General News

Mission accomplished and boys healthy, rescuers head home

Jul 12, 2018

The Thai and foreign rescuers of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave for 18 days have been heading home, as doctors said the boys have not shown any significant ill effects so far

Thousands still in shelters after deadly flooding in Japan

Jul 12, 2018

More than 7,000 people are still in evacuation shelters after severe flooding and landslides last week in western Japan that caused at least 200 deaths

Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade dispute

Jul 12, 2018

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence during his visit to Beijing that they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington

Vietnam disciplines communications minister over pay TV deal

Jul 12, 2018

Vietnam's Communist Party has disciplined the country's communications minister for approving a mobile phone operator's purchase of a stake in a private pay TV provider, a deal that caused serious financial losses

Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures

Jul 12, 2018

The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital during the games

Samsung Biologics to face criminal probe on accounting fraud

Jul 12, 2018

South Korea's top financial regulator says Samsung Biologics intentionally breached accounting rules and it would bring the case to prosecutors

Japan police search home of nurse in hospital poison deaths

Jul 12, 2018

Japanese authorities have raided the apartment of a nurse in custody on suspicion of poisoning to death at least two elderly patients at a terminal care hospital

Vietnam jails 6 of dozens arrested for economic law protests

Jul 12, 2018

Vietnam has sentenced six people to up to two-and-a-half years in prison after finding them guilty of throwing rocks, bricks and gas bombs at police in protests against a proposed law on special economic zones

South Korea's central bank cuts outlook on trade battle

Jul 12, 2018

South Korea's central bank has cut its forecast on the South Korean economy, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle

Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

Jul 12, 2018

South Korea's president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region