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The Latest: Koreas agree to hold military, Red Cross talks

Jun 1, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to hold military and Red Cross talks later this month on reducing tensions and resuming reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War

Rival Koreas agree to military, Red Cross talks for peace

Jun 1, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to hold military and Red Cross talks later this month on reducing tensions and resuming reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War

SKorean military says NKorea preparing nuke site closure

May 15, 2018

South Korea's military says North Korea is moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site next week, an assessment backed by U.S. researchers who say satellite images show the North has begun dismantling facilities at the site

Korean leaders agree to hold reunions of war-separated families and set up liaison office in North Korean border city

Apr 27, 2018

Korean leaders agree to hold reunions of war-separated families and set up liaison office in North Korean border city

Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry

Apr 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballots in tightly contested general elections

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions

Feb 16, 2018

War-separated Korean families hopes for reunions amid Olympic-inspired detente mood

4 killed, 5 injured in China Lunar New Year fireworks blast

Feb 16, 2018

Chinese authorities say 4 people have been killed and 5 injured in an explosion at a stall selling fireworks on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

Feb 16, 2018

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and around the world have been celebrating the Lunar New Year Friday

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's Lunar New Year