South Korean spy chief proposes Olympic summit with U.S., North Korea, Japan: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s spy chief has proposed a summit of the leaders of the United States, Japan and the two Koreas during the Tokyo Olympics next year, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported on Wednesday.FILE PHOTO: The giant Olympic rings are seen behind Japan’s national flag amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine

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Taiwan celebrates equality, coronavirus success in Asia's largest Pride march

TAIPEI (Reuters) – More than 130,000 people, many wearing rainbow masks, marched through Taipei on Saturday to celebrate LGBTQ+ equality and the island’s success in fighting coronavirus, in one of the largest Pride marches globally this year.FILE PHOTO: Chen Ying-Hsuan, a combat engineer lieutenant, and her wife Li Chen-Chen, are seen during a military mass wedding in Taoyuan, Taiwan, October

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Malaysian PM banks on victory in Borneo poll after Anwar challenge

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Locked in a power struggle with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin needs a solid victory in a state election on the island of Borneo on Saturday to stop support within his coalition parties melting away, analysts say.A Malaysian flag flies outside Prime Minister’s office, in Putrajaya, Malaysia September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey

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Senior U.S. diplomat backs foreign students, including Chinese

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department’s number two diplomat expressed strong support on Wednesday for foreign students in the United States, including Chinese students, less than two weeks after the Trump administration abandoned a plan that would have barred thousands from the country. “I strongly agree with you on the importance of these student programs,” Deputy Secretary of State Stephen

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Taliban killed, wounded over 400 Afghan forces in one week: Gov't

Afghanistan’s interior ministry accuses the Taliban of carrying out 222 attacks against security forces in past week. The Taliban has killed or wounded more than 400 Afghan security personnel over the past week, the interior ministry said, accusing the group of increasing attacks in the run-up to expected peace talks. Violence dropped across much of Afghanistan since the Taliban announced

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