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Philippines leader Duterte calls Catholic bishops ‘sons of whores’

President-elect accuses bishops who criticised him for calling the pope a son of a whore of hypocrisy, saying they have asked him for favours The Philippines president-elect accused the Catholic church on Sunday of hypocrisy, saying the bishops who had condemned him during his campaign had been asking favours from the government. previously boasted of […]

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Taiwan’s first female president walks tightrope as she takes office

Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)When Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s first female president, takes office Friday, she will have to balance two very different sets of expectations — from those who voted for her and a Chinese leadership that wants the island on a tight leash. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

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N. Korean families plead for return of restaurant workers who defected

Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN)In April, news of a spectacular defection rippled through the media. Most of the serving staff of a North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China, had defected en masse. Twelve young North Korean women who worked at the restaurant and a male restaurant manager arrived in the South Korean capital. JUST WATCHED Replay […]

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Kim Jong Un: We’ll only use nuclear weapons if sovereignty threatened

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country would not use a nuclear weapon unless its sovereignty is encroached by “invasive hostile forces with nuclear weapons,” according to the country’s state news agency KCNA. He made the remarks Saturday at the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea’s Seventh Congress in Pyongyang, which […]

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