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Brexit could be very bad for China

  The United Kingdom's apparent decision to leave the European Union could be very bad news for China. The U.K. has been its biggest economic ally in the E.U.  Further, Chinese investments in the U.K.  itself may suffer. The British have long pushed within the...

U.S. imposes personal financial punishment on Kim Jong Un

In the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. It might surprise many readers to learn that the U.S. has put, for the first time, sanctions on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for his regime's brutality toward his own people. Ten other high officials were also put on the...

The Baltic region’s tense-making geography

In Kaliningrad. Here's a look at how the geography and tangled history of the Baltic region make everyone nervous as a more aggressive  Russia probes NATO defenses in the region. Kaliningrad, a key Russian naval hub and leftover from World War II,  is at the epicenter...

Japan-China tensions mount in East China Sea

China has strongly criticized Japan over a scramble of military aircraft from the two countries  amid a dispute over islands in the East China Sea. Japan is in an old dispute with China over ownership of a group of islands  northeast of Taiwan, known as the Senkakus...