General News

UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

Nov 2, 2018

A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling

Japan resumes work at disputed site for US base relocation

Nov 1, 2018

Japan's central government has resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite local opposition

Singaporean accused of NKorea dealings to talk to officials

Oct 31, 2018

Singapore director accused of North Korean dealings says he takes allegations seriously, will contact authorities

Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

Oct 30, 2018

South Korea's Supreme Court has ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula

Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

Oct 29, 2018

Rescuers in inflatable boats have retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline crashed minutes after takeoff

China's yuan sinks to 10-year low against dollar

Oct 29, 2018

China's yuan sinks to 10-year low against the dollar, coming close to breaking the politically sensitive level of seven to the U.S. currency

Global shares mixed after Wall Street tumble

Oct 29, 2018

Global stock markets mixed after Wall Street slide fuels concern about global market outlook

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

Oct 29, 2018

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low cost high flyer

Leicester City owner Vichai succeeded in soccer and business

Oct 29, 2018

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was known to Leicester City fans as a smiling, benevolent man and to the business world as the retail entrepreneur who grew Thailand's massive King Power duty free chain

Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries

Oct 28, 2018

The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability