MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
By Michelle Ye Hee Lee | The Washington Post
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called his country’s relations with Russia his top priority and pledged full support to President Vladimir Putin and his government, as the leaders met Wednesday for the first time in four years at a space facility in Russia’s far east.
By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shuffled his Cabinet and key party posts on Wednesday to strengthen his position before a key party leadership vote next year, bringing in a new defense minister and the country’s first female foreign minister since 2004.
By Kathrin Hille | Financial Times
The Shandong, the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s second aircraft carrier, was on course on Tuesday to converge with more than 20 other Chinese warships in waters between Taiwan, the Philippines and the US Pacific territory of Guam, two Asian security officials said.
By John Yoon and Camille Elemia | The New York Times
The Nobel Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa on Tuesday was acquitted by a Philippine court of tax fraud, the latest legal victory in her fight for the survival of her news site Rappler, which has come to represent the precariousness of the nation’s press freedoms.