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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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Trump's long trip to Asia

Trump's long trip to AsiaTrump's tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from Friday to Nov. 14 will take him out of Washington, where he has been beset by several issues.



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Experts Urge Trump: 'Stick To The Script' In Asia, Don't Provoke North Korea

Experts Urge Trump: 'Stick To The Script' In Asia, Don't Provoke North KoreaAs President Donald Trump makes his journey to Asia for a 12-day, five-country trip, international security experts are urging him to “stick to the script” and avoid making incendiary comments while discussing North Korea.



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Trump Embarks on 11-Day Asia Trip as New Details Surface in Russia Probe

Trump Embarks on 11-Day Asia Trip as New Details Surface in Russia ProbeA former advisor who was in the room tells NBC News that then-candidate Trump "listened with interest" as George Papadopolous floated the idea of a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin.



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With 'America First,' Trump mutes U.S. voice on human rights in Asia

With 'America First,' Trump mutes U.S. voice on human rights in AsiaBy Matt Spetalnick and Prak Chan Thul WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Just days after the killing of a prominent Cambodian government critic last year during a crackdown by the country's longtime leader, President Barack Obama dispatched Washington’s chief human rights envoy to Phnom Penh to attend the activist's funeral.     In meetings with Cambodian authorities, then-Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski warned the military not to intervene in the political turmoil or else crucial U.S. ties would suffer, sending a clear message that America stood behind the opposition. …



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Trump Previews Asia Trip With Foreboding Message For Japan

Trump Previews Asia Trip With Foreboding Message For JapanPresident Donald Trump will depart on his longest overseas trip yet on Friday, embarking on a 12-day visit to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines following a brief stop in Hawaii.



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