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Malaysia summons US envoy over rights criticism

Malaysia has summoned the US ambassador after both he and US Vice President Joe Biden questioned a government decision to retain and strengthen a controversial law limiting free speech, despite earlier pledging to abolish it.

China wants to play a global role: US

Noting that China wants to be a global power, Obama Administration official told lawmakers that Chinese establishment is debating on kind of relationship they need to have with an "established power".

North Korea must commit to denuclearisation: US

North Korea must commit itself to denuclearisation in order to come for talks with the US, a top American official has said.