Government And Politics

Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar 23, 2019

An explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others is one of China's worst industrial accidents in recent years

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's exiled former prime minister has hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter as he waits to see if voters in his homeland are still fans of his politics

Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election

Mar 22, 2019

Thailand's main political parties hold their final major rallies ahead of Sunday's general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them victory

Italian move to join China's Belt and Road coup for Beijing

Mar 22, 2019

Despite criticisms, Beijing has been steadily racking up adherents to its Belt and Road initiative of building a vast network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China to Europe and beyond

China to investigate firms sanctioned by US over North Korea

Mar 22, 2019

China says it will look into charges against two Chinese firms sanctioned by the U.S. for suspected violations of sanctions against North Korea

Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

Mar 22, 2019

Thaksin allies say Thai election won't be fair but are urging voters to turn out in force if they want a shot at ending military rule

North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

Mar 22, 2019

South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office after summit talks with US collapsed

Man in north China drives into pedestrians, killing 6

Mar 22, 2019

Authorities in northern China say a man trying to kill his wife and daughter has crashed his car into pedestrians and killed 6 people

Asian stocks stumble on doubts over US-China trade deal

Mar 22, 2019

Asian stocks retreat as caution sets in ahead of US-China talks in Beijing