Government And Politics

6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

Apr 18, 2019

A strong earthquake has rattled eastern Taiwan and caused scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region

Asian soccer candidate files complaint about Kuwaiti sheikh

Apr 18, 2019

A candidate who lost an election to join the FIFA Council this month has filed a formal complaint accusing Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of 'threats and manipulation'

Filipinos start evacuating from Libyan capital; 1 wounded

Apr 18, 2019

Philippine diplomats say they have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino

Vineeta Deepak to lead AP's coverage of South Asia region

Apr 18, 2019

The Associated Press named Vineeta Deepak, an experienced video journalist and bedrock member of its Indian staff, as its South Asia news director

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn's wife fears his trial may be unfair

Apr 17, 2019

The wife of Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan and Renault, says she is worried whether her husband, detained in Japan on financial misconduct allegations, will get a fair trial

Indonesia's Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Apr 17, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five-year term, preliminary election results show, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric of his rival, Prabowo Subianto

Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Apr 17, 2019

Terry Gou, the head of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, says he plans to run for president of Taiwan

Jailed ex-SKorean president requests temporarily release

Apr 17, 2019

Prosecutors say imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has requested a temporarily release so she can be treated for health problems her lawyer says are causing "burning" and "cutting" pain

The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity after election

Apr 17, 2019

Both candidates in Indonesia's presidential election have addressed supporters after preliminary results showed President Joko Widodo leading his rival Prabowo Subianto by about 10 points

Indonesia president says he's aware of preliminary election results showing him in lead but waiting for official figures

Apr 17, 2019

Indonesia president says he's aware of preliminary election results showing him in lead but waiting for official figures