Government And Politics

The Latest: Malaysia to free Cambodian opposition activists

Nov 7, 2019

A Malaysian rights commissioner says the government will release senior Cambodian opposition official Mu Sochua and two other activists

China sentences 3 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tip

Nov 7, 2019

A Chinese court has sentenced 3 fentanyl traffickers in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on opioid networks

Xi meets Lam in 'vote of confidence' over Hong Kong protests

Nov 5, 2019

A senior Hong Kong official says Chinese President Xi Jinping's surprise meeting with the territory's leader, Carrie Lam, is a "vote of confidence" in her government's ability to tackle five months of anti-government protests

Riot police storm Hong Kong malls to nip more protests

Nov 3, 2019

Riot police have stormed several malls in Hong Kong to thwart pro-democracy protests, as the city's leader heads to Beijing for talks on deepening economic integration between the semi-autonomous Chinese territory and mainland China

Springboks' 1st black captain gets his chance at history

Oct 31, 2019

Siya Kolisi remembers vividly the national euphoria in 2007 following the Springboks' second Rugby World Cup title. The first black player appointed Springboks captain gets a shot at history on Saturday in the final against England.

Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal

Oct 31, 2019

Japan's justice minister has resigned over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving, becoming the second Cabinet minister to step down in a week

China says US has 'weaponized' visas to target exchanges

Oct 23, 2019

China is accusing the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuing of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Oct 23, 2019

Hong Kong authorities formally withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

Thailand puts crimp in return plans of Cambodian opposition

Oct 23, 2019

Thailand has barred a top leader of Cambodia's opposition party from entering the country, casting doubt on plans for its exiled leaders return to their homeland against the Cambodian government's wishes

The Latest: Japan's emperor proclaims ascension to throne

Oct 22, 2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne