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Taiwan invites Pope Francis to visit, following landmark China-Vatican pact

BEIJING (Reuters) – Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit, its President Tsai Ing-wen said, just weeks after the Vatican reached a milestone deal on the...

Malaysia’s Mahathir says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year because they did nothing...

Head of South Korea’s ruling party says Pope wishes to visit North Korea: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – The head of South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party of Korea Lee Hae-chan said he had heard that the Pope wishes to visit North Korea next...

Maldives opposition supporters protest as court reviews election challenge

MALE (Reuters) – Hundreds of Maldivians protested on Sunday demanding the arrest of defeated President Abdulla Yameen as its top court began to hear a petition...

Chinese official says ‘sinicization’ of religion in Xinjiang must go on

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The “sinicization” of religion must be upheld to promote ethnic solidarity and religious harmony, a senior Chinese official has said in...

Heeding China’s call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

HONG KONG (Reuters) – As Hong Kong’s government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying...

China’s CGN says British cooperation to continue despite U.S. nuclear restrictions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – State-run China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN), a leading developer of reactors in the country, said on Saturday a proposed project in...

U.S. security adviser Bolton vows tougher approach to China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has vowed to further intensify the Trump administration’s tough approach to China, saying...

Activists protest as Hong Kong disqualifies pro-democracy candidate

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities on Friday barred a former lawmaker from contesting an election next month given her past advocacy of greater autonomy...