South Korean activists clash with police over anti-Kim balloons

Park Sang-hak, a North Korean defector turned activist, holds up a banner condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the border city of Paju, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. South Korean activists say they clashed with the policeman. As they launch balloons containing anti-Pyongyang propaganda materials across the North Korean border, ignoring its … Read more

The subtle and not-so-subtle signs that Beijing is serious about repairing the relationship with Canberra

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived early for a meeting with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong in Bali two months ago. In Chinese culture, the act of waiting demonstrates authenticity and kindness. Given recent history, arriving early is not what Australia might have expected from China’s top diplomat. Canberra was left waiting for nearly two … Read more

China Warns Japan Not To Approach US To Contain Beijing Amid Taiwan Tensions

Amid tensions with Taiwan, China has said it poses no threat to Japan but has warned Tokyo against reaching out to Washington in an effort to contain Beijing. This comes as China and Japan celebrate the 50th anniversary of normalizing diplomatic relations and a decade since Tokyo nationalized the long-disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, angering Beijing. In … Read more

North Korea says it will never give up nuclear weapons to counter the US.

FILE – In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting on disaster prevention work on Sept. 4-5, 2022, in Pyongyang, North Korea. . Independent journalists were not allowed access to cover the event depicted in this image released by the North Korean government. The content … Read more

A legal scandal is brewing after Australian bureaucrats canceled the reconstruction of the Russian embassy

Russia has launched legal action after Australian bureaucrats botched the construction of its new embassy building in Canberra. Key points: The National Capital Authority has terminated the Russian embassy lease on a site for its planned new embassy That authority says the decision was made after the embassy missed its three-year construction deadline. Russian embassy … Read more

Resolved internal tensions in the main political forum of the Pacific

Sydney – Pacific Island leaders have agreed a deal that should prevent the region’s main body from falling apart due to tensions between members. Australia, a key regional power, has said the Pacific Islands Forum is the “architecture” that allows the region to handle “both internal and external affairs.” The Pacific Islands Forum includes 18 … Read more

Kathy Hilton Posts Cryptic ‘Narcissistic’ Quote Amid Tensions on ‘RHOBH’

Kathy Hilton cast a shadow over the narcissists in her life amid ongoing drama on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” The 63-year-old socialite shared a cryptic message through her Instagram Story on Wednesday night, Page Six reported. “When the chips are down, a person who really cares about you wants to be there for you … Read more

Tensions between Japan and China over Taiwan increase pressure on the yen

Once upon a time, the Japanese yen rose by leaps and bounds, becoming a safe haven currency alongside the mighty US dollar. That was in the 1980s, when Japanese goods dominated world markets, helping the Land of the Rising Sun grow at a feverish rate. Some international observers spoke of the Japanese miracle that served … Read more