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2021/03/11 | Deutsche Welle

Japan Marks a Decade Since Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Environmental groups say the crippled nuclear plant’s decommissioning effort is hopeless. Some local people fear it is not safe to return to communities that were beneath the radioactive plume.

2021/11/17 | Voice of America

Thai Court Bars Royal Reform Calls, Fuels Fears of Swelling Social Schism

By stifling open debate on reform, the ruling will only aggravate one of the most volatile fault lines running through Thai society, experts say.

2021/11/30 | The Conversation

Wealthy Nations Starved the Developing World of Vaccines. Omicron Shows the Cost of This Greed

Experts have warned about the inequitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines since the beginning of the pandemic, so why is there still a problem?

2021/12/17 | Deutsche Welle

US Sanctions Chinese Firms Over Abuse of Uyghur Rights

U.S. Commerce, Treasury Departments sanctioned Chinese surveillance and biotechnology companies over rights abuses. The Biden administration expressed concern that U.S. technology could be used in abusing Uyghur people.

2021/12/20 | Deutsche Welle

Over 200 Dead as Philippines Reels From Typhoon Rai

The damage from Rai has led to comparisons with super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck in 2013 and left more than 7,300 people dead or missing.

2021/09/14 | Deutsche Welle

Biden to Host ‘Quad’ Leaders for Summit to Counter China

Joe Biden will host prime ministers of India, Japan, and Australia at the White House for the first Quad summit. Covid-19, climate change, and China are expected among the key issues at the meeting.

2021/10/04 | Deutsche Welle

North and South Korea Reconnect Cross-border Hotline

Pyongyang last cut off the hotline in August after joint U.S.-South Korea military drills. The move comes amid a series of weapons tests by the North.

2021/10/27 | Voice of America

Amnesty International Closing Hong Kong Offices Amid Security Concerns

The Hong Kong offices have a sister location in Bangkok. The group continues to conduct research and advocacy work across other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

2021/07/19 | Voice of America

Covid Vaccination Rate ‘Must Increase Rapidly’, WHO, Red Cross Warn

WHO warns that global vaccination efforts need to be stepped up as Myanmar experiences ‘crippling Covid-19 crisis’

2021/06/23 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Newspaper May Stop Publication This Week

The parent company of Apple Daily will make a final decision to shut down this Friday after authorities freeze $2.3 million of the paper’s assets

2021/08/25 | Voice of America

Harris Says China Coercing, Intimidating in South China Sea 

U.S. vice president, Kamala Harris, cited Chinese intimidation in the South China Sea along with a need to maintain freedom of navigation and commerce as the main focus moving forward.

2021/09/17 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Jakarta Court Rules in Favor of Residents’ Clean Air Bid

A court has ordered President Joko Widodo and other top officials to take measures to tackle air pollution. It's a landmark ruling for the residents who filed the case, but not everyone is celebrating.

2021/12/24 | Voice of America

South Korea’s Moon Pardons Disgraced Former President Park

According to a poll last month, 39% of South Korean voters supported a pardon, while 44% opposed it.

2021/07/07 | Voice of America

North Korea Faces Worsening Economic Woes Amid Covid Lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently acknowledged food shortages, comparing situation to devastating 1990s famine.

2021/09/03 | Deutsche Welle

Japan’s Suga Won’t Run In Leadership Race, Opening Door for New PM

With his popularity in freefall, Yoshihide Suga has said he will not enter a race for party leadership key to determining Japan's next prime minister. Markets have responded positively to the prospect of a new leader.

2021/09/29 | Deutsche Welle

US General Defends Calls With Chinese Military During Trump Presidency

Top U.S. General Mark Milley told Congress that the Defense Secretary and others knew about his call to his Chinese counterpart, to reassure Beijing that former President Donald Trump was not preparing a sudden attack.

2021/11/02 | Deutsche Welle

Singapore Bans Book About Censorship for Including Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

A book was banned over “offensive images” containing cartoons depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were the same ones published in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in 2015.