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US pushes for more sanctions, diplomacy over North Korea threats

SEOUL ( The Korea Herald/ANN) - Top US officials said "Trump administration seeks to step up sanctions and pressure on North Korea" at a briefing for senators at the White House.

ASIAN EDITORS CIRCLE: Myanmar's policy shifts towards major powers

US travel ban a threat to tourism, Cameron warns

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Former UK premier slams Trump’s policies as prayut calls for balanced approach to help combat terrorism.

EDITORIAL: US welcome to join inclusive Belt and Road Initiative

FEATURE: Trump's 100 days: So far it has been a rough ride

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - Donald Trump faces setbacks at home but his foreign policy seems to be increasingly conventional, to US allies' relief.

Chinese cos buy Chevron Bangladesh

US oil giant Chevron Corporation yesterday announced that its subsidiary, Chevron Global Ventures Ltd, entered into an agreement to sell the shares of its wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries operating in Bangladesh to Chinese consortium Himalaya Energy Co Ltd.

Himalaya Energy is owned by China ZhenHua Oil Co and CNIC Corporation Ltd. The financial deal has not been disclosed.

Is Cambodia ready for SE Asia’s tallest building?

The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017/2018.

BANGKOK: The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017/2018. 

The appointment was made by the Executive Board of ANN, an alliance of 22 media from 21 countries over the weekend. 

She succeeds Zaffar Abbas, Editor of Dawn from Pakistan. 

Goh serves as a ANN Executive Board member and recently, received a lifetime achievement award in recognition of her leadership in media editorship and journalistic excellence from the World Chinese Economic Summit.

Pakistan to welcome US efforts to improve ties with India: Dar

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - Any effort to help improve the situation between Pakistan and India is welcome, says minister. 

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Friday that Pakistan would welcome any effort by the Trump administration to encourage India and Pakistan to resolve their differences.

Man dies after eating toad mistaken for bullfrog

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - A man died after mistakenly eating toads believing them to be bullfrogs. His two other colleagues showed similar symptoms but survived.

A man in his 50s died of toad toxin after eating a bullfrog dish that mistakenly included toads last month, it was revealed Friday.