Government And Politics

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over NKorea weapons tests

Aug 17, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises

Myanmar, Bangladesh schedule Rohingya repatriation

Aug 16, 2019

Officials say Myanmar and Bangladesh have set next Thursday for a new attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago.

N. Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

Aug 16, 2019

North Korea says it has no plans to talk with Seoul, fires two more projectiles into the sea

China threatens retaliation if US tariff hikes go ahead

Aug 15, 2019

China threatens retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports

Global stocks lower after US falls on recession fear

Aug 15, 2019

Global stock markets mostly lower after Wall Street falls on recession fears

Thai court approves continued detention of 2 bomb suspects

Aug 15, 2019

A court in Thailand has extended the detention of two suspects accused of planting two small bombs in front of police headquarters in Bangkok while Southeast Asian foreign ministers were meeting nearby

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leader released on bail

Aug 15, 2019

A leader of 2014 pro-democracy protests has been released on bail as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a movement that has paralyzed parts of the city and its airport and led to hundreds of arrests

S. Korea's Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

Aug 15, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls for dialogue

Riot police clash with protesters at Hong Kong airport

Aug 13, 2019

Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled Hong Kong's international airport for a second day, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city's pro-Beijing leader warned that the protesters had pushed events onto a "path of no return"

China's Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat

Aug 13, 2019

Facing another US tariff hike, President Xi Jinping is getting tougher instead of backing down