General News

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep 18, 2019

A Philippine court has found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained the ties of the Asian neighbors

Stocks mixed, oil down as markets await news on Saudi plant

Sep 17, 2019

World shares are mixed and oil prices have fallen slightly pending updates on restoring output at a Saudi Aramco oil processing plant damaged by an attack over the weekend

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

Sep 17, 2019

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal promised by Trump

Taiwan says Solomon Islands has switched diplomatic recognition to mainland China, condemns move

Sep 16, 2019

Taiwan says Solomon Islands has switched diplomatic recognition to mainland China, condemns move

N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

Sep 16, 2019

North Korea says diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed

Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won't solve divisions

Sep 16, 2019

Hong Kong's government reiterated violence isn't the solution after an unapproved march descended into chaos with police firing tear gas and water cannons after demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails, blocked traffic and set fires

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country

As 1st Asian host, Japan aiming higher at Rugby World Cup

Sep 12, 2019

When Jamie Joseph took on the challenge of coaching Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the former All Blacks player knew there was much more at stake than results on the field

Indonesian province shuts schools due to forest fire haze

Sep 11, 2019

Authorities have shut most schools in parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island to protect children from a thick, noxious haze as deliberately set fires burned through peatland forests

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

Sep 11, 2019

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever