Government And Politics

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government

US could sanction Chinese officials over Xinjiang abuses

Apr 18, 2018

A U.S. official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a security crackdown in the region of Xinjiang if they were deemed appropriate for designation under a new law targeting human rights offenders

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

Apr 18, 2018

Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War, but talks are only as far as the two leaders could get since South Korea wasn't signatory to armistice

Seoul says parts of inter-Korean summit will be aired live

Apr 18, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to allow live television broadcasts for parts of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week

Global stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

Apr 18, 2018

Global stocks have followed Wall Street higher despite a Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in a swelling trade dispute

The Latest: Mahathir says he would halt, review China loans

Apr 18, 2018

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia will stop borrowing from China and review Chinese investments if his opposition grouping is elected in May 9 polls

Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

Apr 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of his authoritarian regime _ he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life

Japan fiscal year trade surplus with US up nearly 6 percent

Apr 18, 2018

Japan is reporting its trade surplus with the U.S. grew nearly 6 percent in the fiscal year through March

Japan abductee kin say mention at US-NKorea talks not enough

Apr 18, 2018

Families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea are urging President Donald Trump to do more than just bring up the issue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Indonesia court rules against seizure of luxury yacht

Apr 18, 2018

A court has ruled against the Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. investigation into alleged multibillion-dollar theft and laundering of funds from a Malaysian state investment fund