Government And Politics

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins ruling party primary, setting up likely run for re-election in January

Jun 13, 2019

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins ruling party primary, setting up likely run for re-election in January

Hong Kong traffic flowing day after political crisis flared

Jun 13, 2019

Traffic restored in the heart of Hong Kong day after clashes between police and protesters who oppose legislation that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial

Philippine official seeks strong protest over boat sinking

Jun 13, 2019

Philippine defense chief will recommend a strongly worded diplomatic protest after a fishing boat was hit in the South China Sea by a suspected Chinese vessel that abandoned the crew of sinking boat

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

Jun 12, 2019

Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony

The Latest: HK leader doesn't say if she will withdraw bill

Jun 12, 2019

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has spoken tearfully about the sacrifices she has made for the city in response to questions about whether she is "selling out" the territory by trying to push through a controversial extradition bill

China telecom giant Huawei hints US pressure hurting sales

Jun 11, 2019

China telecom giant Huawei hints US pressure hurting global expansion

Thai junta chief proclaimed second-time prime minister

Jun 11, 2019

Thailand's junta leader has been officially proclaimed prime minister after the king endorsed Parliament's vote to allow him to keep the position

South Korea agencies can't confirm Kim brother as CIA source

Jun 11, 2019

South Korean agencies say they cannot confirm a report that the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was a U.S. intelligence source and traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before his assassination

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun 11, 2019

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution, but over the past decade and a half has repurposed its militia into a force that's often first to help in times of disaster

Former S. Korean first lady, feminist Lee Hee-ho dies at 97

Jun 11, 2019

South Korean former first lady and feminist Lee Hee-ho dies at 97