General News

Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan; foreign sales June 15

May 9, 2019

Residents of Japan have begun entering a ticket lottery to land seats for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

World markets shudder ahead of China-US trade talks

May 9, 2019

World markets shudder as investors fret over China-US trade tensions

Media reports: South Korean military says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile

May 9, 2019

Media reports: South Korean military says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile

Malaysia's Mahathir says no timetable for handing over power

May 9, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad defended his government's record on the anniversary of its election victory and reiterated he will hand over power to Anwar Ibrahim though he wasn't clear on when

Taiwan breaks ground on submarine shipyard to counter China

May 9, 2019

Taiwan has broken ground on a shipyard to produce 8 diesel submarines as a counter to China's growing military threat

China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

May 9, 2019

A Chinese court has held an appeal hearing for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift

Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

May 9, 2019

Singapore passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content, report says

Trade dispute with US a political challenge for China's Xi

May 9, 2019

Trade dispute with US a political challenge for Chinese leader Xi

Toyota, Panasonic form joint venture in housing for Japan

May 9, 2019

Japanese automaker Toyota and electronics maker Panasonic are forming a joint venture combining their housing businesses in Japan

N. Korea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

May 9, 2019

North Korea has described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches