Government And Politics

Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

Feb 19, 2018

Is he hero, a harasser or both? Shaun White's Pyeongchang gold medal and response to old misconduct allegations create a newly complex legacy

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Feb 19, 2018

A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

Feb 19, 2018

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents

As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

Feb 19, 2018

Dreams of East Germany? Though his athletes struggled in Pyeongchang, Kim Jong Un wants to turn North Korea into a sports powerhouse

Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

Feb 18, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will lead to better ties between Washington and Pyongyang and also help to set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

South Korea joins US, Thailand in military landing drill

Feb 17, 2018

Troops from South Korea have joined their Thai and U.S counterparts in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia's largest multinational military exercise

The Latest: Shiffrin misses, Hansdotter wins gold on Day 7

Feb 16, 2018

Mikaela Shiffrin finished a disappointing fourth in women's slalom while Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won gold on Day 7 of the Pyeongchang Olympics

Thai junta charges 50 anti-government activists

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and restore civilian rule through elections

Seoul footing record tab for North Korea at 2018 Olympics

Feb 16, 2018

Seoul allots record $2.5 million to pay for hundreds of North Koreans attending the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics