Government And Politics

Philippine police disperse group protesting US, China

Jul 21, 2018

Philippine riot police have used shields and a water hose to disperse more than 100 left-wing activists in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila in a confrontation that injured more than a dozen protesters

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

Jul 21, 2018

Thailand's military government, saying it's concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue

Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts

Jul 20, 2018

Japan's parliament has approved a law allowing up to three casino resorts to open by the mid-2020s

Japan's Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

Jul 20, 2018

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the US that higher tariff on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America's jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy

Vietnam convicts, deports US man who joined rare protest

Jul 20, 2018

A Vietnamese court has convicted an American man of disturbing public order after he took part in a rare protest and ordered him deported

Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee

Jul 20, 2018

A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor

North Korea puts reunion of war-separated families in doubt

Jul 20, 2018

North Korea says an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn't immediately return some of its citizens

Stocks drop after Trump says he's ready to step up trade war

Jul 20, 2018

World stock markets are falling sharply after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to put new tariffs on all Chinese imports. The comments escalate a trade war that could hit global economic growth.

China's yuan falls against dollar, helping exporters

Jul 20, 2018

China's currency weakens against US dollar, helping exporters

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

Jul 20, 2018

A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws