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Trump calls Kim Jong-un ‘short and fat’

Trump calls Kim Jong-un ‘short and fat’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have previously called each other mad US President Donald Trump has offered Asia his services as a mediator, shortly after tweeting insults. At the start of a meeting in Hanoi with the Vietnamese president, Mr Trump said he could help arbitrate the regional South China […]

Apec summit: Trump and Xi offer competing visions for trade

Apec summit: Trump and Xi offer competing visions for trade

Media captionDonald Trump said he would put “America first” at the Apec summit US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have set out starkly different visions for the future of global trade in speeches at a summit in Vietnam. In a defiant address, Mr Trump told the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) meeting […]

Trump at Apec summit: US will no longer tolerate trade abuses

Trump at Apec summit: US will no longer tolerate trade abuses

Media captionDonald Trump said he would put “America first” at the Apec summit President Donald Trump has said the US will no longer tolerate “chronic trade abuses”, in a defiant address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Vietnam. He said he would always put US interests first and Apec nations should “abide by […]

The plight of Vietnamese dissidents

US President Donald Trump is visiting Vietnam as part of his Asian tour but will human rights be on the table? Vietnam routinely sends political dissidents to jail. One of the country’s most famous bloggers, “Mother Mushroom”, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The BBC spoke to her mother and another dissident who is […]

Koala’s ears severed in ‘disturbing’ Australia cruelty case

Koala’s ears severed in ‘disturbing’ Australia cruelty case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The koala (not the one pictured) was found dead in the Australian town of Warrnambool A koala has been found dead with its ears cut off in Australia, amid what police say is a spate of cruelty cases involving native animals. The marsupial was found on a road in […]

Trump China visit: US leader strikes warmer tone with Xi Jinping

Trump China visit: US leader strikes warmer tone with Xi Jinping

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump was effusive in his praise and thanks to Mr Xi US President Donald Trump has lavished praise on Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a marked contrast to his previous criticism of China on the flashpoint issues of North Korea and trade. But he also urged Mr Xi to “work […]

Why Trump keeps saying Indo-Pacific

As US President Donald Trump continues his five-nation tour of Asia, one term crops up over and over again. “Indo-Pacific region” is being used to define America’s new geopolitical view of Asia. The BBC’s Mat Morrison and Simon Atkinson take a look. Why Trump keeps saying Indo-Pacific}

Trump in China for talks with Xi amid N Korea tensions

Trump in China for talks with Xi amid N Korea tensions

Media captionAir Force One arrives in the Chinese capital Beijing US President Donald Trump is in China for talks likely to be dominated by tensions over North Korea. His arrival came after a speech to the South Korean parliament in which Mr Trump urged China to further isolate North Korea. The White House sees China […]

Hair-raising drive through Delhi smog

A BBC reporter films his drive to work as pollution levels soar in India’s capital. All schools in Delhi have been closed for the rest of the week. Filmed and edited by Vikas Pandey. Hair-raising drive through Delhi smog}

China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court

China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court

Image copyright Anaxibia [CC BY-SA 3.0]/Wikimedia Commons Image caption Papilio Chikae – or Luzon peacock swallowtails – can fetch high sums from private Chinese collectors Three people have been jailed in China after they were caught smuggling thousands of dead butterflies into the country, state media report. Authorities discovered a haul of colourful butterflies in […]