General News

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

Oct 19, 2019

South Korean police have beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students broke into the compound

China legislature blasts US Congress over Hong Kong

Oct 18, 2019

China's ceremonial legislature is attacking legislation in the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

China detains 2 US citizens who ran teaching program

Oct 17, 2019

China says it has detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border

The Latest: HK protest organizer attacked with hammers

Oct 16, 2019

Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody but conscious.

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader's annual address

Oct 16, 2019

In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and then clamored for her to resign

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct 14, 2019

Hong Kong police say a homemade remote-controlled explosive device intended to "kill or to harm" police officers was detonated during violent protests across the territory on Sunday

Japan storm survivors though worst was over, then it flooded

Oct 14, 2019

Residents in this storm hit town north of Japan's capital are cleaning up after a powerful typhoon dumped massive rain and turned neighborhoods into swamps

South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign amid scandal

Oct 14, 2019

South Korea's justice minister has offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Oct 14, 2019

Rescue crews dig through mudslides and search near swollen rivers for those missing after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan