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India, China Agree to End Tense Border Conflict – VOA Learning English (Aug 28, 2017)

India and China have reached an agreement to end the most serious dispute in years between the Asian powers. The two sides agreed to settle a border dispute at Doklam in the eastern Himalayas. Increased tensions there had raised fears … Continue reading

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China Seeks Help to Find Oil, Gas in South China Sea – VOA Learning English (Apr 20, 2017)

The Chinese government is looking to foreign businesses to help find oil and natural gas under the South China Sea. Yet China expects to meet resistance because other countries dispute Chinese territorial claims to much of the sea. In addition, … Continue reading

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Turkish Election Officials Reject Calls for Referendum Re-Vote – VOA Learning English (Apr 19, 2017)

Election officials in Turkey have rejected all objections to last Sunday’s special election on presidential powers. They will not honor calls for a new vote. Turkish citizens voted on a proposal to amend the constitution and expand the powers of … Continue reading

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Japan Proposes Overtime Limit to Fight ‘Death from Overwork’ – VOA Learning English (Apr 19, 2017)

Japan’s government has proposed new limits on the amount of overtime employees can work. The restrictions would cap overtime to 100 hours per month and 720 hours per year. The plan is supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the … Continue reading

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US, Japan, S. Korea Explore Limits to N. Korea’s Arms – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

The United States is increasing pressure on North Korea to cut back on its nuclear activities. The U.S. government also wants to build ties with allies and partners in East Asia to deal with the rising threat of a nuclear-armed … Continue reading

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