VP Harris to Visit Philippine Island in South China Sea Feud

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will underscore America’s commitment to defending treaty ally the Philippines with a visit that started Sunday and involves flying to an island province facing the disputed South China Sea, where Washington has accused China of bullying smaller claimant nations. After attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Thailand, Harris flew […]

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Explosions Shake Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Powerful explosions shook the area around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Saturday and again Sunday morning, with the U.N.’s atomic energy chief calling the fighting between Russia and Ukraine in the region “extremely disturbing.” The blasts abruptly ended a period of relative calm at the facility, Europe’s largest nuclear plant. Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director-general […]

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G7 Calls for ‘Significant’ UN Response to North Korea Missile Launches

The United Nations’ Security Council needs to take “significant measures” in response to the latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch by North Korea, foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) major industrialized nations said Sunday. The Security Council is set to discuss North Korea in a meeting Monday at the request of the United States, […]

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Manufacturing sentiment for Dec. improves amid recession woes: poll

SEOUL– South Korea’s manufacturing confidence has improved for December despite lingering concerns over a global economic slowdown, a poll showed Sunday.   The professional survey index (PSI) for the manufacturing sector’s business conditions came to 77 for next month, up from 70 for November, according to the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET). […]

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