South Korea’s disgraced former president Park Geun-hye will not appeal her 24-year prison sentence for corruption, reports said Monday.
South Korea’s Park will not appeal jail term
Russia said the latest US missile strikes against Syria have removed any moral obligation for Moscow not to deliver advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria.
No reason not to supply Syria with S-300 defense systems: Lavrov
Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, plagued by accusations of cronyism and cover-ups, fell to 26.7 percent in a survey by private broadcaster Nippon TV released on Sunday, the lowest since he took office in December 2012.
Abe's rating falls in media poll amid scandal woes
A boat carrying 70 Rohingya Muslims set out for Malaysia from Myanmar this week, two sources and a rights group said, the latest to embark on a dangerous sea journey.
Sources: Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia
China has rejected claims that Chinese naval vessels ‘challenged’ Australian warships in a recent development in the South China Sea.
China rejects reports of ‘challenging’ Australia warships
The 80th death anniversary of Pakistan’s national poet Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed on Saturday (April 21) across the country.
Pakistan commemorates 80th death anniversary of Iqbal Lahori
China’s ambassador to the United States said trade frictions between Beijing and Washington had better be resolved through dialog, insisting, however, that the Chinese state will follow the policy of reciprocation vis-à-vis US trade measures against China.
China says will reciprocate US trade restrictions, advises dialog nonetheless
Russia and china have congratulated Cuba on the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new president succeeding Raul Castro in the Caribbean island nation, wishing to continue to expand ties with Havana.
Russia, China congratulate Cuba on election of new president

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