Government And Politics

US and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

Oct 19, 2018

The Pentagon and South Korea are canceling another major military exercise this year, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

Oct 19, 2018

Japan orders maker of quake shock absorbers used in hundreds of buildings to investigate, make repairs in latest quality fraud scandal

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct 19, 2018

China's former internet censor is standing trial over corruption allegations

Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

Oct 19, 2018

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year

Southeast Asian navies to hold drills with China next week

Oct 19, 2018

Southeast Asian navies will hold their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week

Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

Oct 19, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation

Progressives say Seoul caved in denying asylum to Yemenis

Oct 19, 2018

South Korea's government is being accused of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting refugee status for Yemenis who arrived on a tourist island earlier this year and sought asylum

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct 19, 2018

An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal

World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on rates

Oct 18, 2018

Stock markets are mostly lower on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive.

China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade dispute

Oct 18, 2018

China regrets U.S. withdrawal from UN treaty on international postage