As tensions between Japan and China rise, remote Yonaguni Island bolsters its defenses

Chinese ships patrol the seas around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, a chain of uninhabited islands also claimed by China and Taiwan, near where Kinjo lives. The islands, known in China as Diaoyu Islands and Diaoyutai Islands in Taiwan, have become one of the hotbeds of growing tensions in the region. “The bow of one of … Read more

New Zealand court grants China’s extradition request for murder suspect in landmark case

Chinese authorities are accusing Kyung Yup Kim, a South Korean citizen permanently residing in New Zealand, of killing a woman in Shanghai in 2009, according to court documents. China first sought his extradition from New Zealand in 2011, but Kim’s lawyers argued he was at risk of torture and would not receive a fair trial … Read more

Sinking of the Moskva: Ukrainian missile or accidental firing – what really happened to the Russian warship?

CNN — The Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva rests deep under the Black Sea this morning. Whether he is there as a victim of Ukrainian missiles, Russian incompetence, bad luck or some combination of the three is unclear. What is certain, however, is that the biggest warship loss in 40 years will raise troubling questions … Read more

Philippines Storm Megi: Agaton death toll rises as hundreds of thousands are displaced

CNN — In the Philippines, the death toll from Tropical Storm Megi has risen to 76, while hundreds of thousands more are still displaced, the country’s authorities said on Wednesday. Many deaths occurred in landslides and flooding caused when the storm made landfall on Sunday, hitting the eastern and southern coasts of the Philippines with … Read more

Shehbaz Sharif: Who is the new Prime Minister of Pakistan?

Former opposition leader Sharif, 70, is expected to serve as prime minister until the next general election, due in 2023. He was elected by Pakistan’s parliament after former cricket star Khan was removed as prime minister in a no-confidence vote that threatened to trigger a constitutional crisis. For weeks, Sharif has led a campaign to … Read more

Indonesia passes landmark sexual violence law

Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited bill to combat sexual violence, aimed at providing a legal framework for victims to seek justice in a country where sexual abuse has often been considered a private matter. A majority of lawmakers backed the bill in the plenary session of parliament, overcoming opposition from some conservative groups … Read more

In Shanghai, residential doors are locked and millions lack food

Mask and mobile phone in hand, I get out before the volunteers in protective gear have time to knock. If you miss the call, they will keep knocking until someone answers. No one is exempt. This huge city of 25 million people is at the center of China’s efforts to eradicate the biggest Covid epidemic … Read more

Shehbaz Sharif: Pakistani parliament votes for new prime minister after Imran Khan’s ousting

Sharif, the former chief minister of Punjab province and younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is expected to serve as prime minister until the next general election, which is expected to be held in 2023. Shehbaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, was due to face former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, … Read more

Joint US-Indonesian war games will expand to 14 countries as tensions simmer in the Indo-Pacific

Troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Canada will be among those joining Garuda Shield 2022 exercises from Aug. 1-14, the military said. The 16th edition of the war games will include live-fire exercises, special operations and aviation components, among other disciplines, he added. The expansion of the drills comes at a … Read more

Premarket: Recession-proof stocks are having a moment

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking on the same link. London CNN Business — Investors fear that the risks of recession are increasing in the United States. … Read more