Government And Politics

The Latest: Concerts canceled over Hong Kong airport protest

Aug 13, 2019

At least three concerts by overseas performers have been canceled in Hong Kong as protesters forced the airport to suspend operations for a second day

Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest

Aug 12, 2019

One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong's main terminal, while the central government in Beijing ominously characterized the protests as approaching "terrorism"

The Latest: Cathay chief warns employees over HK protests

Aug 12, 2019

The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways says there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests"

South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

Aug 12, 2019

South Korea is removing Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in apparent retaliation for Tokyo's recent decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status

Tear gas fired in Hong Kong with no end in sight to protests

Aug 11, 2019

Police have fired tear gas inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations

As protesters scatter, Hong Kong residents take their place

Aug 11, 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters after two marches go ahead in defiance of official ban

N. Korea says leader Kim supervised tests of weapons systems

Aug 10, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of weapons demonstrations that are seen an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug 9, 2019

The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years

Nagasaki mayor laments nuclear arms are seen as useful

Aug 9, 2019

On 74th bombing anniversary, Nagasaki mayor laments that nuclear weapons are increasingly seen as useful and nuclear states like US and Russia are returning to making and deploying them

Malaysia charges 17 Goldman Sachs figures over 1MDB scandal

Aug 9, 2019

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB