Crime

Japan embracing cryptocurrencies despite big theft cases

Mar 28, 2018

Four years after popular Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was hacked and went bankrupt, the case still casts a shadow over the regulatory regime put in place to protect Japan's thriving cryptocurrency market

Balinese man gets 15 years' prison in murder of Japan couple

Mar 26, 2018

An Indonesian court has sentenced a Balinese man to 15 years in prison for robbing and murdering an elderly Japanese couple last year on the tourist island of Bali

Freed Filipino priest says airstrikes routed IS extremists

Mar 23, 2018

A Filipino Roman Catholic priest taken hostage last year by Islamic State group-linked militants says military airstrikes helped crush an extremist siege, but that a Muslim autonomy deal is crucial in preventing new bloodshed

Ex-S. Korean President Lee arrested over corruption scandal

Mar 22, 2018

South Korean ex-President Lee Myung-bak has been arrested and jailed over a range of corruption allegations, becoming the latest in a series of disgraced leaders embroiled in scandals and other problems after leaving office

South Korean court approves arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Myung-bak in corruption scandal

Mar 22, 2018

South Korean court approves arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Myung-bak in corruption scandal

Philippine police kill 13 drug suspects in daylong raids

Mar 22, 2018

Philippine police say they killed 13 drug suspects and arrested more than 100 suspected dealers and criminals in one day of raids in a province with a record of bloody crackdowns

China vows to defend its interests against US trade actions

Mar 22, 2018

The Chinese government has vowed to take "all necessary measures" to defend China's interests if President Donald Trump targets China for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over

Malaysia police deny prejudice against Kim murder suspects

Mar 22, 2018

A Malaysian police investigator says the absence of four North Korean suspects believed to have orchestrated the killing of their leader's half brother didn't cause prejudice against the two women on trial

MeToo takes off in South Korea, but justice harder to attain

Mar 22, 2018

The MeToo movement took off fast in South Korea, toppling famous men including a prominent politician, but justice for victims and change in a patriarchal society appears harder to attain

Thai court sentences Laotian drug kingpin to life in prison

Mar 20, 2018

A Thai court has given a life sentence to a Laotian drug kingpin who was notorious for a high-flying lifestyle and alleged social connections to celebrities and other VIPs