Crime

The Latest: Kyoto animation boss says company got threats

Jul 18, 2019

Boss of Kyoto animation company gutted in fire says it got death threats

UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

Jul 18, 2019

A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

Jul 16, 2019

Colonial-era Korean laborers seek approval for the sale of assets of former Japanese employer

Duterte 'seriously considering' cutting ties with Iceland

Jul 16, 2019

The Philippine president is "seriously considering" cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which spearheaded a resolution initiating a UN investigation into the thousands of deaths of suspects under his anti-drug crackdown

Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances

Jul 14, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong demand investigation of complaints of police violence, resignation of territory's leader in new outpouring of grievances against government

Amnesty seeks international probe to end Philippine killings

Jul 8, 2019

Amnesty International has urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president's anti-drug crackdown

N.Korea: Australian student was spying, spreading propaganda

Jul 6, 2019

North Korea says an Australian student who was released after being detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and committed espionage by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North

Arrests in Hong Kong raise fears of more violent protests

Jul 4, 2019

A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker is expressing fears that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week

Hong Kong police arrest 12 involved in pro-democracy protest

Jul 3, 2019

Police in Hong Kong have arrested 12 people involved in a pro-democracy protest that took place Monday morning ahead of the storming of the city's legislative building later in the day

K-Pop star Park Yoo-chun given suspended sentence for drugs

Jul 2, 2019

Park Yoo-chun, a former member of the South Korean boy band JYJ, has received a 10-month suspended sentence for illegal drug use