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Malaysia charges 17 Goldman Sachs figures over 1MDB scandal

Aug 9, 2019

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB

China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

Aug 9, 2019

China issued its top warning for coastal Zhejiang province ahead of a strong typhoon now passing northeast of Taiwan

Hong Kong reassures visitors amid protests, travel warnings

Aug 9, 2019

Hong Kong is seeking to reassure visitors to the city after several countries issued travel safety warnings related to ongoing prod-democracy protests

US urges increased caution for Americans visiting Hong Kong

Aug 8, 2019

The U.S. government has stepped up its warnings to travelers to Hong Kong because of increasing violence surrounding pro-democracy protests

China warns Hong Kong facing biggest crisis since handover

Aug 7, 2019

The Chinese official responsible for Hong Kong says the territory is facing its "most severe situation" since the handover from British rule in 1997

Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

Aug 7, 2019

Japan's government spokesman says downgrading of South Korea's trade status is not intended as retaliation for disputes over court rulings ordering Japanese companies pay compensation for their treatment of Korean laborers during World War II

China bans movies, actors from prominent Taiwan film awards

Aug 7, 2019

China has banned Chinese movies and actors from Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, which are among the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors

Kim says North Korean launches were warning to US, South

Aug 7, 2019

North Korea says Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to US and South Korea over their joint military exercises

China's yuan falls further amid trade war fears

Aug 6, 2019

China's yuan falls further against dollar as Beijing accuses Washington of 'destroying the international order,' fueling fears of global damage from their trade war

The Latest: China warns punishment for protests is coming

Aug 6, 2019

A Chinese official responsible for Hong Kong affairs says punishment for those behind weeks of sometimes violent protests in the Chinese special administrative region is "only a matter of time."