Government And Politics

Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won't give up nukes

Feb 19, 2019

A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

Feb 19, 2019

The foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran

Lord Mayor of London: Brexit a 'short-term' issue

Feb 19, 2019

London Lord Mayor Peter Estlin is touting the city's attractiveness for business even with the looming threat of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal

Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade

Feb 19, 2019

Asian shares gain ahead of China-U.S. trade talks in Washington

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

Feb 19, 2019

China accuses the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging Chinese mobile network equipment poses a cybersecurity threat

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Feb 19, 2019

China needs more children to counter the aging of the population, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Feb 18, 2019

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb 18, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

Feb 18, 2019

China seizes $1.5 billion, investigates 380 online lenders in crackdown on misconduct in the huge but lightly regulated industry

For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

Feb 18, 2019

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight