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Asia Argento Shares Heartbreaking Statement On Anthony Bourdain's Death

Asia Argento Shares Heartbreaking Statement On Anthony Bourdain's DeathHours after the death of boyfriend Anthony Bourdain, Italian actress Asia



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The Great Game in Asia: How China Sees Taiwan

The Great Game in Asia: How China Sees TaiwanFor the Chinese Communist Party, Taiwan represents the final obstacle to truly concluding the Chinese Civil War. In the wake of China’s live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait, along with the largest naval drills in history of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) status and meaning to the U.S.-China relationship is more prominent than ever.



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In photos: Dishes from the top 10 restaurants in Asia 2018

In photos: Dishes from the top 10 restaurants in Asia 2018



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EU, SE Asia talk up trade deal amid alarm over Trump tariffs

EU, SE Asia talk up trade deal amid alarm over Trump tariffsSoutheast Asia and Europe pledged Friday to speed up efforts for an elusive free trade deal, vowing to support open markets in the face of growing US protectionism under Donald Trump. EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said a deal would “send a strong signal to the world” after Trump’s plan to put tariffs on steel and aluminum sparked an outcry among American trade partners, including Europe. Trump said Thursday he would sign off on the measures next week, sending stock markets into a tailspin.



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SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China Sea

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China SeaBy Jack Kim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began between their 10-member bloc and Beijing to agree a code of conduct. Meeting in Singapore, the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) welcomed the start of negotiations, while calling for restraint in activities and avoidance of any actions that may complicate the situation.



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Bitcoin suffers dramatic price plunge in Asia

Bitcoin suffers dramatic price plunge in AsiaBitcoin prices plunged about 15 percent in Asian trade Wednesday before recouping some of the losses as investors apparently took fright at news that a South Korean exchange had been hacked. The unit, which hit a record $ 19,500 at the start of the week, took a hit as it emerged that South Korean exchange Youbit had been hacked, leading the firm to say it will close and start bankruptcy proceedings, according to Bloomberg News. The Crypto Company’s share price had risen 1,700 percent between the end of September and Monday evening before the Securities Exchange Commission intervened to halt trades until January 4.



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Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting RohingyaPope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. The Catholic leader flew out of Dhaka after visiting a hospital run by the order of Mother Theresa and addressing thousands of students on the final day of a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar that has been dominated by the plight of the Rohingya. Pope Francis is known for championing the rights of refugees and has repeatedly expressed support for the long-suffering Rohingya, describing them as his “brothers and sisters”.



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Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: ReportThree members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.



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White House: No formal Trump-Putin meeting on Asia trip

White House: No formal Trump-Putin meeting on Asia tripDANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump will not have a formal sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two attend a summit, the White House said Friday shortly before Trump landed in Vietnam, the fourth stop on his first official visit to Asia.



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Asia Argento Tells Uma Thurman ‘We Need’ Your Voice After Her Response to Weinstein Goes Viral

Asia Argento Tells Uma Thurman ‘We Need’ Your Voice After Her Response to Weinstein Goes ViralShe’s shared credits with him in seven movies, but when it comes to the flood of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Uma Thurman is staying mum… for now.



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