Government And Politics

New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

Sep 20, 2018

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent cellphone text messages pleading for help

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

Sep 20, 2018

European markets are up following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute.

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

Sep 20, 2018

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

Sep 20, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

Sep 20, 2018

A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in has returned home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and told reporters that Kim wants a quick follow-up summit with U.S. President Donald Trump

The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

Sep 20, 2018

The Latest: South Korean pop diva sings to Korean leaders at North Korean crater lake

Malaysia's ex-PM pleads not guilty to new corruption charges

Sep 20, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to 25 new charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund

Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

Sep 20, 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-elected as head of ruling party, paving way for up to three more years as Japan's leader

Sep 20, 2018

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-elected as head of ruling party, paving way for up to three more years as Japan's leader

Vietnam jails teacher to 14 years over attempted subversion

Sep 20, 2018

A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a former primary schoolteacher to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist government