Tillerson in Asia – Salon

Tillerson in Asia – Salon

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Southeast Asia has exposed how the current obsession of the United States with North Korea is undermining more important long-term interests. The only good thing one could say about the visit which took Tillerson to the Philippines — for ASEAN’s 50th anniversary — as well as Thailand […]

Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns – The Guardian

Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns – The Guardian

The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world. Factory farming of poultry in Asia is also increasing the threat of bird flu spreading beyond the region, with more deadly strains taking hold, according […]

Fiba Asia Cup: Hot-shooting Gilas beats Qatar, sweeps Group B – Inquirer.net

Fiba Asia Cup: Hot-shooting Gilas beats Qatar, sweeps Group B – Inquirer.net

Matthew Wright. Photo from Fiba.com Banking on its torrid three-point shooting, Gilas Pilipinas snared the top seed in Group B with an 80-74 victory over Qatar Sunday in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon. Matthew Wright compensated for the Filipinos’ problems up front and caught fire to help […]

Asia's Harry Potter obsession poses threat to owls – The Guardian

Asia's Harry Potter obsession poses threat to owls – The Guardian

The Harry Potter phenomenon has broken publishing and cinema box-office records and spawned a series of lucrative theme parks. But wildlife experts are sounding the alarm over a sad downside to JK Rowling’s tales of the troubled young wizard. The illegal trade in owls has jumped in the far east over the past decade and […]

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia – Medical Xpress

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia – Medical Xpress

A scandal involving eggs contaminatedwith insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union are set to meet on September 26 in a bid to […]

War of Words Between Trump and Kim Has Asia Bracing for Conflict – Bloomberg

War of Words Between Trump and Kim Has Asia Bracing for Conflict – Bloomberg

The escalating war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Asian markets tumbling as the region braced for more provocations from his regime next week. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia would back the U.S. if North Korea attacked, while China called on both countries to avoid […]

When the US Last Faced an Emerging Nuclear Threat in East Asia – New York Times

When the US Last Faced an Emerging Nuclear Threat in East Asia – New York Times

China’s nuclear program is not often discussed as a top security concern in the United States today. But President John F. Kennedy told a visiting French diplomat in 1963 that China’s nuclear ambitions were a “great menace in the future to humanity, the free world, and freedom on earth.” Continue reading the main story Americans […]