Rob McBride

Rob McBride

Asia Pacific

Nuclear disarmament to dominate Korea summit

In third meeting this year, leaders of North and South Korea will hold key talks centred on Pyongyang’s move towards denuclearisation.

Nuclear disarmament to dominate Korea summit

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North Korea marks 70th anniversary of nation’s founding

Five years since the last time the Arirang Mass Games were held, this year's celebrations highlight reunification and improved relations with the international community.

North Korea marks 70th anniversary of nation’s founding

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Hong Kong: New app helps people avoid pollution

A university team has developed a mobile app that gives real-time pollution readings at street level anywhere in the city.

Hong Kong: New app helps people avoid pollution

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Bodies of US soldiers killed during Korean War returning home

The remains of 50 US soldiers are just a few of the 5,300 estimated to still be in North Korea, but improving relations are giving rise to hopes that those bodies can be recovered.

Bodies of US soldiers killed during Korean War returning home

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Japan: Calls for better flood preparations after disaster

Japan has elaborate ways to deal with natural disasters, but unprecedented rains took people by surprise, killing at least 148 people.

Japan: Calls for better flood preparations after disaster

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Survivors of devastating Japan floods express shock

Flooding and landslides caused by record rains are believed to have killed more than 100 people, with scores missing.

Survivors of devastating Japan floods express shock

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Property boom in China border town as US warms to North Korea

In Dandong, on the Yalu River, hopes are soaring for peace and stability on the Korean Penninsula, and so, too, is the local economy.

Property boom in China border town as US warms to North Korea

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China cuts tariffs, opens markets while US threatens trade war

Although Donald Trump accuses China of unfair trading practices, China is making efforts to demonstrate that it plays by WTO rules, slashing tariffs by nearly eight percent, effective Sunday.

China cuts tariffs, opens markets while US threatens trade war

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'I'm concerned': South Koreans react to Trump-Kim summit

Some expressed doubts about where the historic summit in Singapore would lead and what really would happen next.

'I'm concerned': South Koreans react to Trump-Kim summit

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S Korea hopes Singapore summit will usher in new era

President Moon Jae-in, who often acted as a mediator for meeting between US and North Korea, is vowing to write a new history with Pyongyang.

S Korea hopes Singapore summit will usher in new era

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Seoul hopes Singapore summit could lead to peace with North Korea

South Korea hopes that Washington's meeting with Pyongyang will open the way to end the Korean War.

Seoul hopes Singapore summit could lead to peace with North Korea

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Thaw in Korean relations triggers price surge along DMZ

It is not the first time a summit between North and South Korea led to spike in prices along the Demilitarized Zone.

Thaw in Korean relations triggers price surge along DMZ