires who have remained humble and charitable. Both started Canva that now has...

Huawei official goes back to China in high-stakes prisoner swap with Canada, US

China’s government was eagerly anticipating the return of a top executive from global communications giant Huawei Technologies on Saturday following what amounted to a...

China central bank declares all Bitcoin transactions illegal

China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial...
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