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Climate Change Turns Arctic Into Strategic, Economic Hotspot

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland’s brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn’t fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide.

Personal Info of Hong Kong Police Officers, Families Leaked Online

HONG KONG (Xinhua) — The Hong Kong police said on Thursday that the personal data of a total of 1,614 police officers and their family members were illegally disclosed online since June.
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13 Chinese Killed as Tour Bus Crashes in Laos

BANGKOK — A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers crashed in Laos, killing at least 13, officials said Tuesday. The bus was carrying 44...

Taiwan Arm Sales: China Threatens Sanctions on US Companies

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China on Wednesday urged the United States to immediately cancel the planned arms sales to Taiwan, saying China will take all necessary measures to defend its own interests including imposing sanctions on U.S. companies involved in the planned sales.

Animated Film ‘Ne Zha’ Surpasses ‘Endgame’ in China Box Office

BEIJING (Xinhua) — As of Wednesday afternoon, Chinese animated film "Ne Zha" had grossed a box office revenue of 4.243 billion yuan (about 602 million U.S. dollars), replacing "Avengers: Endgame" in third place on the box office chart covering all films ever screened on the Chinese mainland.

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

What Makes Greenland So Appealing That Trump Would Want It?

Associated Press — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after his offer to buy Greenland was rejected has thrust this ice-covered semi-autonomous Danish territory into the spotlight. Here’s a look at what makes it special.

Shanghai Makes Strides Toward Becoming Global E-sports Center

SHANGHAI (Xinhua) — This summer has seen an explosion in the popularity of e-sports in China's international metropolis of Shanghai, which is striving to build itself into a global e-sports center.

Ties to China Shape Cautious Reaction to Hong Kong Protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a “situation.” For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for...

Die-Hard Hong Kong Protesters Defend Tactics as Unity Cracks

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past...

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