US Defence Secretary Mark Esper holds a news conference at the Pentagon in October. Photo: AFP

US wants to repatriate WWII soldiers’ remains from China as part of move to strengthen military cooperation with Beijing

  • Pentagon chief Mark Esper to meet Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe in Bangkok next week
  • US troops fought in southern China against Japan between 1942 and 1944
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper holds a news conference at the Pentagon in October. Photo: AFP
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EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen sits before her speech on eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall in Berlin on Friday. Photo: AFP

US and EU warn of danger from China and Russia on Berlin Wall anniversary

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges Western allies to ‘recognise we are in a competition of values with unfree nations’
  • Incoming EU chief von der Leyen wants Europe to ‘learn the language of power’ in face of security challenges, saying soft power is not enough
Topic |   Germany

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EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen sits before her speech on eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall in Berlin on Friday. Photo: AFP
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