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28 Mar 2018 | 7:07 PM

Lawyers for Reuters reporters ask Myanmar court to dismiss case

YANGON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar asked a court on Wednesday to throw out the case, saying there was insufficient evidence to support charges against the pair, who are accused of possessing secret government papers.

25 Mar 2018 | 4:15 PM

As Vatican and China talk, Taiwan looks on nervously

VATICAN CITY/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Five blocks from the Vatican, on the bustling, tourist-packed street leading to St. Peter's Basilica, a Taiwanese flag flutters from the window of a third story suite of offices that house Taipei's embassy to the Holy See.

2 Mar 2018 | 11:54 AM

China warns Taiwan playing with fire over U.S. bill

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China warned Taiwan on Friday it would only get burnt if it sought to rely on foreigners, adding to warnings from state media the country could go to war over Taiwan if the United States passes into law a bill promoting closer U.S. ties.

28 Feb 2018 | 5:41 PM

Taiwan warns its firms to be wary as China grants greater access

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan on Wednesday warned its companies and people to exercise caution and not rush to China's embrace after Beijing released new measures meant to further ease investment by Taiwan firms.

1 Feb 2018 | 11:25 PM

Reuters reporters arrested under Myanmar Secrets Act denied bail

YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar declined to grant bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, although their defence lawyer said information in documents at the centre of the case was publicly available.

25 Jan 2018 | 9:15 PM

Richardson denies being asked to leave Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson denied he was asked by Myanmar's government to step down from an international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, his spokesman said on Friday.

30 Nov 2017 | 3:38 PM

Pope heads for Bangladesh after diplomatic balancing act in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis flew to Bangladesh on Thursday after a visit to Myanmar where he made no direct reference to the plight of Muslim Rohingya people to avoid a diplomatic incident with a Buddhist-majority country some have accused of ethnic cleansing.

29 Nov 2017 | 7:30 PM

Pope calls for reconciliation in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Myanmar's top Buddhist monks to reconcile people of different ethnicities and religions as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic conflicts and communal strife.

28 Nov 2017 | 8:31 PM

Pope urges respect for human rights in Myanmar, avoids 'Rohingya' row

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for "each ethnic group and its identity".

27 Nov 2017 | 10:48 PM

Pope meets Myanmar's military chief in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis held talks on Monday with Myanmar's military chief at the start of a delicate visit to a majority-Buddhist country that the United States has accused of "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people.