Category Archives: Entertainment

China Creates System to Protect Its Technology

BEIJING China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade…

US Lawmakers Urge Greater Push For Vietnam Press Freedoms

U.S. lawmakers called in a letter on Tuesday for a stronger push by the United States to demand that Vietnam uphold the right to freedom of expression in the wake…

Philippines Votes in Polls Expected to Boost Duterte

MANILA Filipinos vote Monday in midterm polls that are expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power, opening the way for him to deliver on pledges to restore the…

Warmbier: Call Kim Jong Un What He Is – ‘Criminal Kim’

UNITED NATIONS The father of American college student Otto Warmbier who died soon after being sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state said Friday that Kim Jong Un…

Missing Uyghur Professor Presumed Detained in Xinjiang Political ‘Re-education Camp’

A Uyghur professor and founder of a Uyghur language software firm has been missing for more than a year and is presumed detained in a political re-education camp in northwest…

Thailand Crowns New King for New Era

BANGKOK Thailand wraps up three days of elaborate and carefully choreographed ceremonies Monday consecrating a new king who has wasted little time making his mark on the monarchy.Thousands of well-wishers…

Foreign State Leases at Trump World Tower Stir Emoluments Concerns

The U.S. State Department allowed seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York’s Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar…

From King’s Coronation to Commoners, Astrology in Thailand is Everywhere

BANGKOK Pondering whether her job is the right fit and whether her romantic relationship is meant to be, Jarunun Sangjun, 27, does what any typical Thai would do: seek out…

Myanmar Holiday Prisoner Amnesty Disappoints, With All But Two Political Prisoners Kept in Jail

Human rights activists and press freedom advocates in Myanmar on Thursday voiced strong criticism of President Win Myint’s decision not to include more political prisoners as well as two Pulitzer…