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World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat

More than 20 killed, dozens injured after fire on Indonesian tourist boat Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Twenty three people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday after a fire ripped through a boat carrying nearly 250 people to islands north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the city's search and rescue agency said.
Twelve years after Asia tsunami, 400 bodies unidentified in Thailand

Twelve years after Asia tsunami, 400 bodies unidentified in Thailand Mon, 26 Dec, 2016

 At least 400 victims of Asia's 2004 tsunami that killed 226,000 people remain unidentified in Thailand 12 years on, police said on Monday.
China seizes U.S. submarine drone in South China Sea

China seizes U.S. submarine drone in South China Sea Fri, 16 Dec, 2016

China "unlawfully" seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.
Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission

Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission Fri, 16 Dec, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte boasted again Friday he had killed criminals, as he vowed no let up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives.
Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of South Korea president

Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of South Korea president Sat, 03 Dec, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of protestors marched in Seoul for the sixth-straight week Saturday to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.
Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China Sat, 03 Dec, 2016

In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China on Saturday and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia.
Hundreds of thousands gather in South Korea for fifth week of protests against Park

Hundreds of thousands gather in South Korea for fifth week of protests against Park Sat, 26 Nov, 2016

Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Seoul on Saturday for a fifth week of protests against President Park Geun-hye, in the largest ongoing series of demonstrations in the country since the 1987 movement to democratize South Korea.
7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan Mon, 21 Nov, 2016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, issuing tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast.
Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake

Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island.
Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day

Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

Chinese shoppers unleashed a record deluge of cash online for Singles Day on Friday, Alibaba said, spending more than $13 billion with the e-commerce giant in the world's biggest online shopping promotion.
Japan executes inmate for murdering two women

Japan executes inmate for murdering two women Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

Japan executed a death-row prisoner for the murders of two women on Friday, the justice ministry said, a further snub to calls from international rights groups to end capital punishment.
Australian gets 15 years prison for abusing girls in Bali

Australian gets 15 years prison for abusing girls in Bali Tue, 25 Oct, 2016

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian retiree to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing girls on the tourist island of Bali.

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

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